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The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 21h ago

Dark Overdraft Materials

Overheard in the kitchen:Hay: "Oh, according to their magazine, Waitrose are doing half bottles of wine. The worrying thing is they're calling them mid-week bottles."Chairman: "Have they got...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1d ago

Jelly Data Selfie

The grape jelly making progresses:Had to collect another bowl full of crab apples to provide enough pectin. The thing about crab apples is that once they fall on the ground they keep for mon...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

Grape Jelly

Hay's taken it into her head to make some grape jelly. We have loads of grapes from this year's harvest and plenty of crab apples to provide the necessary pectin, without which she'd just ha...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

New Blades for Old

As a prelude to watching Blade Runner 2049, last night we watched the original's final cut on Amazon. Hay noticed a necessary continuity error; just prior to making a run for it, Zhora is se...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

That Old Canard

It's becoming self-evident that, despite the Brexiteers' demonstrably false cries that they need us more than we need them, the EU will not give the UK special status; the broad, sunlit upla...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 5d ago

Rapier

This is the latest book I'm reading:I've learned a few things:The reason men's coats button left over right is so it leaves the sword hand free if you need to unbutton your coat during a swo...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 6d ago

Dyslexic Cat Mirrors

Hay's new kitchen island is causing problems. Because it takes up a sizeable area of the kitchen, the various cats in the house occasionally go round a corner of it and run, unexpectedly, in...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1w ago

Camembert Catastrophe on Facebook

Not content with one disaster, I compounded it last night while Hay was away for a couple of days. I made baked Camembert for No.2 Son and self, using Lidl Camembert, forgetting it should be...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1W ago

ECJ

Jacob Rees-Mogg has a particular hatred for the European Court of Justice, but I'm at a loss to know why. The only criticisms of the ECJ that I can find are nothing to do with the rulings, b...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1W ago

Contraceptive Loaf

Hayley is congenitally incapable of cutting a whole loaf. Slices invariably come out thin at one end and thick at the other and the loaf ends up looking as if it was given to a bunch of kids...