One of the great nightmares of unpicking the ties to one's adopted country is the hours of pointless phonecalls, queries and playing of the "What the f**k form do we need to fill in now?" game.
In the midst of this administrative nightmare, I have just discovered that we pay £300 a year for our water. They must be having a laugh, as they say round these parts, because that's 300 big ones for water that tastes like pond scum. Hence the cupboard full of Sainsbury's bottled lemon and lime water at a quid a pop.
What's more, if you're renting a property here, you also pay Council Tax (rates for the Kiwi/Aussies). At home, only property owners pay that, not tenants. So Bitch Tory landlady owns three properties but only pays Council Tax for one of them. Totally ridic.
Okay, whinge over. On a lighter note, here are a couple of pics from Saturday and our celebration of the Animator's new job...
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