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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This one's for Lizzie 888.

Sometimes a SparkFriend gives you the laugh of the day. I've just seen Lizzie's comment on my feed:

'I think it's about time you won an unpopular blog award... Can you write one about tax returns or something!'

Hm, tax returns. Nope, we have PAYE in the UK. That's 'pay as you earn' . . . through the nose, of course. I haven't done any freelance work for a few years, used to have the headache of filling in tax returns for that and the amount of headache far outdid the amount of money I was getting. Sorting out the tax took me as long as doing the actual freelance job in the first place.

Mind you, you could call fat the tax on eating well rather than wisely. Sooner or later it catches up with you and the Fat Inspector comes knocking at the door. Then it's Payback Time, and you start counting the cost of all that chocolate, hot buttered toast and (in my case) confit duck.

Ah, confit duck. On Christmas Day I'm having eggs benedict for breakfast (home-made Hollandaise sauce with a quarter pound of butter in it), and for lunch parma ham with figs followed by confit duck, a cheese board, Christmas pudding and a quantity of chocolates. I'm fairly confident that after all that, I won't be able to eat much else all day. Indeed, it will take me all day to eat it.

I'll be back on the banana-yellow Ferrari you call the wagon on 26 December, with an image of myself as Claudia Cardinale to spur me on. With any luck, the Fat Inspector will be too busy collecting his cut from everyone else to notice little me having two days off.
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TRISHMO1 12/17/2012 4:39PM

  Merry X Mas from New Zealand, I love eggs benny!!

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CINDYBEL 12/17/2012 12:11PM

    Merry Christmas from Texas. Your Christmas menu sounds wonderful. I love Eggs Benedict. emoticon

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CHERYLSBUTT 12/15/2012 6:05PM

    I am planning my own holiday fat tax.....
can not wait to start baking!!!

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TPETRIE 12/15/2012 5:33PM

  I love it. We all pay the fat tax at times.

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MONTREAL12 12/15/2012 5:27PM

  Gotta have some of that Hollandaise sauce smothered Eggs Benedict; love duck confit; think I'll have lunch now! Merry Christmas! emoticon

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FAT TAX ?? LOVE IT.

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  Enjoyed the blog and the humour.

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    Love it!!

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SLFGOLF 12/14/2012 1:03AM

    Thanks for the laugh. Enjoy the meals.

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ERW001 12/14/2012 12:05AM

    Funny!I like your plan! emoticon

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    Very funny! emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYL1 12/13/2012 10:48PM

  its the potatoes roasted in the duck fat that are my best .... starch and fat together with no protein or vitamins - just what I love

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AJB121299 12/13/2012 9:57PM

    Nice

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    I love your plan and your sense of humor!

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POPS4939 12/13/2012 4:20PM

  Ouch! Great job!

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MSROZZIE 12/13/2012 3:34PM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing. I hope the Fat Inspector falls off the fiscal cliff. emoticon Happy Holidays!

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    hahahh

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LJOYCE55 12/13/2012 2:31PM

  Save some duck for me. I may add that to my Xmas menu.

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    lol I hope the Fat Inspector misses you and me both emoticon

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FIRECOM 12/13/2012 11:12AM

    Hmmm. Maybe we should use the GAYE program. That's Gain As You Eat.

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    Great blog, even about taxes.

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    I never thought a blog about taxes could be funny and entertaining!

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What a emoticon analogy - Fat Tax !


Have a Thrilling Thursday

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CICELY360 12/12/2012 9:59PM

  good blog

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PORTIAWILLIS 12/12/2012 9:53PM

    Have a great Christmas and enjoy you're food.

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SASSYTHING52 12/12/2012 9:39PM

    great

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JUNEAU2010 12/12/2012 9:32PM

    Awesome turn of phrase! Love it!

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JERICHO1991 12/12/2012 9:24PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I have a lot of explaining to do to the fat inspector!

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PCASEY7 12/12/2012 9:07PM

    Loved the blog and the humour. Enjoy eating your way through Christmas day!

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ROCKYCPA 12/12/2012 8:43PM

    Enjoy your holiday and your break from watching what you eat. Love your blog!

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JIBBIE49 12/12/2012 8:04PM

    Glad to see you featured once again in the Spark Mail. Happy Holidays.

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