Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pottering along the Oxford Canal is it not unusual to see a  heron along the way. Sometimes they skip along in front doing heron things.  This one was particularly sporting as it wended it's way in front of me as a moustache.  I like that.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CRT consultation

The deadline to get your views in is looming.  You can look at it here

They are proposing changing the maximum stay time at 22 of the most popular locations along the South East Region including several around The southern Oxford. 

Boring Blogging

Interesting dog


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Conversations from the larder

Me:  Dad, why are you limping?
Dad: I am wearing Mums shoes.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One of those glorious mornings




Friday, February 08, 2013

Canal and River Trust

I was with some friends last night and one of them pointed out that a Trust, such as CRT, cannot charge VAT as they do not pay VAT.  I had a look at the licence fee this morning here and if you scroll to the bottom it says:

“Licences begin on the first day of the month. Prices include VAT at 20%.”

What is that about then?!

I emailed them to ask them and here is their reply.


“..Thank you for your email. We are still able to charge VAT and whilst we are now a charity, generally there has been no significant change to the VAT status of our supplies of goods and services. The reasons for charging VAT on boat licences and moorings in particular also remain the same.
Kind regards..”