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Its amazing the dedication it takes to maintain a blog but I am enjoying the experience and writing about things from daily life to things that inspire me. I hope you in enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing it.

I should introduce myself. I am Simon, I  came in to this world in 1972 so that makes me twenty —– you can do the math.  I live in a town just outside Glasgow Scotland called Cumbernauld.

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A new year a new start

Hey Friends,

So I’ve let the blog run by itself in the last couple of months and there is a few good reasons for this but the main reason is, I let myself get sidetracked and divert from the main reason I started blogging in the first place which is to blog about what I enjoy. I love writing and hearing about other peoples way of life, I love where I live and all the things I see day today. All my memories from childhood right up to now are all here in Scotland. Where did I go wrong well Continue reading A new year a new start

The wonder of being creative

Creativeness as you know can come in many forms whether it be painting, drawing, photography, writing, music, sculpturing, dancing, acting and so on. Its mind blowing that everything all around us started with a thought a dream a vision with in someones mind. There is also something very peaceful about spending time on your own creating something from a thought within your head. The frustration can come when the the end result does not match the the vision you had in your mind, its then that you are faced with a decision of, is the end result something I can live with, is it for the intended purpose and do I have or want to spend the time continuing to work on what ever project you are creating. This is where you need to find the balance.

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Hello, its been a while

Hi friends,

Yes it has been a while since my last post, life getting in the way busy time of year for everyone but getting back on track. As I have said before it is surprising how much time it takes to maintain a blog its more than you would think so I have more respect for bloggers than I did before having now gone through the process, as well as that putting out weekly podcasts it has added to the process. But thats not a complaint its just something learned along the way. As for the podcasts I would like to keep doing them as much as possible but promising them weekly is alot to achieve along with the blog and work, however I still intend puting them out as often as I can. I would like them to be more broad but still include music and hopefully talk about other subjects as well and even guests from time to time. A big part of it I would like is for you to get involved and tell us about your life where you live and a bit about yourself and your interests.  If you are interested in doing that you can contact me through the contact envelope on the left hand side of this page. I do love posting and really do enjoy hearing from other people and learning about there life it’s what keeps me motivated.

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This weeks podcast info and what got me podcasting in the first place.

Hello Friends,

Its the start of the week and I have not posted my weekly podcast yet, this will come tomorrow night when I feature an excellent Swedish band. Meantime let me take the time to explain what got me into podcasting the artists that I do.

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The Freedom of Kayaking why not give it a go

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Kayaking is a great way of getting away from it all, I found nothing more chilling than being out on the water where no one can interrupt your batteries being recharged. The above photo was taken when I was kayaking some of the Forth and Clyde Canal. The Forth and Clyde canal is  35 mile long 56km. It runs from Grangemouth to Bowling near Dumbarton in Scotland.  part of it is a less than a ten minute drive from where I stay, so I was a regular visitor as it is a nice easy paddle on a calm day. As you can probably gather I never used to do all 35 miles, I just did a few miles maybe up 6. 3 out and 3 back but you dont have to do much distance at all to get enjoyment out it.

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Pocast 25th Sept 16

 

This weeks featured artist is Krestovsky from Baltimore U.S.A.

Please support and listen to more of Krestovsky’s music at:

http://krestovsky.bandcamp.com

and

http://freemusicarchive.com/music/krestovsky

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Ahh The Record Player and the vinyl record

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If I asked my kids if they knew what a record player was they would probably look at me as if I was a marsh mallow who had just flown in from mars, and when I did that was exactly the reaction. We now have a record player sitting on our sideboard in the living room that gets used regularly. But what is it about the love of records and the record player that is deep rooted with in us that are old enought to remember them. I will never forget the first record player I bought for myself. I bought it from a friend in school for Five pounds which is just over six dollars. Below is a similar to the one I got.

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How to get a comment approved that has a link to your website

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Hey Friends,

I really enjoy reading visitors comments and interacting with my readers. I don’t even mind anyone promoting their website in the comments area. But here’s where allot of website owners that comment are going wrong.

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The final chapter

I’ve always said a life is like an adventure novel, full of action, drama, thrills, and spills, not to forget the highs and lows. Les was no different, he had his fare share of action and adventure over the years. He served in the Royal Air force as a pilots navigator and also flew for the prestigious red arrows before they were red if I can remember rightly. Les was also a keen motorcyclist and his biking adventures were equally thrilling but he gave biking up when a friend was killed on an outing.

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Podcast 18 Sept 16

This weeks featured artist is Monkey Mind.

His music can be accessed from:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/monkeymind

and also at Amazon and itunes.

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