Woohoo! I have just received a cheque from the taxman! Nice, until you realise it was my money in the first place.
Over two years ago I had a period of gardening leave, the company I was working for at the time downsized rapidly in the recession and I found myself out of work. A lean spot for us, my wife supporting us for a few weeks before I found a bit of freelance work. I didn't bother with the dole, calculating correctly that the chance of freelancing would serve me better.
The resulting upset to our finances has taken those two years to iron itself out, and my tax overpayment from the job I found after freelancing is only now being refunded. It's not a fortune but it's more than a packet of crisps.
So, I have a little bit of spare cash and two things I might put it towards. Do I eventually spend it on beard lasering or a custom last for my outsize feet? The former means losing the scratchy beard growth, the rashes, sore skin and spots, the latter means being able to source any shoes I desire in my otherwise almost unobtainable size. Tough choice.
What do you think?