Friday was a bit of a day... I'd gone to Aberystwyth to pick up my son on Thursday. We woke to a horizontal waterfall, otherwise known as Welsh rain. By the time we'd loaded up the car we were soaked to the skin but we set off about 9:30am. The rain was relentless, and as we headed up into the Cambrian mountains it got worse, waterfalls off the hills, virtual rivers across the road and then stones etc. strewn across the road in the wake of the water.
If you've not seen the news - it was a good job we left when we did. The floods have been bad in the area and the road we used to get out was blocked!
By the time we were near Newtown it was just a mild downpour and a the road surface a lot better - i.e. not running constantly with water! We got stuck in a 10 mile tailback on the M25 for no discernible reason - they were supposedly some accidents, we saw no evidence just 10 miles and 2 hours of stop start 1st gear M25 grind.
On arriving home there was a brown envelope from the taxman waiting. I had a melt down - they have completely cocked up my self-assessment and claim I owe them a small fortune - honestly I have to pay them more than my annual gross salary to clear the bill. But it is wrong I can see how and why - they think I'm lying, I'm not I have followed the rules they have written down... I've written a letter explaining all this, sat on the phone for ages to be told "Well there is nothing we can do" - who knows when this'll end?
Back to work tomorrow morning - I'd been looking forward to this week off but it seems to have all gone past so quick I've almost missed it myself.