Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & West London and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 210 Saturday 23rdJune until Friday 29th June 2018.
This week I want to help you…
Over the last 30 yrs I have slept really badly, waking up regularly throughout the night never feeling completely satisfied in the morning. But recently I have found a way which helps me sleep better, I’m still waking up every couple of hours but in the morning I feel better once up.
“It was messy, and why this blog is late. Sorry.”
“Come closer and I’ll tell you my secret. I’ll give you a moment to sit very close to the screen”.
My answer to sleeping better is to “turn the radio off”. Yes, these last few decades I have slept with voices either in the room or whispering directly into my ear. Speech radio is better than music which just kept me awake. This all started when I worked shifts for British Rail (remember them) in the late 80s. Attempting to sleep during the day was difficulty until I discovered that leaving the radio on sort of helped. This habit continued until a couple of weeks ago when I was away and found myself without any decent radio, resulting in going to sleep naturally. As I mentioned I’m still waking up every few hours, but I drift off again quite quickly. This really was a major “Eureka” moment for me.
“A huge art installation at Gloucester Road tube station by Heather Phillipson called My Name is Lettie Eggyscrub.”
I actually miss the radio shows and the presenters I would listen to in the wee hours, but the need for better sleep is more important. I dream (pun intended) that one day I’ll sleep like others only waking up only once or even better not at all. If only I could wake up feeling completely regenerated, refreshed and ready for what the day throws at me.
“This lovely man, rescued this huge moth hitchhiking on the District Line, They were last seen getting off together at Kew”.
If this little trick helps you sleep better, then the address to send the cheque to is
Third Wheelie bin on the left
Batley Townswomans Guild
I have had another revolutionary idea for better sleep, which has just arrived in my noggin as I type this. Close the curtains, I’m going to close the curtains and see if that helps. If this does then I am definitely applying for the next season of “Dragons Den” to make my squillions.
“A couple of doodles this week, gotta love a Snail”.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
“Random tattoo spotted of the week, it appears to be a Skateboard”.
When this is published I will have less than 7 days until I go on holiday. There have been occasional long weekend, but an actual holiday hasn’t happened for a number of years. I really need this break, being away from the daily grind of getting up before sparrow fart. Squashed sweaty shoulder to sweaty shoulder on badly air conditioned trains and sitting in an office 5 days a week for 8 hours a day is not good to my physical or mental health. Add to this speaking to possibly up to 60 idiots a day (that’s really a bad day). Yes I need this holiday.
“Always a pleasant site seeing our celestial neighbour”.
It would have been nice if I could have said to the world that I am “Beach Body Ready” instead of “Beach Bloated Ready” (a lot of training has gone into looking like this). It’s the locals and other visitors I feel sorry for; the ones that accidently catch a glimpse of my pasty white flabby flesh. I am normally a responsible person, but during this break I won’t be liable for any illness or injury that others incur if they decided to ogle or get in the way of my rubbing thighs or large tummy. Yes I am definitely going to enjoy break.
“Seeing Lon W’loo (look carefully) always makes me smile”.
Some of you might be going away at the same time and are rightly worried that you could be one of the possible casualties mentioned above. I’m going with family to Ibiza. You read that correctly, one of the most boring people in the world (me, if you were wondering) will be spending time in a very exciting location. Hopefully I can persuade my 6 year old niece and 4 yrs old nephew to let me hang out with them as there “havin it large” in the V.I.P area at a foam party while dancing the night away to a superstar DJ.
“The lovely DAVE celebrating Pride”.
In reality I intend on doing very little apart from lying in a hammock or floating around the pool. There is the possibility that the kids might mistake me for a pool inflatable, but these things happen when away. You can guarantee I will be smothered in inches of factor 50 and enjoying the shade (outside of course) as much as possible, I’m not good in the sun. This holiday is going to be so good for me in many ways.
“A couple of mornings i arrived in style. This is how i LIKE my trains”.
If you’re unlucky and there is good internet connection then week 212 of the blog will be posted as normal. But don’t fret there is still the excitement of week 211 next week still to come (that sounds like a threat doesn’t it).
“JBomb is ready for Ibiza”.
I should start making a list and checking it twice….
Congratulation to Ian on your new home.
“Writing this shiz on the move”.
And Finally, Finally (Honest)……
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Can Science Make A Perfect Me? With Alice Roberts”, (TX: 13/06/18). “Click”, (TX: 23/06/18). “Flowers”, (S1, ep 5). “Friends”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 8). “Greg Davies: You Magnificent beast”, (2018). “Hidden”, (S1, ep 4). “Horizon 2018:2, Teenagers Vs Cancer A User’s Guide”, (TX: 26/06/18). “Humans”, (S3, ep 5 & ep 6). “Houston, We Have A Problem!”, (2016). “Imagine Spring 2018:1, Rupert Everett; Born To Be Wilde”, (TX: 20/05/18). “Incident By A Bank”, (2010). “Monty Python Almost The Truth, The Lawyers Cut”, (S1, ep 4 to ep 6). “Monty Python Best Bits (Mostly), (s1, ep 1 to ep 5). “Monty Python Conquers America”, (2008). “Monty Python; The Meaning Of Live”, (2014). “Monty Python’s Fiegender Zirkua”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2). “Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing”, (S1, ep 2, TX: 27/06/18). “Red Dwarf”, (S1, ep 1). “Rescue Me”, (S1, ep 1). “Stranger Things 2”, (S2, ep 1 & ep 9). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S23, ep 12, TX: 22/06/18). “The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special”, (S4, ep 3, TX: 22/06/18). “The Last Leg”, (S14, ep 1, TX: 22/06/18). “The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Extended Edition)”, (2001). “The Meaning Of Monty Python”, (2013).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“BBFC Podcast”, (ep 52, 15/06/16)(ep 56, 25/08/16)(ep 58, 06/10/16)(ep 61, 22/11/16)(ep 63, 19/01/17)(ep 64, 01/02/17)(ep 70, 24/7/17)(ep 71, 18/08/17)(ep 78, 26/01/18). “Brian Gittens And Friends”, (ep 39, 28/06/18). “Chasing Earhart”, (ep 49, 22/06/18). “Grief Cast”, (ep 43, 27/06/18). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (27/06/18). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (22/06, 25/06, 26/06, 27/06/18). “In Poor Taste”, (ep 58, 13/01/17). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (21/06)(28/06/18). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (23/06, 29/06/18). “Skeptiod”, (bonus ep 23/06)(ep 629, 26/06/18). “Strange Times”, (ep 267, 22/06/18)(ep 268, 24/06/18). “The Kimchi Chronicles”, (ep 20, 26/06/18). “Morrissey”, “Spice Girls”, “Garbage”, “Weezer”, “Ash”, “Blur”, “Lisa Loeb”, “Mental As Anything”, “The Police”, Cyndi Lauper”, “Turin Breaks”.