Category Archives: Life

Eternally Spinning through the Cosmos



Whatever happens today or any other day – remember that whatever we do here the Earth keeps spinning. Round the sun, spinning on it’s axis, days come and go years pass and the Earth keeps spinning.

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Life is so short – the Earth in comparison is eternal it was here when we were born and it’s more than likely going to still be here when we die. This cradle of life will keep going eons after we pass – whatever we do.

Simon 🙂

Jumping on a Hate Bandwagon

How may people reading this have been the subject of bullying or intimdation, not just by one person, but a number of people? I can imagine quite a few. The thing with it is though, why oh why is it that when one person decided to hate, that a whole load of other jump on the bandwagon?

Back in 2014 I had the dis-pleasure of working for a guy called Jim. He had done me a good turn and had given me a job when I needed one, I was grateful. But suddenly things beyond my control happened and at a time when I needed some emotional support he metaphorically and repeatedly kicked me when I was down. He was a total fucking bastard!

What made me even more desperate was that it seemed everyone in the team I was working with got behind him and decided to nit pick every thing I did wrong. To say I felt bad doesn’t even begine to descibe it. I’m not an emotional person, but even I couldn’t switch these feelings off. Constantly on edge, stressed and everything. It was unbelieveable what I had to put up with.

I got away from there fortunately, I found another job to which he asked me (and I quote) “where are you pissing off to?” I wanted to say anywhere away from you is better than here, but I maintained my calm and finished my last week in my usual way. He never said goodbye or goodluck – nothing. To say I hate Jim is an understatement and I will forever be damaged from the way he was an wonder why he became like this. But I will always remember to be carful about jumping on hate bandwagons from now on and do my best to stay away from them. No matter what the cost.

Simon 🙂




Big Rocks

Big Rocks

I posted this maybe nearly two years ago as I struggled with a great deal of life and bad things. While I’m in a different place now, it’s important to remaber this and I wanted to share it with you all again.


Dr. Stephen R. Covey,
First Things First

One day this expert was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration I’m sure those students will never forget. After I share it with you, you’ll never forget it either.

As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered over-achievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar.

When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, “Is this jar full?” Everyone in the class said, “Yes.” Then he said, “Really?” He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Then he dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks.

Then he smiled and asked the group once more, “Is the jar full?” By this time the class was onto him. “Probably not,” one of them answered. “Good!” he replied. And he reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in and it went into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, “Is this jar full?”

“No!” the class shouted. Once again he said, “Good!” Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked up at the class and asked, “What is the point of this illustration?”

One eager beaver raised his hand and said, “The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard, you can always fit some more things into it!”

“No,” the speaker replied, “that’s not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is: If you don’t put the big rocks in first, you’ll never get them in at all.”

What are the big rocks in your life? A project that you want to accomplish? Time with your loved ones? Your faith, your education, your finances? A cause? Teaching or mentoring others? Remember to put these Big Rocks in first or you’ll never get them in at all.

Simon 🙂

Letter to Myself: Open Next Year (2017)


I was nominated to write this letter by Erin from Bubbles and Beebots. It was totally a surprise as I’ve not spoken much to her before. But I’m humbled by it and great thanks to you for it.

Dear Future Me,

Hello, Simon of 2017. If you’re reading this it’s safe to say you made it through another year. You were spared and despite it all you got here.

Let start off with the state of the world right now:

The China economy is slowing down, this is having a knock on effect to the rest of the world. If you’re making steel of drilling oil this is a bad thing. For you right now you look at the price of petrol and smile, because at the moment the prices are going down. Along with this there is general disharmony and fear about trouble in other parts of the world, lots of people trying to get away into Europe, which is causing more disharmony. You’re looking on and wondering why is it we’re facing these challenges in 2016? Why can’t we all live in peace? Why do we have to have economies that fail? Governments that lie and companies and banks cheating us out of our heard earned money? Lot’s of whys…

As you write this there are a few things going through your mind about your future. Should you stay at the company you’re working for? Anxiety about how your new magazine will be received if you ever get to publish it? Just chill, don’t lose your nerve. Publish the magazine, seriously you have to . If nothing else it might open a few more doors for you or increase your visibility in the industry you work in and that can’t be a bad thing.

Stop worrying about all the work you have to do and the jobs going on. Take some time out to chill sometimes because you need it and deserve it and need a break sometimes. Do more stuff that’s going to make you happy, read, write, make some more Numpty’z cartoons. Do these things and see where it takes you on life’s journey through the year. Go outside and do what you love to do – explore. Along with this explore different philosophies and ways of thinking. Come to your own decisions about your life.

Another things, listen to music – lots of it. It’s proved to you that music is something you need. Not want… need. It helped pull you through the bad times and it will help you through life. Look out for the Two Steps from Hell guys as they always make amazing music.

When you get here (if) re blog this and write about how it all went. What’s going on now? How are things different? Was 2016  good year?

Here are the rules:

  • Tag it under ‘DearFutureMeTag’
  • Write a letter to yourself to read again in a years time. You can answer if you would like.
  • Nominate Other Bloggers, as many as you like (at the end of this post)

My nominees are:

My nominees are old and new, some of them I want to lavish a little love and attention on as I have been neglecting them. But with all of them I’m interested an what they have to say.

BTW- when you like back, make sure you link back to a post (like this one). If you link back to my page the notification won’t show up.


Simon 🙂