wellinghall: (Goldie)
Let's re-start the "three good things" posts:
- Bristol Water have agreed to refund the plumber's bill
- we keep finding a few more books to dispose of
- Genesis and Roger Taylor on TOTP 1982.


Oct. 24th, 2013 06:09 pm
wellinghall: (St Bernard)
In just over two weeks, I will be abseiling about 90 feet down the outside of my office to raise money for Children in Need. Any sponsorship would be much appreciated!

Posted via m.livejournal.com.

ETA: You can either use this page:
(assuming it works!)

or just tell me (here or by email) how much you are sponsoring me for, then send me a cheque (etc) afterwards.



Aug. 19th, 2013 06:05 pm
wellinghall: (Gyrfalcon)
Please consider backing this! Kate Madison is an *excellent* film-maker.


Poll update

Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:31 pm
wellinghall: (Alex)
Remember this poll?

Well, on 31 December 2010, the base rate was 0.5% pa. On 31 December 2011, it was unchanged, still at 0.5% pa.

On 31 Dec 2010, the FTSE 100 stood at 5,900. By 31 Dec 2011, it had fallen 5.6% to 5,572.

[livejournal.com profile] skordh and [livejournal.com profile] firin were closest across the two questions.

A plea

Nov. 2nd, 2011 06:52 pm
wellinghall: (Cocker)
Merlin is a wonderful dog owned by friends of my parents, who is helping to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. If you should have any spare money in your pocket / handbag / bank account / down the back of the settee, please consider making a small donation. You will make Merlin - and the deaf people he is helping - very happy!

wellinghall: (Alex)
I note that the FTSE 100 share index currently stands at 6006.66.

I am easily amused.

New toy(s)

Feb. 17th, 2011 05:05 pm
wellinghall: (Olympus)
I have just spent an inordinate amount of money on some twenty-two pieces of glass.
wellinghall: (Cook)
Taking a leaf out of [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm's book -

Can someone (maybe the estimable [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm himself) explain quantitative easing to me? More specifically - how can the government both be selling gilts to the market, and buying back gilts from the market, at the same time?

Thank you!
wellinghall: (Bespoke)
From 4 Jan 2011, the main rate of VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20%. Current zero-rated items like children's clothes and magazines will remain exempt.

Corporation Tax will be cut next year to 27%, and by 1% annually for the next three years, until it reaches 24%. The small companies' tax rate will be cut to 20%.

The government will help low-spending councils in England to freeze council tax for one year from April 2011.

CGT remains at 18% for low and middle-income savers but from midnight, higher rate taxpayers will pay 28%.

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