Friday, 16 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-6-2017

I have to confess, I’ve a bee in my bonnet.


Because of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Frankly?   As you’ll know, if you’ve been following Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar for a while, I’ve been concerned about fire safety on my street — Rollason Way — for some time.

Specifically, with emergency vehicle access.

One thing I ALSO know?

I’ve written a letter to my local paper: and it sounds like they want to have a natter about it.

As part of that?

I thought I’d check my building: to at least double check that it had no fire exit.

It doesn’t.

Neither does Watson Court, over the road, nor Torville Court, next door.

Yes, I know there’s an exit at the back of Damon House.   I bloody well campaigned ’til it got put there!   It’s not — strictly — a fire exit: it’s there to give tenants access to their gas meters.

But in theory?   We could go out that way, if needed.

But there’s no equivalent in the two other buildings I looked at.

There’s also no fire extinguishers, or a communal sprinkler system, in the communal areas.

Whether there’s supposed to be?

Whether they’d help?  (And I have my doubts about sprinklers.)

I don’t know.

But, in the light of the flames from Grenville Tower?

The lack seems odd.

I know, this, though.

The door that allows I and my neighbours to access our gas meters was put in by the original builders: put in, and paid for, by Crest Nicholson.

I get the feeling any retro-fitting that needs doing?

Will generate an argument about who’s paying.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and Video … 

Q1) 16th June is the Feast day of Saint Aureus of Mainz.   Mainz is where: Germany, Austria or Poland?
Q2) During the Brexit referendum, Jo Cox, MP, was shot dead: on 16th June, 2016.   She was MP for which constituency?
Q3) Diana: Her True Story was published on 16th June, 1992.   Who wrote it?
Q4) Drummer, Ian Mosley, was born on 16th June, 1953.   He’s found fame as a session drummer: and a regular member of which band?
Q5) Finally … 16th June, 1963, saw the launch of Vostok 6: along with the world’s first woman astronaut.   Who was she?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 15th June, 1996, saw the Provisional IRA set off a truck bomb: in which English city?
Q2) Nik Wallender was the first person to tightrope walk over what: on 15th June, 2012?
Q3) Bessie Coleman earned her license: on 15th June, 1921.   In doing so, she became the first African American to woman to become a what: driver, pilot or navigator?
A3) Pilot.
Q4) The Great Smokey Mountain range was named as a US National Park on 15th June, 1934.   The park’s spread over two US states.   Name either.
A4) Tennessee or North Carolina.
Q5) Finally … 15th June, 1330, saw the birth of Edward, the Black Prince.   Edward was the first person to be invested as Duke of where?
A5) Cornwall.
I’ll leave you with a song … 

And a thought …
“I cannot think we are useless or Usen would not have created us. He created all tribes of men and certainly had a righteous purpose in creating each.”
Geronimo, June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

*        Oh, scary’s definitely the word, Olga!   So ‘budget’: I think any fire safety measure in my Area are going to have arguments About who’s paying.

†        You know, there’s possibly whole seems of ear-rings made out of printed circuit boards you can do, Debbi!   Then there’s stuff like this … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Germany (a woman I know who studied Medicine with me got married to a German and lives there although other than postcards I haven’t heard from her for years).
Q2) Batley and Spen
Q3) Andrew Morton
Q4) Marillion
Q5) Valentina Tereshkova
Definitely no fire exits. I don't know how it works in that kind of accommodation, but wouldn't it be possible to get the fire brigade to assess the risks and make some recommendations? (This seems the right time to push those responsible for the building, I would have thought, but no idea what the procedure is).

Debbi said...

Cool! Inventive! :)

1. Germany
2. Batley and Spen
3. Andrew Morton
4. Marillion
5. Valentina Tereshkova