The Ropey

The Ropey

The Ropey? I hear you ask and whats with the scenic photo?  Aha let the story begin and by the end of the post you will know what a ropey is. Maybe the term is used outside Scotland. Even if you know the answer  Ive tied the explanation up in a childhood memory that puts a smile on my face and I think you will enjoy it too.

The ropey brought many an entertaining afternoon of fun. You know that feeling when you dash home from school rip of your school clothes and fling them up in the air to land who knows or who even cares where.  Tomorrow is a million hours away plenty of time to find them then. Continue reading The Ropey

The early morning Airport run

3.30am friends, somehow I managed to pull my self out of bed get dressed and come round to some kind of awakened consciousness. My 20 year old son meanwhile who will be boarding a plane to Salou in about 2 hours has been up showered and hyper with the anticipation of his  holiday ahead. Stepping out to the car, the still darkened town was still and quiet at least until I started the engine of my diesel Volvo V70, just one pick up on the way and that was to pick up my Sons Girlfriend 4 miles away.

Having made the planned collection of ones Sons Girlfriend, Continue reading The early morning Airport run

Rolling Rock

This poem is called Rolling Rock. I wrote it about the stage in life I suppose everyone goes through when you feel you as if  are just rolling through life like a rock tumbling down a mountain. When you are guided by events that take you in a direction you do not necessarily want to go but not having the strength to take control, it is an endless cycle until we definitively have a picture in our head of where we want to be and making the changes to get us there. This poem is dedicated to all you friends who have either come through these circumstances or find yourself in them. I know how it feels, but take strength in knowing that everything is achievable and you can get to where your heart is telling you, you should be, with courage and determination and support from like minded people. Whishing you all the strength for today.

Rolling Rock

I tumble through life like a rolling rock
Without a plan and no direction
Carried by circumstance,
and not through choice
I cannot stop this rolling rock Continue reading Rolling Rock

Good Morning

Friends, its  a better day here than it has been over the last few days. The sun isn’t exactly shinning but its not raining and that for us scots is a bonus.

It is one thing that has been very apparent over the last few years and that is the wetter weather over what would traditionally be called the summer months. May and June seem to be quite good months and then it seems to be longer periods of rain, quite heavy at times. Last year 2015 it seemed to rain from August to Feb 2016 Continue reading Good Morning


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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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