My 1000th Blog Post!

Hi ya bloggies, after I publish this post, I'm likely to get a little badge telling me I've just posted my 1000th blog post. I'll be posting this too, but that's for later... For now I want to celebrate Planet Simon and 1000 posts of thoughts, musings, humour, fiction and discovery. I hope you'll enjoy... Continue Reading →


The Sci-Fi Files – Alien Megastructures

Some years ago, mankind found out how to find planets round other stars and this is done by measuring the light of a star and watching for a dip in the light that occurs when a planet (mainly a large one like Jupiter) passes in front of it. This can reduce the light of the... Continue Reading →

This last week has been a battling week. I've been trying to balance work and life and it has to be said it's backfired a bit and I lost... But won. It's a public holiday today shoo I've not been at work anyway... But tomorrow may be interesting! To keep the story short, I had... Continue Reading →

Kindness Challenge Week 2 – Self Compassion

Week 2 Theme | Self-Compassion Having compassion for others entails sympathy or empathy for their discomfort and suffering. This week we’re going to work on showing ourselves compassion. For some of us that might mean not being so hard on ourselves, not holding ourselves up to standards of perfection, or easing up on the negative... Continue Reading →

Manic Monday on Planet Simon

Here we are... Another Monday! Where does the time go? There's not been a great dream going on here this week but there's lots to come. I missed week 2 of the kindness challenge. With things as mad at home as they were I had no chance, but I'm hoping to write werk 2 and... Continue Reading →

Mystery Blogger Award

You guys know me - I'm a sucker for an award, so when J.S. Pailly nominated me for my second Mystery Blogger award I was naturally chuffed (I'm very British you see). Thank you for the nomination and thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating this award. According to Enigma’s website: “Mystery Blogger Award” is an... Continue Reading →

Help Sacha Black with her 13 Steps to Evil

Sacha Black is on the cusp of publishing her first book - 13 Steps to Evil and she needs your help! Look at this and see what all the hubbub is about and support this amazing fledgling author! 13-steps-to-evil-is-coming-arc-street-team-request Please? Simon 😊

ESA – Week in Images

There's some craking images from ESA this week, I've put some of them on here. Like the cluster of galaxies that are creating a gravity lens, the radio telescope searching for Cassini between close passes with Saturn and a view of Amsterdam from ISS.   Click the link to see more: via Week In Images... Continue Reading →

Keep Progressing to Stop Regressing

Elon musk made the point that when technology stop progressing, it regresses. The same is true in our lives and careers and anything we do in it. It's for this reason we need to think about shaking things up when they become comfortable. This could apply to your job, writing almost anything that we do.... Continue Reading →

The Destruction of Democracy

Look at that title - The Destruction of Democracy, it sounds like the title of some dystopian sci-fi novel or something. It also could be the start of some great conspiracy theory but how would much would it scare you to know that this is happening now and in a way has already happened? Would... Continue Reading →

Happy Star Wars Day!

  May the 4th is of course Star Wars day! Happy Star Wars day - by way of celebrating this I've got a few pics of Star Wars stuff from my archives. But if you want the full hit of Lego StarWars pictures have a look here: Star Wars Geek Show at LegoLand Simon :-)... Continue Reading →

Marvellous Moons of the Solar System

  There are many marvellous moons in the solar system and they came in all shapes, sizes and flavours - have a look at this post from NASA on some of them: via NASA — Solar System: Things to Know This Week Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or materials - Credit NASA

Kindness Challenge Intentions

Niki of Richness of a Simple Life is running the kindness challenge and early on convinced me that this is something that I should do. This basically means that as a challenge I need to challenge myself to be kind in the way set for that week and then write a blog post about it.... Continue Reading →

Fight for Your Life!

Niki has got her ebook out now! She’s got some great thought on life so it will be worth the read!

Support her my fellow bloggies.

Simon 🙂

The Richness of a Simple Life

I’m incredibly excited to share that I’ve launched the eBook version of my book! I wrote about the process I used to overcome a 17-year battle with depression. It’s laid out as a blueprint giving steps of the process in phases that readers can implement using questions and exercises I present in the book.

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The Dreaded Silence Part One

Wanted to introduce myself right quick. My name is Matt, I am a musician trying out a new form of creative expression while also enjoying the best genre ever.... science fiction. Thanks to Simon for giving me the chance to share some of my stuff! This is a two part short story, sorry for any... Continue Reading →

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