Week 280, Saturday 26th October until Friday 1st November 2019.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Suffolk (Southwold) and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).

Week 280 Saturday 26th October until Friday 1st November 2019.



This week has been the annual family (most of them anyway!) migration to the Suffolk coast. Every year I look forward to this week more than any other (Ibiza and Sri-Lanka were wonderful holidays, but nothing beats this week). Southwold is a small sleepy seaside location that we fell in love with a number of years ago and have returned each year. This week’s blog is really a few comments and lots of pictures. Normal service of moaning about travelling and living in the capital will resume next week.


Highlights and traditions over the last week have included.  Everyone converging at “The Soul Bay Inn” when we first arrive.  Watching my nephew and niece rushing to the small traditional sweet shop.  Walking along the beach, past multi-coloured beach huts and visiting the pier to have a go on Tim Hunkin’s homemade arcade machines.  Smelling hops (and other smells I can’t name because I don’t brew the stuff, just drink it!) drift across the town from the brewery.  Visiting Warbleswkck (one of the most haunted places in the county, according to my mum) and looking at every person who passed just in case it was one of the many celebrities that live there.  Being visited by Bingo and his lovely greyhounds Flo-Jo and George.  And of course spotting the lighthouse “where the lighthouse Jbomb? His reply, “over there!”.


Lowlights terrible Wi-fi in the house that drifted in and out more than the sea.  Though I did enjoy excellent Wi-fi at James Paget University Hospital (I wasn’t the patient).  Driving back to Southwold while in the middle of “Oulton Broad North” railway level crossing the lights and alarms started to sound.  Due to not wanting to return to the hospital I of course hit the accelerator.


Every year I intend on visiting Sizewell Nuclear power station, which can be seen from Southwold beach.  Sadly this year it didn’t happen due to a car deciding to breakdown.  Maybe next year!


I would also like to publicly say sorry to my family for eating all the nacho dip on our first day.  I saw the nachos were finished and didn’t want the remaining dip to be wasted.  Not long later another bag of crispy goodness was produced while everyone wondered what happened to all the dip!  Over the last week I have eaten everything put in front or near me.  From next week it’s back to ingesting dust!


I genuinely loved my week beside the sea with family. No one knows what will happen during the in the next year, but I really will do my best to be with the family for Southwold 2020.






And Finally……


Last Saturday morning this blogs total number of views for 2019 reached 2000 (it’s very possible that my sister Hel was the person that tipped the counter over that milestone). 


Thanks to everyone, please keep reading or looking at the pictures and press SHARE.

Thanks xx.


My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

20191029_205821 “Writing this shiz, thinking of CAKE”.

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Autumnwatch 2019”, (ep 1, TX: 29/10/19)(ep 2, TX: 30/10/19)(ep 3, TX: 31/10/19)(ep 4, 01/11/19).  “Batwomen”, (S1, ep 3 & ep 4).  “Blakes 7”, (SB, ep 1 to ep 5).  “Click”, (TX: 26/10/19).  “Cul-De-Sac?”, (S1, ep 3).  “Daybreak”, (S1 ep 3 to ep 6).  “Evil”, (S1, ep 4).   “Harry Hill’s Clubnite”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 24/10/19).  “Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire”, (2005).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 4, TX: 01/11/19).  “How Do They Do It?”, (S3, ep 2, TX: 21/02/07).  “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 3 to ep 5).  “Lucy And D.i.C: A Big Cheers! You’re All Legends (YouTube)”, (TX: 29/10/19).  “Richie Rich”, (S1, ep 5 & ep 10)(S2, ep 1).  “Spiral”, (S7, ep 5 & ep 6).  “Star Trek (Original Series)”, (S2, ep 25).  “Strictly Come Dancing: Results Show”, (S17, ep 5, TX: 27/10/19).  “Terry Nation Army Extra: How Remembrance Of The Daleks Was Fixed In The Edit (YouTube)”, (TX: 30/10/19).  “The Americas With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 3, TX: 27/10/19).  “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 5, TX: 30/10/19).  “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 5, TX: 30/10/19).  “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 5, TX: 30/10/19).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S26, ep 6, TX: 01/11/19).  “The Great British Bake Off: 2019 Final”, (S3 (S10), ep 10, TX: 28/10/19).  “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S3 (S6) ep 10, TX: 01/11/19).  “The Great Model Railway Challenge: Grand Final 2019”, (S2, ep 8, TX: 26/10/19).  “The Jonathon Ross Show”, (S15, ep 7, TX: 26/10/19).  “The Last Leg: SU2C Special”, (S18, ep 1, TX: 25/10/19)(ep 2, 01/11/19).  “The Met: Policing London”, (S3, ep 5, TX: 31/10/19).  “The One Show”, (TX: 31/10/19).  “The Walking Dead”, (S10, ep 4).  “Travelman 48hrs In….. Bergen”, (S9, ep 2, TX: 28/10/19).  “Van Helsing”, (S4, ep 5).               

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Gossipmongers”, (S2, ep 5, 26/10/19).  “Griefcast”, (ep 102, 30/10/19).  “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (31/10/19).  “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (18/10, 28/10, 30/10, 31/10/19).  “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (26/10, 01/11/19).  “Spacefall: A Blakes 7 Podcast”, (SB, ep 1, 17/12/18)(ep 2, 31/01/19)(ep 3, 08/03/19)(ep 4, 12/04/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 165, 25/10/19).  “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 32 to ep 34, 14/12/17).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With….”, (ep 4, 17/10/19).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 106, 25/10/19).  “The Halloween Skewer (BBC Radio 4)”, (31/10/19).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (29/10/19).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 5, 25/03/15).  “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 8, 27/07/17).  “Morrissey”,  “Gwen Stefani”, “The Specials”,  “Deacon Blue”, “Radiohead”, “R.E.M”, “The B-52’s”,  Limahl”.
















































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