Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London, Surrey, & North London (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 143 Saturday 11thMarch 2017 until Friday 17thMarch 2017.
This week is the one year anniversary since I returned in Blighty. I never expected to be here this long, when I left Mozziebeak I thought I would be back in August (2016). Why didn’t this happen, one word “money”.
Thats a huge Strewberry Anoodle.
I can live cheaply in Tofo shopping in the local fruit n veg market or “Mr Fresh” the very small room that’s a supermarket. While spending a few extra Meticals on Internet and other luxuries. However it’s the boring things like flights, visas, rent and of course the regular visa run to the border that uses up most of the precious funds I save. Unlike Tofo, London is expensive everything costs so much, contributing to bills and transport eats up so much of what I don’t have.
The Jbomb, got bored and ate the camera.
If you were to ask me “do you really want to return to MZ”, I would have no hesitation in saying “yes” straight away. I am jealous; I can’t lie of people who seem to have pockets that are large, meaning that they are able to stay for extended periods or even permanently. My pockets are extremely small, most of the time it feels like I’m wearing clothes where the pockets are swan up and I am trying to unpick them with tweezers while wearing them.
Ladies Night in Reigate.
At this time I have no idea of when I will return, I suspect it will be during the summer. Hopefully the owners of Liquid Dive Adventures will continue to be patient with me and want me back, if they don’t I would totally understand. I love Tofo and would go as far to say that I am genuinely happy walking the sand roads, watching goats wonder past as quad bikes kick up sand while strangers say hello.
A trip to the sexy dentist, is always fun.
I have a loving family, 3 nephews and a beautiful niece who spending time with is always fun. There are a small number of people that I call friends, my best friend has allowed me to live at her place. But I am still not happy. In a perfect world I would be able to spend time in Tofo then return to the UK now and then when funds needed topping up. As long as I have the Internet i don’t need to actually be here, I can chat, laugh with everyone and still be beside the Indian Ocean.
Croydon is alive with street art.
On a positive note I have achieved a couple of things since returning. Between September and February I appeared in a number of TV shows, short films and features mainly as a supporting artist, but once or twice I had to do some real acting. However I am most proud of doing 2 stand up gigs. There is something very powerful about standing up in front of an audience and making them laugh. My circumstances have recently changed; I have become a battery hen again sitting In an office for 8 hrs a day. This has put a stop to my acting career but stand up is still possible. This might be an opportunity for me to vent a lot of personal frustration and not go completely mad.
My new prision.
I love to travel. We are all time travellers, travelling through time one second at a time. We are all space traveller living on a ball of rock going round the sun in the hard vacuum of space. I have to think of the bigger picture, I have to remember that I have seen some amazing things during my travels and met wonderful people who have changed my life for the better. My adventures will definitely continue, just not today or tomorrow but soon.
Writing this Shiz, look at the state of those tights.
I have been back one year; it’s not easy getting up in the morning to travel to work on a packed train. One year ago I commuted to work walking along a deserted beach. I have to remain positive and believe that I will return to see the crabs scurrying around doing crabby things on the sand.
In Other News…
Look carefully for the Porridge.
Arrived in North London, on day three of my new job far too early. While taking pictures of interesting street art I met Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn who was going to buy his morning paper. It was only after in the office when I looked in the mirror and saw that I had porridge in my teeth. How embarrassing.
It was because of this street art i met the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbym MP, leader of the opposition party.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching: “Catastrophe”, (S1, ep ep 6) (S2, ep 1). “Clique”, (S1, ep 2). “Cradle To Grave”, (S1, ep 5). “Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere”. “Gap Year”, (S1, ep 4). “Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook”, (S1, ep 4). “Inside No 9”, (S3, ep 5). “Let’s Sing & Dance For Comic Relief 2017”, (ep 2). “People Just Do Nothing: Featuring Ed Sheeran”. “Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience”, (S7, ep 1). “Robot Wars”, (S9, ep 2). “Sound Waves: Symphony Of Physics”, (S1, ep 2). “The Horizon Guide To Mars”. “The Last Leg”, (S10, ep 7). “The Real Marigold Hotel”, (S2, ep 4). “The Replacement”, (S1, ep 3). “This Country”, (S1, ep 6). “Top Gear”, (S24, ep 2). “Travelman 48hrs in….”, (S5, ep 1). “Who’d You Get So Rich?”, (S1, ep 1).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (14/03, 15/03, 16/03/17 x 2). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (03/03, 13/03, 14/03, 15/03, 16/03/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (15/03/17). ”LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (15/03/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (11/03, 17/03/17). “Mars Season BBC Radio 4”, “Hunting The Martians”, (06/03/17), Moving To The Red Planet”, (07/03/17), “We Are The Martians: Seeing Is Believing”, (07/03/17), “A New Red World”, (07/03/17). “Following The Martian Invasion”, (ep 1 & ep2, 07/03/17) (ep 3,08/03/17) (ep 4, 09/03/17) (ep 5, 10/03/17), “A Trip Around Mars With Kevin Fong”, (10/03/17), “Cells And Celluloid: Aliens on Film”, (10/03/17). “Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces”, (ep 52, pt 1 & pt 2: 05/08/15) (ep 102, pt 1, 21/06/16 & pt 2, 22/06/16) (ep 141, 15/03/17). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 32, 10/03/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (16/03/17). “Morrissey”, “Iggy Pop”, “The XX”, “Blondie”, “Squeeze”, ”XTC”, “The Human League“, “Babes In Toyland”, “The Loving Eggs”.
From one battery hen to another i’m busy at work but had to reply to the blog. I found it so uplifting. facing the present circumstances, reviewing the way of life you feel in your heart it best and still showing us how to enjoy every moment no matter where our phyical body is at that present time. Oh yes and can’t wait to tell my wife’s daughter you met her idol. she will be so jell. now GET BACK TO WORK!!!!!!! 🙂 p.s. your beautiful smile is so bright it would be hard to spot the porridge. x
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Every time I pass that corner, I look for Jezzer 😀. I am deffo a battery hen again, I get plugged in at 9 and move very little away from my hutch until 5. If I could be like you in attitude and temperment things might be a lot more bearable. You can teach a lot to many. Thank you for being a friend and supporting this shiz it means a lot.
A good read Dana. Hope you have a good manager 😏
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Yes Mary, the managers are good, don’t see or hear a lot from them.