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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Tasty Tuesday… Avo ‘N Eggs

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

Today is Tuesday so today we cook….

Nothing better for you than a healthy start to the day so how does this one sound….?

Avocado, Eggs and Ham….?

Now bear with me guys because it is super tasty, super healthy and super easy to make and if you want to reduce your morning carbs then this is the ideal one for you.

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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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The Early Worm Gets The Van…

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

It’s the weekend!

But today, strangely enough that’s about all I have to say about that…..


I am up early this morning to quickly write this post to say hello and I hope you enjoy yourselves as much as I plan to and also to let you know what I am doing today.

As some of you may recall I am setting up a business as a handy man and although I have been D.I.Y’ing for a few years now and have the bulk of the tools I require to do the job, I am still short of one main ingredient.

Transport. Or more specifically, a van.

So today I go to look at one and to get an idea of what looking a trifle more professional when turning up to jobs in a van will look like.

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The Video (B)Log Continues…

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope today finds you as happy and relaxed as me and maybe even wearing your glasses as I must now do in order to see nearly everything I look at.

Oh I am falling apart.

Well, probably not….

Today I have another video to share with you so sit back and relax and see if you can understand what I am talking about….

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

Well We Are Still Waiting…

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

Today sees the British weather back to it’s usual tricks with the sun a long forgotten memory as it has rained continually for the past three days. Still, nothing that we aren’t used to and if it does all of it’s raining this month then at least there will be no more raining next month when I am walking……

Yes that’s right.

You heard me correctly.

Although I am STILL waiting my appointments with both the Blood people and my G.P, I have decided that there will be a walk starting on June the 17th from Ivinghoe Beacon and I would love as many people to come along as can possibly manage it. It would be great if you walked a little way with me but I will understand fully if you simply want to wave me off whilst muttering “good riddance and glad to see the back of him” under your breath… 😉

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Tasty Tuesday Breakfast Omelette

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. Today the weather is not so good and the sun has not got his hat on but I am in good spirits and am trying to remain so as I look out of my office window at the grey clouds whilst dreaming of going to the shops and buying some shorts.

Yes that is right. I have NO shorts that fit me!

Obvious really when you think about it but not to me. I hadn’t even considered the fact that I would be a completely different size year on year and with the being the first year then this has to be the biggest change of all!

Anyway, enough of shorts and summer weather.

I must very quickly apologise for going AWOL yesterday and having nothing for you guys to come over and read . Pretty poor considering the weekend was also light on content.

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We’ll Have A Bit Of A Tasty Tuesday Today…

Good Morning world and thanks for Tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet! I trust today’s second day of the week, the day when I share my minuscule culinary skills, see’s you bright eyed and bushy tailed and charging head first into the bright day filled with possibilities that is Tuesday…

A Tasty Tuesday no less.

So what do I have for you today?

Well I thought I would make a little Salmon and Lentils.

Very healthy.

So let’s get to it.

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Tasty Tuesday – Risotto Return…

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I trust today finds you suitably rev’d up and ready to take on the Tuesday ahead, maybe after seeing this recipe, you might even be looking forward to getting home and cooking it because oh my word, it is GOOD!!!

Yes it’s been a while since I last TT’d the blog but I have had many other things going on and I did manage to give you a couple of lovely recipes to try when I was in my video challenge so lets be honest, I haven’t let anyone down, I’ve just shaken it up a little….

So what is it that has got me so fired up then?

Well, how does Chicken and Mushroom Risotto sound?

Ermmm…. Yes Please…..!

So here we go.

Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

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Day Three – Tasty Tuesday Returns A Day Late But On Video….

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

I trust today finds you well and ready for the hump day. The hard part is over. We are fast approaching the weekend so enjoy the day and feel the satisfaction of completing tasks and meeting deadlines.

Today I find myself off to see a customer to to find out how I might help her repair a couple of things in her cottage. Hopefully these will look difficult to sort but really be straightforward and I can come away looking like a star having mended the impossible 😉

Anyway, enough of my plans, today we are here to continue with the video challenge and I bring you a Tasty Tuesday treat – albeit a day late – in the shape of a new juice. Because of this, when I woke this morning I broke out the Sage Nutri Juicer – Juice extractor – 1 litre – 1200 W, Heston Blumenthal approved (so it must be good!) and set to work preparing the veg and fruit that make up my breakfast drink. All of the goodness of the fruit juices but made fresh in my own kitchen.

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