Week 173, Saturday 7th until Friday 13th October 2017.

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

Week 173 Saturday 7th until Friday 13th October 2017.


Last week I had the rug pulled from under me without any notice, as a result this week I have been trying to rebuild this mess I call life.

IMG_3007 IMG_3011 “Leave me alone while i get drunk”.

For the last 173 weeks I have written this shiz, and am always amazed that lovely people from all over the world spend a few precious minute of their life reading or looking at this ramble.

20171007_103747 “Less calories in an ink pizza”.

This week has not been a good one, but it was important that I still produce a blog.  A lot of my efforts over the last few days have been looking for a job, while at the same time preparing for an interview on Thursday morning (the result won’t be known until the middle of next week).

IMG_3123 IMG_3117 “Gizza job!”.

Fingers crossed next week’s ramble will be a little more back to normal, whatever normal is…

And Now For Something Completely Different…… 

20171007_110531 20171007_111154 20171007_142029 “Collecting stations only 267 to go”.

As an adult there are so many things that frustrate and annoy, but I have learned that bearing a grudge is just wasted energy.  Last Saturday I had a wonderful day with my niece and best friend “Calamity”.  We had arranged to take our little friend into “London Town” for cake and ice skating, though not at the same time of course.

20171007_115343 20171007_115822 “They love the CAKE”.

It was great seeing how much she enjoyed travelling on various trains, tubes and buses. Something that is everyday and mundane for jaded old farts like me, but was a huge thrill for her.  Also seeing her eyes wide open when told she could pick any cake in a posh sit down bakery was a treat.  One thing that I will always remember is how excited she got when encountered by shelf after shelf of plastic superhero tatt in my fave shop “Forbidden Planet”.  My sister won’t be impressed but her daughter really has the making of a future geek.

20171007_130422 20171007_125645 20171007_130329 “Fun in Shaftsbury Ave”.

Why am I mentioning having a grudge?  My niece was really looking forward to her second ice skating session at “Ally Pally”.  However our hearts sank when we were told that they had run out of skating aids that children hold on to enabling them to stand and skate.  This meant I had to improvise by holding her under her arms and push her around the rink slowly.

20171007_165257 20171007_163914 “Cheesy chips and a burger”.

GET TO THE POINT about the grudge, I hear you shout!!!!  Anoodle noticed that an adult was pushing one of the skating aids alongside a little girl who also had one.  Throughout the session she pointed as they passed saying “why was the lady was using it”.  If I wasn’t holding on to her and if she could have walked across the ice I suspect that she would have stormed over and pulled the skating aid away.  Happily I can report that we finished the session without upsetting other patrons and more importantly we didn’t falling on our backsides.  For the rest of the day she “wouldn’t let it lie© Vic & Bob 1990/1, my niece was bearing her first real grudge.  In years to come I’ll remind of this  with pride.  I learned one important lesson last weekend, pre-book the skating aid.

20171007_171605 20171007_171446 “Ally Pally”.

A quick mention throughout the day someone small, who I wont embarrass by naming her gave me a nickname “the babysitter”, what a cheek.  I have pictures that will embarrass her when she’s 18 and wanting to introduce a partner, oops am I bearing a grudge……

20171007_124233 20171007_135230 “Anoodle and friends”.

And In Other News……

20171007_133037 “Light reading for a 5 yr old, i was very impressed”.

Forget “Autumnwatch” later in the month, this week has been “Wedgewatch”.

My friend “Calamity” spotted “Dennis (Wedge, RED 2) Lawson” every morning Monday to Wednesday.  Twice coming out of a loo and once walking past a corporate coffee establishment.  If I had been there I’d have run out of space on my phone with all the pictures taken.  And definitely have tried for an autograph.

DSCF9198 “Writing this Shiz”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

 This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Alien”, (1981).  “Baby’s Day Out”, (1994).  “Billion Dollar Deals And How They Changed Your World”, (S1, ep 2: TX 04/10).  “Click”, (TX 07/10/17).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S54, ep1 &  ep 2).  “Josh”, (S3, ep 2).  “Later… With Jools Holland”, (S51, ep 2).  “Louis Theroux: Dark States”, (S1, ep 1: TX 11/10/17).  “Nile Rodgers: How To Make It In The Music Business”, (S1, ep 1: TX 06/10/17).  “Phillip K Dicks: Electric Dreams: Crazy Diamonds”, (S1, ep 4).  “Red Dwarf XII”, (S12, ep 1).  “Russia With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 3: TX 12/10/17).  “Star Trek Discovery”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 4).  “The Apprentice”, (S13, ep 2: TX 11/10/17).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S3, ep 2: TX 11/10/17).  “The Apprentice: Your Fired”, (S12, ep 2: TX 11/10/17).  “The Crystal Maze (2017)”, (S7/S1, ep 10).  “The Golden Girls”, (S4, ep 17 to ep 19).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S22, ep 2).  “The Great British Bake Off”, (S8/S1, ep 7: TX 10/10/17).  “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S4/S1, ep 7: TX 12/10/17).  “The Human Body: Secrets Of Your Life Revealed”, (S1, ep 1: TX 23/09/17 & ep 2: TX 02/10/17).  “The Last Leg”, (S12, ep 2 & ep 3).  “The Sky At Night”, (TX 08/10/17).  “Zapped”, (S2, ep 1).          

This week I have mainly been listening to:   

“Craigslost (From Dazed And Convicted)”, (ep 1, 08/05/11)(ep 2, 10/05/11).  “Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 13, 06/10/17).  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (2x 09/10, 10/10, 11/10/17).  “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (09/10, 10/10, 11/10, 12/10/17).  “In Poor Taste”, (ep 1, 14/12/14)(ep 80, 08/10/17).  “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (13/10/17).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (07/10, 13/10).  “NASA Silicon Valley”, (ep 57, 31/08/17).  “Quick Questions”, (ep 6, 21/08/17)(ep 13, 11/10/17).  “Radio 1 Vintage: Adrian Juste & Kenny Everett”, (TX 30/09/17), Mark & Lard, Peter Powell, Steve Wright”, (TX 02/10/17).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 59, 07/10/17).  “Strange Times”, (ep 236, 06/10/17)(ep 235, 30/09/17)(ep 22, 03/08/13)(ep 21, 11/08/13)(ep 20, 13/07/13)(ep 19, 15/07/13)(ep 18, 08/07/13)(ep 17, 13/06/13)(ep 16, 25/06/13)(ep 15, 20/06/13)(ep 14, 13/06/13)(ep 13, 06/06/13)(ep 12, 31/05/13)(ep 11, 29/05/13)(ep 10, 20/05/13(ep 09, 10/05/13)(ep 08, 09/05/13)(ep 07, 26/04/13)(ep 06, 19/04/13)(ep 05, 12/04/13)(ep 04, 04/04/13)9ep 03, 27/03/13(ep 02, 20/03/13).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 52,12/10/17).  “The Bitter Sound”, (ep 1, 20/11/12)(ep 2, 07/12/12)(ep 3, 21/12/12).  “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 30, 12/10/17).  “Morrissey”,  “The Smashing Pumpkins”,  “Belinda Carlisle”,  “Starship”,  “Gary Newman”,  ”Manic Street Preachers”,  “The Shirehorse”, “Pulp”.    



























































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2 Responses to Week 173, Saturday 7th until Friday 13th October 2017.

  1. Helen Lucas says:

    Hay babysitter your get through all your troubles, so don’t worry about it what will happen will happen.

    Liked by 1 person

    • misfitscully says:

      That’s my new name and very proud of it really. Thank you babe, love you and mum so much looking forward to Southwold. Xxxxx


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