Week 285, Saturday 30th November until Friday 6th December 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, Central, South (inc Purley) London.  Essex, Surrey and Northamptionshire (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 285 Saturday 30th  November until Friday 6th December 2019.

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This week Happy bday to MOZ, SAZ, Hel on 2nd and Nico on 5th.

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First an update on last weeks ramble.

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Aries the Hamster sadly died at 17.32pm on Saturday 30th November. That last day she lay curled up warmly in a mound of bedding occasionally stirring, but never actually getting up. I am no expert, but I felt she was in a coma state. My friend and I had been nursing her for the last week night and day didn’t see her eat or drink that last day. It was obvious late morning that her quality of life was not going to improve. The tough decision was made to make an appointment for Sunday morning to take her to the vets one last time! Around 17.15pm we became aware of a unusual sound that I can only described as a vibrating which we suspected was something to do with her breathing. We sat on the floor talking and stroking her, which was a comfort to us. Personally I would like to think this comforted her, but i don’t think she was aware of what was happening. As I stated at the top at 17.32pm her little body became still, Aries had left us.

20191203_105130[1].jpg “Sleep well little girl”.

Even though we were very upset, there was a relief that we didnt have to take her to the vets the next morning. I like to think that she had not wanted to put us through the stress and upset of that visit. During the week we buried her in the garden, she is gone but not forgotten. I am not going to apologise for sounding so soppy over a small Hamster, a creature that many think of disposable. One dies, another can be bought for a few pounds the next day. As I said last week that very small special mammal had really helped me a person who suffers with mental health issues to feel better. Just looking after her gave me pleasure. Its silly little things I really miss such as her running up and down my arms. We have plenty of pics and video, plus our own memories to remember her.

20191203_094248 “This Santa cake, couldn’t take anymore”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

20191204_231703.jpg “Emmmm, Cake”.

On Monday I helped to celebrate my best friend’s b’day (fact fans, the same day as my sisters).  As mentioned above we were feeling very sad, but I wanted my friend to enjoy her special day.  We visited a favourite central London pub that serves lovely Thai food with indie music playing in the background.  One of the best things about this drinking establishment is that a major central London cop shop is almost opposite. We like nothing more when visiting than to watch London’s Metropolitan Police driving the cream of the capital’s criminals into the back courtyard.  You wouldn’t expect much else from me; I have mentioned before that I am a simple organism.  Plus occasions like this makes me realise that even though I feel my life is shiz, it’s better than the people in the back of the police vans (who of course are innocent, or so they claim).

20191203_151516 “The B’day girl and her hot toddy”.

Other highlights of her bday were going g to the cinema to see Les Miserables: The Staged Concert.  A woman behind us during the interval kept commenting to her friend about the show being live.  I was tempted to inform that it was recorded the week before, but decided it wasn’t worth it.  Plus this kept us entertained during the interval.  Then there was £21 on lovely Lindt (who do not sponsoring this shiz, but if they would like to I’ll be very pleased to tastes all of their products) chocolate.  Maybe I should mention all the Whittard (if they would like to be the drinks sponsor of the blog, I wouldn’t say no) fruit drinks.  These will last years, we only recently finished the last lot which took long enough to use up.  It was an emotional day; I hope these distractions helped MOZ enjoyed herself.

20191203_12363720191203_133056 “Lunge and Calamity choosing balls”.

And Finally……

20191202_18542420191202_202519 “Sitting comfortably in the Cinema, ready for the show”.

Being sold alcohol by a 16yr old who was being trained.  I know she was that age as the supervisor who had to give permission for the “girl” to sell the drink go me asked her.  Just before the manager walked away, she said to the trainee to ask me for ID.  Once we were on our own, the young girl looked me up and down and just carried on scanning the items.  I obviously look so old that there was no point in wasting breath asking for my age.  Walking away I realised I was probably older than her parents.  That was a shopping trip I won’t forget.

20191202_234242 “The Pic n Mix part of my Chocolate horde”.

I saw an unsympathetic GP.  My heart sank when I saw the name on the door (this was a walk-in consultation so I didn’t have a choice of Dr) as I had an unsatisfactory consultation last year with them.  I am thinking of making an official complaint, what do you think?

20191202_17243120191202_172155 “Enjoying the Capital by night”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

20191206_113921 “Writing this shiz, but the Shat is so distracting”.

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Ad Vitam”, (S1, ep 3).  “All Tube Stations Have Fifteen Floors (YouTube)”, (16/01/18).  “Blakes 7”, (SC, ep 6 & ep 7).  “Bonus Secrets Of The Underground (YouTube)”, (01/10/15).  “Cheers”, (S3, ep 7 to ep 20).  “Click”, (TX: 30/11/19).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 7, TX: 29/11/19)(ep 8, TX: 06/12/19).  “Heathrow To Upminster (YouTube)”, (25/01/18).  “His Dark Materials”, (S1, ep 5).  “Kill Your TV, Jim Moir’s Weird World Of Video Art”, (TX: 24/11/19).  “Les Miserables: The Staged Concert: Recorded At The Gielgud Theatre London, 30/11/19)”, (Shown 02/12/19).  “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 5).  “More Secrets Of The Underground (YouTube)”, (04/11/16).  “NASA TV Live: ISS Spacewalk #224 (Parmitano & Morgan)”, (TX: 02/12/19).  “People Of Science With Professor Brian Cox”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 6, TX: 05/12/19).  “Secrets Of The Central Line (YouTube), (TX: 03/07/13).  “Secrets Of The Trams (YouTube), (TX: 04/03/16).  “Stargate SG-1”, (S5, ep 1).  “Star Trek”, (S3, ep 24).  “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”, (S1, ep 3 & ep 4).  “Suede: The Insatiable Ones”, (2018).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 10, TX: 04/12/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 10, TX: 04/12/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 10, TX: 04/12/19).  “The Crimbum Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan”, (TX: 20/12/18).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S26, ep 7, TX: 08/11/19)(ep 8, TX: 22/11/19)(ep 9, TX: 29/11/19).  “The Last Leg”, (S18, ep 6, TX: 29/11/19)(ep 7 “Pre-Elegtion Special”, TX: 06/12/19).  “The War Of The Worlds”, (S1, ep 3).  “Timeless”, (S1, ep 2 & ep 4).  “Time Team”, (S19, ep 2, TX: 29/01/12).  “Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out”, (S2, ep 1 & ep 2).     

Doctor Who watched this week:

“Marco Polo (Loose Cannon Recon)”, (S1, Prod Code D)(ep 1, The Roof Of The World, TX: 22/02/64)(ep 2, The Singing Sands, TX: 29/02/64)(ep 3, Five hundred Eyes, 07/03/64)(ep 4, The Wall Of Lies, TX: 14/03/64)(ep 5, Rider From Shang-Tu, TX: 21/03/64)(ep 6, Mighty Kublai Khan, TX: 28/03/64)(ep 7, Assassin At Peking, TX: 04/04/64)(Bonus: End+Outro, Feb 02)(Bonus: Condense BBC Version, 30/01/06)(Bonus: Making Of Marco Polo).

“The Keys Of Marinus”, (S1, Prod Code E)( ep 1, The Sea Of Death, TX: 11/04/64)(ep 2, The Velvet Web, TX: 18/04/64)(ep 3, The Screaming Jungle, TX: 25/04/64)(ep 4, The Snow Of Terror, TX: 02/05/64)(ep 5, Sentence Of Death, TX: 09/05/64)(ep 6, The Keys Of Marinus,TX: 16/05/64)(Bonus: The Sets Of Marinus, 21/09/09).

“The Aztecs”, (S1, Prod Code F)(ep 1, The Temple Of Evil, TX: 23/05/64)(ep 2, The Warriors Of Death, TX: 30/05/64)(ep 3, The Bride Of Sacrifice, TX: 06/06/64)(ep 4, The Day Of Darkness, TX: 13/06/64).

“The Sensorites”, (S1, Prod Code G)(ep 1, Strangers In Space, 20/06/64)(ep 2, Unwilling Warrior, 27/06/64)(ep 3, Hidden Danger, 11/07/06).     

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

 “Brian Gittens And Friends”, (ep 66, 02/12/19).  “Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 8, 05/12/19).  “Griefcast LIVE”, (ep 107, 04/12/19).  “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (02/12/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (28/11, 02/12, 03/12, 04/12, 05/12/19).  “LBC Pobcast: Mystery Hour”, (28/11, 02/12/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (30/11, 06/12/19).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 121, 06/12/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 170, 29/11/19).  “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 39 to ep 43, 13/01/18)(ep 44 to 46, 06/02/18).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 112, 02/12/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (02/12/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 15, 28/10/15)(ep 16, 18/11/15)(ep 17, 09/12/15)(ep 18, 30/12/15)(ep 19, 20/01/16).  “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 13, 19/10/17)(ep 20, 29/06/18).  “Morrissey”,  “Athlete”,  “The Associates”,  “Hall & Oats”,  “The Divine Comedy”,  “Kate Bush”, “Prefab Sprout,  “The Libertines”,  “The Lighthouse Family”,  “Paul Hardcastle”,  “Dido”,   “Dusty Springfield”, “The Housemartins”, “They Might Be Giants”, “Keith Thomas, feat Halston Dare (Getaway)”, “Wheatus”.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 284, Saturday 23rd until Friday 29th November 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 284 Saturday 23rd until Friday 29th November 2019.

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This week has been a tough one.  Last Saturday Aries the adopted Hamster didn’t seem very well.  A trip to the vets confirmed that she has a couple of tumors on her tummy and that nothing can be done.  There had not been any indication of discomfort when she sat/walked or ran in my hands!

20190421_225903 “Happier times, hanging with my friend”.

Unfortunately we had to stop the painkiller medication after a 1 am visit to the surgery because of diarrhoea (this cleared up soon after).  Over the course of the week we visited the surgery a couple of times for her to be examined and for us to learn how to care for such a small creature.  A heating pad underneath the clear plastic storage crate (filled with sawdust, bedding and other things that are familiar to her) to keep her warm has really been beneficial.

20191130_00021320191127_214840 “Keeping her warm”.

As an animal lover all I want is for her to be happy and comfortable.  Sadly her quality of life has gone downhill in the last 24 hrs.  This has meant that my friend and I have made the very tough and upsetting decision to take her one last time to the vets on Sunday morning. Of course we would prefer her to fall asleep naturally, but if not we are booked in for that final appointment.

20191125_001847 “Sitting in the waiting room, on broken chairs”.

It’s so sad that will never understand how special she has been to this sufferer of mental health issues.  She has given me so much and never asked for anything.  When I rang work I did feel a little silly because I wasn’t talking about a cat, dog or something large.  This is a tiny Hamster!  But that Hamster has really helped me.  I am not ashamed to say that I feel very sad and have already started to grieve the loss of something (one) I love.

20191128_132429 “I think she knows shes loved”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

20191129_162249Dreaming of nuts”.

Last Saturday was the 56th Anniversary of my fave TV of all time Doctor Who.  In honour (and not, because I am boring and don’t go out very often) I have started a full (all 56 years) re-watch.  I know it’s just a TV programme and not important in the grand scheme of life.  But the programme has not only entertained but even been a comfort during bleak times.

20190509_230657 “I wonder what she was thinking when this was taken”.

I could go on and on about why I love the show so much!  But I better save that for my 5th article for DWAS due out in Feb next year.  For now I’ll enjoy lying in bed watching the black and white adventures of a slightly grumpy 1st Doctor (William Hartnell), travelling in time and space with his granddaughter and her two teachers on a small production budget. On the anniversary we were treated to the first full trailer for series 12 (or 38 for old fans like me) which premieres on New Year’s Day 2020.  I am really looking forward to big budget, all colour adventures of the 13th Doctor (Jodie Whitaker) and her friends.

20191109_12041320191109_120423 “Thank you, little girl for everything.  Its time for you to rest”.

And Finally……

20191125_185644 “A pre show pint and Ice Cream”.

MOZ said “my little thing is so sensitive”.  She was talking about her tablet!

20191125_19280820191125_215311 “Cast and crew signed the wall.  I spotted Miriam”.

My friend it seems is fluent in gibberish because she said “batch wattery” instead of watch battery.  Her guide to this special language will be available at Crimbum in a rubbish bin near you!

20191125_204907 “The set is ready for the second half”.

“There’s a little ice round your ring”!  MOZ was talking about a frozen bagel she had been defrosting. 

VideoCapture_20191125-170348 “Should be writing this, but very distracted.  By the original”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Blakes 7”, (SC, ep 4 &  ep 5).  “Cheers”, (S1, ep 19 to ep 22)(S2, ep 1 to ep 22)(S3, ep 1 to ep 6).  “Click”, (TX: 23/11/19).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 6, TX: 22/11/19).  “His Dark Materials”, (S1, ep 4).  “Ladhood”, (S1, ep 1).  “Live At The Apollo”, (S15, ep 4, TX: 26/11/19).  “Meat: A Threat To The Planet?”, (TX: 25/11/19).  “Secrets Of The Circle Line (YouTube), (TX: 06/06/14).  “Secrets Of The District Line (YouTube), (TX: 23/05/13).  “Secrets Of The Metropolitan Line (YouTube), (TX: 13/06/14).  “Secrets Of The Northern Line (YouTube), (TX: 06/04/13).  “Secrets Of The Piccadilly Line (YouTube), (TX: 17/02/14).  “Secrets Of The Victoria Line (YouTube), (TX: 18/03/13).  “Secrets Of The Waterloo And City Line (YouTube), (TX: 16/06/14).  “The Americas With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 4, TX: 03/11/19).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 9, TX: 27/11/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 9, TX: 27/11/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 9, TX: 27/11/19).  “The Last Leg”, (S18, ep 5, TX: 22/11/19).  “The War Of The Worlds”, (S1, ep 2).  

Doctor Who watched this week:

“An Unearthly Child”, (S1, Prod Code A)( ep 1, An Unearthly Child, TX: 23/11/63)(ep 2, The Cave Of Skulls, TX: 30/11/63)(ep 3, The Forest Of Fear, TX: 07/12/63)(ep 4, The Fire Maker, TX: 14/12/63).

“The Daleks”, (S1, Prod Code B)(ep 1, The Dead Planet, TX: 21/12/63)(ep 2, The Survivors, TX: 28/12/63)(ep 3, The Escape, TX: 04/01/64)(ep 4, The Ambush, TX: 11/01/64)(ep 5, The Expedition, TX: 18/01/64)(ep 6, The Ordeal, 25/01/64)(ep 7, The Rescue, 01/02/64)(Bonus: Creation Of The Daleks, 30/01/06).

“The Edge Of Destruction”, (S1, Prod Code C)(ep 1, The Edge Of Destruction, 08/02/64)(ep 2, The Brink Of Disaster, 15/02/64)(Bonus: Origins, 30/01/06)(Bonus: Over The Edge, 30/01/06).     

This week I saw live on stage:

“Sydney And The Old Girl”, Starring Miriam Margolyes at the Park Theatre.         

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Anti Social Show”, (ep 77, 23/11/19).  “Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 7, 28/11/19).  “Gossipmongers”, (S2, ep 9, 23/11/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (22/11, 25/11, 26/11, 27/11, 28/11/19).  “In Poor Taste”, (ep 111, 27/11/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (23/11, 29/11/19).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 120, 29/11/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 169, 22/11/19).  “Strange Times”, (ep 324, 15/11/19)(ep 325, 26/11/19).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 9, 28/11/19).  “Talking Bottom”, (S3, ep 5, 22/11/19)(ep 6, 29/11/19).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 110, 22/11/19)(ep 111, 26/11/19).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (23/11/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (25/11/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 11, 05/08/15)(ep 12, 26/08/15)(ep 13, 16/09/15)(ep 14, 07/10/15).  “Morrissey”,  “Pudde Of Mud”,  “Roxy Music”,  “The Bluetones”,  “Manic Street Preachers”,  “David Bowie”, “Len”,  “Sixpence None The Richer”,  “The Cranberries”,  “Wilson Phillips”,  “The XX”, “The Vaccine”, “The New Radical”, The Verve”, “The Smashing Pumpkins”.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 283, Saturday 16th until Friday 22nd November 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, South West, North East, South London. And Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 283 Saturday 16th until Friday 22nd November 2019.

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This week’s blog is being published on Black Friday.  That means that you, yes you are guaranteed** even more enjoyment than normal.  With extra special bonus content.

20191122_162227 “A remembrance roundel”.

I need to start this week by saying hearing Crimbum songs this early is ridiculous (in my opinion, which I realise doesn’t count for much).  I love to hear “The Pouges and Kirsty MacColl” like any sensible music lover, but not in November!  Business is tough for many companies at this time I know, which is possibly why Crimbum appears to start earlier and earlier each year.  But playing songs that traditionally used to be heard only over a two to three-week period might have to reverse effect, shoppers staying at home to order online, resulting in companies losing even more money and further physical shops closing.  I enjoy a seasonal tune, you be surprised at the songs that make me (a old grumpy boot) feel warm and fuzzy inside.  But hearing them in November is a little much.

20191117_155651 “Im tickled pink”.

Rants over!  If you would like to know what Crimbum songs make me feel uncharacteristically cheerful, please send a cheque for 42 Altairian Dollars payable to “You Grumpy old Grinch, an occasional smile now and again might make things not feel so bad” to the usual address, P.O.BOX 666, the bus stop opposite Betelgeuse Cash and Carry, Helsinki, W12 8QT.

20191117_160111 “MOZ, just hanging around”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

20191117_160459 “My view looking up from the Yoga sling”.

I did a lot of driving last weekend and noticed that drivers seem to be even more impatient than normal.  There were a couple of times when I let out a panicked yelp because the car behind approached faster expected, or weaving in and out of traffic as if the driver was playing a game.  Something that happened twice was being flashed (no not that type of flashing. That’s for another week) by impatient drivers.  I was driving at the speed limit (this feel like I am making a police statement. Just to be clear I never have.  It’s because i watch too much TV) if the signs say 50 mph, I travel at that speed.  But the person behind who needs to get to the shops to secure that bargain of something they probably don’t need, spending money that they don’t have needs to be faster.  Last weekend I was determined not to be bullied by nodding a defiant “NO” in the rear view.  Of course, the flasher wouldn’t have seen my protest, but it made me feel better.  After a few seconds they got bored and overtook speeding away until they were stuck a couple of car lengths in front at lights.  Its times like that I would have asked them if that aggressive behaviour was worth it considering how much further it got them.  Instead I sat at the lights enjoying the moment with satisfaction that karma won.

20191120_113356 “Look in to my eyes……”.

Please don’t think I am an angel on the road, if I make a mistake I always apologies (mouthing “Sorry “like a demented goldfish always makes things better).  Being behind the wheel i am aware that I control a couple of tonnes of metal that could kill.  Driving in London is stressful enough, the last thing anyone needs are adults acting like child having a strop who are also in control of a killing machine.  There’s not a lot in life I am confident about, but ending up as a smear on tarmac is not something I want to happen.  If these people do play video games I wonder if they have realised that real life unlike what’s on the screen can have terrible consequences.

20191121_081425 “Hello, mum”.

With a lot of things in life I have always liked to be a rebel the outcast, it’s what makes me who I am.  But when it comes to pushing the accelerator pedal, I do what the signs tell me. Yes, I’m boring!

20191121_081244 “Go to school”.

And Finally……

20191122_162423 “Interesting rush hour attire”.

I commented to a friend I wonder how soon in 2020 will Prince Charles have a marathon of all nine Star Wars films (not including Rouge One and Solo.  There welcome to be added to the bill.  There great!).  MOZ laughed as she realised, I was talking about The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square and not the person.

Licking a foil lid that I had pierced so that the container could be microwaved. I said out load to a friend, “I don’t want to cut my mouth on that gash”!

DSCF5017 “A pretty time of the year”.

MOZ said “get your hands off my muff”.  While I cleared a messy table we sat at in a coffee shop.  I had picked up a bag with her muffin in.

Saw a puppy in a different coffee shop that had been given a tiny cup of cream.  Nice to see on a chilly morning in the capital. The environmental issues of the paper cup, and is cream good for the dog, never crossed my mind.

20191118_224200 “How i felt at work a couple of days ago”.

And

Shopping for “things” that little ones can unwrap in about four and a half weeks’ time.  I overheard one teenager say to another “Heard you told your dad to Fuck off”.  That’s one prezzie list thrown into the recycling bin.

20190925_224125 “What a beautiful couple”.

** Black Friday guarantee is not available in your part of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy.  Please check the ultraviolet small print for more information.

Oh, this is the special extra content. Hope you enjoyed it.

DSCF5137 “Writing this shiz, but very distracted by a Galaxy far, far away…”

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Ad Vitam”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).  “Better Than Us”, (S1, ep 10).  “Blakes 7”, (SC, ep 1 to ep 3).  “Cheers”, (S1, ep 7 to ep 18).  “Click”, (TX: 16/11/19).  “Cul-De-Sac”, (S1, ep 4 to ep 6).  “Giri/Haji”, (S1, ep 7 & ep 8).  “His Dark Materials”, (S1, ep 3).  “Horizon: Jupitar Revealed”, (2018, ep 5, TX: 07/08/18).  “Hot Fuzz”, (2007).  “Junior Bake Off”, (S1 (S5), ep 11 TX: 18/11/19)(ep 12, 19/11)(ep 13, 20/11)(ep 14,21/11)(ep 15, 22/11).  “Lucy And D.i.C: D.i.C Auditions For Mortal Kombat (YouTube)”, (23/07/19).  “Mars”, (S2, ep 5 & ep 6).  “Spiral”, (S7, ep 11 & ep 12).  “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).  “Terry Nation Army Extra: Q&A On Props, Research And More! (YouTube)”, (TX: 19/11/19).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 8, TX: 20/11/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 8, TX: 20/11/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 8, TX: 20/11/19).  “The Last Leg”, (S18, ep 4, TX: 15/11/19).  “The Name Of The Rose”, (S1, ep 5).  “The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: Sir Tim Berners-Lee – The World Wide Webb A Mid-Course Correction”, (TX: 17/11/19).  “The War Of The Worlds”, (S1, ep 1).  “Timeless”, (S1, ep 3).                   

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 6, 21/11/19).  “Gossipmongers”, (S2, ep 8, 16/11/19).  “Griefcast”, (ep 105, 19/11/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (15/11, 18/11, 19/11, 20/11, 21/11/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (16/11, 22/11/19).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 119, 22/11/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 168, 15/11/19).  “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 36 to ep 38, 05/01/18).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 8, 21/11/19).  “Talking Bottom”, (S2, ep 6, 28/12/18)(Bottom Live, The Stage Show, 19/07/19)(Ed Bye Interview, 26/07/19)(S2 Round Up, 18/10/19)(S3, ep 1, 25/10/19)(ep 2, 31/10/19)(ep 3, 08/11/19)(ep 4, 15/11/19).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 109, 16/11/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (18/11/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 9, 25/06/15)(ep 10, 15/07/15).  “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 23, 27/07/18).  “Morrissey”,  “Pouges And Kirsty MacCall”,  “ACDC”,  “Van Halen”,  “Talking Heads”,  “The Red Hot Chilli Peppers”, “Liam Gallagher”,  “Artic Monkeys”,  “T. Rex”,  “The Dandy Warhols”,  “Mott The Hoople”,  “The Black Keys”.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 282, Saturday 9th until Friday 15th November 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, South West, South London. And Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 282 Saturday 9th until Friday 15th November 2019.

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Leaving work is the best part of the working day.  The last hour of the day is the most stressful, going through my mind are things like “will a telephone call come through seconds before 5pm” and “will I manage to rush up the road in time for the train”.  As soon as I can leave there’s no looking back, I only have one thing on my mind, to get home!

20191107_172210 “Now that’s what i call train delays”.

Earlier this week something strange happened.  5pm came, I left, caught the train, made my connection onto the tube and sat there and allowed my brain to melt as I watched rubbish on the tablet.  As I reached my home station I realised that there was nothing on my lap. Normally there is a brightly coloured rucksack which contains my entire world resting on my legs.  That evening nothing! Luckily everyone else was so wrapped up with their own shiz, no one noticed me looking around confused.  I hadn’t fallen asleep, but also couldn’t remember having it on the earlier train!

20191111_173708 “This is my regular look now”.

Because I don’t get home until late there was no one to ring, I had to be patient and wait for the next morning.  At this point I am pleased to report that the bag was on my desk.  This however made me think (yes that’s a new concept I know).  Didn’t anyone in the office question the fact that a bag was left on its own (maybe they knew it was mine and thought I was returning).  If there is security do they patrol, they didn’t appear to notice a bright large pack sitting on a desk!

20191112_080341(0)20191114_181000 “Gold stars to both”.

It had been a practically stressful day; my mind really was frazzled and couldn’t take much more.  The bag incident makes me realise even more that I need to find alternative work. Leaving a bag that I always have and really does hold everything important is a little worrying really.  It’s a little like leaving home in the morning without certain important clothes on.  Early next year I have to find something less stressful and nearer home (I realises this was being moaned about 12 months ago).  I am now a lot more careful with the bag; if I lost it life would be a lot more difficult than I already make it.  I need to slow down and think before just racing away like famed cartoon sprinter “Road Runner “.

20191111_174016 “Taken at about 6pm.  I love this time of year”.

And Now For Something Completley Different……

20191112_14564020191112_103631 “So-called Food art at work”.

Over the years I have had some nightmare neighbours.  One of the worst was a man that banged on our shared wall at all hours of the day and night.  I moved soon after he knocked at my door in a puddle of blood because he had passed a couple of kidney stone.  Yes, I did call an ambulance! And no, I never found out about the banging on the wall!

20191113_15061120191114_180722 “Excellent street art in Croydon”.

Living in the capital is stressful enough without having to worry about the neighbours.  Are they going to be nosey and a pain in the arse?  Because our walls are thin I can often hear the young children destroying their house.  They are a lovely friendly family, the young children are nice.  This all changed last weekend! Sitting minding my own busy mid-afternoon, I suddenly heard something that made all the hairs on my neck stand up.  I could hear faintly a monotonous tune “Baby Shark doo doo, doo doo doo doo Baby Shark doo doo, doo doo doo doo”.

20191110_185608 “A friend in the bathroom”.

I remember when my nephew and niece discovered this in 2017 as this so-called song spread across the world like a plague.  Because I don’t live with them it wasn’t too bad I was able to leave them with their poor parents having to listening to the mundane lyrics on constant loop.  But having it next door is different; I can’t remember how long it took my little ones to grow out of the craze.

20191110_190237 “In bed chatting with Hel”.

Next weekend if all I hear is that tune I may have to buy lots of eggs.  The empty boxes could be used to soundproof the walls.  While the eggs will come in handy if I need to throw them at the neighbour’s windows.  Maybe this might wake the parents up.  The kids might have had enough of parental rule and overthrown them surely no sensible adult would look on the web for this.  Of course I am just jealous that someone came up with a very simple idea and made squillions from the torture of everyday upstanding citizens all over the world.

20191108_074359 “Early morning”.

This got me thinking, it’s only a matter of time before those children discover the Lego movies “everything is awesome“.  I’m not sure what’s worse.  Maybe it’s time to build an underground shelter in the garden for future use.

And Finally……

IMG_7evl50 “MOZ shaking and milking her nut”.

MOZ said “do you want to put your thing on”.  I looked at her confused and said “my thing?” She repeated “Your thing”.  There was a pause as she finally said “You’re new DVD, The Thing” (a deluxe version of the 1982 classic).  After the bag incident I really am starting to about myself.

20191109_120411 “This little lady send her love”.

This week nephew Jbomb learnt to whistle.  His dad sent me a video, but during the recording he forgot how to do it saying with frustration “my lips don’t work”.

20191115_220058.jpg “Writing this Shiz with a smile as Jodie and co appear on Children in Need 2019”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“A Monster Calls”, (2016).  “Blakes 7”, (SB, ep 10 to ep 13).  “Bottom”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 6)(S2, ep 1 to ep 6)(S3, ep 1 to ep 6).  “Cheers”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 6).  “Children In Need 2019 (Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole & Mandip Gill)”, (TX: 15/11/19).  “Click”, (TX: 09/11/19).  “Doctor Who: Evil Of The Daleks”, (S4, Prod Code LL, ep 2, TX: 27/05/67).  “Doctor Who: The Web Of Fear”, (S5, Prod Code QQ, ep 1, TX: 03/02/68).  “Giri/Haji”, (S1, ep 4 to ep 6).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 5, TX: 08/11/19).  “His Dark Materials”, (S1, ep 2).  “Junior Bake Off”, (S1 (S5), ep 6, TX: 11/11/19)(ep 7, 12/11)(ep 8, 13/11)(ep 9,14/11)(ep 10, 15/11).  “Legend Of The Seeker”, (S1, ep 1).  “Lucy And D.i.C: Left Handed (YouTube)”, (14/11/19).  “Mars”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 4).  “Spiral”, (S7, ep 9 & ep 10).  “Terry Nation Army Extra: Blasting From Exxilon To Tatooine (YouTube)”, (TX: 14/11/19).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 7, TX: 13/11/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 7, TX: 13/11/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 7, TX: 13/11/19).  “The Great Barrier Reef”, (S1, ep 3, TX: 15/01/12).  “The Last Leg”, (S18, ep 3, TX: 08/11/19).  “The Making of Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis (The New Jersey Network)(YouTube)”, (TX: 19/11/88).  “The Sky At Night”, (TX: 10/11/19).  “The Thing”, (1982).  “This Is Your Life: Tom Baker”, (S40, ep 20, TX: 18/03/2000).  “Tomorrows World: Review Of The 70s”, (TX: 27/12/79).  “Travelman 48hrs In….. Madrid”, (S9, ep 4, TX: 11/11/19).  “Why Sweden Is Better Than Britain (BBC One/Radio 4)(YouTube)”, (TX: 26/11/18).                 

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 5, 14/11/19).  “Gossipmongers”, (S2, ep 7, 09/11/19).  “Griefcast”, (ep 104, 13/11/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (07/11, 08/11, 12/11 x 2, 13/11/19).  “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (14/11/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (09/11, 15/11/19).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 118, 15/11/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 167, 08/11/19).  “Space Boffins”, (10/11/19).  “Strange Times”, (ep 323, 11/11/19).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 7, 14/11/19).  “Talking Bottom”, (S1, ep 3, 20/07/18)(ep 4, 27/07/18)(ep 5, 03/08/18)(ep 6, 10/08/18)(S1 Round Up, 15/11/18)(S2, ep 1, 22/11/18)(ep 2, 29/11/18)(ep 3, 06/12/18)(ep 4, 13/12/18)(ep 5, 21/1218)(ep 6, 28/12/18).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (04/11, 11/11/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 8, 02/06/15).  “Morrissey”,  “Groove Armada”, “Franz Ferdinand”, “Tegan And Sara”,  “The XX”, “The Whites Stripes”, “Kate Bush”, “Tangerine Dream”,  “Basement Jaxx”, “Underworld”,  “Massive Attack”.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 281, Saturday 2nd until Friday 8th November 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Surrey. East, North East & South West London (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 281 Saturday 2nd until Friday 8th November 2019.

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Last week’s Southwold trip seems like a distant dream now.  The family are planning on returning at the same time next year, I will be there if I am in the country.  Even if I’m not I’ll do my best to return to that lovely sleepy location on the Suffolk coast, it really is the best week of my year.

20191107_163008 “It’s harmless call centre fun, honest!”.

If you have read this ramble for any length of time you will know that travel is important, it’s like a drug.  In fact, that’s why this blog was originally started, so that family and friends could keep up to date on my adventures in Mozambique.  Next March I have been back in the UK for 4 years, that’s far too long!  I am currently suffering from a terrible case of ants in my travel elasticless pants.

20191104_183607 “Could this have been a vintage Batmobile under the tarp?”

Every time I save up a decent amount of cash, it gets spent on just surviving in the capital. But there is another reason that cash is rarer than a snow leopard, that is because I have had more holidays this year than a member of the royal family.  Currently I am not booked on any of the family trips planned for 2020.  I need to be sensible save money, make plans and then disappear.  Where to go is still to be decided.  I am not necessarily talking about travelling or being away for life (that would be nice. But I can’t imagine that ever happening). In reality a few months maybe a year would be lovely.  I have been lucky enough to taste a morsel of freedom during past travels that makes me want more.  It really is like a drug!  I won’t lie I am jealous of people who can just go away and stay for as long as they want.  But my life is totally different, I need to work hard in the office I hate and save.  Those travel ants are biting harder and harder, does anyone want to rub some soothing cream on to my lardy arse.

20191108_074154 “First foggy morning this winter”.

And Now For Something Completley Different……

Early November, there are many signs that the madness of Crimbum is approaching faster than Usain Bolt on a good day.  Shelves are heaving under the weight of tat that people won’t want to unwrap on Dec 25th.

20191104_153715 “Whats, Banksey trying to say!”.

For me a reminder that the so-called “season to be jolly” is nearly here, are the appearance of multi coloured graffiti on the pavements all over the capital (I can only speak for London). The markings haven’t been sprayed by a drunken Banksy, but are to identify cables and shiz below the surface.  For me I actually think they look pretty.  If the mysterious street artist was to spraying lines on a street, that patch of pavement would be worth squillions!

20191104_152915 “Loving BT new invisible tent technology.  I still hope a Hoverboard is next”. 

Highstreets all over the city are being prepared to be dug up.  Forget fat men in red suits and bushy white beards, the streets will soon be filled with fat (and thin ones) men in Hi-Vis clothing and hard hats.  In March there is often a flurry of activity because councils need to spend all their money before the new financial year commences in April (that’s what I and many others have heard over the years).  Londoners, be prepared for the seasonal dodging of diggers, jack hammers and squeezing past temporary barriers making small pavements even.  Let’s all celebrate the inconvenience, with that usual London smile!

20191103_015313 “This was at 2am.  They could have invited me, i was awake!”.

And Finally……

20191102_195418 R.I.P Sidney the Munchkin Pumpkin”.

MOZ said “a carrot was poking through the crack”.  This of course made me laugh.  Just to explain, she had microwaved a couple of **munchkin pumpkins.  One of them committed suicide by exploding.  MOZ held the skin together while attempting to stuff the pumpkin, pieces of carrot were trying to escape.  The vegetable were fighting back that evening.

20191102_203457 “Get stuff!”.

This really hasn’t been very interesting!  I’ll try again next week!  Please come back for Week 282 when I *** promise better content.

20191030_183016 “Last week’s Southwold pumpkin.  I’m not a virgin carver anymore”.

** When i see these tiny pumpkins, I can’t help imaging them being taken away from their parents screaming in the middle of the night (I really have watch to many films).  Especially at this time of year when so many large (adult) pumpkins were culled for Halloween.  This year for the first time I was one of those who took a knife and carved up a large orange vegetable for the enjoyment of small children.  How nasty am I?

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*** I can’t really of course promise anything, but I’ll try my best. If you are upset or annoyed at the lack of content this week, please do not come round and do a dirty protest like the above-mentioned small vegetable.  And remember folks, playing with Microwaves or any electrical device can be extremely dangerous if misused.  Of course if you do decide to mess around with any device then do the responsible thing, film it.  That clip could go viral and make you a lot of money.

20191108_215107[1] “Laughing a lot about the madness of the weeks politics”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Better Than Us”, (S1, ep 9).  “Blakes 7”, (SB, ep 6 to ep 9).  “Click”, (TX: 02/11/19).  “Daybreak”, (S1 ep 7 to ep 8).  “Dexter”, (S8, ep 4 to ep 12).  “Dive, Dive, Dive!”, (TX: 03/05/10).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 5, TX: 08/11/19).  “His Dark Materials”, (S1, ep 1).  “Junior Bake Off”, (S1 (S5), ep 1, TX: 04/11/19)(ep 2, 05/11)(ep 3, 06/11)(ep 4, 07/11)(ep 5, 08/11).  “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 3 to ep 5).  “Lucy And D.i.C: Anatomy Of D.i.C:  D.i.C Deconstructed (YouTube)”, (07/11/19).  “Man Like Mobeen”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 4)(S2, ep 1 to ep 4).  “Megamind”, (2010).  “Not Going Out”, (TX: 30/10/19).  “Portrait Of Lottie From 0 to 20, by Frans Hofmeester (YouTube)”, (28/10/19).  “Spiral”, (S7, ep 7 & ep 8).  “Sugar Rush (US TV)”, (S2, ep 1 & ep 2).  “Terry Nation Army Extra: The Abyss Of The Black Jellyfish (YouTube)”, (TX: 30/10/19).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 6, TX: 06/11/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 6, TX: 06/11/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 6, TX: 06/11/19).  “The End Of The Fxxking World”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 8).  “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”, (2018).  “The Meg”, (2018).  “The Name Of The Rose”, (S1, 3 & ep 4).  “Travelman 48hrs In….. Krakow”, (S9, ep 3, TX: 04/11/19).                 

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Buffy Speak”, (S2, ep 7, 14/08/16).  “Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 3, 31/10/19)(ep 4, 07/11/19).  “Gossipmongers”, (S2, ep 6, 02/11/19).  “Griefcast”, (ep 103, 06/11/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (01/11, 04/11, 05/11, 06/11/19).  “In Poor Taste”, (ep 108, 31/10/19).  “John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show”, (S1, ep 1, 20/12/12)(ep 2, 30/06/13)(ep 3, 07/07/13)(ep 4, 14/07/13)(ep 5, 21/07/13)(ep 6, 28/07/13).  “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (31/10/19)(07/11/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (02/11, 08/11/19).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 116, 01/11/19)(ep 117, 08/11/19).  “Spacefall: A Blakes 7 Podcast”, (SB, ep 5, 14/05/19)(ep 6, 01/07/19)(ep 7, 28/08/19)(ep 8, 13/10/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 166, 02/11/19).  “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 35, 14/12/17).  “Strange Times”, (ep 322, 27/10/19).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 5, 31/10/19)(ep 6, 07/11/19).  “Talking Bottom”, (ep 1, 28/06/18)(ep 2, 13/07/18).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 107, 01/11/19)(ep 108, 08/11/19).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (06/11/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (29/10/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 6, 22/04/15)(ep 7, 13/05/15).  “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 30, 02/02/19)(ep 42, 01/07/19).  “Morrissey”,  “Groove Armada”, “London Grammar”,  “Catfish And The Bottlemen”, “Alt-J”, “PIM (Micky)”, “Toni Basil”,  “Divinyls”, “The Lumineers”,  “The Waterboys”, “Oasis”, “The Communards”, “Bronski Beat”, Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus”, “The Cribs”.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 280, Saturday 26th October until Friday 1st November 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Suffolk (Southwold) and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 280 Saturday 26th October until Friday 1st November 2019.

 

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This week has been the annual family (most of them anyway!) migration to the Suffolk coast. Every year I look forward to this week more than any other (Ibiza and Sri-Lanka were wonderful holidays, but nothing beats this week). Southwold is a small sleepy seaside location that we fell in love with a number of years ago and have returned each year. This week’s blog is really a few comments and lots of pictures. Normal service of moaning about travelling and living in the capital will resume next week.

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Highlights and traditions over the last week have included.  Everyone converging at “The Soul Bay Inn” when we first arrive.  Watching my nephew and niece rushing to the small traditional sweet shop.  Walking along the beach, past multi-coloured beach huts and visiting the pier to have a go on Tim Hunkin’s homemade arcade machines.  Smelling hops (and other smells I can’t name because I don’t brew the stuff, just drink it!) drift across the town from the brewery.  Visiting Warbleswkck (one of the most haunted places in the county, according to my mum) and looking at every person who passed just in case it was one of the many celebrities that live there.  Being visited by Bingo and his lovely greyhounds Flo-Jo and George.  And of course spotting the lighthouse “where the lighthouse Jbomb? His reply, “over there!”.

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Lowlights terrible Wi-fi in the house that drifted in and out more than the sea.  Though I did enjoy excellent Wi-fi at James Paget University Hospital (I wasn’t the patient).  Driving back to Southwold while in the middle of “Oulton Broad North” railway level crossing the lights and alarms started to sound.  Due to not wanting to return to the hospital I of course hit the accelerator.

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Every year I intend on visiting Sizewell Nuclear power station, which can be seen from Southwold beach.  Sadly this year it didn’t happen due to a car deciding to breakdown.  Maybe next year!

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I would also like to publicly say sorry to my family for eating all the nacho dip on our first day.  I saw the nachos were finished and didn’t want the remaining dip to be wasted.  Not long later another bag of crispy goodness was produced while everyone wondered what happened to all the dip!  Over the last week I have eaten everything put in front or near me.  From next week it’s back to ingesting dust!

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I genuinely loved my week beside the sea with family. No one knows what will happen during the in the next year, but I really will do my best to be with the family for Southwold 2020.

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And Finally……

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Last Saturday morning this blogs total number of views for 2019 reached 2000 (it’s very possible that my sister Hel was the person that tipped the counter over that milestone). 

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Thanks to everyone, please keep reading or looking at the pictures and press SHARE.

Thanks xx.

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My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

20191029_205821 “Writing this shiz, thinking of CAKE”.

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Autumnwatch 2019”, (ep 1, TX: 29/10/19)(ep 2, TX: 30/10/19)(ep 3, TX: 31/10/19)(ep 4, 01/11/19).  “Batwomen”, (S1, ep 3 & ep 4).  “Blakes 7”, (SB, ep 1 to ep 5).  “Click”, (TX: 26/10/19).  “Cul-De-Sac?”, (S1, ep 3).  “Daybreak”, (S1 ep 3 to ep 6).  “Evil”, (S1, ep 4).   “Harry Hill’s Clubnite”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 24/10/19).  “Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire”, (2005).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 4, TX: 01/11/19).  “How Do They Do It?”, (S3, ep 2, TX: 21/02/07).  “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 3 to ep 5).  “Lucy And D.i.C: A Big Cheers! You’re All Legends (YouTube)”, (TX: 29/10/19).  “Richie Rich”, (S1, ep 5 & ep 10)(S2, ep 1).  “Spiral”, (S7, ep 5 & ep 6).  “Star Trek (Original Series)”, (S2, ep 25).  “Strictly Come Dancing: Results Show”, (S17, ep 5, TX: 27/10/19).  “Terry Nation Army Extra: How Remembrance Of The Daleks Was Fixed In The Edit (YouTube)”, (TX: 30/10/19).  “The Americas With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 3, TX: 27/10/19).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 5, TX: 30/10/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 5, TX: 30/10/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 5, TX: 30/10/19).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S26, ep 6, TX: 01/11/19).  “The Great British Bake Off: 2019 Final”, (S3 (S10), ep 10, TX: 28/10/19).  “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S3 (S6) ep 10, TX: 01/11/19).  “The Great Model Railway Challenge: Grand Final 2019”, (S2, ep 8, TX: 26/10/19).  “The Jonathon Ross Show”, (S15, ep 7, TX: 26/10/19).  “The Last Leg: SU2C Special”, (S18, ep 1, TX: 25/10/19)(ep 2, 01/11/19).  “The Met: Policing London”, (S3, ep 5, TX: 31/10/19).  “The One Show”, (TX: 31/10/19).  “The Walking Dead”, (S10, ep 4).  “Travelman 48hrs In….. Bergen”, (S9, ep 2, TX: 28/10/19).  “Van Helsing”, (S4, ep 5).               

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Gossipmongers”, (S2, ep 5, 26/10/19).  “Griefcast”, (ep 102, 30/10/19).  “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (31/10/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (18/10, 28/10, 30/10, 31/10/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (26/10, 01/11/19).  “Spacefall: A Blakes 7 Podcast”, (SB, ep 1, 17/12/18)(ep 2, 31/01/19)(ep 3, 08/03/19)(ep 4, 12/04/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 165, 25/10/19).  “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 32 to ep 34, 14/12/17).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 4, 17/10/19).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 106, 25/10/19).  “The Halloween Skewer (BBC Radio 4)”, (31/10/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (29/10/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 5, 25/03/15).  “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 8, 27/07/17).  “Morrissey”,  “Gwen Stefani”, “The Specials”,  “Deacon Blue”, “Radiohead”, “R.E.M”, “The B-52’s”,  Limahl”.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 279, Saturday 19th until Friday 25th October 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Northamptonshire, East, South & South West London. Surrey & Suffolk (Southwold) (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 279 Saturday 19th until Friday 25thOctober 2019.

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I have $10, 000,000 waiting for me, that’s about £7,781,000. This week I received an email from a total stranger, let’s call him Mr Banker (pronounced at the start with a silent “W”) who works for a US bank and recently found during an audit, the account of a man who died years ago with no family, and 10m dollars in the account. 50% of that total (£3, 890.500) would be mine at the end of the transaction.

20191025_232652.jpg“Lovely visit to mums for her special day (which was actually a couple of days before this meeting)”.

Mr Banker is obviously a fine judge of character; he said that he chose me out of everyone on the internet, because he knew that I am a totally trustworthy person! As soon as I digested the email I started to imagine what I could do with that money. Unfortunately, it’s not enough for a visit to the International Space Station. But i could probably hire a Hollywood A-list actress for a few minutes to pretend to be my friend and be seen in the local Sainsbury’s. Or maybe the “Hoff” needs some spare change to be my naked bicycle rack for a few days. I would be able to buy a screen used full sized TARDIS for the garden and a handful of Daleks (does anyone have a full sized “Mechonoid” they don’t want?) scattered around the house. The friend I live with would absolutely love these cluttering up her lovely home (she wouldn’t!). With that amount of money I might also be able to buy one or more of the actual actors who played the Doctor, and have them stand in a corner in full costume. Of course when I’m not in the room they would be able to sit down, I’m not that nasty!

DSCF495620191019_153106 “Everyone arrived at the pub. My Little Lion boy was not impressed at my camera work”.

Mr Banker explained that he needed to move the money from the US into a foreign account. If my bank account wasn’t suitable, he kindly suggested that I open a special account just for this transaction. Being a caring banker, he would ensure that all legalities and any taxes incurred would be dealt with. I won’t lie for a fraction of a billionth of a second I did wonder if this was the once in a lifetime chance I have always hoped for! Millions would be lovely, but a couple of thousand or even a few hundred pounds would help make a difference. Sadly I didn’t listen very often to advice that my parents gave me. But the one thing I do remember is, if I want anything I have to work for it.

 

20191019_154105 “Quick, call a Doctor”.

It was a surprise to get this e-mail; they were very popular a few years ago. Surely there are quicker digital ways of obtaining someone’s bank account info. But these phishing email must get replies otherwise why send them? If you would like a share of $10m then I can point you in the direction of the very nice and honest Banker. E-mail me your bank account and sort code to the following dedicated email address I have set up.

DSCF496720191018_170024 “Fun at mums”.

havemybankaccountnumberandsortcodebecauseitrustacompletestranger@iamamug.coke.ucake

VideoCapture_20191019-190442 “My sister the firestarter, twisted firestarter”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

VideoCapture_20191019-19034520191019_201002 “Tim, we can see you”.

This week a friend has been working for the same company for 29 years (you get less for murder!). I’m sure that they never thought they would still be there all these years later.

20191019_024726 “Mum, still claims this is coffee”.

When I grew up the phrase “a job for life” was heard all the time. A young person left school went to work and stayed in the job until they retired. That is not the case these days, with zero hour contracts and temp work. As technology has improved, getting faster and smaller, working practices have changed completely, even during my time of going to work day after day.

20190910_13514720191020_142042 “There is about 6 weeks between these pics”.

When my young nephews and niece (who hopefully will one day read this shiz) are working everything will have changed again. There may not be Hoverboards and flying cars, but I would imagine that almost everyone will works from home, never meeting their actual colleagues or travelling on public transport.

20190910_112547 “What’s not to love about the Grand Union Canal”.

29 years with the same company is a long time. My friend could definitely tell interesting stories, maybe she should write this blog. I hate work, but of course I realise why I do it. Forget the reward of pay; I am contributing in a very small way to the greater good of the country. I’ve been in my current post for a couple of years and it’s definitely time to move on. There is a part of me that would like to be established in one place for such a long time like my friend. Maybe in another lifetime?

20190930_172701 “Watching this Duck go round in circles was amusing”.

And Finally……

Stuck at lights the three cars in front had number plates that ended with “BOB”, “LWT” and “NOG”. Being a simple organism seeing these made me smile. When I see or hear the name “BOB” I think of “Blackadder”. “LWT” (London Weekend Television) makes me think of a favourite TV ident from the 70s and 80s. And “NOG” was a great character from Star Trek DS9, one of the few Trek characters that really grew over the years. Sadly the actor Aron Eisenberg died on the 21st September this year, aged 50.

20190705_1544021592278166732894017.jpg “Cheers Mum. It was lovely seeing you and all the family”.

It would seem, I wrote the following “sorry so busty” in an email. Luckily it was to a friend, of course I meant “sorry so busy”. Honest!

20191021_210247.jpg “This tiny beauty was found roaming across the wheelie bin, when i needed it. It was re homed on the grass. I kept its money”.

Next week. Suffolk be afraid! Be very afraid! It’s the annual family migration to Southwold.

IMG_20191023_205435_193 “I really do love Southwold, you wouldn’t know it from this shiz doodle”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

20191025_230736 “Sitting in Southwold, watching BBC twice??????? While trying to write this shiz “.

This week I have mainly been watching:
“Astronauts Escape Failing Rocket-Soyuz Did Not Go To Space Today (Scott Manley)”, (YouTube), (TX: 11/10/18). “Avengers: Infinity War”, (2018). “Big School”, (S2, ep 6). “Blakes 7”, (S1, ep 12 & ep 13). “Brian Gittens Challenged – Charles Petrescu Meltdown, (YouTube)”, (22/05/14). “Click”, (TX: 19/10/19). “Cul-De-Sac”, (S1, ep 2). “Daybreak”, (S1 & ep 2). “Dexter”, (S8, ep 1 to ep 3). “Fare Dodgers At War With The Law”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 21/10/19). “Giri/Haji”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 3). “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 3, TX: 25/10/19). “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2). “Lucy And D.i.C Couch Time: Who Chose Your Voice?”, (TX: 23/10/19). “NASA TV: Introducing Artemis Generation Spacesuits”, (TX: 15/10/19). “Own The Sky: Jet Pack Dreamer”, (TX: 17/10/19). “Poppy Hillstead: The Watch”, (ep 1 & ep 2). “Spiral”, (S7, ep 3 & ep 4). “Stargate SG1”, (S1, ep 17 to ep 19). “Terry Nation Army Extra: A Mechanical Appendix”, (TX: 22/10/19). “Terry Nation Army Mechonoid Special”, (TX: 14/10/19). “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 4, TX: 23/10/19). “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 4, TX: 23/10/19). “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 4, TX: 23/10/19). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S26, ep 5, TX: 25/10/19). “The Great British Bake Off”, (S3 (S10), ep 9, TX: 22/10/19). “The Great British Bake Off; An Extra Slice”, (S3 (S6), ep 9, TX: 25/10/19). “The Great Model Railway Challenge”, (S2, ep 7, TX: 19/10/19). “The Hulu Hoop Challenge, Ft Charles Petrescu And Brian Gittens, (YouTube)”, (23/10/14). “The Little Rascals”, (1994). “The Name Of The Rose”, (S1, ep 2). “The Purge”, (S1, ep 2 to ep 4). “The Walking Dead”, (S10, ep 3). “Timeless”, (S1, ep 1). “Toast Of London”, (S2, ep 3). “Travelman 48hrs In….. Dubrovnik”, (S9, ep 1, TX: 21/10/19). “Van Helsing”, (S4, ep 4). “What Makes NASA’s Artemis Spacesuit The Best Spacesuit Yet? (Scott Manley)”, (YouTube), (TX: 18/10/19).

This week I have mainly been listening to:
“30 Animals That Made Us Smarter: LIVE (BBC World Service)”, (S1, ep 31, 21/10/19). “Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 2, 24/10/19). “Gossipmongers”, (ep 5, 10/05/19)(ep 6, 20/05/19)(S2, Trailer 20/09/19)(ep 1, 28/09/19)(ep 2, 05/10/19)(ep 3, 12/10/19)(ep 4, 19/10/19). “Griefcast”, (ep 101, 23/10/19). “In Poor Taste”, (ep 109, 24/10/19). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (24/10/19). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (19/10, 25/10/19). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 114, 18/10/19). “Spacefall: A Blakes 7 Podcast”, (ep 12, 21/09/18)(ep 13, 28/108/18)(ep 14, Series A Special, 19/11/18). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 164, 18/10/19). “Space Boffins”, (15/10/19). “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 29, 06/12/17)(ep 30 & ep 31, 11/12/17). “Strange Times”, (ep 321, 23/10/19). “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 4, 17/10/19). “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 106, 25/10/19). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (24/10/19). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (21/10/19). “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 2, 21/01/15)(ep 3, 16/02/15)(ep 4, 04/03/15). “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 26, 21/12/18)(ep 28, 14/01/19)(ep 46,21/08/19)(Diane Morgan Sequel, 09/09/19). “Morrissey”, “Lana Del Rey”, “Soft Cell”, “Artic Monkeys”, “Village People”, “Pet Shop Boys”, “Manic Street Preachers”, “David Bowie”, “Foals”, “Matt Berry And The Maypoles”, “Daft Punk”, “Elbow”, “Portishead”, “ELO”, “Stereophonics, Air”.

20191025_232652.jpg “I love my mum”.

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