Rest, Relax and Enjoy

Me, I Think!

Updated 1st March 2013..10th August 2013 ..11th January 2015


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I am a  person with plenty of time on my hands. In the last couple of years I have started these blogs/posts mainly to speak my mind and generally release some pent-up frustration.

In my early years I played the guitar ( and still do) for several bands, covering various styles, rock and roll, country and middle of the road.I played as a soloist, writing my own songs, lyrics and poems, and started in folk clubs. So I thought this might be a good way to express myself and hope that I can pass on to other people. While I have been doing this I have also discovered other people whose writing I also like so am learning as I travel this road to discovery.

Update… Have now posted a few and received some good responses, and discovered other good pages. my music had become a little more prominent due to frequenting folk clubs and jamming sessions.

Thank you and Please enjoy..

Update ..Jan 30th 2012..2nd update 12th June 2013,-  to let you know that I have another site called ‘Writing Hell’ mostly for written posts.On 15th March 2015 it has been renamed ‘Sitting on the Porch’  I am posting a novel, poetry and other.  Check it out and please leave a comment. my link is below plus one other. Brocks Music Shed [music site]

SITTING ON THE PORCH – My other Blog Site       If you want to follow this Blog please follow link or Click the link below or the icon….

 cropped-sitting-on-a-porch11.jpg  ‘Sitting on the Porch 2’  I do try to update regularly, which are all  posted in the tab as well as on the site…

 Sitting on the Porch symbol
Brocks Music Shed. Music request and story site.


  1. Hi Gerry, thanks for dropping by my site today! Have a great day! 🙂

    Comment by aRVee | January 14, 2012 | Reply

    • And ditto, thank you for returning the compliment. these mean so much to us all.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 14, 2012 | Reply

      • You’re welcome 🙂

        Comment by aRVee | January 14, 2012

  2. Hi Gerry!

    I enjoyed reading your “About Me, I think!”.

    Lots of interests. No grass growing under your feet! Glad you enjoyed having a blog once you got started. It is great fun making new friends all around the world.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it! Come on back and hang out. Bring your guitar. ( -;


    Comment by latebloomerbuds | January 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for your lovely comments appreciate it very much..

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Will do and yes it is great talking to people one would other wise not know existed. Great stuff.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 21, 2012 | Reply

  3. Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog today and click the like button AND write a thoughtful comment. I appreciate it.
    Ruth in Pittsburgh

    Comment by rutheh | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • You are welcome, enjoyed it very much, and thank you.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  4. Thanks Gerry for being my one consistent, often the only, liker.

    Comment by trishworth | February 21, 2012 | Reply

  5. […] Me, I Think! […]

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  6. You’ve been tagged! Perhaps you can do this when you get the time 🙂

    Comment by Felix | March 20, 2012 | Reply

  7. Thanks for the like on my first photo entry, through! Minou

    Comment by BonMinou | April 5, 2012 | Reply

  8. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please go to my link for detail. No purchase required. No obligation. Just doing my job. Congratulations. (Gerry, I’m working on the awards you – ah – awarded me next. Thanks! Gemma)

    Comment by firstandfabulous | April 13, 2012 | Reply

  9. Thank you for following my blog i will do likewise for you.

    Comment by dribblingpensioner | April 20, 2012 | Reply

    • You are welcome it is my honour and pleasure, thanks 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | April 20, 2012 | Reply

  10. I have nominated you for the “Commenter Award” tonight on my blog. Thanks for all the comments you have left on my site…they always inspire and encourage me! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Comment by fiztrainer | May 8, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you Laura so much for thinking of me. I have just post my thanks and hope you like and accept… Once again thanks so much …..:)

      Comment by cobbies69 | May 8, 2012 | Reply

  11. Nice to “meet” you, Gerry! Thank you for stopping into my blog – quite enjoying yours too 🙂

    Comment by Zen and Genki | May 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Ditto to you to, enjoyed my visits very much. A very good site and will return regularly. ;0

      Comment by cobbies69 | May 25, 2012 | Reply

  12. You’ve been tagged! No hard feelings if you choose not to participate. 😉

    Comment by ruthincolorado | May 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Hey Ruth, yeh thanks as they say. I will try to participate, just give me a little time…always welcome and thank you. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | June 1, 2012 | Reply

  13. Congratulations. I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. You have a wonderful blog. You can read more about and find the award on my page here:

    Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 9, 2012 | Reply

    • Have responded to your award and hope you appreciate as I do, thank you so much..

      Comment by cobbies69 | June 17, 2012 | Reply

  14. Gerry, I’ve mentioned you on my blog. If you get the chance, please check it out.

    Comment by firstandfabulous | August 17, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you Gemma and promptly visited you, a big thank you…;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | August 17, 2012 | Reply

  15. thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

    Comment by brenda | August 24, 2012 | Reply

    • no problem enjoyed the journey will return…;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | August 24, 2012 | Reply

  16. Hey, Gerry, have you heard of a site called “”? It’s a site where poets from all over the world connect, publish their poems online — on their own special “poet’s page” — and have the opportunity to put together a whole poetry e-book in an Adobe format.

    They also have one of the largest collections of poetry by the late-great poets of our world. It’s really neat. And best of all, there doesn’t seem to be any problem with getting the poems to format perfectly and stay that way. I guess it’s because it’s a site devoted exclusively to poets.

    Thought you might want to check it out. You write poems and songs (which are actually poems too), and I’d love to see you set up a page on there. When you get there, just go up to the top of their page, where they have a row of choices: “e-mail, password, login, become a member, etc.” Click on “Become a Member,” and all you have to do is fill in a little basic information, and they give you your own “Poet’s Page” and “Profile Page,” where you can do whatever you want. It’s all free.

    You can include a picture of yourself or not — and it works basically the same way Facebook does: just click that you want to post a picture, and they give you a button to choose from your computer file, etc. Then every time you want to post a new poem, you just click on the button that says you want to post a new poem. They automatically add it to your collection. Then other people can go onto your page and comment on your work.

    You can also click to be notified of other people’s comments by e-mail. That’s best, because then you have a chance to respond. They give you a little box to do that. But so far I haven’t found a way to respond to comments right on the other person’s comment (like we do here).

    Dennis O’Brien, Dennis Lange, and I are all on there, and there may be other poets from here as well, but I haven’t checked all of them out yet. I didn’t see the emblem on your site, so I figured you might not know about it, but it would be another great outlet for your work. Here’s the link in case you want to check it out:

    Comment by sandraconner | November 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Sandra thank you so much for this and will check your link out, I so appreciate you thinking of me and liking my work enough to do this for me. A true friend Sandra thank you.. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | November 28, 2012 | Reply

  17. Hi Gerry! I’m just letting you know that I featured your blog. 😀

    Comment by rommel | December 12, 2012 | Reply

    • thank you my friend, this is not only a surprise but an honour thank you..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | December 12, 2012 | Reply

  18. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.

    Comment by pattisj | January 11, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you Patti,, and you are welcome and thanks in return,, always welcome..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 11, 2013 | Reply

  19. Hi there,
    I found you over at Cee’s Share Your World. As is my habit now when I post my own answers I check out what other folk have to say, hope you don’t mind me dropping in. I’ve enjoyed your stories so far and will come back for more. No obligation, need or pressure to follow me back. Just a newbie blogger having a good read.

    Comment by My Tropical Home | February 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you and you are very welcome to join me at my posts,, am very pleased that you enjoy thes light hearted answers to Cees lovely prompts and challenges..
      Always appreciated thank you for stopping by..
      my main site is called Restawyle if interested,,,

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Sorry,, but did not need the link,, thank you anyway…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 28, 2013 | Reply

  20. Hey, how are you?

    Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!

    Comment by Moment Matters | March 13, 2013 | Reply

  21. Fantastic word, keep writing and SMILE @Gerry 😀 Warm regards!

    Comment by campanulladellaanna | March 20, 2013 | Reply

    • thank you and you are welcome…:)

      Comment by cobbies69 | March 20, 2013 | Reply

  22. […] the readers, silent readers and blogger friends, who have visited my blog. Once more, thanks a lot @Gerry … keep music playing – […]

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  23. Always something to fascinate me on your blog! Thank you for all of your visits to mine!

    Comment by johannisthinking | May 24, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you very much for your lovely comments, and it is my pleasure your blog is great hence my visit and follow.. keep it going Johann and thank you. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | May 25, 2013 | Reply

  24. Hi Gerry… glad to connect and interact with you.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Best wishes to you.. !!

    Comment by Bams Triwoko | June 16, 2013 | Reply

    • You are welcome and it is my pleasure,, thank you.. 🙂

      Comment by cobbies69 | June 16, 2013 | Reply

  25. Hi Gerry! If I had your email address, I would have sent you a private holiday greeting. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Hope you have a restful and joyful holiday season. Send me a note at if you want to so that I can have your email address! 🙂

    Comment by Lorna's Voice | December 23, 2013 | Reply

  26. Hey, Gerry, just checking in because I haven’t heard from you in a while. No posts here or on Facebook. Hope you are okay and can get back in touch soon.

    Many wishes for a happy new year.

    Comment by sandraconner | January 5, 2014 | Reply

    • Sorry about not being able to reply… have sent you an email explaining. thankyou so much. welcome. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  27. I really need to check out your music. 🙂

    Comment by Kev | August 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks for the interest Kev,,,welcome…

      Comment by cobbies69 | August 12, 2014 | Reply

  28. You’re the second singing blogger I’ve run into tonight, I so wish I was musically inclined in some type of way. Nice music. Have a happy holiday.

    Comment by totsymae1011 | December 24, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for stopping and commenting,, hope you enjoy your tour and please come back.. a big ditto on this Xmas season.. welcome

      Comment by cobbies69 | December 24, 2014 | Reply

  29. Gerry, you have a lot on your plate! How do you find time to do it all? And thanks for popping over to my blog. I always enjoy seeing you there.

    Comment by Cris | August 23, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you Cris, most is now dealt with and new projects on the go.. you are welcome and I will continue to visit as I enjoy and like what see… welcome always…

      Comment by cobbies69 | August 23, 2015 | Reply

  30. Thanks for the follow today on my photo blog Much appreciated. I’ll take some time looking around yours.

    Comment by katehobbs | February 19, 2016 | Reply

  31. Hey, Gerry. Just wanted to say that I’ve really been missing your posts. I hope you’re doing okay where your health is concerned. I know you’ve been going through a hard time since losing your brother, but I’m hoping you can get back to writing and posting again and that it will help you work through your grief.

    Sending blessings your way.

    Comment by Sandra Conner | May 23, 2017 | Reply

    • Sandra thank you so much for your kind words. Yes my brother did hit me harder than expected but am much better these days. I wish I could do some posts but I am having trouble thinking of subjects. Maybe I should do some photo posts, not sure. I can assure you that I am going to do some, a flash of ideas will certainly come my way. I haven’t even written anything either. I started a follow up story to my crime story but have drawn a blank, but I will not give up on it. Thank you Sandra, I do feel as I am letting people down but remember this is only temporary. Hopefully. 🙂

      Comment by cobbies69 | May 25, 2017 | Reply

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