Week 256, Saturday 11th until Friday 17th May 2019.

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

Week 256 Saturday 11th until Friday 17thMay 2019.

Part 2 of April’s visit to London (and surrounding counties).


This week’s blog as it says above is the continuation of my friend April adventure in London. For full disclosures there some pictures that were “technically” taken last week.  But because that blog was so full of shiz which was threatening to flood over the edge and make a mess on that expensive flooring you have recently laid.  I made the editorial decision to carry them over to this week (if that cheating, send your complaints to Aries the Hamster at the usual address).  Please go to misfitsmidlifecrisis.com for the previous week’s blog number 255.

20190509_215955 20190509_220019 “I was so excited to be back at my fave building in the world“.

In this week’s ramble April visit’s my favourite building in the world and at one-point was feet from a genuine “Hollywood” superstar (unfortunately there are no pictures of this).  There is also a showdown with “Lunge” in a bowling alley.  Plus, April meets members of my family and makes new friends.

20190509_192738 20190509_192725 “Enjoying being in TC1 for the recording of The Graham Norton Show.  After the recording April was feet from Will Smith as he left the studio”.

20190510_084707  20190509_191958 20190510_084521In Hi-Def and the right lighting this set looks a million pounds”.

20190509_180140 20190509_185626 “All the happy memories of wondering around those corridors, will never be forgotten.  So glad my friend saw this place”.

20190510_112622 20190510_112920 “L to R,  ThunderB, Shuffle, Calamity and Lunge.  Meeting a hero”.

20190510_115615 20190510_115419.jpg “Calamity and ThunderB knocking over some pins”.

20190510_130927 20190510_113119 “Friends and food, what not to like”.

20190513_005849 20190511_192104 “April, meet the family”.

20190511_170234 “I love my mum”.

Early Tuesday morning I said goodbye to April, her time in the UK was over. Because she needed to be at St Pancras before the tubes started I drove her into town. During the drive, I got lost which involved a U turn that might get me into trouble (fingers crossed it doesn’t) stopped a couple of times to check where we were and pulled into a petrol station to ask for directions. The man behind the counter was very helpful confirming that we were on the correct road, but did question why I was using a paper map! All I said was “why not”, personally you can’t beat a good old-fashioned map in my opinion!

20190513_005507 20190512_150955 20190512_155715 “Trains and North West London parks”.

20190512_160215 “My friend is an Angel”.

At St Pancras, the sun was coming up over Kings Cross station, so I thought it would be nice to have one last picture. However, after being stationary for a few seconds (no exaggeration) a man came running to inform us that I couldn’t park there! The result was no last picture with the sunrise in the background and the goodbye was very short and sweet. While trying to wave goodbye as I steered the car around, I suddenly remembered a note that I had written the night before (this was the 5th draft) which was thrown out of the window for April to catch. Not quite the ending to the week I had hoped, but it will be memorable. With tears rolling down my cheeks I was transported back 33 years to Vancouver station when we said goodbye after our journey from Ontario. After a lovely week together in London, I really felt sad and upset that it was time to say goodbye again.

20190512_183914 20190512_183859 “Airel Yoga really is relaxing”.

20190512_183846 20190512_202034 “A quick pint after yoga with instructor Richard”.

During the last week one important part of my life met other important aspects of my life. If honest I never thought they would ever meet, I am really pleased that they did.

20190513_173403 20190513_173829 “The last supper…. Fish and Chips”.

April, a week ago you only knew me in Blighty. Now you know MOZ and Mum, who think you are very special. Then there is Lunge and Anoodle & Jbomb who all really enjoyed spending time with you. I know for a fact that you are always welcome to visit and stay with us. Thank you for an amazing week, the reality of work and normal life is an issue, but I will make positives out of any negatives, and remember what you told me. Thank you for being my friend these last 33 years and thanks for visiting. Happy travels in France and Germany have a safe journey home. Lots of love your friend Dana.

20190513_211510 “Two very important people in my life”.

And Finally……

20190513_211425 “The final picture, London 2019”.

Talking about movie franchises and how they are cash cow. April came up with the term “money moo”.

At Liverpool Street station sat on a train in the front carriage waiting to leave. A woman with a very squeaky pink case on wheels made the train driver open the cab door to look down the carriage because he was worried there was a fault with the train. This made everyone including the slightly embarrassed lady laugh.

20190512_235452 “Please oil the wheels on this case”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

20190514_161716.jpg “Enjoying Dragons and lots of fighting, while trying to write this shiz”.

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Chernobyl”, (S1, ep 2).  “Click”, (TX: 11/05/19).  “Dog Soldiers”, (2002).  “Doom Patrol”, (S1, ep 11 & ep 12).  “Game Of Thrones”, (S8, ep 5).  “Ghosts”, (S1, ep 5).  “Happy!”, (S2, ep 8).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S57, ep 7, TX: 17/05/19).  “In The Dark”, (s1, ep 7).  “IZombie”, (S5, ep 3).  “Killing Eve”, (S2, ep 6).  “Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 12/05/19).  “MISFITS”, (S1, ep 2).  “Not Going Out”, (S10, ep 5).  “Saving Britain’s Hedgehogs”, (S1, ep 2, TX: 15/05/19).  “Sideways”, (2004).  “The Looming Tower”, (S1, ep 3).  “Years And Years”, (S1, ep 1).  “Z Nation”, (S3, ep 2 to ep 11).   

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“13 minutes To The Moon (BBC World Service)”, (t-minus 4, 12/04/19)(t-minus 3, 22/05/19)(t-minus 2, 26/04/19)(t-minus 1, 29/04/19)(ep 1, 12/05/19).  “30 Animals That Made Us Smarter”, (S1, ep 8, 12/05/19).  “Brian Gittins And Friends”, (ep 58, 17/05/19).  “Griefcast”, (ep 80, 15/05/19).  “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (14/05/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (10/05, 13/05, 14/05,15/05, 16/05/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (11/05, 17/05/19).  “NASA Edge: Viking 40th Anniversary: Entry Descent And Landing”,  (01/09/16),  “Life On Mars”, (02/09/16),  “Jim Martin”, (03/09/16),  “Legacy Of Viking”, (04/09/16),  “The Viking Team”, (05/09/16).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 92, 17/05/19).  “Rule Of Three, (16/05/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 141, 10/05/19)(ep 142, 17/05/19).  “Strange Times”, (ep 301 & ep 3012, 11/05/19).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 92, 11/05/19).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (17/05/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (17/05/19).  “Morrissey”,  “Faith No More”,  “Hole”,  “Smashing Pumpkins”,  “Queen”,  “Guns N Roese”,  “Erasure”,  “James Blunt”,  “Manic Street Preachers”,  “Space”,  “The Velvet Underground”.


























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