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.

An Autumn Festival – Sustainable And Friendly

So on Sunday instead of walking the dog, I attended the local Autumn Fayre. A fund raising event put on locally by several committed members of the community so that aimless folk like me might take a walk around and buy some stuff!


So after following the signs to one of the local schools, I met some friends and we made our way into the Festival. It turned out to be very food and craft biased. The food of this year was the apple with an apple press taking prize of place meaning there was freshly made (or pressed) apple Juice to be tasted. People were able to bring their own apples from home and their own bottles and make use of the press so they could take a taste of the Autumn Fayre home with themselves. The only problem with the apple press was that it was so over subscribed, I never managed to get a photo of it!
Still no matter, because the first thing that hit you when you went through the door was the smell of curry and boy was it a grand smell.

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Tip A Wink To Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday this week brings you a very simple dish I made up from a few left overs and some ingredients I was given by a friend who works in catering.

To be honest it isn’t actually a very expensive dish to prepare and one that is so easy it would be a shame not to tell you about it here…

Today I offer you Shiitake Mushroom and Lean Mince Ragu with Pasta Penne.

Like the sound of it?

Well lets get on!

So what do we need?

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