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Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

After a couple of weeks hiding because of all that’s gone on in the world, I’m starting to come to terms with it all and see what’s on the horizon. This in life are still chaos and I’m pretty tired and need a break, but you know it’s life eh?

I’m trying to keep on top of the blog posts, but I’m not finding the time really. As I merged my other blogs into this one last week I’m finding relief in re-posting old posts with hopefully just a tweek or two to leave me some breathing space to write some good stuff for you all.

Blog posts

A few posts this week including some Minions, my view on the war between Apple and Android and my thoughts on wishing on a star.

Wishing upon a shooting star

 

Minion Thoughts – Killing them with Kindness

Minion Thoughts – Imperfection

 

Why I love Android and loathe Apple

 

Space

 

As Juno started it’s mission around Jupiter – I posted my next piece in the Solar System Exploration series and Jupiter.

Solar System Exploration – Jupiter

With also a week’s worth of images from ESA.

ESA – Week In Images

 

 

Science Fiction – Writing

 

Planet Simon - The Titan Mystery

Part 12 of the Titan Mystery see’s our heroic commander and his team in a bit of a sticky one..

The Titan Mystery – Part 12

Plus – mind control through weather control? Is a huge Ionosphere measurement array controlling us?

Scifi Files – HAARP

 


 

Other Blogs / Posts

A new found bloggie called Asire wrote a great piece on translating English to American or the other way around. I meant to create a post on this myself – so I’m linking it in with this week’s roundup for you all!

English vs American vocabulary

My friend Sacha (who we’ve just together realised isn’t God) has created other amazing mystery post on some mysterious pyramids in Bosnia. I never knew anything about these, but read the post – it’s amazing!

Pyramids of Bosnia

Have a great weekend all!

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

It’s that time of week when the weekly roundup is needed. I’ve been up against it a bit for a few weeks and I’m starting to feel it.

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But it’s been exciting too! I’ve not manged to write much this last few weeks and to be honest after the way things have been going over here in the UK I’ve not been in the right frame of mind to write.

So I’ve been spending a bit of time re-hashing my blog. after asking you all for advice yesterday in:

All Bloggers! I need your Input!

I’ve moved my blogs over to Planet Simon now, so universe of possibilities is still about but I’ll be posting all my blogs, stories and everything from here now! The site has been given a new fresh look too!

planet simon new page

 

In the meantime this is a list of the weeks posts.

Space

My latest piece on Solar System exploration led us all to the asteroid belt and shedding some light on a mysterious part of our little corner of the universe.

Solar System Exploration – Asteroid Belt and Ceres

 


Blog

As I wasn’t in the mood this week – I was trying to cheer us all up with a bit of light hearted awesomeness:

Where My feet have been – Roller Skating

Legoland – For the Child and Geek Within

The ultimate Star Wars geek show at Legoland

 


Humour

The minions as always provide us with some witty wisdom…

Minions

Minion Thoughts – Dealing with assholes

Minion Thoughts -Weird and Wonderful People

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With crazy cats doing crazy things following on…

Damn this cat is fast!

Cat like reflexes – Friday Funny

 

Hopefully things will get back to normal and I can get some more time to write and put some of my favourite posts of the week at the end. But Thank to all of you for being here, interacting, liking, commenting you’re all great! Have an amazing weekend!

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon Weekly Roundup

It’s Friday and it’s nearly the end! What a week it’s been! Last weekend was the bloggers bash, which was totally amazing, Sacha Black and her minions put the bash together and organised the blogger awards, creating a fantastic day. I’m looking forward to next year, but a year is too long!

Apart from that these are the weeks activities:

Blog

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This week has bee a bit wet and I feel a bit like my carton me above. But the good side to this is the walk I had the other day during my lunchtime.

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Rainy Walk

Other things going on have been my guest post with Candice from I came for the Soup and I published my second Circuit Mechanix magazine this week too! I also looked at the Press This function for word press, in trying it out I found a really useful little tool for including Web content in your blog.

Circuit Mechanix Jun 2016

The Origin of Ideas & How I Capture Them: Guest Post with Simon – I came for the soup…

Circuit Mechanix June 2016

WordPress ‘Press This’

 

Universe of Possibilities

Over on my scifi / fantasy writing blog universe of possibility are a few things going on, with the continuation of my SciFi files series and the next part of the Titan Mystery, there should be something to look at!

Scifi Files – Underground Cities

The Titan Mystery – Part 10

 

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Because I’ve been a bit lazy this week I’ve been doing a few more space posts than I would like. The next part of my solar system exploration visited Mars, a planet that myself and most of the human race seem pretty obsessed with

Solar System Exploration – Mars

Along with this was a spattering of news and pictures from the week – have a look and see what you think!

NASA — 7 Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small

The Solar System – Things to know this week

Week In Images – ESA

New Data Compare, Contrast Pluto’s Icy Moons | NASA

 

Humour

Along with all of this the minions have been keeping us all amused and teaching us about judgement … and farting.

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Minion Thoughts – Judgement

Minion Thoughts – Fart Awkwardness

 

Other posts / Bloggers:

I discovered Daisy Willows this week, she kindly put on a shout out to me on one of her posts this week. So I thought it a good thing to return the favour.

I’m also going to like my friend Erins post from Bubble and Beebots on her fun video and childhood profanity:

https://bubblesandbeebots.com/2016/06/17/pants-crapping-goes-viral-in-europe/

That’s it for this week – care care, have a great weekend and see you next week?

Simon 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

It’s been an exhausting week and all I’ve wanted to do is sleep. But I’m excited too because tomorrow is the bloggers bash and there are a number of you that I will be meeting to have a bit of fun with and I can’t wait!

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But what’s been going on this week on Planet Simon?


 

My Posts

I’ve not had much time this week, so the posts from me have been thin – but Ive ben exploring perspectives, technology and a verse given to me by a blogger that blew my mind away.

Also there was a rather cool music and words award!

Perspectives in life

But for man…

Technology – Chromecast

Music & Words Award

 

I also didn’t get around to the next part of the Titan Mystery – but I did post s SciFi files on my universeofpossibility site.

SciFi Files – Underground Cities

 

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I’ve not written my regular piece on the solar system, but I have taken some piece from NASA and ESA to keep the spaceship running as it were!

ESA – A Week in Pictures

The Solar System – Things to know this week

ISS: Air and Space Science


 

Minion Thoughts

Minions

A little smattering of minion thoughts on sunglasses and adulthood brought a few smiles to you all I think!

Minion Thoughts – Sunglasses

Minion Thoughts – Adulthood


Other Bloggers / Posts

My bloggie friend Lucy writes a weekly diary extract from Tina – her character from a book club story she started a while back. I thought this weeks was very good (as always) so I’m giving it the top slot here:

Tina’s Writer Life

 

This post also blew me away from Tania Marie’s blog. A whole bunch of pictures of Colorado, what an amazing and beautiful place – I had to share this too!

Goodbye for now to Colorado

That’s it for this week, maybe next week I’ll be able to post more. See you then and all those coming to the bash – see you there!

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

Here we are again – the end of yet another week, so it’s roundup time! Before we get to the posts have a look at my blog sites Planet Simon and Universe of Possibility apart from the addition of more posts, I’ve been working on the layout of my sites. More on Universe of Possibility, but it needed some maintenance and loving care – Planet Simon will be getting a new make over soon! But for now, I’ve played a bit with the menu’s to make it easier to find things on both sites.

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This is all I want to do this weekend… I’ve been up against it and I’m tired. But stillsmiling at the end of it!

Anyways… this week:


Space

My exploration of the solar system went up a level as we visited our home planet. I learned a few things on this one as I researched it, but it’s starting to get interesting now as we move further away from the sun.

Solar System Exploration – Earth

My old and abandoned post also focused on space with a look at the valuable space debris that’s scattered around the solar system.

Old and Abandoned – Space ‘Junk’

 


Writing

McKinley and crew are getting closer to finding a way out of their time twisted situation in the 9th part of the Titan Mystery. Where’s it going to go from here?

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Find out at https://universeofpossibility.wordpress.com/

The Titan Mystery – Part 9

 

Scifi Files

Another feature I’m working on for this blog is taking a look at the tales and legends that are told all over and asking ourselves – could it be true? Is it true?

 

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Scifi Files: Julia

This week, it’s looking at the possibility of huge sea monsters that have never been seen… but heard.

 


 

Other posts have been looking at the technology I put on my wrista dn where my feet have been

Technology – Shark Watch

Where my feet have been -A Lake with a duck

Then with some humour from our minion friends it round off a week of damn fine blogging!

Minions

Minion Thougths – Someday…

Minion Thoughts -Pretending to be Normal…

 


 

Other Bloggies / Posts

This week I found a new bloggie who is very good in herself: Shellsizzle but then I found out that this blog is a mother / daughter double act with Missnoonaa and I found a post on there:

Don’t just be a tree!

I loved this post, it’s something I had been mulling over in my head for ages, only this is much better!

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Simon 🙂

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!

Minions

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 – Don’t worry!

Minion Thoughts – At least my shoes still fit

Minion Thoughts – Don’t worry…

 

Fantasy writing

I’ve been meaning to pick up on the adventures of Minecraft Steve for some time so this week I got around to it – have no fear fellow Sci Fi readers and fand of the Totan Mystery – I’m in progress with the next part and it won’t disappoint – but you will all be seeing more of Minecraft Steve too!

 

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Minecraft Steve and the Temple of Darkness

 


 

Posts what I have wrote (haha..)

This week, my feet have been on a tree stump, a sunken DC from WWII (which i later found out is in Turkey) and a review of the Beauty Thief made for the extra mix of this weeks posts. I love the variety I can bring to you as bloggies and I hope you like reading them as much as I like writing them.

 

 

Where my feet have been – The Tree Stump

Old and Abandoned -Sunken DC3

Book Review – The Beauty Thief


 

Space

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With Hubble taking adavantage of Mars’s oppositio the continuation of my series on the Solar System and pictures from ESA made for a busy week with space news.

Solar System Exploration – Venus

ESA – A Week in Pictures

Hubble taking advantage of Mars opposition

Mars Ancient Mega Tsunami’s

Pluto’s Fretted Terrain


 

Other bloggies / Posts

Sacha alswys creat such amazing posts, Lucy has mentioned blog envy and I thought I owuld never feel it – but Sacha’s posts are a-mazing! This one the the mystery of our origin is brilliant and I’ve go to lean more about it as much of this I’ve encountered before.

The Zen of Earth – The Mystery of our Origin

 

Kisten Lamb’s posts are always great greading for any writer, focussing on writing twists this wek makes for a very useful read.

How to Write mind blowing twists – Kristen Lamb

 

I’ve also found another follow Sci Fi geek with theanalyzedlife welcome to the fun! Lastly happy blog birthday to Charlie Blog Birthday 500 Followers.

Have a great weekend all, enjoy the long weekend and have fun!

Simon 🙂

 

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 not had

 


Space

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Carrying on with my Solar Syatem exploration, the sun came out shining brightly. With a piece on the sun with some rather stunning facts that leaft my mind blown – I don’t know about yours!

Solar System Exploration – The Sun

Algone with the sun I poststed some of the best pics wchich came from ESA last week.

ESA – A Week in Images

 


Fiction

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So, the explorer had launched! After a little more time than I expected my writing blog https://universeofpossibility.wordpress.com/ is hosting the voyages of the space ship Explorer, her mission and crew becoming legend I hope in the blogoshpere. Thee the first mission log here: The Explorer Voyages – The Cube

 

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With this the 8th part of my ongoing fiction witht he crew of the Tycho up to their necks in somehting that are struggling to understand.

The Titan Mystery – Part 8

 


Humour

Minions

As always I like my Minion friends to insert some humour, this week also helped by Wally from Dilbert –  who would have thoguht he would be on Tinder?

Minion Thoughts – Want to be my friend?

Minion Thoughts -One of those days…

Friday Funny – Wally sees Tina on Tinder

 


Other stuff

Some pictures of Iceland from a friend and my feet at a skate park – I’m trying my best to fill this space with new and random stuff!

Where my feet have been – A BMX Park

Iceland Pictures

 


Other bloggies / posts

Kristen Lamb is an exceptional writer and blogger who spends a great deal of time trying to help us as writers achieve our best. Have a look at her blog in perticular this post on the hard truth’s about being a professional writer:

The hard truth about being a professional writer

Sacha Black really knows how to write a post that captivates me, this one on human aura certainly peeked my interest:

Impossibly connected auras energy and universal life forces

I also loved this post for Niki on synchons…syncho… synchronicities.  Jaut have a look:

Synchronicities

Enjoy your weekends everyone!

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

It’s been a hellof a week this week, lots going on, working and trying to work out what new directions to take Planet_Simon. I keep threateneing it I know but there are lots of new things coming both on Planet_Simon and on universeofpossibility so if you’re not following both blogs you might miss something!


 

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I’ve just started a new space feature I’m going to try and put up weekly to go alongside the usual updates. It’s the Solar System Explorer. I was going to start with the Sun, but as the transit of Mercury with the Sun was topic of the week I starting with Mercury.

Solar System Exploration – Mercury

 


 

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Writing

The seventh part of my SciFi story the Titan Myster was out on Tuesday. With further challenges and twists in the tale teh crew of the Tycho are up against it.

The Titan Mystery – Part 7


 

Other posts

 

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I’m fascinated with things that are old and abandoned. There’s a often a story behind them worth far more than the object itself. I started this off with a legend – The Titanic.

Old and Abandoned – Titanic

 

I brevely delved into the political world with my confusion over the EU Referendum. What I learned is that the problem is more multi-faceted than even I thought.

Making sense of the mess that is the EU Referendum

 


Blog Tags

I was tagged twice this week, the smiley tumb and the Get to know me tags were nice little tags to participate in!

Smiley Thumb Tag

The get to know me tag

 


 

Humour

Minions

With a little Dilbert and a couple of Minions causing trouble a little humour and fun went a long way this week.

Wally’s Lateness Excuse

Miion Thoughts – Looking back on your life

Minion Thoughts – Waving at Random People


Other Blogs / Bloggies

 

My friend Erika wrote an AMAZING post this wek – so good I had to reblog it- find it here, it’s about approachin all the problems in life from the right perspective.

The Magic of a Changed Perspective

Lucy’s rather unhinged but lovable character Tina  is up to yet more tricks, with problems in updating her author photo leading to the unexpected.

Tina’s Writer Diary

Finally, it’s Niki’s meet and greet weekend and you should all go and have a lok – meet and greet your fellow bloggies!

Meet and Greet Weekend

Have a great weekend all!

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon Weekly Roundup

So it’s the end of yet another week, the weekend is here and I’m hopeful of some fun and merriment to be had.

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But what happened this week on Planet Simon?

Minion Thoughts

Minions

 

I’ve started putting up some amusing minion thoughts to lighten the blogging time line a little. I added a few thoughts this week:

Minion Thoughts – Spiders

Minion Thoughts – Some People are Missing a Screw

Minion Thoughts – Insomnia

 


 

Writing

Part 6 of my lateest Scifi Story came out on Thursday – it’s not part of the blog battle as the rules are changing but even so, part 6 came out with more to follow:

The Titan Mystery – Part 6

 


 

Space and other Stuff

 

This picture showing the dew drop of Encaladus against Saturn shows in spectacular detail the sacle of the Saturn system.

The Dew Drop of Saturn

With a rundown from NASA on what’s gonig on in space in May.

What’s going on in space in May

 

Moving on from the vastness of space I thought I would share with you all my munchies idea this week – I liked them and it seems you guys did too!

Tuna and Cheese Melt Baguette Slices


 

Other bloggers

As usual some other bloggers and pages feature on my weekly roundup. Sacha posted a piece for writing inspiration on some spooky dolls. It also featuires a flash fiction piece I wrote last week:

https://sachablack.co.uk/2016/05/04/writespiration-88-its-a-dolls-life/

Lucy’s post on being a writing thrill seeker also caught my attention:

https://blondewritemore.com/2016/05/04/signs-you-are-a-plot-twist-thrill-seeker/

Go and have a look at their blog, there is much to entertain you!

At the moment things are slow – there’s all new stuff coming up in the pipeline that I’m hopeful will be interesting, entertaining, funny, scary and everything else. So watch this space!

Simon 🙂

 

Planet Simon weekly roundup

So here we are it’s Friday! TGIF!!!! Even better is that this is a long weeken with the May bank holiday and so it’s three days off and a short week next week! Some of you may have notices, new header image templates and a new look. If not take a look:

https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/

Let me know what you think!

Humour:

 

I’ve added some more humour this week – with a new strip from my Numpty’s creation and sone controvesial views on lies that men and women tell…

Also there’s a new spot on Miinion thoughts which I hope will  be fun!

Numpy’z – Empowering the Staff

Lies Men tell Women

Lies Women tell Men

Minion thoughts – Childhood Memories


Scifi & Writing:

Asusual I’ve taken part in this weeks blog battle – carrying on the Tita’s Mystery story, things get interesting as two people from different times meet and the plot unfolds a new twist:

The Titan Mystery – Part 5

With this I’m ramping up for what I’m hoping will be a great new feature involving some of my fellow bloggies journeying round the universe in the Explorer – a fantasy spaceship:

Spaceship Explorer


 

Space Stuff:

As usual ther’s my spattering of space news withthis week’s weekly NASA news, a rather funky Lunar explorer page from ESa a huge, mahoosive crack in the crust of Encalaedus and the discovery of a moon around a little dwarf planet called MakeMake.

Solar System – Things to know this Week

ESA – Lunar Explorer

Encalaedus – Huge Y reaches across it’s surface

Dwarf planet MakeMake has a moon


Music:

This is my last week of regualar music posts, they’ll probably be appreaing from time to time but I’m trying to focus on more of my own actual content that trying endlessly to find new music themes to share with you all.

So this will be the last time for a while that the DJ spaceman sppears and I’m leaving you with more Two Steps from Hell!

 

Music – Two Steps from Hel- – Realm of Power

Music – Thomas Bergerson – Empire of Angels

Music – Two Steps from Hell – Winterspell

 


 

Other bloggies & posts:

I always put up a little about you bloggies and what’s caught my interest over the week. A post from my good friend Lucy caught my eye early in the week with a post called:

If blogs were houses

I always love how Lucy’s humour gets into her posts. If you’re not following her already go over and have a look at her blog! I mean house!

Erika put up a really exciting post too – So Excited

It was a real joy to read, make sure you visit Erika too!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Simon 🙂