Category Archives: activities

A peregrine adventure in Finland

After midsummer I’m going to be walking the first part of the soon-to-be opened St Olav Waterway, joining Finland to the St Olav Pilgrimage to Trondheim via Sweden. Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to test out the first half … Continue reading

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Running

Today was my 25th parkrun … a milestone (though not an official one as the organisation recognises 25th volunteering status and 50 (and multiples thereof) runs) Nonetheless it is a huge achievement for me! it marks having run 125km in … Continue reading

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Feeling alive

I’ve never felt so alive! That was what the Camino last autumn did for me! I first vocalised it in that way in Grañon, but it was a feeling that I experienced time and time again as I made my … Continue reading

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Missing the Camino

It would be all too easy to wallow in the reality of how much I miss the Camino … but doing that isn’t life-giving. Facts are facts, however, and it’s true to say I have missed the Camino a lot. … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, running, Uncategorized, winter

Penutimate Day in Sweden: Glorious Stockholm

I don’t usually go away for the winter ski week (half term) or more accurately we stopped going away on skiing holidays when our kids no longer wanted to go with us! This year though I decided I wanted to … Continue reading

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Ruminating

Yesterday I asked a friend What is it that makes you feel (most) alive at the moment? It’s a good question. All too often we ask some variation of the age-old question ‘How are you (really) doing?’ … There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Hiking in the snow

It’s amazing how quickly you get out of condition. I didn’t find the Camino as hard as I feared because I’d worked hard to get into shape and build up both muscles and stamina. Today I walked 8.5 km. “a … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, hiking, out and about, snow