Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun. To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Tax return done :)

Tax Return done andsmile emoticon I have a refund as well smile emoticon Thank you HMRC!
I *was*  panicking a bit yesterday having not got down to filing it online. Normally I get it done in October. But this year I didn't and then I prevaricated and left it until this week. 

Fortunately I had actually done all the work in July 2015 to do the CTC claim - so when I finally stopped prevaricating and sat down to do it I found I had all the info ready and it took me an hour in total, rather than the day I was expecting:)

smile emoticon I also checked a few on line resources and found I had not been claiming a few expenses so added them in - just hope HMRC  accept  I *am* self employed! Even though I make very little money from what I do, I am a business.

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