Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & West London (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 251 Saturday 6th until Friday 12thApril 2019.
The excrement over last week’s celebrations of the 250th blog has passed. It’s time to look towards the future! At the start of the week I did a lot of thinking about this while listening to podcasts and watching boxsets because I was unwell. If you have been reading this shiz for a while you will know I have been back in the UK 3yrs, and no matter how hard I save or plan I can’t escape London! This week while at home, one idea that I have had for a while kept coming back to the front of my mind.
“This really is how i felt and looked earlier this week”.
Europe is constantly in the news at the moment in the UK (I won’t mention the dreaded “B” word here). So, the last place you would expect me to want to explore is the continent that I have lived in for most of my life, a place that so many people here want to leave (don’t worry I don’t judge, I’m a hippy at heart and love everyone). Looking at a map I have planned a route from London to the Mediterranean through France and Spain, so I can meet family in Ibiza for the planned holiday in July. The idea is to ravel as cheaply as possible, hitchhike, even walk! Written down and reading this back, the idea is mad! I am 50 and out of shape!
“Its been chilly, but spring is coming”.
This is not a new idea, but while sitting at home feeling sorry for myself I realised that I must get off my lardy arse and do something. Don’t misunderstand me. I really appreciate how lucky I am to have been born in the UK, especially when I think of all the people who are desperate to live here and have the same opportunities. But for me, I really need to travel, and get away. Considering that travel in Europe (at the moment for UK residents) is simple, I shamefully have only been to a couple of capital cities. I am no expert in what is going on politically, but with possible future restrictions about travelling around the EU freely, I feel the need to explore now!
“A real American celebrity tweeted me”.
I am saving, but I can’t raise enough to get back to Africa, so Europe is the next logical location. Don’t worry you will be kept informed as to what happens. Maybe this is the ingredient that this shameful ramble I call a blog needs to make it interesting. Also, as I mentioned before this was originally started so that my nephews and niece might one day read about their mad aunties adventures. This possible future trip would be a lot more interesting to read than another bloody boring story about travelling on the tube (damn nearly got away without mentioning the “T” for a week. Bugger!)
By the way, I’m feeling better. If you were concerned!
“Early afternoon, while at home ill. I had a little drinky to help feel better”.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
“Hamster picture of the Week”.
I am always late to the tech party. For example, I am the women that didn’t have a CD player until the early 90s! And bought her first computer in 2001! Therefore, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that it’s only now that I have a smart speaker (I won’t name the brand, they don’t need the publicity). Why would I need one? That has been my attitude because I have other electronic devices. After unboxing my own this week and using it I realise that I had been living life as a Luddite.
“Little treats at work, help me through the day”.
So far all I have done is ask questions, that I know the answers too! And play obscure music such as “Nena, 99 Red Balloons” from 1984. Every time I asked for the track, my friend who has far better taste would veto the decision. Once I had the room to myself, I requested the song (am I the only person who remembers watching “Top of the Pops” and being transfixed by her under arm hair. Yes just me, then!). This all ended when the song suddenly changed to a male voice crooning a Ballard. All I could do was rush into the hallway to tell my friend that I had been hacked! I stopped in my tracks as there she was in the dark illuminated by her phone grinning like a supervillain. The hacker had been found! The main question that still needs answering, why pick “Engelbart Humperdinck”? Since that incident I have played a lot dodgy indie and (whispering) “Nena” in English and the original German (99 Luftballons) several times! But only when I am on my own, it’s her house and I don’t want to be thrown out. That’s not something that this small amazing piece of tech could help with, or could it?
“Someone call U.N.I.T the Autons are back”.
Spoke to a nice man with the same name as a very famous BBC weather man (while growing up). I was tempted to ask if friends blamed him for the 1987 hurricane. I didn’t!
“Saw this beauty again this week”.
And now for Grannies list of entertainment over the last week, badly written on the back of a used betting slip (you need to read last weeks to understand this).
“Writing this shiz”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“ALL Doctor Who Titles Sequences (Updated), (Youtube). “Being Human”, (S3, ep 1 to ep 5). “Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 9). “Click”, (TX: 06/04/19). “Don’t Forget The Driver”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 6). “Fleabag”, (S2, ep 6). “IZombie”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 19)(S3, ep 1). “Hanna”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 8). “Happy!”, (S2, ep 3). “Have I Got News For You”, (S57, ep 1, TX: 05/04/19)(ep 2, 11/04/19). “In The Dark”, (S1, ep 1). “Killing Eve”, (S2, ep 1). “Rainman”, (1988). “Rick And Morty”, (S2, ep 5 to ep 7). “Star Trek: Discovery”, (S2, ep 13). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S25, ep 1, TX: 05/04/19). “The Murder Of Jill Dando”, (TX: 02/04/19). “The Secret Garden Presents: The Champ”, (2018) & “The Internet”, (2018). “The Sky At Night Guides: 3 The Stars”, (TX: 10/04/19). “The Unexplainers”, (S1, ep 3).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Clinton Baptiste Paranormal Podcast”, (S2, ep 2, 07/04/19). “David Tennant Does A Podcast”, (S1, ep 11, 08/04/19). “Griefcast”, (ep 75,10/04/19). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (08/04, 09/04, 10/04/19). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (08/04, 09/04, 10/04/19). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (11/04/19). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (06/04, 11/04/19). “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (10/04/19). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 87, 11/04/19). “Rule Of Three”, (04/10/18, 15/11/18, 21/03/19, 28/03/19). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 136, 05/04/19)(ep 137, 12/04/19). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (1204/19). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (12/04/19). “Morrissey”, “Voice Of The Beehive”, “Belinda Carlisle”, “P.M Dawn”, “Tears Fof Fears”, “Pet Shop Boys”, “Erasure”, “James Blunt”, “Blur”, “The Cranberries”, “Natalie Imbruglia”, R.E.M”, “Black Lace”, “Right Said Fred”, “Ian Dury And The Blockheads”, “Frank Sidebottom”, Nena”, “Engelbert Humperdinck”.