Week 309, Saturday 16th until Friday 22nd May 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (The Lockdown Holiday Special).

Week 309 Saturday 16th  May until Friday 22nd May 2020.

Lockdown Week, Neder.


Happy B’day to Spike, who was 19 years old on 18th May.


This week I have been on holiday.  Of course I didn’t go anywhere, apart from a walk around a local park and a couple of visits to the shops (I can’t say a quick shopping trip, due to all the queuing).

Screenshot_20200518-163755_WhatsApp[1] “Lovely lockdown chat with the Isle of Wight”. 

This last week I have really enjoyed sleeping in late every morning (of course most nights I went to bed extremely late.  On a couple of occasions it was dawn outside and the birds had started to sing as I lay down to close my eyes).

20200521_151443 “Broccoli on the left, Carrots on the right”.

I am not a natural gardener but have spent a lot of time the last few days in the sunshine (smothered in my favourite brand of factor 50 of course) trying to help my friend in her garden.  A couple of months ago I was given lots of seeds in small biodegradable pots for kids to grow.  This week because I don’t know when I’ll see the little ones again, I thought I might as well have a go.  Sitting in the shade for a couple of hours getting muddy, sowing the seeds really was enjoyable.  Fingers crossed that something grows.

20200520_23043320200523_190014 “Something is growing”.

While in the garden I also made sure that the bird feeders were clean and well stocked up.  Plus built a new one, which is much taller than I thought (hopefully the skilled pilots circling above the house in the Lambourne stack, waiting to approach and land at London Heathrow will navigate around the feeder).  Note to self, read the box for height next time.

20200523_162117 “Cheese”.

It’s been a nice relaxing week; yes it would have been good to have visited family or gone away.  I was originally meant to be finishing work this week, and going off on my trip in Europe on 1st June.  But of course all of that is on hold now.  Next week I will continue to homework, while sitting in the living room I must be grateful that I have a job.  Recently so many have lost there’s, I must be mindful of this and not complain that I don’t enjoy what I do.  Plus the additional money will allow me to spend more time away in 2021.

20200523_192542 “Is this the culprit who knocked over the old feeding station.  The authorities have been informed and are looking for this scoundrel”. 

Yes, I had a good week with nothing to moan about. In all the years of this ramble this must be a first.  I’ll make sure that next week is back to normal, moaning about everything.


My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

 “BBC Writers Room – Ian Fletcher (W1A) And The BBC Concert Orchestra”, (YouTube)(TX: 19/05/20.  “Click”, (TX: 16/05/20).  “Death In Paradise”, (S5, ep 7 to ep 8).  “Doctor At Sea”, (1955).  “Doctor In The House”, (1954).  “Five Bedrooms”, (S1, ep 4).  “Hamilton Cast Tribute To The 40th Anniversary of A Chorus Line”, (YouTube)(TX: 17/04/15).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S59, ep 8, TX: 22/05/20).  “Horizon: 2020, Coronavirus Special, Pt 2”, (TX: 19/05/20).  “Horizon: 2020, What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery”, (TX: 21/05/20).  “Knives Out”, (2019).  “Les Miserables At The Classic Brit Awards 2011”, (YouTube)(TX: 16/05/12).  “National Theatre Live: Official Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire (Gillian Anderson)”, (Original TX: 16/09/14)(Rpt TX: 21/05/20).  “Please Sir”, (1971).  “Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Lockdown Disco”, (FaceBook)(TX: 15/05/20).  “Stacey Dooley, Lockdown Heroes”, (TX: 06/05/20).  “The Doors – Light My Fire (Steptoe & Son Remix)”, (YouTube)(TX: 2016).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S27, ep 6, TX: 15/05/20).  “The Joy Of Painting”, (S9, ep 9, Orig TX 25/06/86)(Rpt 20/04/20).  “The Last Leg: Lock Down Under”, (20, ep 2, TX: 15/05/20)(ep 3, TX: 22/05/20).  “The Mike Skipper Lockdown Saturday Quiz”, (FaceBook)(TX: 16/05/20).  “The Plane Crash”, (Orig TX: 11/10/12)(Rpt TX: 14/05/20).  “The Ranganation”, (S2, ep 2, TX: 17/05/20).  “The Real Marigold Hotel”, (S4, ep 3, TX: 21/05/20).  “The Sound Of Music Live!”, The Show Must Go On – Stay Home #withme”, (Original TX: 05/12/13)(Rpt TX: 22/05/20).  “Two-Time, Doctor Who: Leaked B&M Sets Confirmed For June 2020! – Reveal/Breakdown/Analysis”, (YouTube)(TX: 19/05/20).                                  

Doctor Who Watched This Week:

“The Masque Of Mandragora”, (S14, Prod Code 4M)(ep 1, TX: 04/09/76)(ep 2, TX: 11/09/76)(ep 3, TX: 18/09/76)(ep 4, TX: 25/09/76).

“The Hand Of Fear”, (S14, Prod Code 4N)(ep 1, TX: 02/10/76)(ep 2, TX: 09/10/76)(ep 3, TX: 16/10/76)(ep 4, TX: 23/10/76).

“The Deadly Assassin”, (S14, Prod Code 4P)(ep 1, TX: 30/10/76)(ep 2, TX 06/11/76)(ep 3, TX:13/11/76)(ep 4, TX: 20/11/76).

“The Face Of Evil”, (S14, Prod Code 4Q)(ep 1, TX:01/01/77)(ep 2, TX: 08/01/77).

Gerry Anderson, related programmes:

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons (1967)”, (YouTube)(TX: 03/08/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Dick Spanner”, (YouTube)(TX: 09/11/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Frieball XL5”, (YouTube)(TX: 07/09/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Four Feathers Falls”, (YouTube)(TX: 12/10/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Joe 90”, (YouTube)(TX: 23/08/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Space 1999”, (YouTube)(TX: 10/08/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Space Precinct”, (YouTube)(TX: 28/09/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Stingray”, (YouTube)(TX: 19/10/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Supercar”, (YouTube)(TX: 23/11/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Terrahawks”, (YouTube)(TX: 31/08/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: The Adventures Of Twizzle And Torchy The Battery Boy”, (YouTube)(TX: 21/12/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: The Protectors”, (YouTube)(TX: 05/10/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: The Secret Service”, (YouTube)(TX: 21/09/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: Thunderbirds”, (YouTube)(TX: 27/07/19).

“Gerry Anderson, Primer: UFO”, (YouTube)(TX: 20/07/19).

“Space 1999 – Eagles Crashed & Lost: year 1”, (YouTube)(TX: 02/05/20).

“Space 1999 – Eagles Crashed & Lost: Year Two”, (YouTube)(TX: 16/05/20).

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Coronavirus Global Daily Update (BBC World Service)”, (16/05/20 x 2)(17/05/20 x 2)(18/05/20 x 2)(19/05/20 x 2)(20/05/20 x 2)(21/05/20 x 2)(22/05/20 x 2)“CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 57, 18/05/20)(ep 58, 19/05/20)(ep 59, 20/05/20)(ep 60, 21/05/20)(ep 61, 22/05/20).  “Daddy Look At Me”, (S3, ep 14, 21/05/20).  “Gossipmongers”, (S3, ep 9, 18/05/20).  “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (18/05, 19/05, 21/05/20).   “Lazy Doctor Who”, (ep 38, 25/02/16)(ep 39 & ep 40, 28/02/16)(ep 41 to ep 44, 03/03/16)(ep 45 to ep 47, 01/05/16).  “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (16/05/20)(22/05/20).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 145, 22/05/20).  “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (16/05, 22/05/20).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 194, 15/05/20).  “Space Boffins”, (10/05/20).  “Strange Times”, (ep 343, 17/05/20).  “Talking Bottom: Bottom Live 3: Hooligans Island”, (15/05/20).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 123, 17/05/20).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (08/02/19) (15/02/19) (22/02/19) (01/03/19) (08/03/19) (15/03/19) (22/03/19) (29/03/19)(05/04/19) (18/05/20).  “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 17, 19/05/20).  “Morrissey”,  “Atom Bomb Yoga”,  “The Cranberries”,  “Fleetwood Mac”,  “The Artic Monkeys”,  “Terry, Blair & Anouchka”,  “Joy Division (40th Anniversary on 18/05/20 of the death of Ian Curtis)”,  “The Beatles”,  “The Barry Grey Orchestra”,  “Shed Seven”.












































































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