The first half of a two-parter sees me head down to London town in order to complete a medical examination. Along the way, I visit a musical monument of epic proportions, contemplate bicycles, meet a guy making a music video and ramble on through the streets of Marylebone.
We're wrapping up warm and heading outside to sample Penrith's annual Winter Droving festival. A mish-mash of activities, sights, sounds, smells and experiences. In ye old-timey town there be fancy dress competitions for dogs, trolls playing Nordic folk rock, brass bands, shabby chic cafes and so much more.
It's that time of year once more when ghouls and goblins walk the earth in search of terror. To celebrate Halloween I head to a museum at night to engage in Fright Night, an interactive escape room, crystal maze type thing. Complete with puzzles and amateur dramatics galore.
Three years on from the implosion of my American adventure I take a look or rather listen to the final episode that followed my travels. I re-examine the good, the bad and the emotional ugly that poured out into a KFC car park one Summer's night in San Francisco.
A retrospective look at a formative time in my life. First love, real friendships, self-imposed destruction, failed education and cringe-worthy displays of emotion. Four years of significance are compacted into this, the first of two trips to Huddersfield.
From agitation to understanding, the mental spectrum is quite broad on this particular episode. Dealing with setbacks, impatience and aggravation I head to a Buddhist centre to attend a seminar on meditation and finding inner self-confidence.
In preparation for the big move, I find myself cleaning out the attic and discovering a whole bunch of stuff I'd either completely forgotten about or never encountered before. Here lies a litany of objects from musical instruments to anecdote-filled photo boards.
In the first episode of a two part special, I visit a spiritual hypnotherapist for a little bit of past life regression. Upon piercing the space/time continuum I discover lone island survival, desperate measures, family life in Belgium, the horror of war and aquatic disasters.
In the concluding part of my past life regression, I find myself thrown into 1950's London where creativity, love and attempted political sabotage shape the more detailed part of my session. If that wasn't enough, there's also mystic animals, mysterious gifts and a meeting with my "higher self" thrown in for good measure.
In an episodic experiment we try something different, a livestreamed edition via Instagram and Facebook Live. Covering two recent cases of self inflicted food poisoning, an enchanted old timey toy, mental health discussions and listener generated questions Ramble On takes on a different shape.
Welcome to 2018! To bring in the new, I'm rummaging through the old. As part of the big move later this year I'm going through my possessions and compartmentalizing the items I want to keep. In this episode I dig through a few belongings that are in some parts, bewildering, embarassing and even a little touching.