Week 393, Saturday 25th until Friday 31st December 2021.

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

Week 393, Saturday 25th until Friday 31st December 2021.

“This is a large (A3 size) Crimbo Family Doodle framed and given to mum on the big day”.

There are now Seven weeks left of this ramble.

“A proud grandmother and her little ones”.

This is the Crimbo blog, and that means I write very little and mainly post pictures.  Crimbo day was spent with family many I had not seen pretty much all this year, it really was lovely to meet up once again.  It was a day of relaxing, playing games and of course my favourite activity eating.  I mentioned in a previously blog that I was responsible for bringing Cheese and associated foods to the table. Blowing my own trumpet (I think I am allowed to do this once a year) I think I did very well, there was so much left over that everyone went home with something from the selection I bought.  Cheese really was the gift of 2021 that kept giving.

“My lovely nephews N and L”.
“Thank you to my sister and lovely Brother-in-law for a wonderful day”.
“One of my fave prezzies, a picture of my dad when he was young. Thank you Hel”.
“It’s never to late”.
“The boy’s planning there take over of the world in 2022”.
“Three very important ladies in my life”.
“Star Baker was my Sister-in-Law”.
“A & J getting festive”.
“My Crimbo day highlight was watching the much delayed launch of the James Webb Space Telescope live.

The rest of the week was spent in East London basically doing nothing which is what Crimbo is all about!  There were a couple of occasions when I actually had to get out of my PJ’s putting on proper clothes to visit North and Central London to see live theatre.  Both shows “A Crimbo Carol” starring Mark Gatiss and Nicholas Farrell and “The Shark Is Broken” a behind the scenes drama about the making of the classic 1975 film Jaws were just great.  Live Theatre always gives me a thrill, I love to sit in a dark room and watch people doing what they do best in front of me on stage.  Also I like to imagine what my life might have been like if I had got to be an actor or worked professionally back stage (I did work as an Assistant Stage Manager and an Actual SM at a very prestigious “amateur” Theatre in West London during the late 80s early 90s for a number of show).

“Always enjoy a show”.
“End of the Show”.
“Love how the old BBC tower is lit like a Crimbo tree”.
“Having the chance to see this LINK 125 ex-BBC camera is really why I love to visit Ally Pally. It’s just beautiful. If I am a good girl maybe next year Santa will bring me one”.
“What a great way to end 2021, this play is wonderful”.
“A beautiful set, everything took place on the boat The Orca”.
“On the way home passed Trafalgar Square”.

This Ramble is being published on New Year’s Eve, if you are reading this when published let me be one of the first to wish you a Happy New Year.  If you’re reading this after, then I hope you had a good celebration.

“A Happy New Year to all my family and everyone reading”.

My Mid Life Crisis Conts……

This week I have watched:

“A Crimbo Carol Goes Wrong”, (DVD)(Original BBC TX: 30/12/17).  “A Comic Relief Panto For Crimbo: Beauty And The Beast”, (TX: 19/12/21).  “A Ghost Story For Crimbo: The Mezzotint”, (TX: 24/12/21).  “Around The World In 80 Days”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).  “Beauty And The Beast”, (2017).  “Bounty Hunters”, (S1, ep 1).  “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, (1968). “Click – Clickmass 2021”, (TX: 25/12/21).  “Death In Paradise –  Crimbo Special 2021”, (TX: 26/12/21).  “Encanto”, (2021).  “Far From The Tree”, (2021).  “Goes Wrong Noug – The Mischief Cast On A Crimbo Carol Goes Wrong”, (DVD Extra).  “Ghosts – Crimbo Special”, (TX: 23/12/21).  “Gogglebox 2021: Review of the Year”, (TX: 25/12/21).   “Jason And The Argonauts”, (1963).  “Launch Of James Webb Space Telescope”, (NASA TV)(TX: 25/12/21).  “Lost Boys: The Tribe”, (2008).  “Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing”, (“Gone Crimbo Fishing”, TX: 26/12/21).   “Mrs Brown’s Boys – 2021 Special: 1. Mammy’s Mechanical Merriment”, (TX: 25/12/21).  “My Fair Lady”, (1964).  “Not Going Out: Panto 2021”, (TX: 23/12/21).  “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”, (1981). “Sing”, (2016).  “Superstore”, (S6, ep 5 & ep 6).  “The Great British Bake Off Crimbo Special 2021”, (TX: 25/12/21).   “The Good Life”, (DVD)(S1, ep 1, Original BBC TX: 04/04/75)(ep 2, TX: 11/04/75)(ep 3, TX: 18/04/75) (ep 4, TX: 25/04/75)(ep 5, TX: 02/05/75)(ep 6, TX: 09/05/75)(ep 7, TX: 16/05/75).  “The Greatest Snowman”, (TX: 24/12/21).  “The Last Leg Crimbo Special 2021”, (TX: 24/12/21).  “The Morecombe And Wise: 1970: The Lost Tape”, (Original BBC TX: 08/10/70, Recent TX: 25/12/21).  “The Morecombe And Wise Show: Crimbo 1971”, (TX: 25/12/71).  “The Mysterious Return Of NASA’s Centaur Rocket”, (Facebook)(TX: 29/11/21).  “The Rebel”, (1961).  “The Royal Institution Crimbo Lectures 2021”, (ep 1,”The Invisible Enemy”, TX: 28/12/21 )(ep 2,”The Perfect Storm”, TX: 29/12/21)(ep 3, “Winning The War”, TX: 30/12/21).  “The Vicar Of Dibley – The Vicar In White”, (TX: 01/01/07).  “The Weakest Link (2021)”, (S1, ep 2, TX: 23/12/21)(ep 3, TX: 28/12/21)(ep 4, TX: 29/12/22(ep 5, TX: 30/12/21).  “Top Gear”, (S31, “Driving Home For Crimbo”, TX: 24/12/21).  “Top Of The Pops: 2021”, (TX: 25/12/21).  “Travel Man: 96 Hours In Iceland”, (TX: 27/12/21).  “Worzel Gummidge”, (S2, ep2, “Twitches”, TX: 28/12/21)(ep 3, “Calliope Jane”, TX: 29/12/21). “You”, (S2, ep 2).

“Doctor Who Watched This Week”……

“The Senorites”, (S1, Prod Code F).  Ep 2, “The Unwilling Warriors”, (TX: 27/06/64).  Ep 3, “Hidden Dangers”, (TX: 27/06/64).  Ep 4, “A Race Against Death”, (TX: 18/12/21).  Ep 5, “Kidnap”, (TX: 25/07/21).  Ep 6, “A Desperate Venture”, (TX: 01/08/21).

Seen Live On Stage……

“A Crimbo Carol: A Ghost Story”, (Alexandra Palace Theatre, 29/12/21).

“The Shark Is Broken”, (Ambassadors Theatre, 31/12/21).

This week I have listening to:

“30 Animals That Made Us Smarter”, (BBC World Service/Sounds)(S2, ep 27, 27/12/21). “Coronavirus Global Update “, (BBC World Service/Sounds)(25/12/21)(26/12/21) (27/12/21)(28/12)(29/12/21)(30/12/21)(31/12/21).  “Bitter Sound Radio”, (31/12/21). “Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke’s Time Travels – Happy Times And Places”, (28.3, “Warriors Of The Deep”, ep 3”, 27/12/21).  “Lazy Doctor Who”, (The Incomparable)(ep 224 to ep 226, 25/12/21).  “Muppets In Space (Farscape)“, (The Incomparable)(30/12/21). “Radio Astronomy (The Sky AT Night Magazine)”, (30/12/21).  “Space And Things”, (STP70, 30/12/21).  “Star Trek Universe”, (25/12/21).  “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 172, “Adam And Joe Crimbo Ramble Chat”, TX: 25/12/21).  “The Friendship Onion”, (S1, ep 33, 28/12/21).  “The Nick Abbot Whole Show A to Z”, (D to F, 25/12/21)(G to H, 26/12/21)(J to L, 27/12/21(M to O, 28/12/21(P to R, 29/12/21)(S to U, 30/12/21).  “The Radio Times Doctor Who Podcast”, (26/12/21).  “The Supermassive Podcast”, (24/12/21).  “Tripodcast”, (Holiday Special,25/12/21).

Songs I Enjoyed This Week, Were By:

“Morrissey”, “ABC”,  “Adam And The Ants”,  “Band Aid (1984)”.  “David Bowie And Bing Crosby”,  “Diana Ross”,  “East 17”,  “Greg Lake”,  “John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir,  “Jona Lewie”,  “Kate Bush”,  “Kajagoogoo”,  “Limal”,  “Mel Smith & Kim Wilde”,  “Michael Buble”,  “Nirvana”,  “Paul McCartney And Wings”,  “Ransid Minibreak (As mentioned in Travel Man: 96 hours in Iceland)”.  “Snow Patrol”,  “Starsailor”,  “The Communards”,  “The Darkness”,  “The Kooks”,  “The Pretenders”,  “The Style Council”,  “Toyah”,

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