Music – Heaven

You’re probably going to get a few of Emeli as I’m listing to her album and falling in love with it over again…



Simon 🙂


The Yule Log


For weeks I had been threatening to make a yule log for Christmas day. This is a chocolate Swiss roll covered in chocolate butter icing.

The Swiss roll I had made before:

I then make chocolate butter icing and smooth this over to make it look log like.

This is sweet and yummy, best with double or clotted cream it’s a heart attack in a bowl. I know right now you guys probably don’t want to know much about this but this could be a new year treat too.

I hope you all had a good day and see you soon. In the meantime enjoy the thought of my Yule log.

Simon 😀

Cassini Completes Final Close Enceladus Flyby

Following on from my post the other day

I hought something on the flyby would be need to to complete this story. The feature image I used shows a world covered in cracks in it’s icy surface  and craters poc marking the surface. This world has surprised many with it geological activity and no dobt there will be more on this after the data has been processed.

Credit: NASA

Simon 🙂

Over the Festive Period

This is just a note to all my bloggie friends that from today over the next week or so I’m not likely to be contactable. So have a great Christmas, thank you all so much for making this year, the best blog year ever and I know that you will make it even better next year.

I’ve got some posts scheduled and there will hopefully be one or two surprise posts as I go to make sure I’m not forgotten ;-P

See you all soon!

Simon 🙂

The Dirty T-Shirt

So it happened. Always does at some point during the winter, beacuse it’s dark in the morning and you have little clue about what you put on. I got to work thinking I was relatively presentable. Until I looked down… My T-Shirt looked like I had eaten last nights dinner off of it.

What does one do when this happens? I mean… seriously!

Simon  🙂

Epic Awesomness Award

Out of the blue my friend from books and hot tea nominated me for the  Epic Awesomness Award and I have to say I was touched. As my fellow bloggies know I love getting an award and so to get the Epic Awesomnness Award was kind of awesome. Thank you for nominating me – I loved the surprise 🙂


The rules are as follows:

1. You are awesome; tell us why.
2. You are my friend; tell us about other (blogger) friends.
3. Be creative, but it’s ok if you are having trouble with this one.
4. There are no direct questions to answer; let yourself run wild!
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
6. Notify your nominees.

And here are my answers:

1. Self praise is no praise – if my bloggies say I’m awesome then so be it. But I have given this blog my all lately. All of the posts are insights into my universe and if my reader like it then that means they’re awesome 😉

2. In the real world I dont have many (if any) friends so I love the community here and I know some truly amazing people like Erika who puts up with me a lot and totally inspires me (to be honest I think she looks after me a little too). But I also have friends like :



And many, many others…. I’m sorry I can’t mention them all but I think you’re all great and you know who you are – yes. You too 🙂

3. Be creative? Like how? I mean I could write a bit about the dirty t-shirt. YOu know the one, in winter you pick it up in your darkened room in the morning. Only when you get to wrok (or wherever) that you realise it looks like you’ve eaten last night’s dinner off of it.

4. For this one, I’ll just write down some things which I find awesome.

Walking in the rain while I’m dry.

Being out in a lightening and thunder storm.

The sea.


Great Films.


5. Thank you again – although I’ve done this at the top 🙂

6. My nominee’s are:


Shara Lee





I hope you can all join in with this. Needless to say far more of you are Epic Awesome that just the people mentioned here. Have a great Christmas to everyone, especially the awesome ones that read this post.

Simon 🙂