And So The Story Ends

Good Morning World and thanks for tuning in to the penultimate post day here on Planet Magnet. After this post there will be only one more and that won’t be for a couple of weeks as I tell the story of my walk along Britain’s oldest Road.

That means this is post number 499!


Quite an incredible feat but one that I suppose I am quite proud to have achieved.

I have always said that I would share my life with you guys for the next 499 posts, after which I would walk the Ridgeway for the Charity HENRY and make my 500th and final post about that very walk.

It is hard to consider the person I was when I started out on the journey. Some people don’t even recognise me as I have changed so much physically, others don’t recognise me because I have changed so much mentally.

Regardless of which is more significant I think we must all agree that since my surgery and subsequent life change, this person…

Back Camera

With My Mum!

Is no longer anything like this person….


If we consider way back when I started this little blog after advice to do so, I was incredibly unfit, unhappy, lonely, I was letting life pass me by and I was disengaged.

No more though.

What a difference 18mths and the help and support of medical professionals and all of you guys here on Word Press who come to read my words every day. Some of you read quietly and fly under the radar and some of you read and comment and encourage. Regardless of which camp you fall into, I appreciate you all so very very much and I thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart.

You guys have made the incredible challenge of 499 posts a possibility and I am so happy that I have completed what I set out to do I think all I need do now is wish myself Bon Voyage, Bon Chance and Bon Temps for the next week of walking. You will be able to follow my updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…..

So until I write and publish the story of my walk, I shall leave you with these words from T.S Elliots Little Gidding (pointed TO me by Osyth from Half Baked in Paradise but here mixed up by ME) and hopefully they will sum up all I have been trying to say…

“To make an end is to make a beginning so always remember last years thoughts belong to last years language whereas next years words await another voice”

So ’till the last time,

Stay out of the fridge.

P.S. Don’t forget to follow this link and donate to my just giving page.

Ooh, A Sunday Roast With All The Trimmings…

Today both the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet and Sunday are here again, as ever to remind us of the things we used to see and the things we used to do when it came to the rest day of the week.

Last week’s post about whether Sundays were better in the old days certainly stirred up some emotions with many people telling me what they liked about Sundays in their own particular way. Whether it be their mothers Sunday Roast, tape recording the Top 40 Music Chart from the radio, having the weekly bath, watching David Attenborough’s latest wildlife show or simply settling in for the night with the family.

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Well good morning everyone and I trust you are all well here in the land of Magnet?

I am pleased to say that I feel as though I am finally coming out of that Flu Jab funk I have found myself in for the past couple of weeks.

I have to be honest, although I have never been affected before, it has made me question getting the jab in future winters. I have had the jab each year for the past three or four and never suffered any side effects. I can also state that I have not had any real stinkers of a cold in that time either so can only assume that it is this years strain that has been the issue but because of it, I will most definitely think twice about having another.

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Tasty Tuesday Back On A…. Tuesday…!

So then you lucky souls. It’s that time of the week once more, the day you look forward to most of all, the day that gets your tastebuds tingling and your juices flowing…

It’s Tasty Tuesday!

So what do we have for you today?

Well we have the recipe for something that has been appearing in my food diary for many weeks now, the Mini Muffins!

These are especially easy to make although do require a Silicon baking tray for the simple ease of removing them and preventing them from sticking to the metal cup cake tray. The recipe is short and easy to prepare for the most basic of cooking skills.

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Fish For Dinner? It Must Be Tasty Tuesday But A Day Late….

So what do we have for you this week?

Well you lucky people are about to get my latest invention inspired by a post on my gym website TFD for Thai fishcakes.

Well I took that recipe, spun around a bit, removed the bits I cannot eat at present (the leafy salad for example 😦 )

And what did I end up with?

Red Thai Curry Fish and Prawn Cakes with Chilli’s served on a Quinoa Salad.

And here’s how you make it….

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