Category Archives: out and about

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

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

Posted in at home, food for thought, reflections after the Camino | 1 Comment

Fearless or Fear Less ?

I have an amazingly artistic friend, Minna, who,amongst other things over the years, has helped me in terms of shifting my own poor imagine of “not being creative” to recognising I am creative in different ways. That shift in my … Continue reading

Posted in art, food for thought, poetry, reflections after the Camino, this & that, writings

Learning to see colour in the dark

November is dark in Finland. I knew this, I hadn’t forgotten it, but I had forgotten how grey that can make everything. It’s as if the darkness bleaches out all the colour. That’s what depression does too, even if it’s … Continue reading

Posted in food for thought, goldens, reflections after the Camino, this & that, Turku, urban | 2 Comments

Things I learnt about myself on the Camino

I don’t need tea to kick start my day! In actual fact I didn’t drink tea throughout the Camino and I haven’t had a cup since I got back. I don’t miss it, but old habits die hard and yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in food for thought, reflections after the Camino, this & that

While we wait in line

I saw what follows on Facebook … it’s about leaving this world, and what we do with the time we have. In some ways it echoes what I learnt, felt and experienced on the Camino. I was never the first … Continue reading

Posted in Camino (Spain), food for thought, Post Camino