Category Archives: this & that

Ready, steady ….

As I’ve been bustling around today I’ve been getting increasingly nervous! Can I actually do this? What’s more, numerous ‘what ifs’ are dancing before my eyes too! So much so, it’s making me dizzy! But a friend said of me … Continue reading

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T minus 2 : travelling south

The part of the camino I’m least looking forward to is the getting to St Jean Pied de Port. I’ve planned it … I think I know what I’m doing … but I’m getting apprehensive and feel there are too … Continue reading

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T minus 3 : time to celebrate

Part of the Way of St James goes through the Rioja region of Spain, and my friend Reija bought us a bottle of rosé to toast my forthcoming pilgrimage … I haven’t ignored the walking or running this week either, … Continue reading

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Pandas, snakes and other wildlife!

We’ve seen two snakes in the wild. One was definitely an added (viper) and in the forest there have been traces of other animals (including a glimpse of a deer) which has kept the dogs very excited. Today, however it … Continue reading

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Meeting God in others …

One of my hopes for the Camino is to meet God in the pilgrims (and other people) I meet, and in the stories I hear and in the things I observe. Starting my sabbatical here in Ähtäri, and on holiday … Continue reading

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How far?

It’s a good question! From St Jean to Santiago de Compostela it’s around 800km. My ‘plan’ (and I’m laughing as I write that!) is usually to walk 20km a day. That means forty days … there’s something prophetically beautiful in … Continue reading

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Prayers for the journey

I sent out a request to friends earlier this week asking if they’d be willing to commit to praying for me during my pilgrimage … and have been overwhelmed at the response. There are now at least two pray-ers for … Continue reading

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