Week 310, Saturday 23rd until Friday 29th May 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (inc, buying a massive Melon in a local Fruit and Veg shop).

Week 310 Saturday 23rd  May until Friday 29th May 2020.


Lockdown Week, Dahaya.

Happy Bday, Paul on 29th

20200525_233607 “A very quick rough Doodle stamp went to my brother”.

I was off last week, holidaying at home.  Getting up for work last Tuesday was tough especially when the bin men (I am not blaming them; they do a vital job) woke me up 20 mins before my smart speakers was due to shout at me (it’s great for listening to music. But as an alarm “she’s” a pain in my lardy ass.  Of course, I realise there are other alarm options, but this one is convenient, and I am lazy).  That extra 20 mins in bed would have been nice though if I was really honest.

20200530_21524220200530_191333 “Look at the size of this”.

During the 10 weeks of lockdown I have got used to a routine while setting up my little office in the corner of the living room.  But that week of relaxing and doing nothing has had the effect that when I returned to work I really didn’t seem to remember anything I normally do five days a week.  And don’t get me started about remembering all the bloody passwords!  Typing seemed to be something that I had forgotten (not that I have ever been good at it) luckily my chubby digits are better at remembering than the sponge in my skull, within a few minutes of jabbing at the keyboard the screen started to make sense.  And this blog was able to be written.

20200528_151439 “Thanks Hel, for this pic of mum on Zoom”.

Holidays are great, returning to work is always tough.  Working and holidaying at home makes things even more different.

20200527_115149 “Yes, i did enjoy brekkie one morning this week”.

And Now For Something Completely Different……

20200526_183024 “Just keep peddling, just keep peddling”.

Last year I lost weight because I was as heavy as a baby Elephant.  However over the last 12 months sadly I have regained a little (though I am still a stone lighter than last summer).  A couple of weeks ago I decided that I should try to use this lockdown productively.

Screenshot_20200525-150007_Video Player “Don’t panic, this is in the back garden”.

Recently I have been doing 30 mins during lunchtime and an additional 15 minutes after work on the exercise bike, as well as a couple of different weight routines.  It’s not just me but my friend who I live with who has started to exercise.  All of this is done in the living room, because we work in the same room there are times when one of use might be stretching and pumping iron while the other is busy working.

20200529_195306 “Thursday around 20.00pm”.

On Wednesday, while speaking to a customer on the phone I became aware that behind me I could hear moaning and groaning as my friend was standing directly behind exercising.  It went through my mind that the person on the phone might think A/ I was watching porn or B/ friends were nearby “at it”!  The man on the phone didn’t comment on the strange sounds if they did hear.  I did have a problem keeping a straight face while trying to talking total shiz.

20200529_194839 “Various pieces of shiz in different stages of development.  Don’t worry, non will be seen in a gallery”.

After the call, I mentioned all of this to my friend who was on the floor huffing and puffing.  I am actually enjoying this hard sweaty working out.  Maybe this might be another reason lockdown is good for me.

20200525_220618 “See i am enjoying Lockdown”.

And Finally……

On Friday I ripped a toenail off while rushing to shut off the morning alarm.  I desperately didn’t want to wake the household or the neighbours up.  But in the end I think I made even more noise due to my swearing. 

20200529_171153 “This little toenail on the right”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

BBC Breakfast: Actor Jason Watkins And Sarah Parish Talk About Their Coronavirus W1A Meeting!”, (YouTube)(TX: 22/05/20).  “Click”, (TX: 23/05/20).  “Death In Paradise”,(S6, ep 1 to ep 4).  “Doctor In Clover”, (1966).  “Doctor In Distress”, (1963).  “Doctor In Large”, (1957).  “Doctor In Love”, (1960).  “Doctor In Trouble”, (1970).  “Five Bedrooms”, (S1, ep 5 to ep 8).  “Gerry Anderson Primer:  The Investigator”, (YouTube)(TX: 30/11/19)“Hairspray, Live!, The Show Must Go On – Stay Home #withme”, (Original TX: 07/12/16)(Rpt TX: 29/05/20).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S59, ep 9, TX: 29/05/20).  “Initial Lockdown Zoom Meeting (W1A)”, (YouTube)(TX: 20/05/20).  “Jane Eyre intro – Devising From A Classic Novel – National Theatre At Home”, (YouTube)(TX: 08/04/20).  “NASA/Space X: Demo-2 Launch (1st Attempt)”, (NASA TV)(TX: 27/05/20).  “National Theatre Live: This House”, (Original TX: 16/05/13)(Rpt TX: 28/05/20).  “Officer Crabtree (Allo Allo) Lockdown Instructions Clarified”, (YouTube)(TX: 14/05/20).  “Official Intro To Treasure Island – National Theatre At Home”, (YouTube)(TX: 16/05/20).  “Our House”, (S1, ep 2, TX: 18/09/60).  “Pointless Celebrities (Sci-fi And Fantasy)”, (S13, TX: 23/05/20).  “Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience (Care Worker)”, S9, ep 1, TX: 17/04/20).  “Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Kitchen Disco #9”, (Facebook)(22/05/30).  “Springwatch 2020”, (ep 1, TX: 26/05/20)(ep 2, TX: 27/05/20)(ep 3, TX: 28/05/20)(ep 4, TX: 29/05/20).  “Springwatch 2020, Live Wildlife Camera’s”, (TX: 24/05/20).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S27, ep 7, TX: 22/05/20).  “The Last Leg: Lock Down Under”, (20, ep 4, TX: 29/05/20).  “The Mike Skipper Lockdown Saturday Quiz”, (FaceBook)(TX: 23/05/20).  “The Ranganation”, (S2, ep 3, TX: 24/05/20).  “The Real Marigold Hotel”, (S4, ep 4, TX: 28/05/20).  “Walking With Elephants”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 10/05/20)(ep 2, TX: 17/05/20)(ep 3, TX: 24/05/20).                               

Doctor Who Watched This Week:

“The Face Of Evil”, (S14, Prod Code 4Q)(ep 3, TX: 15/01/77)(ep 4, TX: 22/01/77).

“The Robots Of Death”, (S14, Prod Code 4R)(ep 1, TX: 29/01/77)(ep 2, TX: 05/02/77)(ep 3, TX: 12/02/77)(ep 4, TX: 19/02/77).

“The Talons Of Weng-Chiang”, (S14, Prod Code 4S)(ep 1, TX: 26/02/77)(ep 2, TX 05/03/77)(ep 3, TX:12/03/77)(ep 4, TX: 19/03/77)(ep 5, TX: 26/03/77)(ep 6, TX: 02/04/77).

“The Horror Of Fang Rock”, (S15, Prod Code 4V)(ep 1, TX:03/09/77)(ep 2, TX: 10/09/77)(ep 3, TX: 17/09/77)(ep 4, TX: 24/09/77).

“The Invisible Enemy”, (S15, Prod Code 4T)(ep 1, TX: 01/10/77)(ep 2, 08/10/77).

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Anti Social Show”, (ep 81, 23/05/20).  “Carry On Up The Podcast”, (Trailer, 29/05/20).  “Coronavirus Global Daily Update”, (BBC World Service)(23/05/20 x 2)(24/05/20 x 2)(25/05/20 x 2)(26/05/20 x 2)(27/05/20 x 2)(28/05/20 x 2)(29/05/20 x 2)“CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 62, 26/05/20)(ep 63, 27/05/20)(ep 64 & ep 65, 28/05/20 x 2)(ep 66, 29/05/20).  “Daddy Look At Me: Daddy Bids Farewell to Season 3”, (S3, ep 15, 24/05/20).  “Doctor Who: The Missing Episodes Podcast”, (ep 3 & Bonus ep 3, 22/05/20).  “Doctor Who, Verity!”, (Trailer, 21/12/12)(ep 0, 30/12/12).  “Happy Little Trees”, (BBC Radio 4)(11/05/20)“Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (25/05, 26/05, 27/05, 28/05/20).  “Lazy Doctor Who”, (ep 49, 22/05/16)(ep 50, 02/06/16)(ep 51 & ep 52, 03/06/16)(ep 53 to ep 56, 02/07/16).  “NASA: Gravity Assist”, 29/05/20).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 146, 29/05/20).  “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (23/05, 29/05/20).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 195, 22/05/20)(ep 196, 29/05/20).  “Strange Times”, (ep 344, 24/05/20).  “Talking Bottom: Guest HouseParadiso”, (22/05/20).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 124 & ep 125, 26/05/20).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (20/05/20).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (25/05/20).  “The Super Massive Podcast”, (ep 5, 21/05/20).  “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 18, 25/05/20).  “Morrissey”,  “Shed Seven”,  “P.J Harvey”,  “David Bowie”,  “The Prodigy”,  “Underworld”,  “Suede”,  “Kate Bush”.












































































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