Sunday, October 25, 2015


The Gorse Fox woke up, he was a man on a mission. Shower and breakfast done, he got the bike out and put it up on the stocks. It was time for a good clean, covered, as it was, with sawdust. It took quite a while getting into all the nooks and crannies, but it looks pretty good now. The Gorse Fox also pumped up the tyres, and was delighted to find they held the air (no punctures or perishing of the inner tube).

That done, it was time to frighten the car. Out came the pressure washer and the shampoo and soon we had a nice sparkly clean car sitting on the drive.

What next?

Ah ha! Income Tax Self Assessment. The Gorse Fox thought that, for a change, he would try and get it done nice and early. That's where things went a bit wrong. He got most of the form complete, but then realised that 2014-15 included several months before he had retired. He had completed the form incorrectly (but fortunately had not submitted it). He went back to the start. He filled in details of his Starfleet employment - but then couldn't find where to enter the bit about being retired, taking a pension, but not a State pension (he's too young for that still). The help lines were closed, being Sunday, so this will have to wait until tomorrow... or later in the year.

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