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.

Wednesday Was Always Science Lessons For Me (Pt 2)

Yes I know today is Thursday but this blog is continued on from yesterday.

This post today will see me summarise a section of the book that offers questions and answers about the deficiency of vitamin D. I hope you don’t feel I have “copped out” by doing this but I believe this is important to understand what the book is all about.

The section comes from the book The Origin Of Overweight and is known strangely enough as ‘Crisps’

This chapter is a question and answer chapter summarising the main points from the book. I have taken a random selection of 15 questions and answers so you can get a more complete idea of the book.

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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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