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.

Another Heatwave? But It’s Nearly October!

A heatwave is what they are calling it.

To be honest all it really is, is the sun has come out and warmed us up a little.

I honestly don’t think we can call 15˚c a heatwave, can we?

Obviously here in the UK, any sunshine is welcomed with open arms and because it is seldom seen, it is always headline news!

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It’s like a Heatwave! Burnin’ in my heart, Heatwave! It’s tearing’ me apart*

Well it looks like we are finally rocking to a bit of a heatwave here in the good old U.K. The land of umbrella’s, cups of tea and stiff upper lips.

There was a song by Noel Coward telling us that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

Now being a Scotsman, I cannot attest to this fact although I do know that when I go out in the said sun I nearly always end up looking like a belisha beacon!

If you are unfamiliar with the summers here in the U.K (yeah right, you have to have been living under a rock not to know at least ONE joke about the British summer time!) then you must first understand that we seldom get a real cracking hot days (unfortunately, to be assured of sunshine enough to lay in, it is nearly always a requirement to travel abroad for ones holiday) on their own let alone any amount of sequential hot days that might constitute an entire spell of good weather.

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