Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 4-5-2016: Observing the Observatory

You know … I’ve actually got time off, today!

Believe it or not.

And it’s actually making me miss unemployment.

Not that I don’t miss the money … But I DO miss the lack of job stress.

Oh, granted, I don’t have a job that’s high in the stuff: unlike, say, a nurse, doctor or ambulance driver.

But still, it’s nice to be off.

On the OTHER hand?

I’ve got to post up this, make sure the Gazette’s equivalent go through, sit indoors And wait for Apple to phone, to sort out an issue … … 

And buy my mother a birthday card!

Oy Veh … !


The Daily Teaser — 4-5-2016

You know, I’ve got time off, this week.

You wouldn’t actually think so, now would you?

You’re right: this post, plus three more for the Gazette, Mum’s birthday, hang around waiting for Apple to phone to sort out an issue with my account, hopefully get a visit from an old friend … 

Not that I’m complaining, much.

I’m just wondering when I’m going to get time to buy Mum a birthday card … !


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

House of Cards — Series 3: Episode 3 (Chapter 29)

You know, I like having time off … 


I’m actually going through some, right now.

Yes … I’ve got until Saturday off, and am back to work on Sunday.

In  theory … ?   That gives me plenty of time — in theory — to relax!

Which, two days in, hasn’t actually started … 

Regardless of that … ?

Regardless of that, I’ve managed to prepare tomorrow’s Teaser video.

AND catch some much wanted TV.

Yes … 

You’re right … 

I’ve caught another episode of House of Cards, series 3.

And I think they’ve just given us a really MEATY character … 


The Daily Teaser — 3-4-2016

You know, it’s not often I manage to bag a copy of last night’s Gotham through … alternative … mean …

But last night’s … ?   Last night’s episode — episode 16, Prisoners, showing us Jim Gordon’s time in prison — is beautifully twisty.

The Penguin’s biological father has turned up, and Bullock … ?   Has turned to Carmine Falcone for help in releasing Jim.

It’s an oh, so much DARKER episode than most.

And one I got hold of … ?

Because of last night’s final.


This year’s World Championship final, between Mark Selby, and Ding Junhui saw Selby winning his SECOND world title: in a match that saw him winning 18-14.

Absolutely fascinating match to watch, I should add: despite eventually losing by four frames, Ding manages to clock up several century break: and, in the 15th and 29th frames, playing some serious — and seriously engrossing — tactical frames.

Personally … ?

The game was a fantastic final, with both players doing very well.

Congratulations to Mark Selby.

Personally?   I think we’re going to see Ding Junhui in more finals …


Monday, 2 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 2-5-2016

Did any one see the snooker, last night … ?

Anyone … ?

No … ?

I’ve got to admit to being something of an armchair fab of the sport.   I’ll watch it if I get the chance: and TEND to prioritise it, up against a lot of other things.

Especially if there’s a big final on.

Right at the moment?   The World Championship’s on: as I write, Mark Selby is ahead, over night, with a two frame lead against Ding Junhui.

I came home, last night, to catch the fifteenth frame.

Which, at sixty-six minutes?

Was one of the most nail biting hours worth of TV I think I’ve seen in a long time!

The fact that, this morning, the man who created BitCoin has outed himself pales into insignificance …