December 5th and I haven’t done a thing towards Christmas! …..I tell a lie, I have bought some Christmas Cards but I think I’m just about to miss the last posting date to America, so I need to sort that out tomorrow.
We managed to get Mike’s papers all sorted to go to the accountant. I really do not like him being self employed now. Pay as You Earn was so much simpler and you didn’t get any nasty shocks at the end of the year. Yes, we just had a nasty shock. When you first go Self Employed you don’t pay 12 months, for some reason you pay 18 months. Bloody Marvellous!! So we’ve had a little juggling of the Mortgage Repayment Fund and with me doing a small sideline in prostitution , I think we might just manage to pay it. If not I think we might have to look into selling our kidneys as a last resort, as unfortunately Mike had a vasectomy 30 years ago and so that rules out the possibility of the lucrative sperm donor avenue.
But apart from potential bankruptcy, life is hunky dory.
We went to Devon at the weekend for a surprise 40th Birthday Party. That makes me feel old, it was for the son of my cousin and I was bridesmaid at the wedding, 43 years ago!
We had a lovely time and the hotel was beautiful but the bed was crap, so we didn’t have a very good night’s sleep but there were other benefits and the breakfast was excellent.
We were up early and had a walk around Sidmouth. I’ve never been there before and found it very pretty. It was the morning after a very stormy night and the sea and the light quality was fantastic, have a look at the photos and see what I mean.
School is busy with the usual Christmas things going on , we had the Fayre on Friday, which was very well attended and I think we made quite a lot of money.
Not a lot else to say, just that life is very busy at present.