Category Archives: churches

Walking, getting lost, getting found and receiving far more than one gives

Thought for the day:- We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads are equal in value no matter what their colour. Maya Angelou, poet (1928 – 2014) Going back … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye, the healing power of Phillia and a long walk

“I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant has thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.” Samuel 11. Chapter 1. David’s lament on the death of Jonathan expresses in exquisite … Continue reading

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The miracle of spring, walking in Norfolk and Eva’s first love

Friends have asked me to repeat this quote that I found on the Camino….. “I want no rites in a darkened room. Why cry for a soul set a free?” This is the garden my husband gave me for my … Continue reading

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Walks on the not so wild side, happy children, trying to keep it together and a thought for the day…..

Thought for the day:- We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the … Continue reading

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Day 46 + 4

Another day spent wandering around this beautiful city, and still at every turn there is another sight to to see. This the Santiago university campus……. And this a lovely mosaic in the dining room of our hotel….. And this a … Continue reading

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Day 46 + one Santiago

I came here with my husband, Bernard, about 15 years ago. Has it changed? Probably not, but ones memories do tend to be embroider a bit here and erase a bit there. The cathedral is being cleaned and restored and … Continue reading

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Day 46: Rua to Santiago de Compostela

We were a little latter leaving today and ate eggs a bacon before getting on our way. It was quite cool and foggy when we left, so extra layers were needed, but once again the Way was a delight… With … Continue reading

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Day 43: Palas de Rei to Melide. Part 1

Another beautiful summers day, and today was a short stage only 15km through rural countryside and country lanes….. Here’s son Charlie, my now fellow Pilgrim, whom, I know, is enjoying the journey. Being half my age, his pace is impressively … Continue reading

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Day 42: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

AS I SET OUT ONE MIDSUMMER MORNING; that title by Laurie Lee has quite often accompanied my thoughts on my first kilometre or so in the mornings, except I shortened it and dropped the midsummer bit. But today the phase … Continue reading

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Day 39: O’ Cebreiro to Triacastel

MY FEET HURT which is a bit of a shock to me, which it maybe shouldn’t, after using and abusing them for 550 km. but why now? I left O’Cebreiro at a few minutes past nine. My “rest” day being … Continue reading

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