We Simply Ran Out Of Time….

Hi Guys!

Evening to all in the UK, morning to the southern hemisphere and nearly evening to many others of you around the world.

Today I ran out of time.

I was like the White Rabbit.

“I’m late, I’m late for
A very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye,
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late
I’m late and when I wave,
I lose the time I save.
My fuzzy ears and whiskers
Took me too much time to shave.
I run and then I hop, hop, hop,
I wish that I could fly.
There’s danger if I dare to
Stop and here’s a reason why:
I’m over-due, I’m in a rabbit stew.
Can’t even say good-bye,
hello, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late”

I had so much to do today and the day just evaporated before my very eyes leading me to wish for more hours in the day! I mean, what person in their right mind does that? It is 21.30 at night and I have just got home after starting my chores and business at 07:30 this morning!

Thus I have had NO time for writing Pt 7 of Looking Back….. and therefore must apologise to you all for letting you down. Don’t worry though, I will post Parts 7 and 8 next week, hope that satisfies your need for a story from the Magnet.

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Here Comes Another Winter, Waiting For Eutopia.

Waiting For Hell To Freeze Over*

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here in Planet Magnet. I trust all is well in your world and that the week is barrelling along nicely for you. Here in the U.K, the rain is back (what else!) after five days of sunshine, so having had our summer I figure we start preparing for the winter to come… 😉

Only joking on that font guys, however, Heartland by The, The seemed like the perfect lyric to use given that when yesterday I spoke to a friend of mine (The Chimp from The Lonely Author) he suggested I write what my Eutopia might look like given that I am now over a year past my surgery date and the fact my life has changed so dramatically in that short period of time. That I have become such a different man over the past several years of trials and tribulations. That I am still scared and excited in equal measure of what is to come in my life. That I am surrounded by more love in my life than I have experienced for a long time, yet I feel lonely on a daily basis.

Now I should put a warning here, because if any of you are not in the mood for my truth then I suggest you stop reading now, plus it is nearly 2000 words long so you might struggle a little looking for a quick read….

I am always honest with this blog yet I do confess that am still selective about what I write and today I write exactly how I feel and make no apologies for it.

So where was I? Oh yes, my own Eutopia. Or put quite simply, where would my ideal life be at this moment in time?

I know it might sound fatuous to do such a thing but it is in our dreams that we create our future (or some semblance of it) and it is only by daring to dream do we ever achieve our ability to move on.

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Writers Block… The Scurge Of Us All.

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I trust you all had a good weekend and things are now back to the Monday morning routine.

Yesterday (as you will probably already have worked out) I didn’t post. This was the second time this month I have gone absent without leave and can only apologise for anyone who was expecting yet another instalment on my ever-so fruitful life.

On Saturday I went to look at a van and after viewing decided to buy as I firmly believe it would be an ideal vehicle with which to start my new local handy man business.

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A Quick Check In.

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another wonderful and sunny day here on Planet Magnet.

No a great deal to say to day really. Nothing much floating my boat or furrowing my brow so because of that I shall simply check in to say the sun has got his hat on GOOD AND PROPER style here in the land of Magnet and I shall endeavour to enjoy it as much as I can. There may even be a bike ride in the day but lets see how lazy I feel before I commit to such strenuous activity…. 😉

I hope you guys do to.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

A Friday Evening Stomp

Well Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

Today the sun is shining and all is well with the world as we prepare to enjoy the fine weather that the weekend threatens to offer.

Yesterday was such a lovely day that for the first time this year I felt too warm with a sweater on and was relieved to remove it.

Now I know that sounds silly but when you lose all of this weight it really does play havoc with your body’s central heating system.

Anyway, because it was so warm we decided to take the dog out for what was going to be a stroll. It did in fact turn out to be a bit of a stomp with the average speed being upped to a level that Archie found it hard to keep up and when we dropped him off at my Mothers, we could tell he was tired as he was happy to stay there for the night and not try to leave with us as we headed home (what you have to understand is that Archie would leave the house with a stranger if he thought he was getting to go outside – and that is the same even if he has just come back in!)

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Nothing Is Set In Stone But I Do Need Help.

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. The Planet where smiles abound and the inhabitants are relaxed and enjoying the status quo of life, even when it throws an unexpected curve ball or two into the mix of the daily grind.

But today my curve ball is quite an crap one really even though I have been worrying about this one coming at me for a few weeks now.

I am concerned about my charity walk and the fact that I have not really gotten as far into it as I may possibly have expected.

The take up has not been quite as high as expected at a grass roots level and even though there are higher profile companies involved, I still find this a trifle disappointing.

Also, my training has not been going as well as expected due to a constant feeling of having no energy since my last B12 shot. It is as though all of my get up and go has got up and gone.

I now need to ask myself what do I do about it all.

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What A Difference A Day Makes….

24 little hours…..

Well good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

Today I feel SO much better it is quite unreal the difference between the two days.

Yesterday made me realise that even though I had ton’s of fun on Saturday night, the payback was too much for my head to take and the resulted wasting of a day has led to one of the biggest decisions I feel I shall ever make.

I can pretty much state that I do not ever want a repeat of the excess alcohol and to that end I think my days of “going out” drinking are pretty much over. I shall possibly still partake of the odd refreshing cider when out on a walk but I think it is pretty safe to say that I shall steer well clear of the occasions that might lead me into temptation as the heavy night of the weekend did.

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Well I Won’t Be Doing That Again For A Long Time….

Good Morning world and thanks for…..


I can’t do it.

I have a hangover.

I cannot be bright and breezy and totally chirpy when I have a head that feels like a ball of cheese.

I went out last night with friends and there was A LOT to drink because we were making cocktails in a nightclub.

And today my head hurts.

But that is not the reason why I am not doing that again for a long long time.

No, its because I have only just got out of bed at nearly 1pm.

And that is wasting the day.

Completely wasting the day.

So I shall not be doing the drinking thing again for a good long while.

Right. Confession over, now it’s time to get back to the real world and start suffering… 😉

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

Looking Back Over My Shoulder Pt4

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

It’s Friday!


A bit too much?

Yeah, I suppose so BUT it’s the weekend and here in the U.K the start of a three day weekend by virtue of the fact we have a Bank Holiday on Monday so that’s an extra day of freedom!

I hope this weekend holds as much for you as it does for me. I am actually wondering how I will fit it all in because there is so many activities planned as I said yesterday in my video and this evening they kick off with a Dinner and Dance at my friend’s Mother’s Dementia care unit. I know it’s not the usual way that I would have once torn up the town on a Friday night but it is something that will make her mum happy and that in itself is a smile worthy thing if ever there was one.

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