Friday, October 17, 2008

Death and Taxes

Well the saying goes that there are only two things in life that are certain death and taxes. As I write this I am dying in bed with a bad head cold which has kept me off school for the last two days. And so on to the taxes. This morning we went down to the town hall to pay our annual taxes for the house, rubbish, water and car tax. Yes you don't get the bill sent to to all that happens is a not gets posted on a notice board in town and if you happen to notice it and read it is says that it is now time to go down and see them and pay up. We went there and paid up, House Tax: €20.43, Rubbish Collection: €38, Car tax: €51.72, Water € 14.41. OK we have to pay the water twice a year but as you can see the prices are no where as near as bad as they are in the UK, which is a good thing as we don't have the money at the moment.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Clutching at straws

Oh Blog posts are like buses wait a while then 3 come along at once. Just a quick note to say that Bertha was in the workshop again this week having a new clutch cable fitted. For the last few weeks it had been getting slowly worse, every time you put your foot on the clutch the pedal would go to the floor and nothing else would happen, sometimes you could flip it up and it would work again but not always. It is so nice now that it is working again

We Plow the Fields

But we haven´t got round to scattering yet.

Yes it´s that time of year again when the rotavator gets it´s annual outing. During the summer not a lot grows here, in fact there is very little or no rain from April through to September. But once September arrives down comes the rain and everything starts to grow. So Finally to day we got round to digging over two of the plots on our land. We got the first one done before the rotavator started to play-up so off up to the workshop under the house where we took the thing apart and managed to get it going again to finish the other patch. We should be planting some cabbages, turnips, carrots & swedes this weekend.

A disappointment

Well some weeks ago I hinted that something might be going on. Well it isn´t. So what was going on I hear you ask? Well about a month ago I had a job interview over in Tenerife for one of the Telescopes up the mountain here. On Wednesday I finally after a month of waiting I got any email telling me that I didn´t get the job. But I still have the teaching and this year I do have a number of private classes which helps to bring in some money