Thursday, 20 January 2011

I Have Finished...

Socks

After finishing Stewart's socks I decided it might be time to finish off the partners of several other single socks that have been lurking in my knitting basket. I started this pair for me over a year ago... but today I am finally wearing them! I've also decided I should be finishing off some other knitting projects before starting anything new and my "Gina" jacket is back on the needles... watch this space!

Another book

I have just finished reading Sarah Dunant's Birth of Venus. I'm not a great fan of historical novels but this is brilliant. Sarah Dunant's story conjures up Renaissance Florence in such a compellingly strong visual way that makes it utterly believable. I loved In the Company of the Courtesan too! Pure pleasure!

My Tax Return

Finally, after a moment of panic when I couldn't find any receipts or invoices for 2009/2010 in my very up market filing system (i.e. plastic bag)... I had obviously stashed them away in a different filing system (i.e. a different plastic bag)... I have got all my paper work done and have filed my tax return. Will you remind me that I have promised myself not to leave it until January again next year... and also that a different method of filing and keeping records up to date might be a wise move.

18 comments:

  1. I love the socks, and I love the fact that your filing system sounds identical to mine! I too feel the need to find a different filing method, but somehow other things always seem more interesting!

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  2. I'm impressed with the tidying up of loose ends. I have yet to start any of the paperwork required to even think of filling in the tax return. I do this every January, get very stressed, and say NEVER AGAIN. Maybe this year I will get it together! So you're not alone Gina, perhaps we should all remind each other a few months down the line!

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  3. Good for you for finishing another pair of socks, something I've yet to achieve!!
    Vivienne x

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  4. my tax return is half done and tomorrow i must finish it. i had kinda forgotten about it. i love your filing system, sounds like mine. nice socks too x

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  5. Lets agree to remind one another - and you have a deal! You make me feel quite organised, at least I have a proper plastic folder and I staple my receipts together in months. It is my MOST hated job.

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  6. I cannot tell you the joy I felt when HMRC politely informed me they no longer required me to fill in a tax return. Mind you, it did require me to no longer have any significant income so ...

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  7. i just love your socks, they are gorgeous!

    x

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  8. There's something so satisfying about clearing up those loose ends. Love the socks - I used the same yarn to make some for Minx and she loves them :o)

    Maybe you should make yourself a very special non-plastic bag to file those receipts in? Don't envy you the tax return at all!

    xx

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  9. Great socks! I'm still working on a pair of yoga socks for DD.!

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  10. Fabby socks! Just what's needed to make the tax return bearable. Thank goodness G helped me with mine this year.

    K x

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  11. Gina, what great stripy socks! Isn't it great to finally pick up a sidelined project and get all enthusiastic again. And, finish it.

    I still think that with all you do accomplish you must have found some way to have 8 days in your weeks. xo

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  12. Wonderful socks! Am finishing off projects here too. Luckily, I did my tax return quite some time ago so that one was off my back. Tax return and MoT days are my worst days of the year...........

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  13. The socks are gorgeous, well done for finishing them - your feet will thank you now the weather has a nip in the air again! Well done too for keeping mr taxman at bay - your filing system sounds a bit like mine!

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  14. Lovely socks, don't wear with shoes on or they will lose their look.A belated thank you for my postcards of your lace book .Just what I needed at the time to really cheer me up.

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  15. I almost missed this post - you were tucked in behind one I have already seen. Love the socks. Thank goodness I don't have to do tax returns. To think I once set up a new filing system for my boss! I use plastic bags too now!

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  16. Beautiful socks Ms. Gina! I'm feeling your tax pain -- after a panic last night, I'll be visiting the local tax office today for some advice LOL! I think we're living parallel lives or something -- I'm finishing socks and have an almost finished sweater from several years ago that I'm thinking will hit the needles next.

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  17. I tell myself every year that I'll do my tax return earlier than January. Thankfully, I only have a few left to do - it's one of the things I hated doing most about being your own boss.
    Love the socks.

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  18. Lovely socks! I am just starting a bookkeeping course so I will have no excuse for any late tax returns now will I!!

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