Friday, 1 May 2009

Bear of the month and the tax man

This is Algernon, he is my bear of the month for May. He is a really early bear of mine (no.19) and as such is a softie and quite light in weight. He can be found by clicking the link, which takes you through to my website. I started the bear of the month awhile ago for members of my website, all you need to do is to register, its free. Algernon is available for £42 plus postage.
I hope you agree he really is a little different but sweet none the less.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrghhh the taxman!!!!! I was a really good girl last week and submitted my tax return, now before you are all too impressed, I am due a refund and just that little bit will get me up to date with my bills. After a few days I checked my account and it was telling me a funny message about "nothing to view", so last Friday I rang them and was told everything was fine and no further action was required by the taxman. Great money in a few days!!!! Move forward to this week, no cash, ooops and a few swear words!!!! I rang again yesterday and was told they had not received my return (submitted online)!!!!!?????? What??? It was in limbo, LIMBO, sorry the taxman doesn't do limbo, its automatic, computer generated. Did I have a submission number...........................................YES!!!!!!! I did, she couldn't help me, ring back in a month!!!! NO, I don't think so, I would be toast, bills wise, if I have to wait a month. When I got home I checked my printed submission and YES it declared the tax man had received it, so like a dog with a bone I rang again. It just shows you that if your gut tells you something is wrong then it probably is. This time I spoke to a lovely lady who told me the computer tax calculator had gone wobbley and the tech guys were going to fix it this weekend, as a result you can submit your tax return but everything after that is suspended. I have not got a clue if my money will turn up next week or if I have to wait for someone to manually check my submission.
I am sure that some of you are wondering if I make all this up, for those that regularily read my blog (and for that I am truely grateful) will know my path in life is never a smooth one, hehe!!
No my life is really like this, I think that when I was born, God saw my future struggles and gave me a rod of iron down my back and blessed me with the most optimistic nature, otherwise I think I would have gone mad by now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hubs says I am just bl**dy minded, um!!!
The plans for the weekend were to go to the truck festival, I even have discount vouchers for the entrance but now I am not so sure what to do, it's not my cup of tea. I do think hubby deserves a break though and maybe I will surprise him ;)
Anyway have a beautiful weekend whatever you are up to XXX
Sue xx


Southern Bears said...

Oh you poor girl! Well, that which does not kill, makes you stronger ... stronger for what?? Algernon is very cute - looks like a very gentle little bear.

Pat xx

Pauline said...

Oh oh trouble at'mill again Sue, you tend to get tiny bits of calm in between big storms, poor you! Hope it gets sorted. Algernon's lovely, like your new wallpaper too, (on your blog!!) good choice.


customteddys said...

Hi Sue, No matter what life throws at us, it is always our attitude that gets us through. And I love to read your blog because of your attitude. You are a funny, lovely, strong lady! Hugs from Vicki

FenBeary Folk said...

Ah girls, you are all so kind xxxx