Week 330, Saturday 10th until Friday 16th October 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London and Surrey.

Week 330 Saturday 10th until Friday 16thOctober 2020.

Due to a tech issue I can’t use a lot of the pictures I wanted, plus the blog does look a little different this week (maybe its better like this).  Hopefully next week will be back to normal.

He is old, but still beautiful.

Last Saturday I visited a 19yr old, who for 14 years lived with me, he really was my constant companion in a lovely flat in Surrey.  Spike is a beautiful black cat who I met when he was one day old with his two sisters.  The reason he doesn’t live with me anymore is simply because I had the opportunity to go travelling, and I really had to go.  Luckily a couple of work colleague were able to take him.  I regard this as his well-earned retirement; he now lives in a lovely house with a garden with people who adore him.  For 19 he is in pretty good health, his main issues are his eyes.

He remembers me.

Seeing “the boy” is always emotional.  I think of the good times, all the unconditional love he gave me, the occasions I spent looking for him around the flat, worrying that he escaped, only to find him relaxing asleep on top of an open door.  Or the times I helped to remove his paw from the video recorder (remember them kids) because he was bored while I yakked away on the phone.  He knew I would have to end the call straight away and attend to him. He was, and still is, a clever boy.

The camera still loves him.

He really did look after me and kept me sane; I have so much to thank him for.  The fact that he is, in my opinion, having a even better life with my friends makes me so pleased.  I think of Spike often, especially when I see another black cat.

He is older and slower now.  As I am planning on going away next year I have to make the effort to visit him more often.  I have faced up to the upsetting fact that he probably won’t be here when I return, but there will always be a small purry place in my heart for this very special black cat.

And Finally……

After reading a headline about the American president, I looked up at and said to my friend “President crump“.  It was an honest mistake, if the White House is monitoring this ramble.

Took part in a Zoom call, all the way through i hope the tablet wouldn’t topple over. It didn’t.

This week I managed to get tickets for two big theatre productions in Jan and May next year. Fingers crossed that nothing gets cancelled.


Oh, I sneezed into my own mask.  It wasn’t the nice “Doctor Who” one, it just the normal blue paper type.

Looks like she’s been up the Chimney.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Click”, (10/10/20).  “Crazy Rich Asians”, (2018).  “Farscape”, (S1, ep 13 to ep 20).  “Fringe”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 5).  “Glitch”, (S3, ep 1).  “Have I Got News For You”, (S60, ep 3, TX: 16/10/20).  “Love Life”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 5).  “Rising Damp”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 6).  “Spitting Image (2020)”, (Britbox)(S1, ep 2, 10/10/20).  “Star Trek: Discovery”, (S3, ep 1).  “The Expanse”, (S2, ep 1 to 5).  “The Graham Norton Show”, (S28, ep 3, TX: 16/10/20).  “The Great British Bake Off”, (S11 (S4 on C4), ep 4, TX: 13/10/20).  “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S7 (S4 on C4), ep 4, TX: 16/10/20).  “The Haunting Of Bly Manor”, (S1, ep 1).  “The Sky At Night”, (TX: 11/10/20).  “To The Lake”, (S1, ep 1).  “Top Gear”, (S29, ep 2, TX: 11/10/20).  “Z Nation”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).                                       

Doctor Who Watched This Week:

“Blink”, (S29 (S3), ep 10,Prod Code 3.10)(TX: 09/06/07).

“Utopia”, (S29 (S3), ep 11,  Prod Code 3.11)(TX: 16/06/07).

“The Sound Of Drums”, (S29 (S3), ep 12, Prod Code 3.12)(TX: 23/06/07).

“The Last Of The Timelords”, (S29 (S3), ep 13, Prod Code 3.13)(TX: 30/06/20).

“Voyage Of The Damned”, Prod code 4.X)(TX: 25/12/07)

Gerry Anderson Watched This Week:

“Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons”, (S1, ep 12, TX: 15/12/67).

“Space 1999”, (S1, ep 14 TX: 04/12/75).

 “UFO”, (S1, ep 11, TX: 16/12/70).

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Betamax Video Club”, (ep 24, 08/08/18)(ep 40, 23/01/19)(ep 45, 04/04/19)(ep 59, 18/12/19)(ep 70, 28/05/20)(ep 75, 06/08/20)(ep 79, 15/10/20).  “Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast”, (S3, ep 3, 13/10/20).  “Coronavirus Global Daily Update”, (BBC World Service) (10/10/20) (11/10/20)(12/10/20) (13/10/20)(14/10/20) (15/10/20) (16/10/20)“CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 160, 12/10/20)(ep 161, 13/10/20)(ep 162, 14/10/20)(ep 163, 15/10/20)(ep 164, 16/10/20).  “David Tennant Does A Podcast With….”, (S2, ep 10, 13/10/20).  “Gossipmongers”, (S4, ep 5, 12/10/20).  “Griefcast”, (ep 116, 14/10/20).  “Lazy Doctor Who”, (ep 210, 12/10/20)(ep 211, 13/10).  “NASA: Curious Universe”, (Trailer, 31/03/20)(ep 1, 12/04/20)(ep 2, 19/02/20).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 167, 16/10/20).  “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (10/10/20) (11/10/20) (16/10/20).  “Rob Beckett And Josh Widdecombe’s Lockdown Parenting Hell”, (S1, ep 49, 13/10/20)(ep 50, 16/10/20).  “Something Who”, (ep 3, 03/08/19)(ep 4, 23/08/19)(ep 4.5, 03/09/19).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 214, 02/10/20)(ep 215, 09/10/20).  “Space Boffins”, (14/10/20).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 133, 09/10/20)(ep 134, 12/10/20).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (15/10/20).  “The Froth”, (S2, ep 3, 13/10/20).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (12/10/20).  “The Skewer”, (BBC Radio 4)(S2, ep 5, 15/10/20).  “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 38, 12/10/20).  “Morrissey”,  “Kate Bush”,  “Franz Ferdinand”,  “Shed Seven”,  “Underworld”,  “The Cure”,  “Artic Monkeys”,  “Snow Patrol”,  “Tom Petty”,  “Ash”,  P.J Harvey”,  “Michael Kiwanuka”.

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