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.

Born To Be Mild…

Get your motor running, head out on the highway.
Looking for adventure and whatever comes our way…..

Yeah, perhaps not.

Have you seen the weather forecast?

Yeah me too and what is outside doesn’t resemble the warnings we were given over the past couple of days!

They said it was going to be bloomin’ terrible so I had already decided to say to the world “If you think I’m getting on my new steed and going out in that, then you have another think coming and thats for sure and certain….” 😉

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This IS The Day..

This is the day your life will surely change
This is the day when things fall into place.*

I know some of you will know this phrase to have religious connotations but not being a religious person myself, I cannot make any claim on that so I settle for the perfectly wonderful lyric of Matt Johnson of The The fame.

This song know simply as “This is the day” was released many moons ago in 1984 and has once again recently entered my purview as something that is very apt.

This is the day that my life will surely change can be attributed to any day. In fact it can be attributed to EVERY day that we meet because we never know exactly what is going to happen, we never know exactly what we will face and if we are realistic, every single day, our lives change somehow, no matter how small or large that change may be.

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Bicycle Races Are Coming Your Way…..

So forget all your duties oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today,
So look out for those beauties oh yeah*

Well I have been threatening to do it for a while now and yesterday I took the plunge.

What is it they say? Act in haste, repent at leisure…

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

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