Week 228, Saturday 27th Oct until Friday 2nd November 2018.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Suffolk, Surrey, East and West London (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 228 Saturday 27thOctober until Friday 2nd November  2018.


This week could be considered as a Southwold mop-up blog.

If you have been reading this shiz recently you will know that I passed a so-called milestone bday a few weeks ago.  The following incidents could be chalked up to this “Great Age” that I have reached, or just plain stupidity.  The latter is more likely.

20181031_190000 20181031_190403 “Just a normal evening in Surrey”.

My natural hair colour is brown (ish), I say this because it’s been dyed a lot over the years so it’s a hotch potch of shades.  Due to being “So Old” I have what can only be described as a set of grey curtain that frame my stunning model (no, not a broken Airfix ® kit) like face (don’t worry I have fingers down my throat when I joke like that).  While in Mozambique I was dying the grey blonde because the sun had lightened the rest of my barnet.  This continued for a while when I returned to the UK, but I soon got bored.  I am not known for making an effort with my appearance, if you looked like this you wouldn’t either.

20181023_164333 “London traffic problems are just getting worse”.

In June I bought some dye for the Ibiza holiday, blonde always looks good in the sun!  For some reason (probably laziness) I didn’t get round to applying it.  During Sept a couple of people reminded me that my cousin Catherine’s wedding was during the annual Southwold family holiday (last week) and I needed to do something about the mess on my head.  Two days before the trip I grabbed the box, mixed the foul smelling eye stinging chemicals and smeared it over my head.  Looking in the mirror briefly it looked a little dark, “but it does while developing, doesn’t it?”.

IMG_0619 “Before”.

It was only after I washed the excess dye out and towel dried my head that I actually saw the final result.  Of course I was expecting to see Kylie, Jennifer Aniston or at a stretch Diana Dors (Google her kids) looking back at me.  I was totally unprepared for what I saw, reaching up I touched my hair just to make sure that what was in front of me was real.  The colour was a reddish brown, under the bathroom light it appeared a very deep purple.  This was when I pulled the box out of the bin, only to see a beautiful woman with the same colour hair smiling back.  How and why did I think this was blonde? All that matters is, I like it, the family liked it and the shade went well with the outfit I planned to wear (the only dress I could actually fit in to).  That was a close call; I really need to take note of small details such as the colour of hair dye.


Speaking of noticing small details! Normally when I drive I am with MOZ after all it’s her car. My friend is very good at remembering where we parked.  Earlier this week I had a day off so visited a HUGE shopping centre which I have driven to hundreds of times.  My carpack of choice is normally D.  After doing my shiz, I spent 10 mins walking around looking like a total numpty trying to find the car.  In the end I actually rang MOZ and joked that her car was missing.  I firmly believe that her car was playing hide and seek with me.  After chatting for a few mins, Sherlock MOZ deduced from what I had told her that I was on the wrong floor. Sure enough there was her car on the second floor.  I am still convinced it wasn’t my fault; the car must have changed floors to confuse me.

20181027_163034 “JBomb on the phone to Santa.  He rang especially to speak to this chap”. 

Seriously, both of these recent events are proof that I need to open my eyes.  Thank the “Great Pumpkin” I am not responsible for anything important, critical or anyone other than myself.  Luckily with both of these incidents no damage occurred, accept maybe my pride. By the way I am thinking of electronically tagging MOZ car just in case he plays that game with me in future.

20181029_123123 “I really wanted to ride this when out shopping”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

20181031_085919-1-1 “Poppies on the front of District Line tubes”.

Last week SAZ and I were wondering around Southwold looking for red onions.  Suddenly we both took a collective gasp as we realised that the man standing next to us was non other than Richard Curtis.  He must have heard the joint intake of breath as he turned on a sixpence and walked away in the opposite direction.  I would have loved to have got a piccy and autograph while handing him a number of short film scripts i have written, but he was off duty.  My niece was confused as to why her mum and aunty were so excited about seeing a man.

20181102_203127 “Aggy and i recording ep 2 of our Podcast”.

P.s a couple of years ago the same trio of sister, niece and myself saw Emma Freud (Mr. Curtis partner) cycling. Do we win a prize for playing “Celebrity Couple Snap”. 

20181102_211648  “Writing this shiz and watching Victoria at the same time”.                                                                                             

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“12 Monkeys”, (S1, ep 13)(S2, ep 1).  “Blue Peter 60th Birthday Poem”, (TX: 14/10/18).  “Blue Peter: Big 60th”, (ep 5037, TX: 16/10/18).  “Click”, (TX: 27/10/18).  “Doctor Who”, (S37/S11, ep 4).  “First Dates: Celebrity Special SU2C”, (TX: 25/10/18).  “Frasier”, (S2, ep 7 to ep 9).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S54, ep 5, TX: 02/11/18).  “Horizon 2018”, (ep 11, TX: 25/10/18)(ep 12, 01/11/18).  “In My Skin (pilot)”, (TX: 14/10/18).  “Informer”, (S1, ep 3 & ep 4).  “Inside No9: LIVE”, (TX: 28/10/18).  “Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World Of Maths”, (S1, ep 3, TX: 24/10/18).  “Matilda”, (1996).  “Mediterranean With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 4, TX: 28/10/18).  “Motorways Life In The Fast Lane”, (S1, ep 4, TX:30/09/14).  “Outnumbered”, (S5, ep 2).  “Strictly Come Dancing”, (S14, ep 6, 27/10/18).  “The Apprentice”, (S14, ep 5, TX: 31/10/18).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S4, ep 5, TX: 31/10/18).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S13, ep 5, TX: 31/10/18).  “The First”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 8).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S24, ep 6, TX: 02/11/18).  “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S2 (S5), ep 10, TX: 02/11/18).  “The Great British Bake Off”, (S2 (S9), ep 10, TX: 30/10/18).  “The Mash Report”, (S3, ep 2, TX: 02/11/18).  “The Secret Story Of Stuff: Materials Of The Modern Age”, (TX: 31/10/18).  “There She Goes”, (S1, ep 3).  “Will & Grace”, (S10, ep 1 to ep 4).  “Zapped”, (S3, ep 3).           

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Aggy Fox And Dana Podcast”, (ep 1, 20/10/18)(ep 2, 03/11/18). “Chasing Earhart”, (ep 64, 28/10/18).  “Griefcast”, (ep 57, 31/10/18).  “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (01/11/18).  “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (25/10, 26/10, 29/10, 31/10, 01/11/18).  “In Poor Taste”, (35, 01/01/16)(ep 36, 08/01/16)(ep 37, 17/01/16).  “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (01/11/18).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (27/10, 02/11/18).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 69, 02/11/18).  “Skeptiod”, (ep 647, 30/10/18).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 112, 29/10/18).  “Strange Times”, (ep 280, 21/10/18)(ep 281, 27/10/18).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 81, 27/10/18)“The Hitchhickers Guide To The Galaxy”, (S2, ep 4 to ep 6)(S3, ep 1 to ep3).  “True Crime Finland”, (ep 33, 02/11/18).  “Morrissey”, “Mamas And Papas”, “Wilson Phillips, Supergrass”, “Zoe”, “Bananarama”, “New Order”, “The Cure”.



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