Monday, 10 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-7-2017

Hmmm … 

You may or may not know it, but I’ve lived on my street for about a decade, now.

And, in all that time?   I’ve strongly believed that the layout and parking in the area make emergency vehicle access to the area.

I’ve also opposed further development in the area: believing this, too, will contribute to access problems.

For a long time, now?   The council’s given approval for further development in Saint James Road: just around the corner from my flat, here in Rollason way.   Again, that’s something I’ve opposed.

The development, and the land it’s on?   Was owned by Taylor Wimpey.

Who’ve done the ground work on the site, but no actual building work.

I think things will be changing.

As, when I went past, last night?

There was a (pictured) sign up: telling us the site was being sold off by an agency called Savills.

Speaking personally?

I’m not sure how I feel about that.

The fact we’ve actually had no building work done for the past few months was a small mercy: it meant no building work would block emergency vehicle access to the area.

The fact it’s now for sale?

I’m not sure about the implications of that.

I’m annoyed that the owners of the land hadn’t built there.   Granted I wanted nothing done there, believing it to be harmful to the area, but, once work had started?   Believe it should have been finished, and finished quickly.

The plot being sold?

Means more years of faffing about.


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) Fred Gwynne was born: on 10th July, 1926.   Which character did he play in The Munsters?
Q2) The German air-force launched its assault on the UK: on 10th July, 1940.   This series of attacks is know as the Battle of what?
Q3) Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced he’d been in secret talks with the Provisional IRA: on 10th July, 1972.   Who was that Secretary?
Q4) Who succeeded  to the throne of England: on 10th July, 1553?
Q5) Finally … The Vichy government was formally established: on 10th July, 1940.   The government was a Nazi puppet state that controlled parts of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 9th July, 1937, saw a fire destroy the vaults of which film company: Universal, Fox or Warner Brothers?
A1) Fox.
Q2) The Russell-Einstein Manifesto was released: on 9th July, 1955.   The Manifesto was Russell and Einstein’s outline of the dangers of what?
Q3) The Allies began invading where on 9th July, 1943: Sicily, Corsica or Taipai?
A3) Sicily.
Q4) The government of where, legalized homosexuality: on 9th July, 1986?
Q5) Finally … The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed: on 9th July, 1868.   It granted full citizenship to whom: African Americans, Native Americans or Chinese Americans?
I’ll leave you with a tune … 

And a thought …
“I shall not find a painting more beautiful because the artist has painted a hawthorn in the foreground, though I know of nothing more beautiful than the hawthorn, for I wish to remain sincere and because I know that the beauty of a painting does not depend on the things represented in it. I shall not collect images of hawthorn. I do not venerate hawthorn, I go to see and smell it.”
Marcel Proust, 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Olga, you are ALWAYS welcome: and it’s nice to hear what you’ve been up to!   Got to admit, I’m hopeless at DIY: although I did manage to put my own blinds up!   Totally off the point?   I seem to recall reading — somewhere — that there were gold and silver mines in Ancient Britain: and that that was a motivating factor in the Roman invasion.   And I’m not surpassed about the Klein book, either: I keep thinking snoopers charter.

†        You know, I keep meaning to sit down with that one, Debbi: I’ve never seen it!   About the only script I’ve read was Amadeus: HELL of a movie!   (I know what I’d like for my birthday … !   never happening, of course …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Never say never! One can always hope! :)

1. Herman Munster
2. Battle of Britain
3. William Whitelaw
4. Lady Jane Grey
5. France