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Neil Gits Home In Time For Breakfast !

31st October 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

I think I might possibly have mentioned how much I have enjoyed my Saturdays out watching lower level football matches at venues all over the country during the last three months but with the clocks going back last night, meaning less daylight to drive and take photographs in, plus with the weather no doubt taking a big turn for the worse as we hit November, I think I may have to put the trips on hold for now …

They have really helped me re-charge my batteries and helped me to cope with some tough scenarios in my life recently, although one down side of getting out on the road each weekend has been the chaos caused to my eating schedule ! As part of each trip, one important component is trying a cheeseburger at each ground and the traditional thing to do is have such fine fayre at half-time, but even at the quietest of matches, it is still quite a rush getting served and eating in time for the second-half. So as I tend to arrive at football grounds very early to get a good parking spot, I have got into the habit of eating my “main meal” at about 2.30pm once I have taken most of my best photos of the stadiums while the shadows are not too long. Normally, at home, and being a night person, I don’t eat my breakfast till at least midday and have my dinner mid evening around 9pm with lunch in between about 4-5pm – so that routine is turned right on its head by eating a burger and chips two hours after I would normally have toast & marmalade !

I solved the problem by doing just that – turning the day upsde down ! With a few handily placed biscuits in the car to keep me going until “Burger Time”, I now have lunch on a comfort break at motorway services (I take a packed one – nobody in their right mind pays extortionate prices for a sandwich on the M1 or M4 !!) half-way home and get the grill on for a Big Boy’s Cooked Breakfast as soon as I get in, even if it’s gone 10pm … no-one said I have a healthy lifestyle !! Yesterday, as I only went to Potters Bar Town FC, less than an hour away, I almost wasn’t hungry enough for breakfast when I got in before 7 o’clock … lol

And so onto the music … the next live show will be on Monday 1st November at 7pm so I will be announcing the new “Featured Album” and “Spotlight Soul Artist” and possibly a new regular feature for the penultimate month of 2021. Tune in on your smart speaker, on your phone, online, on 97.8 FM… and now on DAB Radio too and listen out for news of when I’ve been tempted out by the next dry, sunny Saturday out on to the roads with my camera and a selection of soul CDs in the car !

This Week’s Tunes – Monday 25th October

Barry White – I’m Qualified To Satisfy

Luther Vandross – I Gave It Up When I Fell In Love

Solatimusic – Tell Me

Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe – The Masterplan

Mama’s Gun ft Beverley Knight – Only One

Roberta Gilliam – All I Want Is My Baby

C L Blast – Lay Another Log On The Fire

Little Anthony & The Imperials – I Don’t Have Time To Worry

Down To Earth – Love Guaranteed

Evelyn King – I’m In Love

Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy (Mike Maurro Remix)

Earth Wind & Fire – Serpentine Fire

Tymes – All You Ever Wanted To Know About Love

Chairmen Of The Board – Pay To The Piper

Kiki Dee – Chicago

Terence Trent D’Arby – If You Let Me Stay

Thames River Soul ft Kenny Thomas – Love X Love

Garcia Walker & Durrell – Stars

Temptations – Special

Cameo – I’ve Got Your Image

MS1 Project – Life’s Celebration

Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time

Rod – Shake It Up (Do The Boogaloo)

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …

E-mail: [email protected] or send a text message to (01268)833978.

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – search “Cool Soul” !