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.

409 Down and 91 To Go….

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


Just looking at the blog stats and I realised that I have 90 more posts to “dream up” before I set off on my mammoth charity walk – donations please everyone, yes I mean EVERYONE so that means you… Click on the picture to donate….


I have been blogging as you know since January of last year and although there has been much content and much written for The Huffington Post, I have also managed to come up with 401 posts that are separate to these other pages. Quite an achievement really to be fair (even if some simply say I am having a day off or I have completely forgotten to post anything!!) to show my dedication to something that until only just over a year ago I had never even really heard of!

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Can WBFM Become A Brand?

Good morning to all of my lovely readers and welcome back once again to another Monday here on Planet Magnet!

I must say that I did enjoy my blogging break for a couple of days but if I am honest, I am now glad to be back at it and looking forward to the week ahead…. 😉

One bit of bad news however, I think I may have hurt my knee after kneeling on it for a couple of hours last night as I did a little D.I.Y. I don’t recall it being sore as I was working and it certainly wasn’t sore until I rose this morning and was walking along the hallway. What is more weird is the fact that it was swinging and sending a sharp pain through my knee as I walked or twisted (yes I know the second one is a given….) but I was able to RUN up the stairs to my apartment with no ill effects.

How weird is that!

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