Category Archives: death

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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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 43: Part 2

After another supper of high cuisine ( pizza and bottle of red wine) Charlie and I have retreated to our rooms…… Some rathe frivolous and some sincere conclusions….. why is it that when I put my boots on in the … Continue reading

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Still Day 27: in Sahagun

Part two Some musings on The Way….. I wrote this on our 25th wedding anniversary…. Although obviously the photograph was not taken until some years later. In fact this is a copy of the back of the order of service … Continue reading

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Day 26: Calzada de la Cruze to Moratinos

A sad and tearful day today! No particular reason it just is….. I was sad to leave the hostel and sad to leave it’s owners’ who literally welcome we Pilgrims with open arms, I loved the greenery that flowed from … Continue reading

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Day 25: Carrión los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza

First here is something for your imagination. I am staying at a little hostel run by a couple of very kind, sweet, people; the walls show their own framed Compostelas. Their pilgrim passports are also framed, but the stamps are … Continue reading

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