Week 392, Saturday 18th until Friday 24th December 2021.

Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East And Central London, Hertfordshire & Surrey.

Week 392, Saturday 18th until Friday 24th December 2021.


There are now Eight weeks left of this ramble.

Due to all the final Crimbo madness, this ramble maybe a little shorter.  Plus I have spent a lot of time making something special for my mum, a picture will appear in next week’s Crimbo Blog.

“My working out for a design for mum”.

And Now This……

“Cones and slabs”.

Earlier this week I noticed traffic cones and concrete slabs placed at intervals down my road.  Surely the local council were not doing road works this week, I thought.  Later I discovered that cones have appeared all around because gutter drain covers have been stolen.  Personally I have never lifted one but I assume there pretty heavy, so whoever did this couldn’t have just parked late one night in a car, this operation would have had to be planned, needing a van and a number of people to help.

“Some tinsel and other decorations would have made these look so much more festive”.

Money is tight for us all I know, but stealing like this in such quantities is going to cause the already overstretch local council serious issues as they try to replace them (I wonder how long this will actually take).  It is also of course very dangerous having these gaping holes exposed, the people who have done this really don’t care about others or animals that could fall in.

Whoever stole them will hopefully get a decent price at a scrap yard, as this might stop them coming for the ones they left or worse start nicking road signs.  One thing that did cross my mind is that the cones could have had tinsel and other decorations draped on them to make them look more festive (it’s just an idea).

“All ready for some live entertainment.

And Now For Something Completely Different…….

My excitement level reached 11 this week when I spotted a Blue Tit in the garden.  I haven’t seen one for months; they are always such a lovely sight.  What really would have made this week feel complete is if I saw a Robin, sadly this amateur armchair Twitcher has not seen a red breast for quite a while.

“Another lazy afternoon for Fluffy”.

And Finally…….

“Harley and Woody having a early morning skate”.

Senior moment this week, all the minutes wasted looking for a new electric toothbrush bought that morning.  I looked everywhere, including on the floor searching in nooks and crannies only stopping when I saw the device standing charging where I left it.  I am wondering which government department I can complain to and get a refund on those wasted minutes.

“A tater that looks like a Bottom”.

Happy Crimbo or Holidays depending on what you celebrate or observe. Eat, drink and be merry, I certainly will.

“Hel and I ready for the new Matrix film”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have watched:

“Alias”, (S1, ep 20).  “Babylon 5”, (S1, ep 12).  “Blake’s 7”, (SC, ep 10).  “Click“, (TX: 18/12/21).  “Comedy Legends”, (S3, ep 4, “Kenneth Williams”, TX: 29/10/20).  “Elves”, (S1 ep 4 & ep 5).  “Gardeners World: Winter Special 2021/22”, (ep 1, TX: 10/21/21).  “Hacksmith’s World’s Brightest Flashlight – Guinness World  Record”, (Facebook)(TX: 16/10/21).  “Hanna”, (S3, ep 6).  “Jupiter Ascending”, (2015).  “K9 & Company: A Girls Best Friend”, (TX: 28/12/81).  “Lexx”, (S2, ep 12).   “Making Of Lexx S2″, (YouTube)(TX: 11/10/15).  “Mandy: We Wish You A Mandy Crimbo”, (TX: 20/12/21).  “Money Heist”, (S5, ep 8 to ep 10).  “One Night In Alton Towers”, (TX: 16/12/21).  “One Night In Hamleys”, (TX: 24/12/20).  “One Night In The Natural History Museum”, (TX: 16/12/20).  “Rob And Romesh Vs Crimbo”, (TX: 19/12/21).  “Superstore, (S6, ep 4).  “Stargate Atlantis”, (S4, ep 4 & ep 5).  “Star Trek Concepts You’ll Never See And Here’s Why”, (Facebook)(TX: 30/01/20).  “Stath Let’s flats”, (S3, ep 5 & ep 6).  “That Riviera Touch”, (1966).  “The Galaxy Britain Built: The British Force Behind Star Wars”, (TX: 16/12/19).  “The Great British Sewing Bee- 2021 Specials 1: Celebrity Crimbo Special”, (TX: 22/12/21).  “The Girl before”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 4).  “The I-Land”, (S1, ep 6).  “The Lost Boys”, (1987).   “The Matrix Resurrections”, (2021).  “The Ranganation Crimbo Special 2021”, (TX: 19/12/21).   “The Royle Family – Barbara’s Old Ring”, (TX: 25/12/22).  “The Tomorrow People”, (S3, “Secret Weapon”, ep 4, TX: 19/03/75).  “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”, (S2, ep 5).  “The Weakest Link (2021)”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 18/12/21).  “Why Living On The Starship Enterprise Would Actually Be Awful”, (Facebook)(TX: 25/11/20).  “You”, (S1, ep 7 to ep 10)(S2, ep 1).

“Doctor Who Watched This Week”……

“The Aztecs” (S1, Prod Code F).  Ep 1, “The Temple Of Evil”, (TX:23/05/64).  Ep 2, “The Warriors Of Death”, (TX: 30/05/64).  Ep 3, “The Bride Of Sacrifice”, (TX: 06/06/64).  Ep 4, “The Day Of Darkness”, (TX: 13/06/64).

“The Sensorites”, (S1, Prode Code G).  Ep 1, “Strangers In Space”, (TX: 20/06/64).  

Seen Live On Stage……

“2:22 A Ghost Story”, (Gielgud Theatre, 18/12/21).

This week I have listening to:

“30 Animals That Made Us Smarter”, (S2, ep 26, 20/12/21).  “Anglophilia”, (S6, ep 3, 21/12/21).  “Brian & Roger Crimbo Special 2021”, (24/12/21).  “Coronavirus Global Update”, (BBC World Service/Sounds)(18/12/21)(19/12/21)(20/12/21)(21/12/21) (22/12/21)(23/12/21)(24/12/21).  “Doctor Who Flashcast”, (The Incomparable)(S13, ep 2, 07/11/21)(ep 3, 14/11/21)(ep 4, 21/11/21)(ep 5, 28/11/18)(ep 6, 05/12/21).  “Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke’s Time Travels  – Happy Times And Places”, (28.1, “Warriors Of The Deep”, 20/01/21)(28.2, 24/12/21).  “Griefcast”, (S8, ep 11 (ep 160) 22/12/21).  “Maximum Power – A Blake’s 7 Podcast”, (Retrospective Of SA,19/12/21).  “Mystery Hour”, (23/12/21).  “Nick Abbot Whole Show”, (18/12/21)(19/12/21).  “Nick Abbot Whole Show A to Z”, (A to C, 24/12/21).  “Producing The Beatles”, (Intro Trailer, 16/08/18(ep 1, 03/09/18)(ep 2, 17/09/18)(ep 3, 01/10/18)(ep 4, 15/10/18)(ep 5, 29/10/18)(ep 6, 20/11/18).  “Radio Astronomy Shorts (BBC Sky At Night Magazine)“, (21/08/17)(19/10/17)(29/03/18)(25/04/21)(20/12/21)(23/12/21).  “Radio Times Doctor Who podcast”, (14/10/20).  “Rob Beckett And Josh Widdecombe Parenting Hell”, (S3, ep 47, 21/12/21)(ep 48, 24/12/21).  “Screw it, We’re Just Gonna Talk about The Beatles”, (Trailer, 12/01/17)(ep 1, 12/01/17)(ep 2, 19/01/17)(ep 3, 26/01/17)(ep 4, 02/02/17).  “Since We’re Here By Steff Callas”, (ep 1, 22/08/21)(ep 2, 05/09/21)(ep 3, 24/09/21)(ep 4, 08/10/21)(ep 5, 17/10/21).  “Smerch Pod – Batman”, (24/12/21).  “Smersh Pod – Side Special – The Wild Geese”, (13/10/17).  “Space and Things”, (STP20, 14/01/21)(STP42, 17/06/21)(STP43, 24/06/21)(STP69, 23/12/21).  “Star Trek Universe”, (15/01/19)(20/12/21).  “The Audio Guide To Babylon 5”, (ep 58, 24/07/16).  “The Friendship Onion”, (S1, ep 32, 21/12/22).  “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (20/12/21).  “The Old Doctor Who Show”, (ep 122, ”K9 And Company: A Girls Best Friend” , 22/12/21).  “The Space Above Us”, (ep 149, 23/12/21).  “What’s Your Problem With Nick Abbot And Carol Mcgiffin”, (20/12/21).  “Wolf And Owl”, (ep 55, 22/12/21).

Songs I Enjoyed This Week, Were By:

“Morrissey”,  “Athlete”,  “Band Aid (1984)”,  “Biffy Clyro”,  “Chris De Burge”,  “David Bowie”, “East 17”,  “Echo And The Bunnymen”,  “Elton John”,  “Foo Fighters”, “Heaven 17”,  “Run-D.M.C”,  “Slade”,  “St Etienne ft Tim Burgess”,  “The Darkness”, “The Flying Pickets”,  “The King Singers”,  “The Pet Shop Boys”,  “The Pretenders”,  “The Waitresses”,  “Wizard”,  “Yvonne Elliman”. 

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