Week 334, Saturday 7th until Friday 13th November 2020.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (Lockdown the Sequel: Week Two).

Week 334 Saturday 7th until Friday 13thNovember 2020.

This week looks like it will the shortest ramble ever (hurrah!  I can imagine some readers thinking).  I won’t lie; I haven’t felt mentally great (everyone’s talking about their mental health these days. So why shouldn’t I).  Also I have posted a blog every week over the last Three Hundred and Thirty Four weeks, and I didn’t want this one to be the first week I missed.

A reminder e-maili sent myself.

This is the second week of lockdown the sequel.  I haven’t been out of the house apart from nipping in the garden to keep the bird feeders topped up.  Or to rush out and politely ask the local gang of squirrel vandal from stealing all the nuts and destroying the feeders meant for birds.

Squirrel damage.

Since March I have been part of an employee virtual wellness group that shares pictures and comments about being crafty and creative while locked down and working from home.  Some people publish pictures of baking, knitting and sewing, model making, general photography and art.  The only things I have posted are my attempts at making a mess on paper and calling them drawings and paintings.

I didn’t make these, I ate them.

The group is doing a virtual exhibition; I was asked if I would submit some pictures.  Because I couldn’t decide on what to send, I emailed a number of pictures and said “pick what you like”.  I also needed to write a piece about how drawing has helped my mental health and wellbeing during this period.  I got lovely reply saying that the pictures were “great” (not my choice of word) but the passage I wrote was a little too negative.  Yes I smiled at that, and replied that they could write what they wanted; it really didn’t matter how they described the pictures.

Not getting rid of the evidence, honest.

I’m not sure when this exhibition is taking place, what drawings and paintings they will use.  It will also be interesting to see what they wrote.  I suspect this is not a public exhibition, its probably going to only be available on the work closed loop internet.  Exhibiting is something I have wanted to do for a while; maybe in the future I could arrange one somewhere.  Maybe this virtual one will persuade me to pull my finger out (That’s a positive ending).

Do you like my new boots. That have not been outside yet.

And Finally……

An email I received this week started “Sorry for adding this to your crazy workload during this time”.  Luckily there enquiry was simple, they didn’t add extra work to my already over the top workload.

Spotted a few berries growing. Emergency netting was quickly deployed.

I spoke to a person with the surname “Boggle“.  Apologies to anyone reading this with the noble family name Boggle.  Surly this is the reason deed polls were created.  During a week when I haven’t smiled a lot, talking to this person brightened things up for a few minutes.

Vintage cherries found in the back of a cupboard, have been used. They were fine.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have mainly been watching:  

“Attack The Block”, (2011).  “BBC News: Biden/Harris Victory Speeches”, (TX: 07/11/20).  “Children In Need, 2020”, (TX: 13/11/20).  “Click”, (07/11/20).  “Cornwall With Simon Reeves”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 08/12/20).  “Between”, (S1, ep 3).  “Blakes 7”, (SA, ep 5).  “Daleks! (BBC Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious)”, (YouTube)(S1, ep 1, TX: 12/11/20).  “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, (2000).  “Fringe”, (S1, ep 8 to ep 13).  “Hanna”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).  “His Dark Materials”, (S2, ep 1).  “Identity Thief”, (2013).  “James May Oh Cook!”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 7).  “Lexx”, (S1, ep 3 & ep 4).  “Rising Damp”, (S4, ep 1 to ep 6).  “Rising Damp”, (1980).  “Spitting Image (2020)”, (Britbox)(S1, ep 7, TX: 07/11/20).  “Star Trek: Discovery”, (S3, ep 5). “Taskmaster”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 28/07/15)((S10 (S1 on C4), ep 5, TX: 12/11/20).  “The Great British Bake Off”, (S11 (S4 on C4), ep 8, TX: 10/11/20).  “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S7 (S4 on C4), ep 8, TX: 12/11/20).  “The Last Leg”, (S20, ep 4, TX: 13/11/20)“The Sky At Night”, (TX: 08/11/20).  “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”, (S1, ep 7).  “To The Lake”, (S1, ep 4).  “Z Nation”, (S1, ep 10 to ep 12).                                       

Doctor Who Watched This Week:

“The Doctor’s Daughter”, (S30 (S4), ep 6,Prod Code 4.6)(TX: 10/05/08).

“The Unicorn And The Wasp”, (S30 (S4), ep 7, Prod Code 4.7)(TX: 17/05/08).

Gerry Anderson Watched This Week:

“Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons”, (S1, ep 16, TX: 19/01/68).

“Space 1999”, (S1, ep 18, TX: 15/01/76).

 “UFO”, (S1, ep 15, TX: 20/01/71).

This week I have mainly been listening to:  

“Adam & Joe – BBC6 Music”, (20/08/07).  “Adam & Joe- Xfm”, (27/03/04) (17/04/04) (01/05/04).  “Betamax Video Club”, (ep 7, TX: 12/12/17) (ep 63, 20/02/20) (ep 65, 19/03/20) (ep 82, 12/11/20).  “Coronavirus Global Daily Update”, (BBC World Service) (07/11/20) (08/11/20)(09/11/20) (10/11/20)(11/11/20) (12/11/20) (13/11/20)“CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 180, 09/11/20)(ep 181, 10/11/20)(ep 182, 11/11/20)(ep 183, 12/11/20)(ep 184, 13/11/20).  “Daddy Look At Me”, (S4, Trailer, 09/11/20)(S4, ep 1 Answerphone Message & ep 1, 12/11/20).  “Gossipmongers”, (S4, ep 9, 09/11/20).  “Griefcast”, (ep 120, 11/11/20).  “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha”, (S1, ep 10, 11/11/20).  “Lazy Doctor Who”, (ep 212, 12/11/20)(ep 213, 13/11/20).  “Mystery Hour”, (12/11/20).  “NASA: Curious Universe”, (S2, ep 5, 07/11/20).  “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (13/11/20).  “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 171,13/11/20).  “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (08/11/20)(13/11/20).  “Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat”, (S2, ep 2, 11/11/20).  “Rob Beckett And Josh Widdecombe’s Lockdown Parenting Hell”, (S1, ep 57, 10/11/20).  “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 219, 06/11/20).  “Sue Perkins An Hour Or So With….”, (S3, ep 2, 11/11/20).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 139, 08/11/20).  “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (12/11/20).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (05/08/19) (12/08/19) (19/08/19) (26/08/19) (09/09/19) (16/09/19) (23/09/19) (30/09/19) (07/10/19) (14/10/19) (21/10/19) (28/10/19) (04/11/19) (11/11/19) (09/11/20) (13/11/20).  “Verbal Diorama”, (ep 4, 07/04/19)(ep 14, 13/08/19).  “We Will Get Past This”, (ep 52, 12/11/20).  “What’s The Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffen”, (S1, ep 42, 09/11/20).  “Morrissey”,  “M.I.A”,  “Suede”,  “Pulp”,  “The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster”,  “Melanie C”,  “Pet Shop Boys”,  “Queen”,  “Starsailor”,  “The Bluetones”,  “Scissor Sisters”,  “Manic Street Preachers”,  “Travis”.

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