Tag Archives: Country life

Putting my world to rights

Thought for the day; “If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.” Blaine Pascal, philosopher and mathematician. (1623-1662) I’ve walked a lot since my last blog, and have chalked up … Continue reading

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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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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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Goodbye Santiago…… A few final goodbye photographs… Looking like A Lowry painting, and one small person with Holly crossing the square…. There were over a thousand pilgrims registering at the Camino office last week, it was a Spanish bank holiday … 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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Da 44: Melide to Arzúa

Another short but taxing 15km day but today I am tired. I didn’t sleep so well last night and was woken by very noisy Pilgrims leaving the hostel at the crack of dawn, shouting to each other and doors slamming…. … 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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