Life, photos but not the universe

Positively -positive!

You may remember that the year before last I tried to sell some hand made cards.  You may remember that the week before last I tried to get started on doing some accounts (the enormous gap is because that tax man doesn’t want to know what you’ve been doing with your money till the year after the year you did it – I suppose there’s some sense in that)

So, finally, I found the little blue book and the little heap of invoices and got out the cash box.  And tonight, I sat down to write all the numbers down.  The first month ended with a huge column on the left which said -£354.36 and an empty one on the right which said+£0.00.

The second month had -£444.33 on the left and +£3.25 on the right.

The next few months looked similarly unbalanced.

But by the time I got to the end, in spite of the growing figure on the left, the one on the right had somehow become more than half as big as the one on the left!!!!

I’m a little astonished, not to say gobsmacked!  (is that really all one word?)  What’s more, the float that I used to take to market is still there so I can pay myself back for that!

Well you can see why I wasn’t inspired to keep trying very hard but if only I’d kept doing the accounts regularly I might have made a bit more effort.  And really, since I still have lots of stock and lots of materials, I might as well start it up again.  If only to get the two figures to end up the same 🙂

It’s an odd thing but though I hate sitting down to sort all this stuff out, I actually quite enjoy quietly adding up rows of figures and finding out what it all means in the end.  I’ve often wondered why I was so happy doing ex-boss’s accounts and that must have been why 🙂

frozen cornfield

frozen cornfield

So, meanwhile, there’s frozen fields

Lake - no swans

Lake - no swans

and  – um, well, not exactly lakes – just the overflow reservoir for our water

the road goes ever onward

the road goes ever onward

And on we go, through frozen winter hopefully to burgeoning Spring.  But since it’s really cold right now and quite late, I’m going to go to bed.  Sleep well 🙂

January 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. OMG they’re gorgeous.
    ABSOLUTELY gorgeous.

    k……I can get lost in a couple of those shots…….and undoubtedly will……

    You’ve gonna make cards again! You’re gonna make cards again!!
    This excites me for you…..cuz……

    Excites me that you enjoy the bookkeeping once you get at it…..
    (I’ll know where to send my spreadsheets. LOL)

    *huge hugs*
    Wonderful views to take with me to bed whilest I hummm the ‘would you like to be a pig’ tune. 😉

    Sleep well, ma’am…..dream sweet ones!

    *giggle* Sorry Mel, your spreadsheets would be a mystery to me 🙂 In fact all spreadsheets are a mystery to me now I no longer deal with them. I’m quite good at tables though 🙂 And isn’t it wonderful how a change in the weather can take your mind off things you ‘ought’ to be worrying about 🙂

    Comment by Mel | January 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. *tap tap tap*

    Might I borrow that ‘road that goes onward’ to put on my desktop, please, thank you?


    Yup……came back for viewing purposes!

    Of course you can dear Mel – I’ll be happily thinking of your desktop travels 🙂

    Comment by Mel | January 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. what wonderful wonderful photos

    I so wish that your card selling had been more profitable – but did you enjoy it? was it worth doing anyhow? did you have any lovely conversations with interesting people. . .

    so many questions


    Ah but it was becoming profitable I, that’s the astonishing thing. If I’d carried on a bit longer, it seems quite possible that I might have ended up with more in the + column than the – column. Of course it might not have happened like that too. You can’t be sure about these things.
    Tell you what, selling at the market was a lot of fun but totally unprofitable. It seemed to me that a lot of the people there weren’t making a living out of their market sales and those who were didn’t sound to be making a very great living. But they were nice people 🙂

    Comment by I, Like The View | January 15, 2009 | Reply

  4. (oh, and I love that road too. . .)

    Thank you : )

    Comment by I, Like The View | January 15, 2009 | Reply

  5. Gosh these are beautiful photos. I was a little confused on the left and right columns 🙂

    Oh well, it’s easy to understand a thing when you’ve got it in front of you Betty 🙂 All I really meant was to start with I was earning a lot less than I was spending but in the end I seemed to have earned enough to pay for more than half of the spending. It seems not impossible that eventually I might have earned more than I’d spent. It’s funny, I’ve told several people all this and they all looked baffled!

    Comment by Betty Flocken | January 15, 2009 | Reply

  6. <– isn’t baffled—is still convinced!

    And thank you!! The windy road looks brilliant on the desktop!

    Though….might haffta consider swapping it out….LOL

    Tooooooo many pretty ones, Mig–to choose from, I mean…..not so many that I don’t want MORE of course! ha!

    Oh good! Because there will be more, almost certainly 🙂

    Comment by Mel | January 20, 2009 | Reply

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