Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in ………….. Surrey, Essex, North London, Central London, East London.
Week 64 (or Week 25 of the new adventure), Saturday 5th September until Friday 11th September 2015.
This is the end of what I have been calling “The New Adventure”, i have been back in the UK since early March a lot longer then I originally planned. Tomorrow I leave and return to Mozziebeak, a new chapter of the mid-life crisis is about to start.
This really has been a busy week. I visited my storage, and can confirm that all the sci-fi shit is still locked away. I visited Spike the Cat who remembered me, I love to see him running around “his” garden and can’t believe that this is the same Cat who lived with me in a first floor flat for 14 years. He really is enjoying his retirement with adopted mum and dad Jane and Nigel. I cycled home happy with a belly full of fish and chips and cake, what a great night.
I saw Moira this week; we went to a pub and put the worlds to rights. I will miss our meetings and look forward to picking up where we left off in the future, another nice evening with a good friend.
Very importantly this week I have spent a lot of time with Anaia and Jesse. I took Anaia to her swimming lesson and can proudly report that my niece floated on her back unaided for a full 5 seconds like a starfish. I introduced Anaia to Monkey nuts which she though was a funny name. We went to the park fed Squirrels with the nuts and Ducks with stale bread, then played in the playground and finished up in Costa before going home. I got to take them to and from nursery a couple of times this week as well which is always fun. I will miss my little friend’s lots.
It goes without saying I will miss MOZ hugely, she took a couple of days off so we got to spend quality time together. Highlight of the week was being mugged by a brazen Squirrel in Regent Park who was so confident; he just strode up to us and demanded feeding. In the end he was on top of my bag and the back of the bench we were sitting on taking nuts from us. For about 20 minutes MOZ and I were his best friends until he disappeared, he must have discovered a better quality of monkey nuts the other side of the park. Still it brought a smile to our faces.
MOZ and I went to a pub that has a little Thai restaurant upstairs in Central London. The waitress always remember us and make us feel so welcome. Due to being night time we didn’t really get to play our game of watching the Police taking crims in to the police station just outside, maybe next time.
I am so grateful to my sister SAZ and her lovely partner Tim for their hospitality over the last 6 months. They allowed me to live in their house, let my shoes stink out the porch and my cycling gear take over there shed. I will never fully be able to say thank you to them and their family for everything that they have done for me. Next time I return I’m going to see if I can live in a tent in my mum’s garden for a while.
That’s it, I’m all packed and ready to go, the So-Called Blog will continue and hopefully it will be more interesting. As I have said before the main reason I’m doing this is so that one day my niece and nephews will be able to read about what there strange mad aunty got up to when they were young during her Mid-Life Crisis.
Thank you Reigate you have been great…. Tofo here I come……
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have been watching: “DOCTOR WHO”, (Season 9/35 Prologue) “The Great British Bake Off”, (Season 6, eps 6), “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (Seaon 2, eps 6), “Ripper Street”, (Season 3, eps 7), “Fried” (eps 3), “Top Coppers”, (Season 1, eps 4), “Mountain Goats”, (Season 1, eps 4), “Cradle to the Grave”, (eps 2), “Horizon, Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of creation”, (2014/15, eps 18), “Hacker’s Birthday Bash – 30 years of Children’s BBC”.
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Morrissey”, “Smiths”, “Alt-J”, “Lauren Aquilina”, “Kate Bush”, “Blondie”, “Pulp”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: original soundtrack”.
Reading on Kindle……“A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire” book 2 “ A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin.