Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, South West London (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 299 Saturday 7th until Friday 13th March 2020.
This week happy 5th B’day to my little lion boy
And remember this week.
Joan who passed away 4 yrs ago and David 10 yrs ago. Both will never be forgotten.
There is nothing good about the virus that’s spreading the world, expect it may have emptied my local doctors’ surgery. Normally when I ask for an appointment, it’s never a shock that I have to wait a week or more to be seen. This week I walked in on Tuesday morning and walked out with an appointment for Thursday morning. My shock may have surprised the receptionist, hopefully in a nice way. You may remember I had a fall in December; this old saggy body has not recovered. Of course, friends and family kept saying I should have it looked at, but as usual I wouldn’t listen and did my own thing. This week due to pain I gave ***
“Are they asleep or self isolating?”.
In other virus related news…..
The story of people buying huge amounts of loo roll got as much press last weekend as the virus itself. Sunday afternoon my friend and I went shopping and bog roll was on the list. Standing In front of almost empty shelves was a little surprising as I had wondered if this was just the news being a little over sensational.
“If my spine was made of Satsuma pieces i would feel better”.
Everyone I saw seemed to be carrying packets of toilet paper. This is when I actually started to feel embarrassed and a little self-conscious and wanting to tell everyone especially the cashiers who were probably thinking “here comes another one!!!” That I did need to buy the product, I wasn’t just stockpiling. While in the shop I really couldn’t look people in the eye and was so glad to get out once we had paid.
“Strip, then walk through the door”.
*** Just in case you’re interested (If you’re not interested – and why would you be? Then skip the next line). The Doctor sent me to hospital for X-rays to see if I have a fractured rib.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
“The thief has been caught”.
Next week is week 300 of this ramble, the end of the current journey. I will explain why this is coming to an end, there’s a good reason. In late May / early June a new blog will be published all about my new adventure. When I know more, you will be the first to know (I bet you can’t wait).
Next week really does feel like the end of one journey and the start of a new one, the next phase of my mid-life crisis.
“Love a Daff”.
If you’re reading this for the first time, then come back next week for the final instalment and have a look back at previous weeks. If you have been reading this for a while thank you for tagging along for the ride and we’ll talk more next week.
“The B’day boys, doodle stamp”.
Sitting in a fave pub in central London, I overheard the following behind me when two people met “what do I have to drink this week to get a cuddle“.
“A lovely night of culture”.
Another person in the same pub was heard to say “didn’t you cosplay once as a My Little Pony”. The man had a very long and impressive ginger beard; I would have loved to have known what his Pony name was.
“Its how i relax in the morning”.
Outside of the pub very near Covent Garden I saw a boob, a real boob! Walking past minding my own business, I couldn’t help witnessing what happened. A woman taking a photograph of (I assume) a friend who on cue flashed her right boob. Somewhere on social media (again I am assuming that the picture ended up on-line) there is a photo of the logo for a very famous high street noodle establishment who’s menu just happened to be at nipple level.
“Abby Road, 21st Century”.
During the week I said “will it get bigger if you touch it?”. This was to my friend who was looking at a map on her small electronic device and having trouble making the map large.
“Distracted by my new BBC obsession, while writing this shiz”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Cheers”, (S9, ep 14 to ep 26)(S10, ep 1 to ep 12). “Click”, (TX: 06/03/20). “Death In Paradise”, (S1, ep 4 to ep 8)(S2, ep 1 to ep 3). “Diablero”, (S1, ep 6 & ep 7). “Hidden”, (S2, ep 5). “Inside No.9”, (S5, ep 6). “James May Our Man In Japan”, (S1, ep 2). “Last Tango In Halifax”, (S5, ep 3). “Miriam’s Big Fat Adventure”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 09/03/20)(ep 2, TX: 10/03/20). “My Left Nut”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 3). “Panorama: Spying On The Scammers”, (TX: 02/03/20). “Ragnarok”, (S1, ep 5 & ep 6). “Sports Relief 2020: All-Star Netball”, (TX: 20/07/19). Sports Relief 2020: Some Mothers Do Have Em”, (TX: 18/03/16). “Sports Relief 2020: Stranger Things”, (TX: 13/03/20). “Star Trek: Picard”, (S1, ep 8). “The Great Celebrity Bake Off For SU2C”, (S3, ep 1, TX: 10/03/20). “The Last Leg”, (S19, ep 8, TX: 06/03/20). “This Country”, (S3, ep 4).
Doctor Who Watched This Week:
“The Invasion”, (S6, Prod Code VV)(ep 5, TX: 30/11/68)(ep 6, TX: 07/12/68)(ep 7, TX: 14/12/68)(ep 8, TX: 02/12/68)(BBC Bonus: Evolution Of The Invasion, Flash Frames-Reanimating The Invasion, Love Off-Air, 06/11/2006).
“The Krotons”, (S6, Prod Code WW)(ep 1, TX: 28/12/68)(ep 2, TX: 04/01/69)(ep 3, TX: 11/01/69)(ep 4, TX: 18/01/69).
“The Seeds Of Death”, (S6, Prod Code XX)(ep 1, TX: 25/01/69)(ep 2, TX: 01/02/69)(ep 3, TX: 08/02/69)(ep 4, TX: 15/02/69)(ep 5, TX: 22/02/69)(ep 6, TX: 01/03/69). (BBC Bonus: Lords Of The Red Planet, Monster Masterclass, Monsters Who Came Back For More, Sssowing The Ssseedsss, 17/03/2003).
“The Space Pirates”, (S6, Prod Code YY)(ep 1, TX: 08/03/69, LC Recon)(ep 2, TX 15/03/69)(ep 3, TX: 22/03/69, LC Recon)(ep 4, TX: 29/03/69, LC Recon)(ep 5, TX: 05/04/69, LC Recon)(ep 6, TX: 12/04/69, LC Recon)(Loose Cannon: Intro, Outro, Mini Production Featurette, George Clayton Remembers The Space Pirates, Intv Donald Gee, Dec 07)(BBC Bonus: The Missing Years, 2004).
“The War Games”, (S6, Prod Code ZZ)(ep 1, TX: 19/04/69)(ep 2, TX: 26/04/69)(ep 3, TX: 03/05/69)(ep 4, TX: 10/05/69)(ep 5, TX: 17/05/69)(ep 6, TX: 24/05/69)9ep 7, TX: 31/05/69)(ep 8, TX: 07/06/69)(ep 9, TX: 14/06/69)(ep 10, 21/06/69 .
This Week I saw Live on Stage:
“The Play That Goes Wrong”, (Duchess Theatre, 07/03/20).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“13 Minutes To The Moon (BBC World Services), (S2, Trailer, 09/02/20)(ep 1, 09/03/20). “Blood On The Tracks”, (16/05/19)(23/05/19)(30/05/19). “Daddy Look At Me”, (S3, ep 2,12/03/20). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (05/03, 06/03, 08/03, 09/03, 10/03/20). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 135, 13/03/20). “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (07/03, 13/03/20). “Rule Of Three”, (S5, ep 6, 11/03/20). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 184, 06/03/20). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (12/03/20). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (09/03/20). “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 91, 11/03/20). “The Super Massive Podcast(Never Mind The Space Rocks)”, (ep 1, 17/01/20)(ep 2, 20/02/20). “What’s Your Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffin”, (S1, ep 8, 09/03/20)(ep 9, 10/03/20). “Morrissey”, “Natalie Imbruglia”, “REO Speedwagon”, “Ash”, “Hole”, “Nirvana”, “The Happy Mondays”, “Biffy Clyro, “Arcade Fire”, “Ladyhawk”, “M.I.A”, “The Sex Pistols”, “Bob Marley”, “The Chemical Brothers”.