We found out today that there will be no pay rises or even any bonuses for me this year. Bummer! I do understand the economic conditions we're in but it feels like my excellent year's appraisal and over achievement against my objectives was for nothing this year. It's not even as if I can carry them forward until next year! How am I going to afford to import German designer board games now?
Anyway, in unrelated news our fat ball has gone missing!
This was the ball that hung by the shed and got ignored by the birds. Then got squashed by the builders and left untouched. Hung on the new pergola and ignored again. Finally taken down by me, poked around a bit and suddenly the birds are all over it! Well at least they were. This morning it was gone!! So either a) the aliens have got it, b) there's a really strong pigeon hanging around or c) a fox/cat has taken it although how they got it over the fence I don't know!