Week 129, Saturday 3rd to Friday 9th December 2016.

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

Week 129 Saturday 3rdDecember until Friday 9thDecember 2016.


For the last few weeks I have been waiting for the induction of my new part time job working nights in a major shop/supermarket.  The job only runs until 7 Jan next year, this means that I have known about the job longer than it’s the actual duration.  Until last week I thought the induction was on Monday 5th that’s the date written on the paper I received after the interview, this was the date I was prepared for.  Then late week I received a telephone call regarding ordering my uniform this was when I found out that the induction was actually Tuesday 6th.  That would have been very embarrassing turning up 24 hours early for a night shift.

2016-11-30-21-06-01 2016-12-01-17-19-47 A tiny mince pie, and a unicycle.

On the big day I was lead through a maze of corridors the public never see to a meeting room full of other newbies. Initially we were like lambs to the slaughter eyeing each other nervously, but this soon lead to excited conversation. We soon knew names and what department and which shifts people were working. One or two I will be working with and others I probably won’t meet again.  As with any induction there were videos to watch, pages of paper handed out some to read others to sign.  The instructor who I met at the interview made everything very easy and relaxed.

img_9896 2016-12-05-18-19-53 Jesse with grandma.  Another hot beverage on a chilly day. 

The job is at the moment only for a month overnight a few days a week.  Luckily I will have minimal public exposer, there will be some contact but it will only be for an hour or two per shift.  Don’t get me wrong some of my best friends are members of the public, but I really don’t want to be working with them, the public I mean not my friends.  It’s possible that working in a shop is not the place to be if you don’t really want to be in contact with people.  That’s why nights suit me well.

dscf6328dscf6329 Observations of the week.

If I am honest I haven’t enjoy being around people for a long time, given a choice I have liked to keep myself to myself.  This is because over the years there has been a tiny portion of humans who made it clear what they thought of me.  They will never remember that we met in passing or what they said, but I still remember the classic lines of abuse thrown at me.  This has really held me back for the last 20 or so years. The result of this is that at the age of 48 I am finally letting go and not worrying about what strangers think. Fingers crossed the job goes well, it’s only for a limited period but its work and more importantly its money. If only we used leaves as currency because at this time of the year I’d be so rich.

IMG_9870.JPGimg_9873 “MOZ loves the cake”.


And now for something completely different….

dscf6347dscf63342016-12-03-13-55-33 Ice Skating by the Tower of London.

As mentioned last week, MOZ b’day was on 2nd December, however the celebrations continued all weekend.  On Saturday MOZ and i went Ice Skating next to the Tower of London; we managed to stay on our feet all the way through the session.  The highlight of the weekend was Ariel Yoga.  I had a lot of fun for 2 hours swinging and hanging upside down in a sling made of parachute material a couple of feet off the floor.  It was only afterwards that a number of muscles started to complain that they had been used after years of nothing.  I really enjoyed the event and am looking forward to doing it again in early January 2017.  Walking back to the tube, we both mentioned that our joints/limbs felt looser than before, it felt good.

dscf6338 How much was that Mulled Cider……

In other news…..  

2016-12-04-18-07-132016-12-04-18-07-222016-12-04-18-07-35 Ariel Yoga, swinging fun.

Been bullied by a 4yr old. Collected my niece from school she wanted her friend to come home with her. What harm can it do I thought, mum and dad were away and running late. We arrive home, mum and dad were back, the last thing they need was an extra child.  My sister was correctly not impressed.  Must learn that I’m the adult in this relationship.

Oh I own Alec Guinness and Marc Bolan, maybe you need to have listened to the Iain Lee show.


The Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  “60 Days In Jail”, (ep 5).  “Angela Scanlan’s Close Encounters!”, (ep 3 & 4).  “Brainwashing Stacey”, (ep 1 & 2).  “Class”, (Season 1, ep 8).  “Close To The Enemy”, (ep 4).  “Colour: Spectrum Of Science, 1 Colours Of Earth”.  “Dangerous Earth”, (ep 4 to 6).  “Deep Water”, (ep 4).  “Digging For Britain”, (Season 5, ep 1).  “Have I Got News For You”, (Season 52, ep 8).  “Horizon, 2010/11: 6, Asteriods-The Good, The bad And The Ugly”.  “Humans”, (Season 2, ep 6).  “Planet Earth II”, (ep 5).  “Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan”.  “Rillington Place”, (ep 1 & 2).  “Six Wives With Lucy Worsley”, (ep 1).  “Titanic’s Tragic Twin:  The Britannic Disaster”.  “The Apprentice”, (Season 12, ep 10).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (Season 2, ep 10).  “The Apprentice: Your Fired”, (Season 11, ep 10).   “The Graham Norton Show”, (Season 20, ep 9).  “The Last Leg”, (Season 9, ep 8).  “The Turner Prize 2016: The Nominees”          

This week I have mainly been listening to:  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (05/12, 06/12/16).  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (01/12, 02/12, 05/12, 06/12, 07/12/16).  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (02/12, 05/12, 06/12, 07/12/16).  ”LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (08/12/16).   “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (02/12, 03/12/16) “Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces”, (ep 91, Drunkcast 1/3 & 2/3  30/03/16, 3/3  31/03/16)(ep 101, Drunkcast MK3, pt 1  07/06/16, pt 2  08/06/16, pt 3  14/06/16, pt 4  15/06/16)(ep 127, 30/11/16)(ep 128, 07/12/16).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 1, 03/08/16)(ep 2, 12/08/16)(ep 3, 19/08/16)(ep 17, 25/11/16)(ep 18, 02/12/16).  “Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round”,(ep 108, ep 109, ep 110, 02/15)(ep 196, 11/16).  “Morrissey”, “Spaceman 3”, “Spiritualised”, “T-Rex”, ”Underworld”, “Foo Fighters”, “Snow Patrol”, “Belly”, “Throwing Muses”, “Kenickie”.   
















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1 Response to Week 129, Saturday 3rd to Friday 9th December 2016.

  1. rogers garey says:

    ………and I just thought it was me that liked solitude to a fault. Do you get a discount with shopping at the new job? Sounds like skating was fun but I hear you about all the decisions parents have to make. Would have like to have had children but now that time has passed I think being Aunts and Uncles can have so fun as can say yes to almost all requests and let mom and dad sort out any fall out. hope the job is panning out and your getting rest. Pls fill us in with the details! 🙂


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