Posted: 31/12/2017 at 17:09
Never heard of throwing the rubbish out on New Year's Eve.
I've been entertaining myself dealing with Income Tax today. First sorted out OH's tax affairs (dead impressed that HMRC were in the office today - quickest I've ever got through on the phone - imagine it's a 'quiet day' for them!) and then I filed my own tax return.
Always a relief to get those jobs done.
Next I tried to log in to a national savings account to check whether or not I actually still have any premium bonds (have certificates but think I may have cashed them in years ago). Has so far taken over 4 weeks to jump through their hoops to find out this information. Temporary password arrived yesterday but I'm still going round in circles trying to log in.
Have given up and will ring them on Tuesday.
You never know - there might be a million pounds sat unclaimed just waiting for me (they certainly didn't have my current address). That would be a bonny start to the new year.
We're not doing anything tonight other than a slightly nicer dinner of crab risotto.
Really dislike Betwixtmas (or whatever they call it now) and then the whole New Year thing. Have never bothered to celebrate it - bah humbug!
I do, however, realise that this is another difficult date for some of our friends - so I send them very best wishes and I hope all those who've had a difficult 2017 will have a happier and peaceful 2018.
Last edited: 31 December 2017 17:11:01