Week 308, Saturday 9th until Friday 15th May 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (inc one trip to the Post Office, to send a very special B’day greeting for next week).

Week 308 Saturday 9th  May until Friday 15th May 2020.

Lockdown Week, Astuoniu.


This week I realised that lockdown is having an effect on me.  I am really having issues remembering what day it is, I regularly sit in the corner of the living room wondering “is it Tuesday or Wednesday” and finding that it’s “Thursday”.  This lockdown phenomenon is not just confined to me, it appears to be spreading.  My friend homeworking across the same living room is also suffering this “lockdown memory loss”.  It’s probably good that we are locked down and only going out occasionally, I wouldn’t want others to catch this problem.

20200509_153904 “Someones proud of her Tomatoes”,

Seriously the reason this is happening is I am less stressed, lockdown suits me.  The fact that I don’t have to travel for 15 hrs on a good week on the tube, then sitting in an extremely noisy office Monday to Friday is making me feel more relaxed.  For the first time in a very long time my work / life balance is dare I say, “balanced”.  If any good is coming out of the current circumstances, it’s the way “we” (not everyone I realise, but certainly a huge percentage of working people) work and commute, these changes are suiting me and many others.

20200509_164504 “Lots more seeds planted.  Its the start of being self  sufficient”.

Forgetting the day is really is not an issue; it’s a funny side effect of the way I am living at the moment.  I am sure that there are a lot of people out there who also scratch their heads trying to remember something as simple as is it Tuesday or Wednesday?

20200515_084344 “Still no talent”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

20200512_154113 “Always room for a Chewie pic”.

Have you noticed that so many people are using lockdown to be creative?  I am not talking about professional singers, actors and other “lovey darling” type people switching on their small electronic device to say hello to the world.  A great many of them are doing this to raise money for charity and not just to inflate there already over engorged ego, so there is some good in the world.  I’m talking about “us” the normal people who are using downtime that they have during lockdown to present to the world what they have made or can (and in some case cannot) do.

20200513_143856 “Would you believe me if i said this was a new Banksy”.

There really has been an explosion in podcasts, vlogs, blogs and live presentations on all your favourite socials.  People just want to have a go, maybe make others smile and just to say “things are not so bad really”.  Ever since this uncertain period commenced, I have wanted to produce a pod or vlog (don’t worry I wouldn’t be singing or dancing. Stripping! Emmmm that might make people laugh).  But as usual time has passed and our lockdown has been loosened (like a tight belt) slightly, all I have done (apart from work) is sit on my lardy behind (though, I have been painting and writing this shiz every week).  If these last few weeks have taught me anything, I need to stand up more, walk around and press record on my electronic device and hope for the best.

20200506_201039 “Popped out for a few essential supplies”.

And Finally……

My friend has possibly created a new word “tiffy”, a combo of tipsy and squiffy.  She might have been drinking; I am not at liberty to confirm or deny this (however if you send me a 1 pound note taped to a gold brick with a lemon wrapped around it. And leave it beside the 3rd bin on the left outside “Anoodles & Jbombs” closed Kabab establishment on the high street, and I’ll tell you everything).  If “tiffy” is not in the Oxford English Dictionary by the end of the year, I’ll eat your hat! #letsmaketiffyawordintheOED

20200509_151226 “Hard at work, honest!”,

Lockdown slob, diary “day, 53”.  My mug had been drained and I needed another injection of caffeine (I am definitely drinking more, coffee.  Nothing more serious, yet!).  Walking to the kitchen I glanced into my mug (let’s be honest this is not something I/you/we normally do) and felt queasy, because at the bottom was what can only be described as chucks.  I didn’t remember spewing that morning and the Hamster had not been up, so he wasn’t responsible for leaving me a gift.  That’s when I remembered I had used the same spoon in my porridge and the coffee!  Such a rookie lockdown mistake I must remember to use two spoons, which might result in me, being nicknamed “Dana, Two Spoons Lucas”. 

20200512_124150 “Distracted by a unfranked stamp, when i should have been writing this”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

 “Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story”, (2000).  “Big Jet Tv: Live From Home”, (Facebook)(Day 49, TX: 12/05/20)(Day 51, TX: 14/05/20)(Special Live #PPE News Report With Cargo Logic Air, TX: 15/05/20).  “Bless This House”, (1972).  “Bringing It Home – A Les Mis Stay At Home Special”, (YouTube)(TX: 21/04/20).  “By Jeeves, The Show Must Go On – Stay Home #withme”, (Original TX: 2001)(Rpt TX: 08/05/20).  “Cats, The Show Must Go On – Stay Home #withme”, (Original TX: 1998)(Rpt TX: 15/05/20).  “Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe”, (TX: 14/05/20).  “Classic Doctor Who Lockdown – The Original “The Three Doctors”, (YouTube)(TX: 09/05/20).  “Click”, (TX: 09/05/20).  “Dave”, (S1, ep 1).  “Death In Paradise”,(S5, ep 4 to ep 6).  “Doctor Who: Lockdown – Farewell, Sarah Jane – Message From Elisabeth Salden’s Daughter Sadie Miller”, (YouTube)(TX: 19/04/20).  “Doctor Who: Lockdown – The Zygon Isolation”, (YouTube)(TX: 10/05/20).  “Five Bedrooms”, (S1, ep 2 & ep 3).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S59, ep 6, TX: 07/05/20)(ep7, 15/05/20).  “Horizon: 2020, The Great British Intelligence Test”, (TX: 04/05/20).  “Inside The Factory”, (S5, ep 10, TX: 05/05/20).  “Killing Eve”, (S3, ep 4 & ep 5).  “Les Miserable –  10th Anniversary Dream Cast In Concert”, (YouTube)(TX: 01/12/17).  “Love Thy Neighbour”, (1973).  “National Theatre Live: Anthony And Cleopatra”, (Original TX: 06/12/18)(Rpt TX: 09/05/20).  “National Theatre Live: Barber Shop Chronicles”, (Original TX: Jan 18)(Rpt TX: 15/05/20).   “Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Lockdown Disco”, (FaceBook)(TX: 08/05/20).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S27, ep 4, TX: 01/05/20)(ep 5, TX: 14/05/20).  “The Last Leg: Lock Down Under”, (20, ep 1, TX: 08/05/20).  “The Mash Report”, (S4, ep 6, TX: 08/05/20).  “The Mike Skipper Lockdown Saturday Quiz”, (FaceBook)(TX: 09/05/20).  ”The Old Doctor Who Show (Podcast) Live”, (Instgram)(ep 94, TX: 09/05/20).  “The Ranganation”, (S2, ep 1, TX: 10/05/20).  “The Real Marigold Hotel”, (S4, ep 2, TX: 14/05/20).  “The Sky At Night”, (ep 800, TX: 10/05/20).                             

Doctor Who Watched This Week:

“Pyramids Of Mars”, (S13, Prod Code 4G)(ep 1, TX: 25/10/75)(ep 2, TX: 01/11/75)(ep 3, TX: 08/11/75)(ep 4, TX: 15/11/75).

“The Android Invasion”, (S13, Prod Code 4J)(ep 1, TX: 22/11/75)(ep 2, TX: 29/11/75)(ep 3, TX: 06/12/75)(ep 4, TX: 13/12/75).

“The Brain Of Morbius”, (S13, Prod Code 4K)(ep 1, TX: 03/01/76)(ep 2, TX 10/01/76)(ep 3, TX:17/01/76)(ep 4, TX: 24/01/76).

“The Seeds Of Doom”, (S13, Prod Code 4L)(ep 1, TX:31/01/76)(ep 2, TX: 07/02/76)(ep 3, TX: 14/02/76)(ep 4, TX: 21/02/76)(ep 5, TX: 28/02/76)(ep 6, TX: 06/03/76).

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Anti Social Show”, (ep 80.5, 09/05/20).  “Coronavirus Global Daily Update (BBC World Service)”, (08/05/20 x 2)(09/05/20 x 2)(10/05/20 x 2)(11/05/20 x 2)(11/05/20 x 2)(12/05/20 x 2)(13/05/20 x 2)(14/05/20 x 2)(15/05/20 x 2)“CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 51, 08/05/20)(ep 52, 11/05/20)(ep 53, 12/05/20)(ep 54, 13/05/20)(ep 55, 14/05/20)(ep 56, 15/05/20).  “Daddy Look At Me”, (S3, ep 13, 14/05/20).  “Gossipmongers”, (S3, ep 8, 11/05/20).  “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (07/05, 13/05, 14/05/20).  “In Poor Taste”, (ep 119, 14/05/20).  “Lazy Doctor Who”, (ep 30 to ep 34, 08/02/16)(ep 35 & ep 36, 18/02/16)(ep 37, 25/02/16).  “Mystery Hour”, (14/05/20).  “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (08/05/20).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 143, 08/05/20)(ep 144, 15/05/20).  “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (09/05, 15/05/20).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 193, 09/05/20).  “Strange Times”, (ep 342, 09/05/20).  “Sue Perkins, An Hour Or So With…. Special”, (12/05/20).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 122, 10/05/20).  “The Bitter Sound: The Diary Of A  Sad Ape”, (13/05/20).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (11/05/20) (31/01/19)(08/02/19)(25/01/19)(18/01/19)(13/12/18)(05/12/18)(29/11/18)(21/11/18)(09/11/18)(01/10/18).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 94, 13/05/20).  “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 16, 11/05/20).  “Morrissey”,  “M.I.A”,  “Portishead”,  “Basement Jaxx”,  “Laura Marling”,  “The Hollies”,  “Manfred Man”,  “The Monkees”,  “Transvision Vamp”,  “Arcade Fire”,  “James”,  “Prefab Sprout”,  “David Bowie”,  “Billie Eliish”.











































































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