Week 317, Saturday 11th until Friday 17th July 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London, Northampton (the first time since February) and Surrey.

Week 317 Saturday 11th until Friday 17th July 2020.


Last week’s blog obviously wasn’t very good, as the number of views was really low.  Because I really would like you to keep reading (please press share) I haven’t written as much as normal.

20200718_210539 “Ahhhhh, so cute”.

And now this….

20200712_150641 “Attempting to garden, hiding from the sun”.

I hate the idea of any animal in pain or suffering.  Who wouldn’t stop to help a Cat or Ddog which needed help?  What about a Snail?  Yes, you read that correct, I am talking about a typical garden Snail.  Last weekend my friend and I were busy in the garden.  As she closed the garden wheelie bin she hadn’t notice a Snail minding its own business on the rim of the bin.  My friend called me over, because she remembered I recently mentioned a video I had seen about how to help a snail with a crushed/cracked shell.

20200713_093029 “Sandra”.

For the last week Sandra (I had to call it something) has been living in the bathroom (the humidity is good) in an old large yogurt pot filled with leaves and other greenery which gets sprayed regularly with tepid water.  Inside I have scattered small bits of fruit and importantly crushed pieces of Cuttlefish (bought specially for her), calcium is very important in helping a gastropod heal/rebuild its delicate home.

20200718_203907 “I like to think she’s happy”.

One question is what happens once she has healed (for once I am being positive).  I won’t want to let her loose in the garden because the birds we encourage to feed might get her.  Or one of my huge plates of meat might crush her.  She can’t live in the yogurt pot indefinitely, I would have to realise her at a different location and wish her luck.  Think of those wildlife programmes where, for example Michaela Strachan realises a Beaver into the wild after it’s been rehabilitated.  I know this will sound strange but I am growing quite attached to her.  How many people reading this can say they have seen and cleared up Snail poop, I have!  I’ll keep you informed on her progress.

20200715_183823 “Lovely seeing mum again”.

In other animal related news……

20200714_153931 “Really enjoyed spending time with Mum and Hel”.

I visited my mum and sister for the first time since March.  While driving my sister to the pub we had to stop quickly as a baby Deer just finished crossing the country road.  Standing on the grass verge its huge eyes looked at us, as we stared at it.  What a beautiful baby, hopefully mum was nearby; they are known to watch their young from a distance.  I said to my sister that we would come back via a different route because I didn’t want to risk seeing the deer crossing again, or worse it injured.

20200715_12172520200715_121852 “Being beside the canal is always relaxing”.

And finally…….

20200715_120658 “An intimate moment seen beside the Grand Union”. 

Sadly I saw a Cat in the garden first thing one morning with a small Mouse in its mouth.  Of course I rushed outside, but the kitty with its prize had gone.  In happier news, I did successfully rescue a butterfly/moth from drowning in one the birdbaths.  After it dried its wings in the sunshine while sitting on my finger, it flew off.

20200715_114644 “Whats not to like”.

Trying to help (I realise I failed the Mouse) the various creature I encountered this last week, definitely helped me.  All animals big and beautiful or small and slimy deserve a chance to live a happy existence on this ball of rock we all call home.

20200716_225739 “Very pretty”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Buck Rogers In The 25th Century”, (S1, ep 21).  “Celebrity Gogglebox”, (S2, ep 4, TX: 26/06/20)(ep 5, TX: 03/07/20).  “Click”, (TX: 11/07/20).  “Comedians: Home Alone”, (S1, ep 7).  “Fawlty Towers”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 6)(s2, ep 1 & ep 2).  “How It’s Made”, (S8, ep 10, TX: 13/03/07).  “I May Destroy You”, (S1, ep 11 & ep 12).  “National Theatre Live: Amadeus (With Lucian Msamati And Adam Gillen)”, (Original TX: 02/02/17)(Rpt TX: 16/07/20).  “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, (S2, ep 3).  “Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience”, (S5, ep 1, TX: 17/09/14)(ep 2, TX: 23/09/14)(ep 3, TX: 01/10/14)(ep 4, 08/10/14).  “Sophie Ellis-Bextor: End Of School Kitchen Disco”, (Facebook)(TX: 17/07/20).  “Spides”, (S1, ep 5).  “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens”, (2015).  “Stuart Little 2”, (2002).  “Taskmaster”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 15/08/15)(ep 2, TX: 08/08/15).  “The Luminares”, (S1, ep 4).  “The Mike Skipper Lockdown Saturday Quiz”, (FaceBook)(TX: 11/07/20).  “The Misadventures Of Ramesh Ranganation: From My Sofa”, (ep 1, TX: 12/07/20).  “The Sky At Night”, (TX: 12/07/20).  “The Young Offenders”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 6)(Crimbum Special, TX: 14/12/18).  “There She Goes”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 5).  “Top Gear”, (S11, ep 5, TX: 20/07/08).  “Two’s Company”, (S4, ep 3 to ep 7).  “Warrior Nun”, (S1, ep 5 to ep 8).  “You’re Only Young Twice”, (S3, ep 6 &  ep 7)(Crimbum Special, TX: 24/12/79).                                

Doctor Who Watched This Week:

“Warriors Of The Deep”, (S21, Prod Code 6L)(ep 1, TX: 05/01/84)(ep 2, TX: 06/01/84)(ep 3, TX: 12/01/84)(ep 4, TX: 13/01/84).

“The Awakening”, (S21, Prod Code 6M)(ep 1, TX: 19/01/84)(ep 2, TX: 20/01/84).

“Frontios”, (S21, Prod Code 6N)(ep 1, TX: 26/01/84)(ep 2, TX: 27/01/84)(ep 3, TX: 02/02/84)(ep 4, TX: 03/02/84).

“Resurrection Of The Daleks ”, (S21, Prod Code 6P)(ep 1, TX: 08/02/84)(ep 2, TX 15/02/84).

“Planet Of Fire”, (S21, Prod Code 6Q)(ep 1, TX: 23/02/84)(ep 2, TX: 24/02/84)(ep 3, TX: 01/03/84)(ep 4, 02/03/84).

“The Caves Of Androzani”, (S21, Prod Code 6R)(ep 1, TX: 08/03/84)(ep 2, TX: 09/03/84)(ep 3, TX: 15/03/84)(ep 4, TX: 16/03/84).

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Coronavirus Global Daily Update”, (BBC World Service)(11/07/20)(12/07/20)(13/07/20) (14/07/20)(15/07/20)(16/07/20)(17/07/20)“CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 97, 13/07/20)(ep 98, 14/07/20)(ep 99, 15/07/20)(ep 100, 16/07/20)(ep 101, 17/07/20).  “Dear Joan And Jericha (Julia Davis And Vicki Pepperdine)”, (S2, ep 3, 17/10/19)(ep 4, 24/10/19)(ep 5, 31/10/19)(ep 6, 07/11/19)(ep 7, 14/11/19)(ep 8, 21/11/19).  “In The Village”, (ep 4, 20/10/17)(ep 5, 27/10/17).  “Lazy Doctor Who”,(ep 105 & 106, 25/12/17)(ep 107, 27/12/17)(ep 108, 31/12/17)(ep 109, 01/01/18)(ep 110, 07/01/18)(ep 111, 11/01/18)(ep 112, 13/01/18)(ep 113 & 114, 31/01/18)(ep 115, 04/02/18)(ep 116, 04/02/18)(ep 117, 30/03/18)(ep 118, 02/04/18)(ep 119, 20/05/18)(ep 120, 02/06/18)(ep 121, 04/06/18)(ep 122, 10/06/18)(ep 123, 25/06/18)(ep 124, 01/07/18)(ep 125 to ep 127, 02/07/18)(ep 128, 29/07/18)(ep 129, 05/08/18).  “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (10/07/20)(11/07/20)(12/07/20)(17/07/20).  “Rob Beckett And Josh Widdecombe’s Lockdown Parenting Hell”, (ep 23, 14/07/20).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 202, 11/07/20).  “Sue Perkins: An Hour Or So With…”, (S2, ep 6 (ep 17), 15/07/20).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 127, 13/07/20).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (10/07/20).  “The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee”, (13/07/20).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”,(17/05/19)(13/07/20).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep  97, 17/07/20).  “The Space Boffins Podcast”, (14/07/20).  “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 25, 13/07/20).  “Morrissey”,  “Carly Simon”,  “Fleetwood Mac”,  “The Beatles”,  “Shed Seven”,  “Skunk Anansie”,  “Madonna”,  “Soundgarden”,  “Florence And The Machine”,  “ELO”,  “Feeder”,  “Kate Bush”.

















































































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2 Responses to Week 317, Saturday 11th until Friday 17th July 2020.

  1. SUSANNE LUCAS says:

    Still thinking about that cheesecake and those not chose very nice


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