Category Archives: friendship

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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Home: green on green and maybe a new adventure?

I have just locked doors and closed blinds and am now flopped on my worn but comfortable sofa. The kitchen is a comforting tip, lived in and loved. But as I locked the front door and looked over the meadow … Continue reading

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Day 46 + 3

We spent the morning wandering around Santiago, mainly in the old town. I am still dreadfully tired and slept a total of 12 hours yesterday and last night. Eva is sharing a room with me and seems equally as exhausted, … 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 45: Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

We awoke this morning to fog and with it, cold and damp, after breakfast we set off, I wore an extra layer, sure that it would get hot before the day was out, but not prepared to shiver until that … Continue reading

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