Where my feet have been -A Lake with a duck

I want to stress now - this is NOT totday! Today it is hissing down with rain. I like the rain, but I wouldn't sit on the grass in the rain! 😀 Last week I sat under a Willow by the lake near work and was just quiet for a few minutes. A white duck... Continue Reading →


Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

It's been a hard week this week, but we got there in the end, it's a long weekend with Monday off so things must be good! My minion friends have been entertaining you all as usual with the unique wit and their thoughts on shoes sizes as one gets bigger and whatever you do -... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Beauty Thief

I rarely write book review posts, that becasue it takes me son long to read one you guys would get bored between posts and forget me. But I have just finsished The Beauty Thief, written by my bloggie friend Rachael Ritchey. The premise of the story is about where real beauty comes from and that... Continue Reading →

Old and Abandoned -Sunken DC3

I have a fascination of old and abandoned things. Things that are old and abandoned have a story to tell, they’ve been somewhere, maybe done something and that story can turn something relatively worthless into something of value. This is the start of a feature where I will put before you old and abandoned things... Continue Reading →

Minecraft Steve and the Lost City – Part 1

It had been some time since Steve had been exploring on his own since Mike had turned up, but Steve had the opportunity since Mike had accidentally taken some poisionus potion, he thought he had made an invincibilty potion. Steve thought he shouldn't have swapped the Golden apple for the spider eyeball.Mike was going to... Continue Reading →

Author Interviews @RachaelRitchey #authors #writers #writerslife 

Great post from Lucy interviewing Rachael Ritchey. Have a look at this, Rachael is starting out as an indie author and definitely is worth a look.

Simon 🙂


Welcome to my weekly series Author Interviews. 

Over recent months some inspirational and amazing writers have sat in my red chair. They have opened my eyes to the world of being a writer, filled my brain with useful tips and made me want to get a book out there.

This week I am proud to say that the author of one of my favourite books ‘The Beauty Thief‘ is sat in my chair, swinging her legs, with a mug of Yorkshire tea in one hand and nibbling on a virtual ginger snap biscuit with the other…

She also hosts a blog and runs the Blog Battles. Here is Rachael Ritchey!

Rachael, welcome! 

Thanks, Queen Lu! I’m thrilled to be in this big red, super comfy chair! Wow, is it comfy or what?

This is one of those chairs that looks uncomfortable but actually it’s the opposite. The tea…

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award

  There are some people you just it off with from the start, for me Lennon was one of those great people. It's like we've been friends for years, so it brought a smile to my face when she nominated me for the Dragon's Loyalty Award. Lennon is one of those sassy and firey people... Continue Reading →

Mars Ancient Mega Tsunami’s

Tha Martian landscape, which scientists believe was scarred by giant waves (NASA/PA) Over recent years we've become increasingly aware of natural disasters which can affect us well over and above normal disasters. Super Volcanoes is one and Mega Tsunami's are another. But recent findings on Mars suggest that asteroids impacts on Mars may have created... Continue Reading →

Hubble taking advantage of Mars opposition

Hubble Space Telescope photo of Mars taken when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth on May 12, 2016. Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (ASU), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute) On the 22nd of May, Mars Reaches opposition with Earth - this is where it reaches it's closest... Continue Reading →

Power of our Earth

What power you command Earth, your smallest ripple could crush us in an instant. What seems to us as immeasurable force is merely a touch for you. How foolish are we to think we can harness your rage. We live here because you allow us, not because our feeble skills and creations make us safe.... Continue Reading →

Circuit Mechanix March 2016

I’m pushing my magazine… again! 🙂


Circuit Mechanix March 2016

Circuit Mechanix Mar 2016 - Cover

Welcome to this first issue of Circuit Mechanix, a magazine for the Printed Circuit industry in the UK. This is a project that I’m going to be working on this year as a trial, after this we’ll see where it goes. Any and all support is appreciated as I think Circuit Mechanix could go places with enough readers.

Download the PDF for the magazine here:

Circuit Mechanix Mar 2016

There is a flip book planned, but at this time I’m not able to publish it. This may follow after if I work out the technical details.

There is also a LinkedIn Group for the Magazine and discussion around it here:

Circuit Mechanix LinkedIn Group

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Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

It's that time of week again when the week is almost over, we're rushing out the door for the weekend and of course the Planet Simon weekly roundup is here. It's the best part of it surely? It's been a busy week in many ways and things have not gone to plan blog wise. I've... Continue Reading →

The Titan Mystery – Part 8

McKinley looked on through the tunnel as their little hyperloop car sped through the vastness  of the spacecraft. As he was thinking about this he thought it curious that a ship this size was built almost completely empty. What was it's purpose? Why was it here? There would have to have been crew and many... Continue Reading →

VOTE NOW! Annual Bloggers Bash Awards NOW OPEN

Start voting for your favourite blogs!

Simon 🙂

Sacha Black

VOTE NOWThis is it. The waiting is finally over.

The Bloggers Bash Awards are now open for voting.

We had a HUGE number of nominations, over 350, so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.

Voting Closes June 9th at 12pm. The winners will be announced on June 11th at the Bash. If you can’t make it then a winners post will go live at 5:15pm on June 11th.

Choose carefully, you can only vote ONCE per category. There are 10 awards, (so it’s a long post) make sure you vote in them all.

Good luck to all the nominees.

Disclaimer: The committee has done their best to coordinate the nominations and to ensure, where possible, we gave nominees a choice of which category they wanted to be in. Due to time constraints and limited resources this may not have always been possible.

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The Explorer Voyages – The Cube

These are the voyages of the spaceship Explorer. Her missions taking us to the vastness of the universe beyond human understanding. Our purpose, to write something we have never written before! The events detailed in this log follow directly after the events detailed in this account: The Enemy Within the Rings Log Entry: Capt S.... Continue Reading →

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