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.

What A Difference A Day Makes….

24 little hours…..

Well good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

Today I feel SO much better it is quite unreal the difference between the two days.

Yesterday made me realise that even though I had ton’s of fun on Saturday night, the payback was too much for my head to take and the resulted wasting of a day has led to one of the biggest decisions I feel I shall ever make.

I can pretty much state that I do not ever want a repeat of the excess alcohol and to that end I think my days of “going out” drinking are pretty much over. I shall possibly still partake of the odd refreshing cider when out on a walk but I think it is pretty safe to say that I shall steer well clear of the occasions that might lead me into temptation as the heavy night of the weekend did.

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Well I Won’t Be Doing That Again For A Long Time….

Good Morning world and thanks for…..


I can’t do it.

I have a hangover.

I cannot be bright and breezy and totally chirpy when I have a head that feels like a ball of cheese.

I went out last night with friends and there was A LOT to drink because we were making cocktails in a nightclub.

And today my head hurts.

But that is not the reason why I am not doing that again for a long long time.

No, its because I have only just got out of bed at nearly 1pm.

And that is wasting the day.

Completely wasting the day.

So I shall not be doing the drinking thing again for a good long while.

Right. Confession over, now it’s time to get back to the real world and start suffering… 😉

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

On The Eighth Day Of Christmas….

On the Eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
Eight Maids a Milking, Seven Swans a Swimming, Six Geese a Laying, Five Gold Rings, Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear tree.

Well good morning world and thanks for tuning it to another year here on Planet Magnet…!

Happy New Year to you all!

Cor blimey, I reckon there are a few thick heads out there this morning…. 😉

I think that by now you will be rueing your decision to have that last glass of wine or beer and making a New Years resolution that involves something crazy like giving up drinking for good…. “Oh never again…” or words to that effect…. 😉

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