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.

A Cup Of Kwofee And Sum Bisquits With A Fellow Blogger…

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

I hope today finds you happy and well adjusted, able to put things in perspective and understand that some things are sent to try us, some things are designed to change us but all things happen for the best of that you can be sure, especially on a planet where the most random of things happen….


Yes Random.

Last week I was shopping in my local supermarket, being very healthy, okay, okay, I was stood in front of the cake display, when a figure came and stood right next to me and gave me such a fright that I jumped back whilst exclaiming a profanity of epic proportions.

When I had regained my composure, I realised who it was and how random it was that this person should be stood in front of me in MY local supermarket.
Anyway, we chatted for a while and made an arrangement to meet this week (well, in fact we met on Tuesday just gone) to continue our conversation as we were probably boring the daughter of this person to tears with our inane banter. Yes, that’s right, banter. It is literally how we talk. We quote old films and TV shows to each other and make silly references to growing up in the 70’s that only people of our era and location get.

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