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.

A BIG Thank You To You ALL….

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.
I need to start this days short post off on a very positive note by saying a huge


To you all for your kind words and positivity.

It really did help me.

I was able to man up, take the pain of putting my head in the game and stick it well and truly high above the parapet.

I went to the lunch and I had a WONDERFUL time.

So how crazy is it that I felt like I might be going to expire as I was driving there….?

I know it probably makes absolutely no sense in real terms and no sense to someone who does not feel the feelings us anxious people get but it happens and the only way past it is to take a deep breath and suck it up because if we do that enough we will soon find it first nature and not even second. 

People like us for who we are and that is something we must always remember. Again I know that statement is easier said than done but trust me when I say, if we keep doing the same thing we will keep getting the same results so we must take our heads from the sand.

I am extremely lucky to have a friend who puts up with me and cajoles me and builds me up. She makes things easier for sure and another support that is really amazing is to know that there is real care, love and affection from people whom I have never met and only exist in my life as words.

Yes, I mean you.

So thank you.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.