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.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Good morning world and welcome to the weekend! I honestly thought I might be a little late on parade this morning as yesterday I went to the chiropractor to have my back pain looked at and amazingly enough after some discussion, both he and I think it has been caused by sitting in front of this computer! So to that end I was told to avoid it for 24 hrs at least. What can I say, I managed about 12 hours before withdrawal set in and am now having to write this on the very morning you get to read it so I hope through my sleepy haze we can both make some kind of sense of it all….

Anyway, back to the weekend and I trust you are looking forward to just as an enjoyable time as I am and to get things started on a much more happy note than I ended them yesterday, I should like to share with you some reasons that the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet should be cheerful. I have never actually made a list before for my blog so I would like to make one now around my halfway mark and see how it compares with the one I shall try to remember to make at the end of the blog in 8 months time (reminders for this will come in handy for sure 😉 )

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