Category Archives: this & that

A peregrine adventure in Finland

After midsummer I’m going to be walking the first part of the soon-to-be opened St Olav Waterway, joining Finland to the St Olav Pilgrimage to Trondheim via Sweden. Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to test out the first half … Continue reading

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Penutimate Day in Sweden: Glorious Stockholm

I don’t usually go away for the winter ski week (half term) or more accurately we stopped going away on skiing holidays when our kids no longer wanted to go with us! This year though I decided I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in running, Sweden, this & that, travel

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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Refusal of Time

I love the title of this exhibition (at the Bild Museet / museum of arts and design at Umeå University) and the book that accompanied the exhibition was amazing too! The exhibition itself was far too busy for me – … Continue reading

Posted in art, food for thought, this & that

Making room

At the end of last year I read a fabulous little book called THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING and I’ll get to discuss it at book club next week … What I have been doing (and which I … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, food for thought, this & that

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

Posted in Finland, out and about, this & that