Changes underfoot

Jane has resigned!

Ok I knew it was coming but it has taken the office by surprise. As I write she is awaiting a lunch with one of the directors, the one who employed us and the one we have the most problem with. I wonder what he wants to talk to her about? Ohhhhh.

Anyway now shes going to be unemployed we went shopping. Most importantly I suppose we now have a television and a licence to use it. Thats right in order to have a television, let alone use it you have to pay a 135.50 pound licence or 45.50 if it is black and white go figure. If you watch only DVD or video you still have to pay or go to jail. It pays for the BBC like Australias dollar a day claim on tax for the ABC. But of course its every year on top of our tax. We are paying monthly however the full amount needs to be paid in the first six months, then the next years payments starts, so we need to plan when we leave so 6 months before we leave we plug the slow leak of funds.

Bloody filthy scheming theives?

Anyway we bought a flat screen as thats all thats available, unless you go to dodgy joes or similar?, though we only have 38 square meters including the lobby and hot water unit to live in so cant give away a whole meter on a TV. We also bought a lamp and cushions as the couches are a bit uncomfortable to watch TV to.

Have we mentioned we have our groceries delivered weekly now. For 1.5 pounds Farmaround deliver our fresh organically certified fruit vegetable and salad. It saves us half of saturday by not having to shop around all the markets and is very good. We get what we are given so augment it sometimes when we have a craving. 20 pounds all up good value and great taste (advertisment over)

And a big cheerio to Scott and Carmen from Australia who came to visit and get Jane into the Swiss Re building via one of scotts friends

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8 Responses to Changes underfoot

  1. The ikea look is making you feel more at home? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have you read all of those books too?

    You should just download your TV programs off the net and watch them on the laptop. I’ve been getting ‘pimp my ride’ for the boys. Logan can now add ‘pimp my ride’ to his ever growing list of phrases, along with “you’re gay”. Poor kid is gonna have issues.

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  2. oops…. that should be “you’re gay”.

    Can you edit that for me? There’s a good chap ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. DJM says:

    I will enjoy lying on that couch and watching that TV.

  4. Jane says:

    Dave I will make sure the cushions are plumped and ready, with a big bag of ye olde english specs adjacent, and the remote of course. There’s nothing about london you can’t learn from watching the BBC apparently.

  5. I’ll take that as a no? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or perhaps a yes.ย Justin you are so fantastic, and really are ace, the best really, thanks for everything

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  6. Justin says:

    I take it your happy… the power of administrators is amazing! I love it

  7. Paul Herzich says:

    Hi Justin and Jane,

    Hope you are both as well as it sounds…

    Jane I hope the lunch with one of the directors was about a excessively massive pay rise and not what justin implied. If it is enjoy the break.

    Justin you forgot to get your meat delivered as well as vegies, salad and froot. We had roasted roo and vegies last night, hmmmm yummy yummy.
    Paying for a tax payers’ funded station is a bit ruff. Although you are quite right in saying you can learn alot from the ABC/BBC. I find that station very good at times…However, I find SBS a bit more educational at times I must say.

    PS I am getting a new stubby holder for my collection on Friday 25 MAY 2007. Yes. Harrison is getn da snip!

    Best regards

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