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