Author Archives: Lorna

Embracing Life – it’s time to celebrate!

(Apologies to those of you who are also friends with me on fb … you’ll have seen this already) 1n 1959 this baby girl was born That means in a couple of days she’ll turn 59 … and enter her … Continue reading

Posted in my sixieth year | 2 Comments

Running …

Saturday was my tenth park run! Yep, you read that right! Imagine, until this time year I had never ran, (except reluctantly to catch a bus or in sports lessons way back in school!) I didn’t know how to, I … Continue reading

Posted in activities, park run, running, Tampere

Sunrises

I loved the sunrises on the Camino … particularly in the wide open Mesetas! But I admit that I’d forgotten how wonderful our winter sunrises here in Finland can be! Just look at this sky!

Posted in Finland, Turku, winter | 1 Comment

Cherishing “icebugs”

We can’t change the weather conditions but we can do our best to equip ourselves to ‘weather the storms’. For me, at this time of year, that means wrapping up well and dealing with icy conditions. I walk a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, out and about, this & that

Missing the Camino

And also missing writing this blog. I miss the walking – though am still walking everyday. I’ve noticed that I’m both fitter and trimmer after the Camino, though I didn’t actually lose (much) weight – beer and wine most days … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, park run, reflections after the Camino, Tampere, Turku

Reflections on the Way : what would I have done differently?

Or, what would I do differently next time :) Remember my decision before the Camino? Never to second guess myself … and To remain assured that whatever decision I made – and no matter how it worked out – was … Continue reading

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Then and Now and other stories

I went to the Tampere Art Gallery today. The main focus of many of the current exhibitions in Finland at the moment is the Finnish Civil War (1918, the centenary is this year). It’s not something I know much about, … Continue reading

Posted in art, food for thought, history, public buildings, this & that