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.

Today Is A Rest Day So Let Me Put My Feet Up

So it’s Sunday.

The day of rest.

The day for putting your feet up and contemplating your week.

To that end, today I shall not write a lengthy blog.

In fact today and tomorrow I shall only be posting a quick message and my food diary as I have no energy for the gym or walking and am taking these days off.

I’m pretty sure I deserve it!

Yesterday was the Party in the Park and yet another mini school reunion. This time I was going to be able to mingle with people instead of being sat at a table on my own not knowing what would happen next as I was still learning the rules of my new stomach.

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Ants In My Pants

Morning folks and welcome to another great day here on planet earth… Ah, hold on, that’s somebody else’s strap line isn’t it? Well you get my meaning and welcome back non the less.

I am feeling pretty upbeat which is quite a weird thing to say the least as I have no reason to be buzzing full of energy and finding it hard to sit down – not literally folks because to be perfectly honest, it is actually quite difficult to sit down..! Everything is a little bit out of kilter to be honest and careful is todays watchword for sure. As I say, I have energy and am struggling to find a use for it as I am not allowed to exert myself in any way shape or form for two weeks.

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