Things are going a lot better: Continue reading
So who else got soaked in last night’s downpour? I got more than slightly wet on the way home from Napier, then absolutely drenched on the way to spinning. The rain even got through my rubber wallies into my MTB shoes. I didn’t bother to change into road shoes for the class so I had dry footwear for cycling today. So all through the spin I could feel the water sloshing around my socks and turning my toes into prunes. And we got wet again on the way home. Continue reading
Following on from this post…
Yesterday’s knock again my state-socialist tendances has been mollified by a pleasant but so far futile interaction with HMRC. My mother and I spoke with with a very pleasant HMRC helpdesk staffer last night (Thursday 7 September). Once my mother had given her permission for me to speak with HMRC about this issue, I tried yet again to register my mother for SA using the access code HMRC had sent her, while describing what I was doing to the HMRC staffer. Yet again this failed. The code had arrived in a letter dated 4 September Continue reading
More from the wonderful world of UK bureaucracy! Continue reading
This article about Australia’s reaction to Trump is interesting, but some questions remain. One of them is
Have I sinned, in Okker terms? (Have I been ‘up myself’?)
Answers on soggy tofu to the usual address, please.
There are, of course, more serious questions.
I got back from a few days at the parental abode late last night. As usual, I tried to do a lot in a short time. Here’s some of what did and didn’t happen.
I’ve just come across some documents about my maternal grandfather, Alfred Kessler. Here’s his Austrian ID card: