Three hours of frenzied tidying-up, and:

  • My office is an unholy mess.
  • My desk is covered in multiple piles of paper, each effectively marked ‘urgent’. I can just about reach my keyboard, but not my mouse.
  • I have a large number of cardboard boxes that need taking to the recycling centre. Of course, that’s a car journey away… and I don’t have a car. Hmm.
  • Under the boxes I’ve unearthed another two substantial piles of Stuff That Needs Filing.


The only good news is that I did find the hotel receipt from January, so I can finally do that particular expenses claim.