Friday, 27 February 2015

Leonard Nimoy: March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015. RIP

You know, when I was child, the BBC would regularly show two science fiction shows.

Or show two such shows, for a family audience.

Dr Who was one.

I remain a life fan of the show, as a result.

The other SF show Aunty Beeb aired … ?

Was Star Trek: possibly the USA’s favourite SF piece.

One of the iconic characters?

Was Mr Spock.

So getting news, today, that Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock, has died … ?

Is saddening to hear.


The Friday Question Set — 27-2-2015

Hmmm … 

So that’s what’s happening … 

Did I tell you I only work part-time?

I only work part-time: in a local fast food restaurant.

As such, I’m eligible for housing benefit.

I’d taken in my last set of payslips in, a few weeks ago: and was TOLD it would be some three weeks before I heard any more.

Six weeks later?   And not a thing!   So I’ve taken ion the next batch: partly to update things.   But ALSO to find out what the hell’s happening.

There’s a delay: as they’ve been overwhelmed by the fact everyone’s rent goes up, in the run-up to the end of the tax year, at the start of April.

You’d THINK they’d’ve worked out how to do these things, by now, wouldn’t you … ?


The Daily Teaser — 27-2-2015

Hmmm … 

That’s a worry … 

You know I’m now working, don’t you?

Although I’m on a low income, as I’m working part time.

And, as such?   As such, I can still claim housing benefit: help towards my rent, in other words.

I also have to let my local council — who administrate the benefit — know, whenever it changes.

I last did that, a few weeks ago: by talking in my last batch of pay slips, in order to show I’d had a reduction in hours.

I got told I’d hear, with-in about three weeks, what would be happening.

And haven’t, as yet, heard back.

That’s … mildly concerning, I must admit.   I’m assuming any delay is due to the changes introduced, under the government’s Universal Credits scheme,

But … ?   Well, the ‘but’ is simple.   But I don’t know know for sure.   And am mildly concerned at having heard nothing.

It’s … annoying … !


Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-2-2015: All Jazzed Up

Oooh, but that’s better … !

Did I tell you I was working, on Tuesday?

I was: a fairly late shift, too.

And woke up, yesterday, feeling … well … 

I think the best term is ‘Mildly ropey’: that’s the best way of putting it!

Well … mildly ropey, with a mild headache, all day.

Still … ?

I think I managed to help myself.   Simply by getting an early night.

Personally … ?   I’m feeling as spring as a spring lamb, bouncing around, bouncily, like a bouncy lamb.

Yes … 

Quite … !


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 25-2-2015: Mr Colt’s Patent … 

Hmmm … 


Look’s like that’s THAT sorted, for now.

I’m afraid I got a little snotty on the phone, this morning: ringing the Gazette, after another Weekly Teaser seemed to not go through.

It turn’s out … ?

It HAS to be said, though, I’ve left a polite message apologising.

And hope they don’t take my threat to withdraw the Teaser seriously … !