Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

End of Spam, Hung Parliament, taxes.

Ha. Well it's worked. The spam comments have been popping up for moderation and I can delete them without them getting on to my blogs. Thank you Blogger.com!

Well, what a week in Australian politics. A hung parliament. As a comedian commentator remarked on Saturday night, the Australian Sex Party will be very happy. So. There is nothing anyone can do about it, so we just get on with our everyday routine.

I've been working on our tax returns, which can't be done on my computer, as the ATO (Aust.Tax office) people won't accept anything online prior to XP. I don't actually have to submit a return this year because I haven't earnt anything to pay tax on. The pension isn't taxable, and my superannuation income is exempt too, because it has already been taxed. But apparently I still have to submit a Non Lodgement Advice...is there no end to this paper warfare?
Ken has just brought the ATO website up on his computer (which uses the XP operating system) so I'll have a go at his tax now.

3 Comments:

Blogger Isabelle said...

I take it that the hiccups have subsided? And that you're both feeling better? Hope so.

Monday, 30 August, 2010  
Blogger FredaB said...

Glad to hear from you. I have been worrying about Ken. How is he with the hiccups? When do you file your tax returns? Ours are due april 15th. every year.

Still fighting the heat here while yours would just be beginning soon.

Hugs

FredaB

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Isabelle and Freda, thank you for your concern for Ken. It took three lots of medications (that didn't work) and two acupuncture treatments to fix Ken's hiccups. He has since had a full ultrasound done of his abdomen area, but nothing untoward showed up, so he is hoping it was a one-off malfunction of his diaphram.
Freda, our tax returns must be filed between 1st July and 31st October, unless we have some kind of exemption or extension from an accountant.

Saturday, 04 September, 2010  

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