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The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 9h ago

The Right Seat

Saw a right-wing Facebook post yesterday about Muslims burning the British flag. Couldn't care less myself - if they want to buy a flag and burn it, they can knock themselves out. Some peopl...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1d ago

The Emerald Isle

Overheard in a conversation about Croagh Patrick:Hay: "Croagh Patrick is a metaphor."Chairman: "I think you'll find it's actually igneous."The Irish seem to have a strange relationship with ...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

Patriotism

There are calls to patriotism from some corners of the Conservative Party. What exactly is patriotism?When we all lived in caves, patriotism (or tribalism, as it was then) was a biological, ...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

Croagh Patrick

Yesterday's task was to climb Croagh Patrick - the mountain you can see from our accommodation in Murrisk.Everything started well and we passed St Patrick, who reputedly climbed the mountain...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

Crazy Bastard Gym

Walked from Murrisk to Westport and back yesterday (about 11 miles in total) to catch the Westport Food Fesitval and went past what looked like a kids' playground containing some rather stur...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 5d ago

Hot Water Crayons

Well, Ryanair managed to punish Hay and myself for not paying to reserve seats on the flight to Knock by seating us at opposite ends of the aircraft but, by good fortune, both of us ended up...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 6d ago

Trust in the News

Sussed out the RyanAir booking thing. We couldn't check-in without booking a seat as we'd selected to check-in for the return flight simultaneously, and the return flight is more than 7 days...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1w ago

Thought for the Day While Sunbathing in a Hat

Thought for the day: is the free movement of capital as problematic as, or indeed more problematic than free movement of people?OK, I'll get it out of the way and say the nights are drawing ...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1W ago

Phoenix RyanAir Kefir

What's this in the news about Phoenix Nights being cancelled? Didn't realise there was another series.We're preparing for our holiday in Ireland, leaving the house in the care of my two teen...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1W ago

Varifocal Formations

Cloud formations in the shape of the UK/GB are all the rage at present. I snapped my own yesterday morning in the sky over Chipping Sodbury:For some time now I thought I had scratches on my ...