Week 112, Friday 6th August until 12th August 2016.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in South & East London, and Watford Hertfordshire (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 112 Saturday 6th August until Friday 12th August 2016.


For most people they get pleasure from there small hand held devices that can access all human knowledge at any time.  Myself, I get much more pleasure with a bag of monkey nuts feeding Squirrels in a park.  Last weekend MOZ and I went to a local green with a bag of nuts.  We felt so lucky when a couple of squirrels came over to entertain us.  I did notice not very far away lying on the grass there were some other nuts that the squirrels were not interested in.  These belonged to a man sunbathing in a small black posing pouch.  It was noticeable that anything with a pulse was steering clear of this site for sore eyes.

DSCF3645  DSCF3612 There small, furry and so cute.

Have you noticed how Seagulls, Ravens and Crows all appear to be getting bigger; some seem to be the size of a small child.  I knew that Crows are clever, I recently read that scientist have proof that Crows have use tools.  But I wasn’t expecting them to gang up and become muggers.  While feeding the two squirrels I did notice that a group of 3 Crows were sneaking closer.  And sure enough they were trying to steal the nuts that we had given our furry friends.  The two legged brutes kept attempting to worry the small friendly rodents.  MOZ and I would step forward a couple of paces to scare them away and leave the squirrel flicking its tail happily while nibbling there nuts.

2016-08-07 15.51.38 2016-08-07 15.44.33 Birds everywhere.
The squirrels in the local park are the poor relations of the ones that live in the city.  For me this would be in parks like Regents and St James Park.  The Squirrels that live there are very bold coming right up to beg or just demand food.  These city Squirrels really relish being celebrities and can be found posing for any camera that’s pointed there way.  There outer town relations are much more timid; many will come near but won’t actually take the nut directly from you meaning that you have to throw the shell towards them.  It doesn’t matter whether I see them in the city or out of town it’s always a pleasure to view and feed them.  In the city the Squirrels and other rodents gang up against the Crows and other large flying beasts even though the birds are the size of a small car due to the amount of food they scavenge.  The rural rodents need to learn to fight back.  This is how I could make my millions pitching a couple of new reality TV show “Squirrel fight club” or “Stone the Crows”.  If this worked I would never have to work in an office again, I would just spend my time feeding Squirrels and scaring Crows.

2016-08-07 16.05.15 2016-08-07 16.05.39 Drinking wine out of silicon cups in the park on a Essex summers day.

By the time we had left the park I think the nuts in the small posing pouch still had not been disturbed, the man is probably still lying there.  I love my small hand held devices like everyone else, I enjoy looking up random information that doesn’t help make my life better or easier and is forgotten as soon as I have flicked to another screen.  But being out with nature and interacting with a cute squirrel is so much more fun and interesting every time.

IMG_3196 One of these people is supposed to be a responsible adult, which one is it.

And now for something completely different.

2016-08-06 16.35.32 IMG_3198 Nico knows how to relax in Hertfordshire.
I watch a lot of TV on the go; in fact I don’t watch what would be considered “normal” TV these days, the future is actually here.  I can’t stand the adverts that just keep appearing, sometimes there are 3 to 4 mins of buy this, buy that.  The more I see the ads the more it makes me determined not to buy any of the products there trying to entice me with.  To fight the commercials I either mute the sound or flip the cover so I can’t see them.  They say you learn from mistakes.  I once switched the tablet off during the ads because I was arriving at my stop.  When I turned it back on later the Commercials started all over again, that’s 4 minutes I will never get back.  Now I keep them running, I have been known to get off a train holding the screen cover slightly open to allow them to finish.  That way, later I will be entertained by the programme I want and not minutes of mindless product placement.

2016-08-06 17.59.12 2016-08-06 18.21.00 Leo, living the dream in Watford.  

In other news…..

2016-08-06 23.35.01 Going home drunk from Watford, had a lovely time with Paul and Sigrida and family.

Losing an ear bud (I think that’s what they’re called), went into a shop and was given a used one, yes second hand ear buds.  Visited my Brother and family in Watford.  Nico my 4 year old nephew took me to his local playground by leading me through the streets by my hand.  While he played with a little boy I got chatting to the mother a lovely woman called Hannah, really nice chatting about her life before her family and eating Wagon Wheels.  Overheard a colleague say “my knickers keep rolling down”.  Met up with Moira for a drink or two, pizza and salad, oops wedding diet.

2016-08-08 18.11.20 2016-08-08 18.11.59 Evening out with Moira.

 The Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:   “Avatards: Comedy Blaps”, (Season 1, ep3).  “Battlecats”, (eps 1 & 2).  “Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing”.  “Fleabag”, (Season 1, eps 4). “Horizon: Inside CERN, Horizon Special”, (2015/16, eps 13).  “Man Down”, Season 3, eps 5).  “Robot Wars”, (2016, eps 3).  “Skins”, (Season 2, eps 1 to 10) (Season 3, eps 1 to 6) (Season 4, eps 1).  “The Out-Laws”, (Season 1, eps 4).  “The Paris Lees Sex Show”, (BBC3 eps 1 & 2).  “Wasted”, (Season 1, eps 4).    

This week I have mainly been listening to:  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (08/08/16).  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (04/08, 05/08, 09/0, 10/08, 11/08/16).  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (09/08/16).  “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (11/08/16).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Mid-Week)”, (10/08/16)”LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (06/08, 12/08/16).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (eps 7, 29/10/15).  “The Angelos & Barry Show”, (10/07, 02/07, 20/06, 11/06, 27/05, 22/05, 12/05, 07/05/15).  “Morrissey”, “Bowie”, “Baby Bird”, “Portishead”, “Peter Paul and John”, “The Wannadies”, “MGMT”, “Sophie B Hawkins”, “Blur”, “The Ting Tings”.



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