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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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.

On It Like Sonic

Good morning to you all and welcome to yet another hump day here on Planet Magnet! Now many of you know that I don’t see Wednesdays as a bad day, as a day that appears to go slower than the others or as a day that requires special nerve or courage to get myself through.
No. I see it as a precursor to the weekend and a day that means I can get more done before said weekend is upon us allowing me to possibly put my feet up for a day or two and get some well deserved down time.

So, that’s that. I have welcomed you to my blog, I have explained that I actually like a Wednesday Hump Day and that I like to get lots done.

And that is the crux of today’s post.

I like to get lot’s done.

I really do not like to wait around and start “sometime in the future”. If I say I need to get the stuff for a new project, I get the stuff for a new project, I don’t let things (well maybe an occasional lack of money) stope me from putting stuff off. If we are talking about doing something I will say “Okay, let’s just go and do it” If I am thinking about a walk, I will not look out the window and procrastinate, I will agree that we are going for a walk and we will get our boots on and get out into the fresh air.

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I Think We Are Being Unfair To Hump Day

To some of you Wednesday might be the hump day, the middle of the week, the back bone of the nine to five but me personally? I think it get’s an unfair bad press.

When I was at school I’ll admit I didn’t like Wednesdays because it was the second day of the school week we were required to stay on until 3.50pm instead of getting to leave at 3.15pm as we did on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays. Mind you that said, I am fairly certain that football training, rugby training or cricket practise were after school on these days so it wasn’t all bad…..

Now though?

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Wednesday Was Always Science Lessons For Me (Pt 1)

Good Morning and here is your OFFICIAL welcome to Hump Day.

And to make this particular Hump Day just that little more like the midweek you might remember from school, today we have a little bit of a science lesson. Not as in one that makes us write the Aim, Method and Conclusions for our homework, but one that makes us use our brains out of our comfort zones for a short while and consider a theory brought to us by science borne out of history, experience and simple common sense.

Yes, I know it’s midweek and I know you want to switch off from the weeks activities but trust me, if you can bear with this blog for another 5 minutes or so, I promise you this is worth reading and not just because I want to get viewing figures up 😉

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