Sunday, 20 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20th May, 2018: Nicaea.

20th May, 2018

Quite literally it’s going to be one of this days.

For one thing … ?

For some reason, I couldn’t upload a photo, today.

At least, not at first.

Quite what’s going on there?

I really couldn’t tell you … !


Now … did anyone else catch the Royal Wedding, yesterday?

We (sneakily) had it on at work: in the background.


Frankly?   I know there’s been cynical comments about the couple.

But equally as frankly?   If Harry and Meghan weren’t a couple obviously devoted to each other?

I’m a duck!


I’m ALSO aware that I managed to miss what sounds like it was the highlight of the day: the sermon given by Bishop Michael Curry.

It sounds like it was quite the thing.

And, one day … ?

I’ll sit down and watch the whole thing!


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th May, 2018

19th May, 2018.

Yes: I’m back at work for ten.

And frankly?   Can’t believe I’m going to be there until seven o’clock, tonight.

I’m quite possibly going to go back to bed, once I get home.

And not worry too much that I’ve missed the wedding.


On other fronts?

I note that there’s been another school shooting in the USA.

And can’t help but think one thing … 

That these crimes seem to be getting more frequent … and monotonously so … 


Friday, 18 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th May, 2018.

18th May, 2018.

Yep: you’re right … 

I’m really wanting to go back to bed.

Frankly?   I’m looking forward to Sunday: that’s my next day off!


Just as a point … ?

The Today programme tells me that the government’s considering sending more troops to Afghanistan — at the request of NATO and the US government — in order to help train Afghan troops.

Personally … ?

OK, it’s a bit early in the morning to get heavily political.

But I don’t like it.

Partly because the request’s come from the US government.   We’re leaving the EU, and someone’s STILL happy about outside interference in UK decisions?

But also … ?

Because of cost.

I know we’re making cuts in military spending at a time of theoretical austerity: spending money on assigning troops somewhere≤ seems daft … 


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-5-2018: Aussie Rules, Again … !

17th May, 2018.

Yep, I’m an official silly juggins.

I’ve eventually found my gas card, tucked into a different part of my wallet: a different part to where I usually put it.

Would you mind kicking me?

I’m going to miss.


Just as a fun thing to mention, before I move on?

Remember the internet dress: the on that was either black and blue, or white and gold?

There’s a new, similar, meme doing the rounds.

Yep: an audio one.   People are working out if a any audio clip says ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel.’

Personally, I’m hearing ‘yanny.’

Lord knows what that’s about … !


As a final thought?

Israel’s winning Eurovision entry, this year — Toy, by Netta — sees the singer doing chicken impressions.

Given we’ve two non-European nations that are entries in the contest: Israel, and Australia?   I’ wondering when China will get involved.

They’re more than capable of the sort of silliness needed … 


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16th May, 2018

16th May, 2018.

Bugger … !

Bugger, and double bugger!

I’ve lost my gas card!

I don’t know about you, but I pay for my gas on a pay-as-you-go tariff.

For lots of reasons, I should add.

One of them?   Simply the fact I can see how much is on my metre, and vary the amount I pay, according to need … and what’s already on the metre.

I topped up, last night: at a Chelmsford branch of the Co-op.

Get home … went to get my card, to put it in the metre … 

Only to find it wasn’t in my wallet … 

I’d either lost it: don’t I can see the funny comments!

Or I’ve left the blessed thing at the Co-op.   Something I plan to check when I go to work, tonight.

I know I can ALSO phone my suppliers.


I’d prefer not to bother getting a new one.

No, really.

The fact I’m going to have to … ?   And largely mostly because of my own silliness?

Means I’ll be kicking myself until I find it … 


Just as a brief thought … ?   Before I move on … ?

It turns out Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve Superman movies of the 70s And 80s, has died at the age of 69.

That’s sad.

I can remember seeing her play the part.

And feel no-one since?   Managed to pin a tough-as-nails reporter to the floor.

No-one else played Lois, the way Margot Kidder did.

Lois has died with her, as far as I’m concerned.