Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, Central, South (inc Purley) London. Essex, Surrey and Northamptionshire (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 285 Saturday 30th November until Friday 6th December 2019.
This week Happy bday to MOZ, SAZ, Hel on 2nd and Nico on 5th.
First an update on last weeks ramble.
Aries the Hamster sadly died at 17.32pm on Saturday 30th November. That last day she lay curled up warmly in a mound of bedding occasionally stirring, but never actually getting up. I am no expert, but I felt she was in a coma state. My friend and I had been nursing her for the last week night and day didn’t see her eat or drink that last day. It was obvious late morning that her quality of life was not going to improve. The tough decision was made to make an appointment for Sunday morning to take her to the vets one last time! Around 17.15pm we became aware of a unusual sound that I can only described as a vibrating which we suspected was something to do with her breathing. We sat on the floor talking and stroking her, which was a comfort to us. Personally I would like to think this comforted her, but i don’t think she was aware of what was happening. As I stated at the top at 17.32pm her little body became still, Aries had left us.
“Sleep well little girl”.
Even though we were very upset, there was a relief that we didnt have to take her to the vets the next morning. I like to think that she had not wanted to put us through the stress and upset of that visit. During the week we buried her in the garden, she is gone but not forgotten. I am not going to apologise for sounding so soppy over a small Hamster, a creature that many think of disposable. One dies, another can be bought for a few pounds the next day. As I said last week that very small special mammal had really helped me a person who suffers with mental health issues to feel better. Just looking after her gave me pleasure. Its silly little things I really miss such as her running up and down my arms. We have plenty of pics and video, plus our own memories to remember her.
“This Santa cake, couldn’t take anymore”.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
On Monday I helped to celebrate my best friend’s b’day (fact fans, the same day as my sisters). As mentioned above we were feeling very sad, but I wanted my friend to enjoy her special day. We visited a favourite central London pub that serves lovely Thai food with indie music playing in the background. One of the best things about this drinking establishment is that a major central London cop shop is almost opposite. We like nothing more when visiting than to watch London’s Metropolitan Police driving the cream of the capital’s criminals into the back courtyard. You wouldn’t expect much else from me; I have mentioned before that I am a simple organism. Plus occasions like this makes me realise that even though I feel my life is shiz, it’s better than the people in the back of the police vans (who of course are innocent, or so they claim).
“The B’day girl and her hot toddy”.
Other highlights of her bday were going g to the cinema to see Les Miserables: The Staged Concert. A woman behind us during the interval kept commenting to her friend about the show being live. I was tempted to inform that it was recorded the week before, but decided it wasn’t worth it. Plus this kept us entertained during the interval. Then there was £21 on lovely Lindt (who do not sponsoring this shiz, but if they would like to I’ll be very pleased to tastes all of their products) chocolate. Maybe I should mention all the Whittard (if they would like to be the drinks sponsor of the blog, I wouldn’t say no) fruit drinks. These will last years, we only recently finished the last lot which took long enough to use up. It was an emotional day; I hope these distractions helped MOZ enjoyed herself.
“Lunge and Calamity choosing balls”.
“Sitting comfortably in the Cinema, ready for the show”.
Being sold alcohol by a 16yr old who was being trained. I know she was that age as the supervisor who had to give permission for the “girl” to sell the drink go me asked her. Just before the manager walked away, she said to the trainee to ask me for ID. Once we were on our own, the young girl looked me up and down and just carried on scanning the items. I obviously look so old that there was no point in wasting breath asking for my age. Walking away I realised I was probably older than her parents. That was a shopping trip I won’t forget.
“The Pic n Mix part of my Chocolate horde”.
I saw an unsympathetic GP. My heart sank when I saw the name on the door (this was a walk-in consultation so I didn’t have a choice of Dr) as I had an unsatisfactory consultation last year with them. I am thinking of making an official complaint, what do you think?
“Enjoying the Capital by night”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
“Writing this shiz, but the Shat is so distracting”.
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Ad Vitam”, (S1, ep 3). “All Tube Stations Have Fifteen Floors (YouTube)”, (16/01/18). “Blakes 7”, (SC, ep 6 & ep 7). “Bonus Secrets Of The Underground (YouTube)”, (01/10/15). “Cheers”, (S3, ep 7 to ep 20). “Click”, (TX: 30/11/19). “Have I Got News For You”, (S58, ep 7, TX: 29/11/19)(ep 8, TX: 06/12/19). “Heathrow To Upminster (YouTube)”, (25/01/18). “His Dark Materials”, (S1, ep 5). “Kill Your TV, Jim Moir’s Weird World Of Video Art”, (TX: 24/11/19). “Les Miserables: The Staged Concert: Recorded At The Gielgud Theatre London, 30/11/19)”, (Shown 02/12/19). “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 5). “More Secrets Of The Underground (YouTube)”, (04/11/16). “NASA TV Live: ISS Spacewalk #224 (Parmitano & Morgan)”, (TX: 02/12/19). “People Of Science With Professor Brian Cox”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 6, TX: 05/12/19). “Secrets Of The Central Line (YouTube), (TX: 03/07/13). “Secrets Of The Trams (YouTube), (TX: 04/03/16). “Stargate SG-1”, (S5, ep 1). “Star Trek”, (S3, ep 24). “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”, (S1, ep 3 & ep 4). “Suede: The Insatiable Ones”, (2018). “The Apprentice”, (S15, ep 10, TX: 04/12/19). “The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles”, (S5, ep 10, TX: 04/12/19). “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, (S14, ep 10, TX: 04/12/19). “The Crimbum Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan”, (TX: 20/12/18). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S26, ep 7, TX: 08/11/19)(ep 8, TX: 22/11/19)(ep 9, TX: 29/11/19). “The Last Leg”, (S18, ep 6, TX: 29/11/19)(ep 7 “Pre-Elegtion Special”, TX: 06/12/19). “The War Of The Worlds”, (S1, ep 3). “Timeless”, (S1, ep 2 & ep 4). “Time Team”, (S19, ep 2, TX: 29/01/12). “Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out”, (S2, ep 1 & ep 2).
Doctor Who watched this week:
“Marco Polo (Loose Cannon Recon)”, (S1, Prod Code D)(ep 1, The Roof Of The World, TX: 22/02/64)(ep 2, The Singing Sands, TX: 29/02/64)(ep 3, Five hundred Eyes, 07/03/64)(ep 4, The Wall Of Lies, TX: 14/03/64)(ep 5, Rider From Shang-Tu, TX: 21/03/64)(ep 6, Mighty Kublai Khan, TX: 28/03/64)(ep 7, Assassin At Peking, TX: 04/04/64)(Bonus: End+Outro, Feb 02)(Bonus: Condense BBC Version, 30/01/06)(Bonus: Making Of Marco Polo).
“The Keys Of Marinus”, (S1, Prod Code E)( ep 1, The Sea Of Death, TX: 11/04/64)(ep 2, The Velvet Web, TX: 18/04/64)(ep 3, The Screaming Jungle, TX: 25/04/64)(ep 4, The Snow Of Terror, TX: 02/05/64)(ep 5, Sentence Of Death, TX: 09/05/64)(ep 6, The Keys Of Marinus,TX: 16/05/64)(Bonus: The Sets Of Marinus, 21/09/09).
“The Aztecs”, (S1, Prod Code F)(ep 1, The Temple Of Evil, TX: 23/05/64)(ep 2, The Warriors Of Death, TX: 30/05/64)(ep 3, The Bride Of Sacrifice, TX: 06/06/64)(ep 4, The Day Of Darkness, TX: 13/06/64).
“The Sensorites”, (S1, Prod Code G)(ep 1, Strangers In Space, 20/06/64)(ep 2, Unwilling Warrior, 27/06/64)(ep 3, Hidden Danger, 11/07/06).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Brian Gittens And Friends”, (ep 66, 02/12/19). “Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 8, 05/12/19). “Griefcast LIVE”, (ep 107, 04/12/19). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (02/12/19). “Iain Lee (Highlight)”, (28/11, 02/12, 03/12, 04/12, 05/12/19). “LBC Pobcast: Mystery Hour”, (28/11, 02/12/19). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (30/11, 06/12/19). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 121, 06/12/19). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 170, 29/11/19). “Space Rocket History Archive”, (ep 39 to ep 43, 13/01/18)(ep 44 to 46, 06/02/18). “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 112, 02/12/19). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (02/12/19). “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 15, 28/10/15)(ep 16, 18/11/15)(ep 17, 09/12/15)(ep 18, 30/12/15)(ep 19, 20/01/16). “Walking The Dog With Emily Dean”, (ep 13, 19/10/17)(ep 20, 29/06/18). “Morrissey”, “Athlete”, “The Associates”, “Hall & Oats”, “The Divine Comedy”, “Kate Bush”, “Prefab Sprout, “The Libertines”, “The Lighthouse Family”, “Paul Hardcastle”, “Dido”, “Dusty Springfield”, “The Housemartins”, “They Might Be Giants”, “Keith Thomas, feat Halston Dare (Getaway)”, “Wheatus”.