Category Archives: out and about

Snow moon …

I will probably never view a full moon in the same way again. Being on the Camino and walking by the light of the full moon in the Meseta area of Spain was one of the most amazing things I’ve … 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

Posted in food for thought, reflections after the Camino, travel

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

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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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

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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

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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