Category Archives: food for thought

St Olav Waterway – it’s official!

The St Olav Waterway was officially opened yesterday! And, as the milestone waymarker reminds us, its only 1200km from Turku Cathedral to the shrine of St Olav at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim. In the Middle Ages this was Northern Europe’s most … Continue reading

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Refusal of Time

I love the title of this exhibition (at the Bild Museet / museum of arts and design at Umeå University) and the book that accompanied the exhibition was amazing too! The exhibition itself was far too busy for me – … Continue reading

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Going Places Takes us Places! / How Travel Changes Us /

I’m sitting here on a plane. It’s the first time I’ve left Finland since returning from the Camino almost three months ago. I love airline onflight magazines and the January Edition of Scandinavian Traveler (SAS) has been particularly interesting. First … Continue reading

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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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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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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

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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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