Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31-8-2016

Oh, now, wouldn’t you know it … !?


I’ve been sent a replacement router by BT: as the old one occasionally reset itself.

I got the new one, on Saturday, had it set up on Monday … 

And, by Tuesday — last night, in fact — guess what had happened?

The shiny new router … had reset itself … !

I give in … !


In OTHER news?

I’ve just noticed — courtesy of Facebook’s Trending feature — there’s some TV news.

According to The Sun, there’s plans to have a celebrity special version of The Crystal Maze: hosted, notionally, by David Tennant.

Weirdly?   Well, weirdly, I was only thinking — yesterday — that Robot Wars has had a welcome return to our screens.

And that The Crystal Maze would be perfect accompaniment.


I hope it does get revived.

That’s something I’d happily watch … 

I wonder … would anyone like to put a team together … 


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

House of Cards — Series 4: Episodes 6, and 8. (Chapters 45, 46 and 47)

Oh, you are kidding me, surely?

As you may or may not be ware, I managed to replace a BT HomeHub 3, this week.

Where the old one would — seemingly at random — reset itself.

Basically switch off, and then back on again.

The new one turned up, on Saturday, I got it set up on Monday night, and the OLD one sent back off, this morning: via BT’s free returns service.

I sat down, tonight, to watch more episodes of the rather good fourth series of House of Cards.

Only to have this new shiny router/hub … 

Reset itself … !

Ye GODS, BT, what HAVE you fobbed me and many other customers off with?


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, And all annoyance aside, tonight’s a free evening: one I wanted to spent, happily … 

In front of the TV set.

With more episodes of House of Cards fourth series.

Yep … 

I’m binge watching a good one.

You can tell, can’t you … ?


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-8-2016

Can I make a confession, here?

I’ve never — beyond seeing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory — seen a Gene Wilder film!

From where I’m sitting?

That’s not necessarily a bad: his films just weren’t on my To watch list.


With the news, yesterday, of his death, I know there’s not going to be another film with his name in the credits.   I should maybe catch-up by renting one.

What makes it worse?   Is that, apparently, his death was as a result of complications of something that killed both my grandmother, AND my favourite author, Terry Pratchett.

Alzheimer’s has a lot to answers for.


On a more personal note?

On a more personal note, you’ll — possibly — remember me saying I’d complained about my ageing Home Hub 3: my router, in other words.

Which BT promptly offered to replace.

The new one turned up, reasonably promptly: and sat, in it’s box, on a table.   Until, last night, I managed to set it up.

So far, it’s working well.

Here’s hoping it KEEPS doing that: so I can send the old back with no worries … 


Monday, 29 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-8-2016

Right … 

It’s Monday.

The day after too 10½ hour shifts.

And the day of another shift: although, thankfully, it’s a 4½ hour shift, over lunch.

Which I’m grateful for: it means I can get home , and get an early night.

After I’ve seen last night’s Robot War.

No spoilers, now: I still haven’t seen it, and I want to be surprised.


Oh, there was an up side to last night’s long shift.

Back in February, the Brentwood Gazette, bless them, ran a Saint Valentine’s Day piece: a who’s caught your eye piece.

Apparently?   Apparently, a ‘short, dark haired chap, with a husky voice’ short changed someone: who’d asked for extra gravy.

But?   ‘As you’re cute, I’ll let you off.’

Turns out Gravy Girl’s a persistent regular customer: called Terri.

Who’s not too bad, herself, actually.

If she’s back in, at some point?

Remind me to slip her my number.   I can probably take her for a coffee, and see if we can work out who that was.   ;)


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-8-2016

Ye GODS … 

I’m tired … !

Which will probably show up in my typing.

But there you go.   That’s what happened the morning after ten hour shift.

And on the day of another one!

I will give our new manager credit: next week’s shifts are short … but far more to my taste.

Frankly, though … ?

Even though it’s going slowly, I’m new job turns up at some point.

These long, late night shifts are murder … !