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!

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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…

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With My Mum!

Is no longer anything like this person….

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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.

Young Make Feel So Young….Tasty Tuesday On The First Day Of Spring

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning and welcome to the first day of spring here on Planet Magnet! Well to be fair it is also the first day of spring here on planet earth but because the sun doesn’t have his hat on this morning I have to say that it is a little harder to get into the FULL springtime swing but I shall try starting with a recipe that mixes a bit of warm with a little lightness and LOTS of health.

So what is it that I am going prepare for you today?

Well as already stated there is lots of health and warmth to which we will add plenty of flavour and serve you up Spicy Chicken Breast with Crispy Skin Jacket Potato.

Now this recipe is based on an idea sent to my by my very good blogging friend Ed Mooney. Ed is a great blogger who writes about being a Ruin Hunter in Ireland. He takes pictures of the places he visits (most excellent pictures by the way) and gives an in-depth background to each ruin he features. I thoroughly recommend checking his site out at Ed Mooney Photography if only to thank him for the inspiration of this recipe….because boy is it good…..!

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