About the Moose

As I have more new followers I thought maybe it would be good to tell you more about me. Even as a reintroduction to my old followers and update you on the man behind the moose.

In 2012 I was diagnosed with “high intensity depression” this set me on the path of blogging as I wanted to share my story to help others (men in particular, who are not as open about mental health).

I live in East London, England and manage a post office in Essex.

I’m 39 years old and in November will turn 40, frankly I will be glad to see the back of my 30s as for the most part they have been fucking awful.

I have two wonderful kids Brandon is 18 now and just got into Brunel university, lilybet is 9 and is just a sweetheart.

Since I started this journey i have been married, divorced, engaged and now I’m single and rebuilding. My hearts fragile and stupid but its part of my charm that I love too much and too easily (maybe?)

I have a wonderful group of friends, Karl Amy, Debbie, Mary, Antonella and Ali who no matter what have always been there for me. As well as many others who I can count on when needed and for these people im very fortunate to have in my life. Even if I drive them mad by not listening at times.

Despite suffering from depression, homeless periods and low self esteem I have managed to be a person who I hope people know they can come to for help, advice, a place to vent and general amoosement (amusement! See what I did there)

I smoke too much, I eat too much, I weigh too much and have more chins than I would like….

I love people, being around others. I feed off other peoples company and like being the centre of attention.

Im determined to make this blog as successful as it was in its prime 5 years ago. I like sharing my stories with people. I chose not to be anonymous (anonymoose) when I started so that people could put a face to the blogs and as a result have made many new friends from all over the world.

I have 3 books on Amazon. Available in paperback and kindle formats. These are the proudest achievements of my life besides my awesome kids. I’ve sold about 1000 books!! Mainly to myself but still..

I’m a survivor. I’ve been at rock bottom attempted an overdose and come through it. If i can…you can

Im happy. Genuinely happy. Despite the shit I’ve been through i have reached a point in my life where I enjoy my own company and have everything I need right now.

I also run a successful escort service where im available for hours nights weeks and long haul cruises and holidays….. I mean this may not be true but putting it out there just in case there is a market for it

Oh and I happen to think im very funny. My colleagues at work may be sick of hearing the same jokes multiple times a day but i still giggle like a child everytime.

So there you have it. An update on Garry Aka Moose. 39 single and remembering all the good I offer, whilst ignoring the bad…

My 300th Post! 300 Interesting Things about The Moose

To celebrate my 300th post on this blog I thought I would do something different and post 300 things about me for you all! Don’t say I never treat you all!

300 posts eh? it means I either talk a lot of sense or a lot of shit but who would have thought I would be here for #300!

So here we go! are you sitting comfortably? good then I will begin

  1. Despite people’s assumptions my middle name is not “Danger” but John
  2. I have 2 half sisters younger than my son!
  3. I have worn glasses since I was 8 or 9
  4. My vision is -6 -7  (20/20 is top)
  5. I’m 5ft 8
  6. I am a terrible flirt BUT would never cheat on Sheryl who is my world
  7. The C word is my favourite swear world
  8. Women who use the C word turn me on
  9. I go for eyes and cheekbones in women not boobs or hair colour
  10. I have green eyes hidden behind my dusty glasses
  11. I have scar on my finger where I shut it in a door at senior school and picked the scab for weeks after
  12. I haven’t seen a dentist in 7 years
  13. I’m right handed but can eat pringles with both hands
  14. I missed 90% of my GSCE French classes and still got a B in my exams!
  15. I would love to learn Spanish or Italian
  16. My dream holiday would be to visit Mafia hot spots in New York
  17. I am a twin, my dad is a twin and my son was a twin (lost the other due to miscarriage)
  18. I was nicknamed Gazza after Paul Gascoigne
  19. when i go to MacDonald’s I order 2 big mac meals with no lettuce
  20. I have never drunk a cup of coffee in my life
  21. I have never eaten Indian food in my life
  22. Hob Nobs are my favourite biscuits
  23. I am a chocoholic
  24. I have a gambling addiction
  25. I swear far too much in real life!
  26. The only books I read are on the mafia
  27. I have 73 books on the mafia and 25 on my kindle
  28. I don’t like beer
  29. I drink Jack Daniels
  30. My first celebrity crush was Susannah Hoff from the Bangles
  31. I have been dumped more times than I care to remember
  32. I lost my virginity at 17 1/2
  33. The first girl I slept with her surname was White – the 2nd had the surname Brown – had no more colours since
  34. My favourite movie is The Godfather
  35. My favourite TV show is The Soprano’s
  36. I would leave my wife for either Cheryl Cole or Mila Kunis 😀
  37. I was diagnoses with “High Intensity Depression” on 28th March 2012
  38. It took me 5 years to admit I had depression and do something about it
  39. I used to have a twitch of my nose and was called “bunny” behind my back for years  😦
  40. I have a degree in sarcasm
  41. As a twin who wore glasses I was called The Proclaimers for years
  42. or we were called The Krays
  43. I started smoking at 10!
  44. I have 7 tattoos
  45. I have my lip and eyebrow pierced and 2 ear rings
  46. I chipped my front teeth attempting to drink 2 bottles of bud at the same time!
  47. I have applied for over 1200 jobs since being unemployed in 2010 and only been offered 2 jobs!
  48. I have been with 5 companies that have gone out of business (me jinx? never!)
  49. I would love to go on Big Brother (no idea why!)
  50. My bark is much much worse than my bite – I’m a shouter 😀
  51. I once confused Tessa Sanderson (British Javelin Thrower) with a white person asking “I thought you was black!” i was about 10 in my defence
  52. I like to watch cartoons when no one is in the flat!
  53. Lee Evans is my favourite comedian – I have seen him live twice
  54. I grew up loving Rod Stewart!
  55. My favourite music is RnB
  56. I have zero confidence is my ability as a blogger/writer
  57. The moose name came from my mafia wars character where I was known as Paulie the Moose for 3 1/2 years and its followed me since.

300. I cannot count


So there you have it some snippets of information about the moose – there are of course more things about me but you need to browse through some of my older posts to learn them.

I also need to hold some things back to keep you wanting more!

300 posts is a big achievement for me, I cant believe I have done so many. Hopefully there are more good than bad posts and you still enjoy my random musings/words of wisdom!

In June when I started this I would never has imagined nearly 35 thousand people viewing my blog let alone writing 300 posts! Thank you for your support and messages they mean the world to me!