Okay. I'm gonna share this with y'all 'cos you've stuck by me through the bad times and you deserve a little insight to help guide you along life's occasionally rocky highway.
To make the perfect boiled egg every time, do NOT time the process. Instead, lift the egg periodically from the boiling water with a spoon (yes, the spoon *is* a good idea).
When it's out, watch how fast the water evaporates off the egg shell. If it takes longer than 2 seconds, put the egg back in the water. When it takes a little less than 2 seconds, it is perfectly done - not too hard, not too soft.
After you do this for a few years, you will become a master of the Art, like me.
There you go - I suppose you can think of me as a sort of Nigella Lawson without the Decolletage....
No, perhaps not.