Friday 24 May 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24th May, 2024.

24th May, 2024.

It’s officially official: it’s officially Friday!

Yay … 

Possibly … !

At any rate?

It means I’ve got to pay my utility bills … and then pick up some interdental brushes.

I forgot those, yesterday!


I’ve got to confess, there’s a general election due: on 4th July, 2024.


I’m thinking I have two choices about where to cast my vote.

Last time?

I went for the Greens: even though I had my doubts about their figures.

And their ignorance about what benefits people get.

They wanted to replace Housing Benefit: seemingly ignorant of the fact that those of us on Universal Credit don’t receive it: it’s, effectively, been replaced already.

If they can replace that?   I could happily vote for them.

If not?

I’d have to think about spoiling my vote, again.

Bar that, or leaving my ballot unmarked, or not voting at all?

I, and others who wish to abstain, have no other choice.


Thursday 23 May 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-5-2024 — World Turtle Day

23rd May, 2024: World Turtle Day.

It’s officially official: it’s Thursday … !

Which means the news has got out.

Yes: we’re due an election on 4th July.


I’m going to wait until the Greens put out a manifesto, and announce if they’re standing in my area.

Before I decide whether to vote for them … or spoil my vote.


On a personal front?

I’ve had some news.

I’ve not been contacted by Clarion — my landlords — about any possible refunds on last years service charges.


I contacted them on Tuesday.


The process should take a week … once they get to it.

They couldn’t tell me when that would be.

Not something I’m happy about: and something I intend to keep pestering them about: until I know one way or the other.

The good bit of news I got yesterday?

I put in for a grant to help pay my council tax, a few weeks ago.

It finally went through, yesterday.

That’s a big help: it, effectively, means I have an extra few quid every month.


Wednesday 22 May 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22nd May 2024.

22nd May, 2024.

Yes: it’s Wednesday!

Which means nothing, as far as I’m concerned … 

Beyond the fact it’s:
  • The day I’m expecting my nephew to visit.
  • The day before payday.
  • The day before the next episode of Star Trek Discovery.

So that’s a few things to look forward to.


Tuesday 21 May 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21-5-2024 — International Tea Day.

21st May, 2024.

Right then … it’s Tuesday!

And, frankly?

I’ve got I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue on in the background.

Where Tony Hawks has just murdered the Communards version of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”.

Dearie, dearie me … !


Can I admit to being in something of a doomy mood, today?

I’ve had mental images of nuclear war going through my head: not helped by having the Annihilation mix of “Two Tribes” on in the background.

I have to say, after seeing Threads?

The Patrick Allen speeches are no longer the funny Mickey-take I thought they were in the 1980s.

They’re terrifying*.


Monday 20 May 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-5-2024 — World Bee Day

20th May, 2024: World Bee Day.

It’s officially official!

It’s Monday!


Or possibly, ‘Yay’.

My weight management class is today: hopefully, I’ll’ve lost weight.


I know not everyone has access to the BBC’s iPlayer service: which is a shame.

Over the past weeks?

I’ve caught a series called Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game, a series that offers a potted history of espionage in the 1980s.

It’s very entertaining … and very informative!