Friday, 20 April 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-4-2018: Chinoiserie

20th April, 2018.

Yes: it’s official.

I grant I’ve got money troubles.

Believe it or not, some of the deductions, I’m getting means I’m thinking the job’s looking … uneconomic, at the moment.

But … ?

I’ve STILL got a pile of box sets to go through: built up over a collection of a couple of years.

And managed to start catching up with American Horror Show’s fifth series: watching the first episode last night..

OK, they’ve not got Jessica Lange in this one.

But Lady Gaga seems surprisingly competent.

And Sarah Paulson’s hair is GRUESOME!


Thursday, 19 April 2018

American Horror Story — Series 5: Hotel — Episode 1: Checking In.

19th April, 2018.

OK …

A good time … ?

There’s possibly a lot that constitutes ‘a good time.’

Isn’t there?   Drunken nights out, rampant sex, artistic destruction of pianos whilst chanting “Tra-la-LA … ” … !

Or possibly not: especially if you’ve heard the original Diversion 2 mix!

My point is actually simple: in amongst the engine noises.

That’s there’s more than one way to have a good time.

On my budget?   Catching up on a favourite TV is one of them.


It’s been a while since I’ve sat down with American Horror Story.

And, going on the first episode?

Series 5, Hotel, looks interesting.

Good, over all?   I don’t know, yet.

But … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-4-2018

19th April, 2018.

I’m very aware that regular reader, Olga, has already read this post.

And that her fellow regular, Debbi — along with her partner, Rick — will have seen the junction near me: and be aware of how narrow the road is.

It always bears mentioning, though.
For as long as I’ve lived on Rollason Way, I’ve been concerned about emergency vehicle access to my street.

I’m convinced the mix of the narrowness of the streets, and the amount of cars parked on it will delay fire engines, in particular.

And contribute to someone’s death.


Someone made that worse … 

We have a building going up in Saint James Road.   Extra flats that will add more cars to the on street parking: along with the greater congestion.

Well … 

The workmen building that building?

Have narrowed the road, temporarily, in order to carry on the site.

Personally … ?

I couldn’t walk on that bit of pavement, before the cones went up: because of the number of parked cars.

I — temporarily — can’t walk on that pavement, because of the building site’s blocking of it.

I think a Vogon constructor fleet would be welcome: so long as it just demolished that site.

Because, frankly?

This will decrease emergency vehicle access.

That is good … 


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Road Works … 

 18th April, 2018

Yeah … 

 You’ll excuse the lack of a shirt, there, but I’ve just had a walk: just to get a bit of exercise.

And found that, just around the corner from where I live — on Rollason Way, in Brentwood — workmen building at the junction with Warley Hill … have closed off half the street.

Building a building that many in the area have long opposed, for a mix of reasons.

For some years, now?

I’ve been concerned that the various planning decisions in my area mean getting police cars down my street is hard.

Getting ambulances and small delivery vans down it, harder.

Getting a fire engine down the street?

Extremely hard, indeed.

I’m also very aware that this wee, one of my neighbour’s smoke detectors went off.

At least once a day, over the course of three days, as a result of smoke generated by frying bacon!

Fire engines were called out, each day, to deal with it.

This was before the workmen narrowed the street.


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th April, 2018

18th April, 2018.

Actually … I think I look like more of an early eighties scarecrow, than I did in the early 1980s.

Wouldn’t you know it.

And, in point of fact … ?

That’s poking up look?

Is all done without the aid of hair product.

Bleugh …