Sunday, 20 June 2021

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-6-2021: West Virginia.

20th June, 2021.

Yep: it’s official.

I’m slightly knackered.

After managing to finish reviewing a film I saw on Friday.

I have to say, In Fabric’s a very good film to watch.

But, lord!   Finishing a video review, that late … ?

Well … ?

I’m not getting any younger, let’s put it like that.


Saturday, 19 June 2021

In Fabric — A Review

18th June, 2021.

OK: you’ve watched the introductory video, haven’t you … ?

I hope so.

If you have, you’ll realise that — at the time I made the thing — I hadn’t made my mind up about what to watch.

Amongst other options?

I had both Lucas’ THX1138, and Besson’s Léon: The Professional.

Something I may catch, another time.

I’ve settled for the Peter Strickland directed Giallo-esque, In Fabric.

Yes: I’m going to bed, and carrying this post on, tomorrow.

But, yes: I think I’ve just seen something amazing … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th June, 2021.

19th June, 2021.

Yes: it’s true.

I had the washing machine engineers out, yesterday.

From a local company called Mackfields, so you know.

Their engineers — two of them, I should add — turned up early: and immediately diagnosed the issue.

It’s dead!

Its a dead washing machine: bereft of life, it rests in peace!

They’re coming back on Thursday, at three, to replace it.


The new one will last a few years … 


Oh, just as a thought … ?

I managed to catch the indie Brit flick, In Fabric, last night.

It’s both impressive: and strange.

And has one hell of a soundtrack … !


Friday, 18 June 2021

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18-6-2021: Waterloo

18th June, 2021.

Right … I had my surgery call, twice, yesterday.

The first time … ?   Was to let me know my thyroid medication would be increased: and to let me know that the pharmacist should be calling today, at the latest.

The second time … ?   Was to let me know the phone number for the people who carry out the diabetic eye check: I can chase that up, myself.

Except, of course … stuff … !

Given the cost of making calls on my landline?   I’d drag my ageing carcass up Warley Hill — with a discreet piece of paper and a pencil, tucked away — and phone them to make an appointment.

Which I’m happy to do.

Except, of course, it’s raining … heavily.

I’m going to have to find somewhere … dry … !


I’ve got to confess, I’ve been talking to reporter, Piers Meyler.

About various things.

About the phone coverage in the area.   And about access to the building I live in.

I don’t know when that article will be released: the last I knew, Piers was waiting for a couple of phone calls.

I’m assuming one will be from Clarion Housing: my landlords.

Whatever: I do know it’s something I and my neighbours are looking forward to.

One of my neighbours … ?

Has managed to mention this piece from ITV’s news site.

There’s a similar piece — from the end of May — on the BBC’s site.

Damon House is not the only place having issues … 


Thursday, 17 June 2021

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17th June, 2021

17th June, 2021.

Yes: it’s officially.

The day I think going out to get a loaf — or possibly some milk — is a good idea?

It’s raining.

Well … 

At least … it’s rained over night: and threatening more.

All this when you’re expecting a phone call from your GP’s surgery?

Well … 


Oh … just as a quick thought … ?

Piers, bless him, has had another article published: about the issues we’re having with phone masts in the area.

You can find it, here.


His piece about the keys will also be published soon.


Oh, I’ve JUST had the duty doctor from my surgery, phone.   She’s going to get the in-house pharmacist to call me, to discuss my sugar levels.

She’s also upping my thyroid medication: to 150mg a day.

Hopefully, that will help with the weight loss!