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by david smith
Mon May 15, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 12830

And there's going to be a very selective market at my Dark Age Festival next Early May Bank Holiday, as only traders with goods and tentage suited to Dark Ages 400AD to 1066 are invited. However the good news for the more Medieval Traders is that I know of an excellent alternative for them over that...
by david smith
Mon May 15, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Ages Festival at Loseley May 5th 6th 7th 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Dark Ages Festival at Loseley May 5th 6th 7th 2007

Hi,

New annual event for you, time frame 400AD to 1066, Loseley Park Guildford Surrey GU3 1HS Saturday Sunday and BH Monday May 5th 6th and 7th 2007.

Currently signed up Conquest and The Vike.

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Wed May 10, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: New business idea, opinions please
Replies: 16
Views: 4241

Martin, Sounds good, but why would you need a license, you're not selling the wine? After all, you are not trying to get folk so p*ssed they can't drive, you are looking at maybe two / three glasses. Any more than that and you're throwing any potential profits down peeps' throats. So a bottle per th...
by david smith
Tue May 02, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 12830

I'm afraid you are mistaken, Hraefn, as the organiser responsible in the instance that caused me to start this particular thread is not "the sainted one" but an entirely different organiser. However, I'm not at all interested in getting into a yah-boo exchange of name calling - you'll have to try a ...
by david smith
Mon May 01, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 12830

I think there's a massive can of worms underlying this whole issue :shock: I can only speak for little old me, but "playing God" is not where it should be at. Whilst I fully agree that the organiser of any event is completely within their rights to decide who they accept and who they reject, because...
by david smith
Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 12830

Excluding and banning traders

I was rather shocked to hear yesterday that a certain well known and respected trading couple of many many years standing has been told they are no longer welcome at a well known medieval market. Quite apart from the damage to this couple's income, it seems rather strange and uncalled for. Thinking ...
by david smith
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Opportunity South Wales June 30th - July 2nd
Replies: 0
Views: 1125

Opportunity South Wales June 30th - July 2nd

Hi, I have been asked by sarahlandeg@hotmail.com to recommend suitable medieval traders with the right tentage and costumes etc. who might be interested in a free pitch at a Tapestry Festival at Margam Park, Port Talbot, Souith Wales over the week end of June 30th - July 2nd. I don't have a great de...
by david smith
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wall mural!
Replies: 20
Views: 5530

Brilliant, Kate, just lovely.

I hope there's a proper "signature" tile... :lol:

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 22293

Tuppence wrote:
only cos it's so last season, dahling!!
but feel free to go back to talking to yourself again :twisted:

debbie
Well, you certainly seem to be listening to every word!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 5710

Sadly, amongst accountants as with all other groups of folk, there's the standard distribution curve. Imagine a cross section through an old fashioned bell - from left to right starts going up gently then steeply peaks and does reverse back to level again - by area 70% is in the middle, and about 15...
by david smith
Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 5710

Ah, but you see Kate, if she'd given you copies of her workings etc you'd have been able to follow what she had done and realised just how very little that was for the bill. You're far better off doing it yourself. If it takes say 2 days (though only if you are really really hopeless) then compare h...
by david smith
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 9
Views: 13893

Please note that should be 50% not 500% :oops: Oh, the other part of vehicle costs, the running expenses. Road Tax, Insurance, Repairs, Servicing, Car Wash, and fuel - all deductible but work out a sensible compromise between business use and private use, it is rare for the Tax Man to believe that a...
by david smith
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 5710

Capital Expenditure, like most areas of accountancy and tax is rather a grey area, and open to as many interpretations as there are tax inspectors and accountants. BASICALLY You have to keep track individually of Buildings and Property, Vehicles, and lump everything else into Equipment. It's going t...
by david smith
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 22293

I was not being entirely serious, as I supect DomT recognised :lol: :lol:

As I said somewhere recently, I dont take offence, I take revenge.

But it has been a very long time on this forum since I really took any offence.

Despite Debs trying to curb my pop habit!

Best wishes
David
by david smith
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you define a trader?
Replies: 29
Views: 7181

VAT Threshold is at least £55,000 Annual Turnover, it won't have gone down from 2003/4 NI - weekly "stamp" £2 or so payable quarterly, plus 7% of your Taxable Profits up to a maximum of (some figure that I've forgotten which is why I like Tax Calc :lol: ) Best wishes David NB The VAT man's powers ar...
by david smith
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 22293

Help Help Help!!!

My family is being besmirched! My cousin Joe has been libelled!!!

Oh well, another case of choosing the wrong parents :lol: :lol:

Best wishes
David Smith (no relation)
by david smith
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 5710

I'm so fed up and bored of accountancy that I do the absolute minimum to get by - ex-Chartered Accountant :roll: I throw all my paid receipts and the few invoices I produce into a draw in my office, the unpaid ones sit in the In Tray. Every three months I have to do the VAT return, which stops the a...
by david smith
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 12550

Hi Claudia, Hope you and Andy are well! I am discussing with Miki Dennis and others the opportunity of including Wardrobe - The British Costume Convention into a large scale multi-period re-enactment event at a huge Hotel complex in 441 acres of park - 63 conference rooms, huge ballroom, 400 seat hi...
by david smith
Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: May 19th & 20th 2007, Heythrop Event
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

May 19th & 20th 2007, Heythrop Event

Hi , It amy come to nothing or it may become the biggest event in May, but plans are being discussed for a large scale multi-period re-enactment event at Heythrop Park Oxfordshire, see (not very good, doesn't do it justice) website at www.heythroppark.co.uk In an attempt to use as many as possible o...
by david smith
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic Fair, 2nd April 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Napoleonic Fair, 2nd April 2006

JUst in case it has escaped your attention, the 13th International Napoleonic Fair will be staged Sunday April 2nd at the Alban Arena, St Albans, Herts. Usual mix of Regiments, Traders, Lectures and War Games Demonstrations. Details will be updated fairly soon, fingers crossed, at www.internationaln...
by david smith
Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 18830

Could I just make passing reference to the fact that today is the centenary of Joe Digweed's birth in downtown Milwaukee. Joe was a self - taught virtuoso on many instruments, including the banjo and the ukelelele. Although little remains to us today of any substantial body of recorded works, many o...
by david smith
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 15398

Sorry Jackie, If you remove six and they are all the same colour then you already have 3 identical pairs, and only a spider would need more than that at any one time (or millipedes, centipedes etc, but I've neve seen any of them wearing socks, whereas some of the spiders I've seen have definitely ha...