Category Archives: at home

Reflections on a year

I like doing what my friend calls ‘making bookends’ of the year, and inspired by another friend -from whom I borrowed the title of this post – I wanted to take stock of 2018. In November 2017 in an attempt … Continue reading

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Living more simply

One of the biggest reverse culture shocks so far post Camino is realising how much stuff I have -much if which I barely use! I walked for almost two months, carrying all I needed on my back (and even then … Continue reading

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Ready, steady ….

As I’ve been bustling around today I’ve been getting increasingly nervous! Can I actually do this? What’s more, numerous ‘what ifs’ are dancing before my eyes too! So much so, it’s making me dizzy! But a friend said of me … Continue reading

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This sun lover : Dreaming of the Camino and cooler temperatures!

I’ve dreamt of walking the Camino for at least a decade possibly two! Though I can’t actually remember where I first heard about this particular pilgrimage – or the amazing networks of routes all leading to Santiago de Compostela, I … Continue reading

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Midsummer Madness : Peregrina Preparation 8

Avaisberg – Home Companions on the way: Misty and her daughter the ever faithful Tinka Distance : c. 9km Time: c. 2 1/2 hours (11:45 – 2pm) Weather: Good, around 15C, no rain Clothing trousers, tshirt, fleece (removed after about … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 7: Pargas- Åbo (Parainen-Turku)k

Distance 24km Time 6 h 15 mins Weather: Sunny, cooler in Parainen, and hot in Turku Clothing: long trousers (cotton), T shirt, hiking boots Companion: Tinka, my faithful companion Problems: one small “blister” like rubbing formed on the side of … Continue reading

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Kingdom living

Owls are generally solitary animals – but when they do come together they are known as a parliament of owls because of their shared wisdom. That’s an important collective benefit for us humans too. Owls are – in some respects … Continue reading

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