Category Archives: history

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

Posted in fellow pilgrims, food for thought, history, my sixieth year, peregrina, rural, st olav waterway (Finland), travel, Turku

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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Awesome Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant city. Yesterday I walked 17km – far more exhausting that 17 Camino km!- but lovely nonetheless. Whereas the Camino was almost a cash only environment – Amsterdam is the complete opposite – the supermarket didn’t take … Continue reading

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286: bonfire night

It’s still the tradition to have bonfires and fireworks on November 5th here in the UK. The bonfire party I attended was a community outreach organised by the churches in Stavely (just outside Chesterfield). The fireworks were spectacular. Because of … Continue reading

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143. prehistoric animal

no, just seaweed masquerading

Posted in history, Lindisfarne

97. The Derwent

from the Bridge at Chatsworth The River Derwent runs at the bottom of Cliff College, through Baslow village and Chatsworth Park down to Derby and finally filters into the Trent

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89. famous last words?

(Part of the low pay all work exhibition in the Women’s Library, London)

Posted in history, London, signs, this & that