Week 306, Saturday 25th April until Friday 1st May 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (inc rushing into the garden early morning in the rain to chase a squirrel off the brid feeder).

Week 306 Saturday 25th April until Friday 1st May 2020.

Lockdown Week, Luhk.

Hello, my name is Dana (pause, for you to say, “Hello Dana” back. Play along, you don’t have much else to do these days) and I am addicted to Bombay Mix. I have loved the spicy baked treat since childhood (I realise there a choking hazard! But I am a child of the 70s. We’re a tough bunch, playing in dirt, eating worms [just me then!] falling out of trees, making go carts that fall apart, riding bicycles all day, scrumping and being chased by every dog. All of this has made me the Woman I am today).

20200428_214509 “Chasing this rascal away in the rain”.

My addiction became real earlier this week. Picture the scene, Tuesday morning, it’s raining, I had 15 minutes until logging on to the work computer in the living room. The kettle was boiling to make a coffee and to pour over porridge (Just in case you want my recipe, here it is! Pour oats into a bowl, add natural yogurt, scatter fresh fruit including a whole banana. Then drown with boiling water and oat milk [or your choice of milk such as Gnat, Bat, Whale whatever you fancy]. Finally stir vigorously and enjoy).

20200429_121024 “Opps, it suddenly became empty”.

It was while rummaging in a cupboard for the porridge that I noticed a recycled plastic pot containing 230g of Bombay mix. Without thinking I opened it and shovelled a large handful into my mouth. Over the next couple of minutes, I continued to return and mouth as much as possible. On the way to the living room to start work, I stopped and looked in the cupboard one last time. The recycled container sat looking very sad due to being almost empty, I couldn’t leave it like that, I needed to put it out of its misery. When I sat at the living room table and logged on, I probably looked like a manic Hamster munching away with cheeks bulging. Once the computer was warmed up I enjoyed my semi warm lumpy brekkie.

20200427_150152 “Lunch! anyone?”.

I have written this because I wanted to reach out to other Bombay Mix addicts. There really is no need to suffer in silence anymore. Let’s get together (virtually of course) to support and help each other during these difficult times.

20200425_164418 “Nasty Neighbours”.

If you are addicted to Bombay Mix and the lockdown is making this worse then get in touch at


20200427_144057 “Hippy in the garden”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

Screenshot_20200426-160620_WhatsAppScreenshot_20200426-153452_WhatsApp “Chin, chin, chin”.

Going to the Dr is such a personal thing, were all used to standing at the reception desk whispering embarrassingly our name and address. Due to the current circumstances everything has changed.

20200430_163238 “A couple of random shiz doodles from this week”.

When I visited my surgery earlier this week, I had to shout all my personal information partly because of standing a couple of metres In front of the desk. But mainly due to the plastic protective screen that had been erected with only a small slot at the bottom for a piece of paper to be passed through. The women on the other side of the screen couldn’t hear me, and I her!

20200501_160135 “Another reason to enjoy working from home”.

By the time I left, my personal information had not only been received clearly inside the booth, but to everyone sitting waiting to be seen. Thankfully I wasn’t there because of anything embarrassing. It’s going to take time to get used to this brave new world.

20200501_124015 “After years of being ignored, these signs finally have a use”.

And Finally……

Watching “Killing Eve” and wondering if hitmen/women’s work has dried up due to recent travel ban and social distancing. The current restrictions might have the reverse effect on long distance snipers being offered extra work. Just a thought!

20200425_140340 “MOZ ready for The Mike Skipper Saturday Lockdown Quiz”.


During a break one afternoon, my friend said from the kitchen “once you get through the skin, it’s really soft inside”. She was cutting a very large Watermelon.

20200501_195431 “Rewatching a great show, when i was supposed to be writing this shiz”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:
“After Life”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 6). “BBC News: One Minute National Silence”, (TX: 28/04/20). “Behind The Scenes At TVW Channel 7 (Perth Australia) In The 1980 (1982)”, (YouTube)(TX: 07/07/11). “Carry On, Abroad”, (1972). “Carry On, At Your Convenience”, (1971). “Carry On, Henry”, (1971). “Carry On, Loving”, (1970). “Carry On, Matron”, (1972). “Click”, (TX: 25/04/20). “Death In Paradise”,(S4, ep 6 to ep 8). “Diablero”, (S2, ep 4 & ep 5). “Fleabag meet’s This Country’s Hot Priest”, (TX: 21/03/20). “Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm: Minisode”, (TX: 27/10/18). “Horizon 2020: Hubble: The Wonders Of Space Revealed”, (TX: 24/04/20). “Hustle”, (S1, ep 1). “Killing Eve”, (S3, ep 1 to ep 3). “Indie-Allstars – Chasing Rainbows 2020 (NHS Tribute)”, (YouTube)(TX: 27/04/20). “Love Never Dies – Full Stage Show, The Show Must Go On – Stay Home #withme”, (Original TX: 11/04/12)(Rpt TX: 24/04/20). “National Theatre Live: Frankenstein With Benedict Cumberbath As The Creature”, (Original TX: 17/03/11)(Rpt TX: 30/04/20). “National Theatre Live: Twelve Night”, (Original TX: 06/04/17)(Rpt TX: 24/04/20). “NBC News “Today”, Studio 1A Behind The Scenes”, (YouTube)(TX: 20/06/19). “STW Channel 9 (Perth Australia) Studio Tour 2008”, (YouTube)(TX: 25/07/11). “Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Lockdown Disco”, (FaceBook)(TX: 24/04/20). “Stacey Dooley Investiages: Costa Del Narcos”, (TX: 26/04/20). “Stacey Dooley Investigates: Locked Up With The Lifers”, (TX: 19/04/20). “The Evolution Of Puppetry: From Supermarionation To Ultramarionation, Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm”, (YouTube)(TX: 16/01/19). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S27, ep 3, TX: 24/04/20). “The Mash Report”, (S4, ep 4, TX: 24/04/20). “The Mike Skipper Saturday Lockdown Quiz”, (FaceBook)(TX: 25/04/20).

Doctor Who Watched This Week:
“Monster Of Peladon”, (S11, Prod Code YYY)(ep 1, TX: 23/03/734(ep 2, TX: 30/03/74)(ep 3, TX: 06/04/74)(ep 4, 13/04/74)(ep 5, 20/04/74)(ep 6,TX: 27/04/74).

“Planet Of The Spiders”, (S11, Prod Code ZZZ)(ep 1, TX: 04/05/74)(ep 2, TX: 11/05/74)(ep 3, TX: 18/05/74)(ep 4, TX: 25/05/74)(ep 5, TX: 01/06/74)(ep 6, TX: 08/06/74).

“Robot”, (S12, Prod Code 4A)(ep 1, TX: 28/12/74)(ep 2, TX 04/01/75)(ep 3, TX: 11/01/75)(ep 4, TX: 18/01/75).

“Ark In Space”, (S12, Prod Code 4C)(ep 1, TX: 25/02/75)(ep 2, TX: 01/02/75)(ep 3, TX: 08/02/75).

This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Anti Social Show”, (ep 80.5, 24/04/20). “Brian Gittens And Friends: Year After Year”, (ep 1, 27/04/20). “CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 42, 27/04/20)(ep 43, 28/04/20)(ep 44, 29/04/20)(ep 45, 30/04/20)(ep 46, 01/05/20). “Daddy Look At Me”, (ep 11, 30/04/20). “Doctor Who: The Missing Episodes Podcast”, (ep 2, 25/04/20). “Gossipmongers”, (S3, ep 6, 27/04/20). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (28/04/20). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (24/04, 27/04, 28/04/20). “In Poor Taste”, (ep 118, 28/04/20). “Lazy Doctor Who”, (ep 25, 06/01/16). “Mystery Hour”, (30/04/20). “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (S4, ep 4, 01/05/20). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 142, 01/05/20). “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (25/04, 01/05/20). “Rule Of Three”, (S5, ep 14, 30/04/20). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 191, 24/04/20). “Spacefall: A Blakes 7 Podcast“, (ep 25, 27/04/20). Strange Times”, (ep 341, 26/04/20). “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 120, 26/04/20). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (25/04, 29/04/20). “The Irrationally Exuberant Podcast”, (22/04/20). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (27/04/20). “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 14, 27/04/20). “Morrissey”, “Matt Monro”, “Nat King Cole”, “Terry, Blair & Anouchka”, “Shed Seven”, “Starsailor”, “Gorillaz”, “Death In Vegas”, “Ladyhawke”, “The Colourfield”, “Fun Boy Three”, “The Thompson Twins”, “Bananrama”.

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