Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Tralala - it's that time of year again



Lovely random picture of two Superb Fairy Wrens - they are aren't they!  by Elizabeth Kay Russell  (Thank you, Elizabeth)


Dear friends,

It’s Tax time in the Land of Oz, so I will be very quiet this week, (no cheering!) while I shuffle through my assorted paperwork. At least it shouldn't take long this year, which will alas, be true for many thanks to COVID 19, especially for anyone connected with the arts, the media, in hospitality, tourism or any other casual employment.
To paraphrase Thomas Dewar slightly,
“The only thing sadder than having to pay income tax, is not having an income to pay taxes on.” 
 I also rather like this quote by Herman Wouk:
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."
Or this one by George Bernard Shaw:
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always rely on the support of Paul." -

[All these are from investment advisor Motley Fool which has lots of other seasonally appropriate quotations].

Lastly, to those who think paying taxes is a mortal sin to be avoided at all costs. 




Meanwhile, the weather is getting better, nature is thriving without all those pesky humans and I'm  really looking forward to getting out and seeing some fungi. They seem to be especially good this year too.

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