Oh, they’re having puppies … !
You’ll recall that — on Tuesday night — my internet connection went down: seeming as a result of an outage BT were having.
This still hadn’t corrected itself: and that I was told — on Wednesday — the problem was my router. I was also told I’d be getting a new one: free of charge.
By today, at the latest: but by yesterday at 6, at best. Indeed, BT sent me a text message to say so.
I rang them to chase this up.
And … ?
It turns out the relevant routers were out of stock: and that a replacement would be with me …
By Monday …
By … soddin’ Monday … !
Can someone ask BT to get a bloody GRIP … !
~≈Ê≈~But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 6th January is the date of which Christian holiday: Christmas Day, Epiphany or Saint Bartlebury’s Day?
Q2) 6th January, 2000, saw the NHS struggle: whilst disease spread through the UK. Which disease: ’Flu, AIDS or Distemper?
Q3) 6th January, 1967, saw the birth of composer, A. R. Rahman. For which 2008 film did he receive two Academy Awards?
Q4) In a battle between Britain and Frances, 6th January, 1781, saw British forces prevent the French take where: Jersey, Guernsey or Sark?
Q5) Finally … What state was admitted to the US, on 6th January, 1912?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th January, 1933, saw construction of what, start: the Empire State building, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam?A1) The Golden Gate Bridge.
Q2) During the Troubles, the Royal Ulster Constabulary raided the Bogside: on 5th January, 1969. The Bogside is an area of which Northern Irish city?A2) Derry: also called Londonderry.
Q3) 5th January, 1932, saw the birth of writer, Umberto Eco. Which of his novels was turned into a film with Sean Connery and Cristian Slater?
Q4) 5th January, 1919, saw the founding of what was then called the German Workers Party. It would later achieve notoriety … as the what party?
Q5) Finally … President Dwight Eisenhower made a speech, on 5th January, 1957: outlining what’s now called the Eisenhower Doctrine. The Doctrine promised military or financial aid. To countries where: Eastern Europe, South America or the Middle East?A5) The Middle East.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I felt a lump in my throat as the ball went in.”Terry Venables, born 6th January, 1943.
And a tune …
Have a good day … !
* Oh, it’s OK, Mr S^: I THINK I’ve found an ethernet cable on Amazon!
† Fair enough, Olga^: best bet’s to DM me on Twitter! Hopefully, the new router will sort things out … once it gets here … !
‡ ‘Luck,’ Debbi^, doesn’t even begin to start … ! I’m still due a phone call, this afternoon: to help me set the thing up. It gets here, Monday … … …
^ Would anyone like to start humming the theme to Brazil? It’s one of those situations …