My husband’s carers were late tonight, coming to put him to bed – through no fault of their own, I am sure, nor did they grumble. But that means that it’s later still, now, so I won’t linger.
I didn’t manage much more than my two rows of shawl border today. I’m well across row 27, establishing the new lozenges. There are 86 rows in the borders, so my earlier calculation is looking even better, what with all this frantic knitting of late. 60 rows to go, at 2 rows a day, brings us to early February for finishing the borders. I could finish the whole thing before Lent! let alone before Easter.
And I moved forward with the tax. I am now wrestling with questions such as, why did we not have a payment from F&C Asset Management (whoever they may be) in May, 2015, although they paid us £2.48 in May, 2014? The tax return asks only for totals but I always imagine HMRC bursting the front door open with one of those sledgehammer things and shouting “What about F&C Asset Management?” (I found the answer: we have been bought out for a small sum.)
Here’s a puzzle for you. Every Saturday, the first thing I turn to in our armload of newspapers is “A Round on the Links” – a quiz in the Financial Times Magazine in which the answers to all the questions are connected with each other in some way. Usually, I can’t answer any of the questions, or perhaps only one. But there have been times when I have answered two or even three, and have grasped the link.
Today, I got three answers (and they were right) but I couldn’t see the connection at all. Can you? The questions don’t matter. The answers I knew were:
Answer tomorrow. Of course, if you read the weekend FT – a highly recommended thing to do – you know already, so you mustn’t answer.