2013 Highlights of Budget – Baby Budgets

I keep seeing adverts on the Internet promising that you can lose weight with one simple rule.  Well I’m going to give you one simple rule to double your turnover.  Just put the word Baby in front of your products. I read somewhere that the cost of raising a child to the age of 21 is … Continue reading

Gift of Land and Property to Charity- Unwanted Drum

Jabo (#1 son) enjoys his toys. From a fire engine to a space rocket he loves playing with the brightly coloured figures, vehicles and buildings. The problem is that they are bloody noisy! “SPACESHIP 1 THIS IS GROUND CONTROL PREPARE FOR LIFT OFF 5-4-3-……” *Click* “THIS IS AN EMERGENCY NE NA NE NA NE N…” *Click* Thankfully … Continue reading

Tax & Bartering – Swap Shops

Tax for Fruit

After reading various parenting blogs I feel that I am well versed in how to get my children to behave.  Putting these methods into practice is however a different prospect. Jabo (#1 Son) and Baby Jarvis (#2 Son) are typical brothers.  They love each other emphatically but have no hesitation in giving each other a sound … Continue reading

The Immaturity of Real Time Information (RTI)

RTI Infographic

A massive decision has been taken at TTF Towers. We have agreed that Jabo (first born) is ready to be potty trained. I could approach this subject with some dignity and seriousness or I could be completely immature. I’m opting for the latter. So the plan is to get J to build a log cabin (he-he) somewhere other than … Continue reading

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – Baby Business

Our friends are going to have their first baby! After my friend Posh Dan (PD) told me (and after we had a customary drink or two) I obviously relayed the message to Mrs TTF. I was then ordered to ring him and ask “important” questions like due date, do they know the gender, have they … Continue reading

The New Friday 13th – Direct Sellers Initiative

Since I started this blog I have continually refered to Saffron Walden as sunny but this is now far from the truth. I can confirm it is grim up north and a little scary (well not that scary but we will pretend it is for this post)! Whilst I was giving Jabo and Baby Jarvis … Continue reading

When the Tax Man Gets it Wrong…..ESC A19

Being a man…, sorry a married man, sometimes I am informed that I don’t get things completely right. Don’t get me wrong I am quite happy to acknowledge that Mrs TTF makes the rules. What I don’t fully appreciate is why those rules are subject to change without notice! My better half puts this down … Continue reading

HMRC e-marketplaces campaign -Ebay UK Sales Tax

Whilst we were preparing  for the move to the northern territories we had to clear out the loft of our small terrace house (“cottage” in estate agent) in London.  The loft was like an Aladdin’s cave of old tech, magazines and football programmes.  Now I know the saying that one man’s rubbish is another man’s gold … Continue reading

I’m “Working From Home”

After surgically removing a piece of Lego from my foot for the third time in as many days I announced, through gritted teeth, that it was time to move to a bigger house.   I therefore had to sit down with Mrs TTF and discuss moving from our small mid terrace house in London to a bigger property in Saffron … Continue reading