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.

Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime….

Good morning world and thanks for tuning into another day here on Planet Magnet!

Life here is finally warming up with the sun making its presence felt three days in a row which must surely mean only ONE thing.


Well, not really. It is still spring I know but with temperatures hitting 18˚C (and trust me that is good for this part of the world at this time of year) it is starting to feel warm enough that it might warm the bones that have felt so cold and damp and uninspired for so long.

As you guys know I absolutely love to walk but I have lost my way somewhat over the past few months what will illness, a knee injury and general malaise, but as soon as the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, I am so much happier and feel so much more “at one” with nature (a cliche I know) because I am so much more relaxed whilst up on the hills.

To that end I absolutely KNOW for sure I am going to really enjoy my walk. I am under no illusions that it will be tough but I am also so positive about it (a trait I have not know for many years) that I know I will absolutely love every minute of being on the walk.

So come on guys I will ask you to put your hands in your pockets and donate just the smallest amount (or largest- 🙂 ) you can possibly manage and make me look like I am serious contender for raising the £10,000 target I set myself.

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