Category Archives: Finland

Making room

At the end of last year I read a fabulous little book called THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING and I’ll get to discuss it at book club next week … What I have been doing (and which I … Continue reading

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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!

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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

… go

I set out this morning. Surprisingly emotional moment: A lump in my throat and a few tears welling up. 2km to the coach stop I’d just settled on the coach when our daughter called me. My first thought was ‘what … Continue reading

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T minus 2 : travelling south

The part of the camino I’m least looking forward to is the getting to St Jean Pied de Port. I’ve planned it … I think I know what I’m doing … but I’m getting apprehensive and feel there are too … Continue reading

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T minus 3 : time to celebrate

Part of the Way of St James goes through the Rioja region of Spain, and my friend Reija bought us a bottle of rosé to toast my forthcoming pilgrimage … I haven’t ignored the walking or running this week either, … Continue reading

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