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.

The Hitch Bloggers Guide To The Blogosphere

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to a beautiful Thursday (yes, it is very nearly THE weekend) so time to start your relaxation measures and get imagineering what yours will bring because the more planned it is the better it will be, even if you simply plan to lay in bed and watch Saturday and Sunday morning television (cooking shows in this household) then follow it up with some hardcore relaxation, it will always go much smoother if the relaxation is planned like a clinical operation… 😉

Anyway, enough of that old tripe, it’s time to get going with todays post. So what is it about?
The Hitch Bloggers Guide?
Well to be honest I have no real idea! I dreamt the title up and decided that I liked it too much to leave alone so am now committed to it even though I cannot see that I will be able to do it justice because there won’t be any blowing up of the Earth, any Intergalactic Councils OR Intergalactic Space travel, aliens, hand held devices telling us “Don’t Panic” or computers called Deep Thought spending millions of years to come up with the answer to the meaning of life (42 for those who may be interested).

No, this guide will be a much more tame affair and will only be the Blogosphere according to the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet and no one else so I won’t ask you to sit down and strap in and you definitely won’t need a towel, a pint of beer or any peanuts.

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