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 Huffington Post…

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet, the place where the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet gets to write WHATEVER he wants and simply hopes that someone will read it and possibly be kind enough to comment proving that he is not all alone out there in Cyberspace… 😉

Well today I write about Huffington Post and my experience of it. I have written several posts for this internet publication, a selection of which can be found HERE and so why not follow the link and get me some likes and comments on there, you may even like to follow the links to HuffPo itself and get me liking and sharing on their website…. You know you want to guys, come on, tit for tat, I will tell you how to write for them if you do…..

Ah, what am I say, I am going to tell you anyway…..

Many of you have asked over the past few months how I was able to get to write for the publication, so here to please a my friends at least (Dan Alatorre – Author, Half Baked In Paradise and Fatty McCupcakes to name but a few) I am going to tell you the story of how I was able to write for Huffington Post.

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And It Just Disappeared Into Thin Air

Quick post today folks.

Usually I have them written well in advance but it appears that I had forgotten about one for Monday the 2nd of March until late last night (nothing personal, I can assure you, just a simple oversight) and seeing as how I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I thought I should rise early this morning and attempt to write one-off the cuff as they say.

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