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!

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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…

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Is no longer anything like this person….

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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.

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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And The Population Keeps On Growing…

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. The sun is shining and I am preparing to get busy, busy, busy as I help a friend move house, write, walk, go to the gym, help another friend with a project in their garden and generally just enjoy the fact that I can do all of this and am no longer resolved to be sat sitting watching the world go by…..

Like the growing population of the U.K.

And when I say growing I don’t mean boom……

The expanding waistline of the world is today recognised as growing further still as stories hit the press and the same old news is delivered to the nation.

We are getting FATTER….

And nothing appears to be getting done because as I have said before, I believe there is too much to be gained financially from so many peoples misery.

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Wear Gratitude Like A Cloak

And it will feed every corner of your life – Rumi.

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. Today is Sunday and as ever, for most it is a time to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life, to be a little more thoughtful and to consider the life you already have as being one that is maybe not so bad after all when we compare it to the terrible things we bare witness to on a daily basis as CNN, Sky News and the BBC like to share with us in a bid to keep up the ratings. Whether is be , war, refugee’s or inclement weather we see it plastered across our screens and it shows us that things are hard, times are tough and because of this we frown, we worry and we turn in toward ourselves hiding away from what we already have in our own lives that can make us happy.

Gratitude
-Noun
–The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Oprah Winfrey was noted to say “Be thankful for what you have, you will end up having more, if you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”

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A Nip And A Tuck With Auntie

Good morning world and welcome to another weekend here on Planet Magnet. I hope you are enjoying your first weekend off since returning after the big break and I hope you have either lots planned or absolutely zero to do apart from catch up on the sleep you should have gotten during the festive break….

Rest and Recuperation.

It is really what the weekend was designed for.
Unfortunately for me I was actually called into action for a friend and required to put my mechanics skills to the test (the reason behind my late post today) but hopefully I shall be putting my feet up in a bit because yesterday was completely crazy….

And all because of the title of this post…..

So what is the title all about I hear you say?

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A Quick Addition From My Media Section

Here we are then everyone, the moment you have all been looking forward to, my third appearance on the BBC South news channel.

Please follow the link for the entire program on the BBC website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06bq084/bbc-oxford-news-23092015 to jump straight into it then please forward to 08:32 minutes

To view on my website then please hit this link here

Please leave feedback if you like it….!

A Return To Being The Media Tart

Good morning everyone and I hope this latest post finds you well and happy with everything that life is currently offering. I know I for one am still in a good place, facing my challenges as they are presented and dealing with them to the best of my abilities.

One such challenge is being interviewed on the TV and even though I have done it before, I must confess that I felt a little nervous this time. I can only assume the nervousness came from the fact that people are going to see what I am now looking like as opposed to what I did look like and although I still have a long way to go, it is still a “semi reveal” for me so I suppose it adds to the whole sense of occasion.

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (29 June 1900—31 July 1944) was a French writer and aviator. He has been cited in many quotations, the above being just one of them, but never a truer word spoken. I could have also used the famous Benjamin Franklin quote as shown in the picture, but I think you guys are getting the picture the same way I did. Getting this picture however, really got me thinking about what I should be doing with this idea for spreading the word on Bariatric Surgery and also it got me thinking about my own commercial writing and how I need to plan so much more than I do.

So, after Saturdays comments I have decided I will need to be pro active in this if I want to move the whole thing forward.

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