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Just another… Manic Monday

So, here we are again at another fun filled Monday, outside it’s bright and sunny and the week if full of hope an expectation… Isn’t it Friday yet?!?

This week there is finally something happening here, among the musings of Minions and the memes I’ve finally got together a post of all my larger writings (most of which is unfinished) and put them into a handy little post which I’ll pin on my main page.

After this I’ll put out a separate post of the different stories split up and this is a good thing! Why you might ask – well this is the thing, keeping archives of posts or stories is great but it’s normally in reverse order, which is good for no-one! So this has also inspired me to do similar things to some of my other features so it’s all in one nice little package!

I’m also planning some page updates and stuff and to try and finally get some of the unfinished stories moving towards finished – so watch this space bloggies!

Why not also look at my social media list, by way of input does anyone actually use Facebook anymore? I’ve got a page set up but it’s largely unloved.

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Also make sure you guys look up the sci-fi and fantasy hub I still need contributors and readers to make this project work for anyone and everyone interested.

Planet Simon’s Mainly Manic Monday

Hi ya Bloggies!

There’s nothing like a Monday morning stuck in traffic to give you a good feel is there? I have to say I was irritated but there many more worse off than me.

With the end of the kindness challenge I find myself looking for new ideas and even going back to old ones for blogging. Who knows what will come out of here this week and going on – but it’s going to be a right mix up whatever it is.

I’m hoping that this week I’m going to publish a post that puts all or most of the short stories I’ve written (or partially written) into one place. I’m also carrying on with my series of posts on how employers treat employees. Do you have any views? Are there any stories you would like to share.

Let me know…

How are all your week’s starting out? Let me know and if you like how to find me in the social interweb of stuff:


Simon 😊

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Manic Squared Monday

Today has been mental! So nuts I’ve inly had chance to write now. I remember what Alfie Doolittle said in My Fair Lady 

“Who wants to work – it takes up your whole life!”

This kind of resonates when you dont get a chance to breathe!

Still, theres a week ahead of oppurtunity and possibility. The last part of the kindness challenge is coming and its been interesting to reflect on this. I still have much to do after this challenge is over, because its never over!

I hope to get some more of my usual fun out and a little extra! So hang on guys… The week just started!

Simon 😊







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Manic Monday – The Week on Planet Simon

Planet Simon has gone through a mixed, week of highs and lows. Starting a new job and first week going well is a big high. Flu still kicking my arse, big low. My cough has been so bad I can’t speak more than three words without couching my lungs up – so I had to skip out on the Bloggers Bash. HUGE LOW!!!!

Finally I think I’m getting over this flu but crap it’s been horrid! Today heralds the start of my second week and the only way is up from here. I’m starting to slowly get a little more time to write some stuff so this should reflect in blog posts a bit but I also have other writing projects that demand attention so I will be dedicating time to them too. I’m hoping that these projects will benefit from some posts around them… so watch this space!

I’ve also been getting a little reading time in too, this is always good and I’m hoping to catch up on some of the books I’ve wanted to read / complete and read some new ones. Learning all the time and taking notes on how they’ve written their works of art!

Have a great week all!

Simon 🙂

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 this look through the archives and for my long time bloggies it may bring back some memories.



You all know of my love of science fiction and Fantasy and I’ve started writing my own, here are a few of the short stories I’ve written, some of which need finishing:

Dark Horizons:

A story about dark and sister happenings during the New Horizons Flyby of Pluto. There are secrets there that some on this world… and another, want to be kept hidden.

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Minecraft Steve

I’ve written a few stories on our block built crafter…




The Titan Mystery

My largest story written to date tells the story of a crew’s reconnaissance mission to a vast spacecraft. What they find is glimpse into the destiny of the human race… and their own fates.






Solar System Exploration

Last year I created a series around the planets and moons of the solar system, a look at how the planets have played a part in our lives, how they’ve inspired us and looking at the science around them.

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Moving back to the more fiction (but maybe not) side of things, an ongoing series of short posts based on an X Files format called the Sci Fi files. Taking the popular stories and conspiracy theories and putting in a story around it. Taking the facts from wherever I can find them…

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Let’s not also forget the Sci Fi hub project which a few of you have signed up for:





Along with this there’s been fun with Numpty’z


I’ve even written about a few favourite Sci Fi films…



So if you’re a regular bloggie to my page or new, come along and have a look at what I’ve been up to for 1000 posts and stick around for the next 1000… and beyond!

Simon 🙂

Manic Monday – Planet Simon’s Week

So this is yet another manic Monday, there’s a whole seven days left until the next one come and that means there’s seven days to do things, seven days to change out lives or even change the world maybe?

Being a little more realistic with the week it’s been a bit slow on the blogging front, there hasn’t been much going on here this week apart from taking part in the first week of the kindness challenge:


Apart from the blogging world things are on the change, there’s anew job on the horizon and things seem to be looking up – don’t get me wrong it’s still manic but there’s some brightness on the horizon with this change!

Something I have learned recently is about the signposts of life, since September last year many things have been going wrong as if I had taken the wrong path and was being told it was wrong. In the last few weeks it’s been like so many green lights have been shining and I’m hoping this is a good sign fr things to come – we’ll see I guess.

I hope you can all keep up with this spinning planet, I hope you’ll follow the adventures!

Simon 🙂


Manic Monday – Planet Simon and the week ahead

I missed out my manic Monday last week as it was a bank holiday and I was otherwise getting up to tricks, but here’s a little bit to catch up on here. Planet Simon is always changing, moving about all over the place and trying news things. I have to say since Murphy’s Law has been kicked I’ve noticed so much more positivity in my life – it makes me think that the universe really is watching what we’re doing.

The new thing to start this week is the start of the Kindness Challenge, run by Niki of The Richness of a Simple life it going to be an interesting look at kindness and how I display it towards myself and others in my life.

Something subtle that you may not have noticed is that the Gallery link has now changed and takes you to my Flikr page, a bit more obvious is the link to my Wattpad account from my page. There’s not much there yet, bu that bring me onto the next thing…

The Titan Mystery is being re-written and re-published on Wattpad and will eventually end up as some kind of novella e-book (I hope). So watch this space – well that space!

There’s exciting things ahead and maybe even a bit more writing time ahead – more to come on this and hopefully this week!

Simon 🙂

March begins – A Planet Simon update

So here we are at March! Well in truth we’re getting on for nearly halfway through the month, so once again I’m late to the welcome party.

This is part of the problem… time or lack thereof!

At this time things are really busy and I get the sense that I’ve taken on too much, but you know you only live once and all that. I’ve not been about much in the last couple of weeks and this is unfortunately likely to be a fairly common thing as I drop internet time to deal with life’s challenges (they’re not even  interesting challenges).

But I still see you guys about and I love that you guys are still about and I’m keeping an eye on you. So I will still see you around!

Keep well and keep smiling!

Simon 🙂

An amazing year of Planet Simon

So, finally I’ve got around to saying goodbye to 2016 on this blog. It’s been a tough start to the year with one thing and another, but hopefully will get better personally and see it bloom into a good year.

Looking back on my 2016 blog and writing wise – it was a great year. Looking back I can’t believe some of the things I’ve written. I’ve had so much inspiration from you my fellow bloggies to write more, new different things that its shown me my passion for writing and a taste of what I can really do.

So let’s have a look:

First off let’s look at some of my writing achievements, the biggest piece I’ve written to date is a scifi adventure called The Titan Mystery about the crew of a spacecraft that gets trapped in a time bubble around a huge spacecraft it was surveying.

I’ve been writing a series on The Adventures of Minecraft Steve and it’s something I’ve loved doing and want to do more of. I still have a bit to finish off on a long running story – but I’m hoping to get around to that soon!

On the Brink of Midnight and The Enemy within the Rings are other shorter stories that came from the Blog Battles run by Rachel Ritchey.


A project that I was also pleased with was my series on Solar System Exploration, each post covered a planet or dwarf planet in the solar system, while I made sure there were some good fact in there I was keen to make sure it was more of a story about each object. It’s not finished yet and I’m hoping to go on with this series and then with more – there’s a whole universe out there!


Other things I’ve done have been:

Thoughts on SciFi Films

Minion Thoughts

Where my feet have been

Geeky Stuff

Waxing Poetic

And this is by no means all of it, there’s been pictures too with my magazine Circuit Mechanix and Numpty’z too and just life… the universe and a bit of everything really!

Stick around for the ride this year, I’m not going to be about as much as I was, but I’ve got so many good bloggy friends here and I’m going to try and keep up with you too! Let’s make 2017 a great year shall we?

Simon 🙂