Staring at a blank screen

Blank screen, blank mind. I’m SURE I had a really wonderful idea for a post earlier – but I’m burgered if I can remember what it was…

At least it’s the right day (so far) which is one up on the last couple of weeks for sure.

Some “stuff” I do is remarkably tedious.

At least it is now having discovered the excitement (yes, really) of the advising side of my business so we have an interesting conundrum for the future.

There are people out there who really enjoy the stuff I’m finding tedious so it should be a no-brainer to find someone who does and have them do it instead allowing me to concentrate on what I want to do.

But.

You knew there was one, didn’t you?

There (currently) isn’t a full time position here and it can be a tad “chunky” time-wise – January income tax returns followed by a quiet couple of months so it’s not obviously an easy position to fill.

Who is there out there who wants to fit in with such an odd schedule?

Now I know this is how half the world actually operates – zero hour contracts and all that – but I wouldn’t want to work like that and so I’m reluctant to ask it of someone else.

Well I’ve a few ideas about what to do so watch this space…

 

Break for dinner and TV

And caught up with recorded Wallace and Gromit – “A Matter of Loaf and Death” Tears rolling from eyes emoji

Ten years old now but oh so funny.

You know, clutch your chest, struggle to breathe and feel like you’re having a heart attack funny.

And the attention to detail – so many little jokes in the background.

The things you can do with Plasticine and a camera. Wonderful!

Isn’t it fun living your life through the actions of your children?

Yup, daughter again.

Wake up in the morning to a picture and a video of her swimming with dolphins.

On the one hand tedious compliance driven “stuff” – on the other someone snorkeling with dolphins.

Which would YOU prefer?

And she calls it working!

Actually we’re starting the argument about 2019 holidays now.

Because ALL 23 year old’s go on holiday with their parents – don’t they? Bulging eyes emoji.

There are soooooooooooooo many places in the world that one/all of us haven’t visited and there’s a finite sum of money to play with (so far).

But we blew (spent methinks, it was money well spent in MY view of the world) a shed load of money on the US trip this year so it better be a bit closer to home.

I wanted to try Armenia having read an article in one of the papers which suggested a road trip with your own driver and interpreter was not outrageously expensive.

But

she wants to do the Balkans somewhere.

I suggest Romania or Bulgaria.

She’s been to both – but only on a roundabout trip from Carinthia (Austria) to the UK the scenic way I have to say.

She counters with Albania and Bosnia or Montenegro to which I reply her mother and I have already been there.

But they were parts of Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Montenegro were anyway) when you went she says.

So we’re presently getting nowhere – a phony war before we really start to fight for our preferences – and swimming with dolphins is probably much more interesting than arguing with your dad!

I’m not going to finish this tonight so a Friday publishing again…

 

So now it’s Friday morning

and it is heaving it down out there. Monsoon weather. It is disgusting.

Watching the rain overflowing the guttering.

Just hoping it’ll have cleared up by lunchtime. Don’t fancy going for a walk in this. Really need the exercise…

From the Slough of despond to the Hayes & Harlington of desperation (West London railway station pun there).

Sigh.

Bilbo Baggins' House. Not a blank screen.

Yes. She’s been to Hobbiton too.


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I've been a Chartered Accountant since 1981 and I set up Avenue Business Services (ABS) in 2002. Alongside that business I am also ‘The Outsourced Finance Director’, assisting with strategic planning and wealth management to give business owners peace of mind and greater financial security.

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