Saturday, 23 January 2016

It had to happen.......

.....................I've had to unpack two boxes that had been packed and taped up. Except that we still couldn't find what we were looking for!
It was all because we had a bill in the post for baling the big bales last summer, we knew we owed it but there was also a bill for 2014's baling and Col knew we had definitely paid for that at the end of 2014. We had the receipt....... somewhere.......but where the heck was all the paperwork for the 2014-15 tax year. So two boxes were opened and searched, with no luck. Then I checked in the box file laying on the desk which I knew held this current tax years bits and there was the folder labelled 2014-15. Ho Hum!
The two boxes that I unpacked  were old ones we'd been given, they've now been repacked into one of the large, better quality boxes from the removal company, so not a complete waste of time.

Thank you for comments yesterday, I will try and remember to do book reviews on here. My first to read is Silent Nights - Christmas Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards. It's one of the British Library Crime Classics.The short stories in this book are mostly by long forgotten authors. I'm very much looking forward to many more old crime fiction that will be republished by them this year and have just gone on the library website and ordered Death On The Riviera by John Bude. BLCC have already done 3 of John Bude's books and they were all a good read and didn't come across as too dated.

We watched the second episode of Shetland last night and the story still didn't finish. I'm also  watching Dickensian when it doesn't clash with something else but I'm getting worried that there may not be happy endings for some of the characters!

No other news of note except to welcome Jennifer who is a new follower

Back Tomorrow
Sue

15 comments:

  1. Oh dear, well at least you found what you were looking for, eventually! As you say, it was bound to happen.

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  2. This series of Shetland is one story for the whole 6 episodes.Personally I am enjoying it because you can get more into the detail rather than the slightly rushed feel you get sometimes when its all over in an hour.
    Is it just me that needs the subtitles on because of all the mumbling though?

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  3. Loving Dickensian. I am hoping that some characters will have their fate 'changed' ie Miss Haversham as Little Nell survived her illness so there is always hope - Tam

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  4. I spend an awful lot of time looking for things I put in a safe place, Sue. Sometimes I find them, sometimes I don't - but always I end up in a frazzled state.

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  5. I am watching Shetland, the same story is running through all 6 episodes.

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  6. We haven't watched Shetland but we enjoy Vera (when it's on, I mean!) But we love Mr Selfridge, now in its 4th and final series. Elizabeth Arden (an actor playing her, I mean!) appeared and I knew I had a book about Elizabeth Arden so went to it and there are some photos of her in it, and I was surprised that the actor playing her had been got up to look very much like the real Elizabeth Arden!
    How irritating to have to unpack the boxes, but at least you eventually found what you were looking for!
    Margaret P

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  7. Shetland is on my watch list tonight. And Mr Selfridge tomorrow. Glad you found the receipt in the end. Mark would be like a dog with a bone over something like that and would go through the whole house leaving chaos behind him. xx

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  8. Isn't that just typical! But at least it turned out to be a handy repacking situation.

    Thanks for the comment. Lorries & vans are allowed through the main streets in town, for deliveries and whatnot, plus the market were packing up then too, so had their vans dotted around.

    So yes, in conclusion, keep your wits about you whenever you're in town, because a lot of the drivers barge through, regardless of the notion of it being a pedestrian area, sometimes you have to dive for safety!
    And no, I can't see a cinema being particularly popular there. Not when we've got the bigger cineworld on Cardinal park!
    :o) x

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  9. I remember having to open sealed boxes several times its annoying. I watched Shetland last night getting into it now, I dont have a problem understanding the accents but then my family were from that area :-)

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  10. Big fan of Shetland here, but very frustrated at the end of the episode to hear that we have to wait two weeks for the next instalment!

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  11. How annoying that you had to unpack the boxes, only to find that you were more organised than you thought! Sort of thing I do all the time xxxx

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  12. Shows that it is always worth holding on to that paperwork doesn't it! xx

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  13. Love Shetland - one of my favourites at the moment.
    Liz

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  14. Thank you! I'm happy to be here!

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  15. I haven't watched much TV at all lately, but have listened to quite a few podcasts, also "catchup" radio programmes on iPlayer. Quite good to knit to!

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