Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Northamptonshire, East and West London an Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 226 Saturday 13thuntil Friday 19th October 2018.
“Happy B’Day this week to my Mum, love ya xxxx“
This week my best friend MOZ and I adopted a four month old female Hamster. A couple of weeks ago we were in a large pet superstore, just mooching not there for any reason. When we passed the adoption centre we saw a number of rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other balls of fur needing loving homes. This is When we spotted two dwarf hamsters living next to each other (looking like cellmates divided by a wall) called Jupiter and Aries who caught our attention. Over the next couple of weeks we popped in again, as well as looking them up on the website. Of course we weren’t really going to get adopt a hamster! Then Jupiter disappeared off the website leaving Aries on her own. Last Monday MOZ asked if I wanted to meet her at the shop in the evening. We really were adopting a Hamster!
“My little girl, and her new home”.
Both of us have experience with Hammies. A long time ago I had a tiny South London bruiser who had lots of attitude. MOZ actually found a one rummaging around in the gutter of her road. Once rescued he lived a happy life being loved and eating cooked sprouts covered in gravy (once he tasted a cooked one the raw ones were never good enough). Both are buried in her garden, they may have been small and physically in our lives for a short time, but both are fondly remembered.
“MOZ having quality time with our Tribble”.
In the shop we bought everything that a young hamster needs. Aries now lives in a huge multi-level home. Setting this up was as frustrating as building Scandi flat pack furniture. My constant worry was that she might nibble her way out of the temporary box that she was transported in. I can report that she didn’t, and came out straight away once the box was opened to explore her new world.
“wet in Northamptonshire, and West London”.
The next evening I was even more annoyed by the normal tube delays, because this was shortening the amount of time I would spend with Aries. Once home the first thing I did was to check if the small sand coloured fluffy baby was awake. Aries is so small that she can sit in her food bowl and eat around herself. When I see her like that she reminds me of a “Tribble” from “Star Trek”. Inside the cage the first floor is separated by a large gap with ramps leading to the sawdust floor. This hamster is a little bit of a daredevil and likes to climbs across the divide by gripping on to the cage. Hopefully she will get used to using the ramps and realise that she can travel without breaking a sweat. The cage/house has a number of surprise sections made up of tubes that she has not discovered yet, I am looking forward to when she does make her way through them.
“Visited Kettering, and thought i broken mums TV”.
I can only speak for myself, but this week I have spent a lot of time laying on the floor watching and talking to her. We also have a ball for her to climb inside so she can roll around the room. Both previous hamsters enjoyed this, Aries being an adventurer and will definitely have fun roaming around at floor level.
“Read on, this man made me move seats”.
This little baby has already changed our lives. I hope that we have changed her life for the better.
And Finally Now For Something Completely Different……
“I just thought the sign was funny”.
Walked in the rain while “up north” to the cash point. It was only when I pulled the plastic out I realised it was the wrong card (being clever, I didn’t bring my bag). Yes you guessed correct, I walked the 10 minutes back to mums, picked up the correct card and returned. I’m sure the man behind the counter did a double take as I crossed the forecourt looking even soggier than 30 mins before.
“I thought it was blonde, say no more”.
Driven to MK station by a cab driver called Mr Jolly, who was nothing like the character in “Psychoville”. Once at the station that’s when I discovered it was the SLOW train. (Note to self, must check route when booking ticket’s in future). I won’t waste a lot of time mentioning the knob on the train that wouldn’t stop talking and asking me stupid questions. In the end I had to move when his chat became racist. The look on his face when I told him I am part foreign was priceless.
“Anoodle, Carol (the pillow) and Niki providing the glamour”.
“Dan, Eric and Will what a great night”.
Ever been on a tube train where the driver threatens to cancel the service because people keep obstructing the door. Earlier this week I could hear that the train operator was rightly getting more and more annoyed that his service was being delayed. In the end he actually shouted “right, everybody off”. The looks on faces around must have mirrored mine. However after a couple of seconds we were finally on the move. I like to think that the numpty causing the obstruction moved there large arse from the doors due to the looks from other passengers.
“Someone near work, has pointed out all the chewing gum on the pavement”.
It’s the annual Southwold holiday special. This will consist of eating lots of chips, the odd drink, visiting the sweet shop and Tim’s roast. Walking in the countryside, on the beach and pier while everyone will be spotting the lighthouse. There is also a very special family wedding.
“Writing this shiz, but being distracted by 13“. My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“12 Monkeys”, (S1, ep 2 to ep 12. “An American Werewolf In London”, (1981). “Autumnwatch (2018): New England, (ep 1, TX: 15/10)(ep 2, TX 16/10)(ep 3, TX: 17/10)(ep 4, TX: 18/10/18). “Celebrity Juice”, (S20, ep 5, TX: 11/10/18). “Click”, (TX: 13/10/18). “Doctor Who”, (S37/S11, ep 2). “Fraser”, (S2, ep 3 & ep 6). “Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World Of Maths”, (S1, ep 2, TX: 17/10/18). “Mediterranean With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 2, TX: 14/10/18). “Outsiders”, (TX: 10/10/18). “Peter Kay’s Comedy Shuffle”, (S3, ep 1, TX: 15/10/18). “Strictly Come Dancing”, (S16, ep 4, 13/10/18). “Supernatural”, (S13, ep 16 Scoobynatural). “The Apprentice”, (S14, ep 3, TX: 17/10/18). “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S13, ep 3, TX: 17/10/18). “The Bisexual”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 4). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S24, ep 3, TX: 11/10/18). “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S2 (S5), ep 8, TX: 19/10/18). “The Great British Bake Off”, (S2 (S9), ep 8, TX: 16/10/18). “The Great Model Railway Challenge”, (S1, ep 3, TX: 19/10/18). “The Last Leg”, (S15, ep 2, TX: 19/10/18). “There She Goes”, (S1, ep 1). “The Orville”, (S1, ep1 to ep 5). “The Sky AT Night”, (TX: 14/10/18).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Brian Gitten’s And Friends”, (ep 45, 17/10/18). “Chasing Earhart”, (ep 13, 22/10/17)(ep 15, 05/11/17)(ep 63, 14/10/18). “Griefcast”, (ep 21, 31/01/18)(ep 22, 07/02/18)(ep 23, 14/02/18)(ep 55, 17/10/18). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (16/10, 17/10/18). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (11/10, 12/10, 15/10, 16/10, 17/10/18). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (13/10, 19/10/18). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 66, 12/10)(ep 67, 19/10/18). “NASA: In Silicon Valley”, (ep 48, 29/06/17)(ep 50, 14/07/17)(ep 53, 03/08/17)(LIVE 16/10/18). “Skeptiod”, (ep 645, 16/10/18). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 110, 15/10/18). “Treasure Quest (BBC Three Counties Radio)”, (13/10/18). “Morrissey”, “Irene Cara”, “T-Rex”, “SIA”, “The Foo Fighters”, “Suede”, “Pulp”, “Soft Cell”, “The La’s”, “Stereophonics”, “Bronski Beat”, “The Thompson Twin”.