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The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 6h ago

The End of the Pier Show

Following my redundancy I've decided to join forces as an associate with an old friend (we were at the same school, but I was 2 years senior), something I've dallied with previously but, at ...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1d ago

Planning Ahead

Overheard in the car while passing a funeral director's:Chairman: "Have you spoken to your dad about funeral arrangements - he's in his 80s after all."Hay: "He's going in the same grave as m...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 2d ago

£350m a Week Wedding Posy

I find it strange that not one single political party is mentioning the legendary £350m a week (£18.2bn a year) saving from the EU to fund their 'unfunded' manifesto. You'd think the Conserv...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 3d ago

Non-Food Students

Apparently the Tories are insisting on foreign students being included in the immigration figures, despite the fact less than 1% of the 300,000 here at any one time remain after they finish ...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 3d ago

The Island of Parts

Hay ordered a humongous kitchen island from Gary, our tame furniture maker. Unfortunately she ordered it a couple of months ago, before my recent redundancy notice, and it's too late to canc...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 3d ago

Cat Flap Conundrum

Trump maintains no President has ever been treated as unfairly as him. What about the ones who were assassinated? Methinks the Orange One doth protest too much - it's all self-inflicted. Mak...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 6d ago

A Boomerang Man Cave

When we visited Barrington Court on Sunday, we bought some tomes at the 2nd hand book depository they have there. I got a few cookery books and Hay found one written in the '80s on stately h...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1w ago

Perfidious Politicians

The electioneering is under way and the parties are busy offering electoral bribes, to which history has shown we're particularly susceptible. We constantly accuse politicians of being hypoc...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1W ago

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at Wolf Hall

Continuing our determination to get the best value for money from our National Trust membership, yesterday we went to Barrington Court, a 16th C house in Somerset owned by the National Trust...
The Thoughts of Chairman Bill · 1W ago

Zen and the Art of Village Hall Painting

We spent a few hours yesterday morning as volunteers on the Village Hall Painting Party - it desperately needs a bit of a spruce up. As I don't have a pair of overalls, I had to find my olde...