Category Archives: reflections after the Camino

The end of the earth … still calls

Reading this article from the Beeb today brought back memories! It’s almost six months since I walked to Finisterre and sat on the rocks by the lighthouse looking out over the Atlantic. Walking the Camino changed me, my priorities have … 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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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