Aaargh Tax return hell!

For freelancers there is very little worse that the annual deadly dull trawl through boxes of screwed up receipts, grubby invoices and indecipherable bank statements. I can’t tell you how much I absolutely loathe the job. Dull, dull, dull! Worst of all, if the forms are filled in by the end of the month, the bastards slap a ¬£100 fine on top, so there’s no wriggling out of this tedious task.

Needless to say, all my attempts to get on with this brain-numbingly boring job have met with industrial scale distractions. I was supposed to start working it on today but only got as far as pulling my bank statements book off the shelf.

Then I thought I’d best go for a coffee to ‘clear my head’, ready for the job. And then I thought, seeing as I was out as may as well knock out a few ‘Brixton, Then and Now’ historical photo comparisons.

So, I went out, snapped some photos and created a load more pages including scenes of Windrush Square, Central Brixton and Atlantic Road, Brixton.

And what work-avoiding day could be complete without a pointless trawl around some utterly useless sites? And when it comes to useless, things don’t get much better than the Virtual Stapler.

Such is my loathing of this tax form-filling endurance test that even hoovering the flat is looking like a more attractive task. Heck, I’d rather clean behind the cooker than spend depressing hours working out how much I spent on printer ink for the year.

And – of course – the time writing this blog is another handsome piece of work-avoidance.

But it’s no good. I’m going to have to have another go at filling in these arsing forms. Wish me luck!

PS If you;re after a pretty desktop wallpaper calendar for your computer – check out this one.

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