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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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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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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 17: Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Villafranca Montes de Oca, tiny and lovely, a village of 200 souls with a church able to take at least treble that amount, like so many places both here and in Britain. The Church here at Villafranca……. For me the … Continue reading

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Viana to Navarrete part two

My longest walk to date 23 km, but the terrain was kind to both knees and feet! I passed through a wild life reserve, I suppose in England we would call it an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty…. There was … Continue reading

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One day to go before I step into the unknown!

I have spent the morning packing and unpacking, discarding, then changing my mind; then changing my mind again. Do I really need the cockroach and bed bug spray? Athletes foot powder? Hair shampoo? Spare pair of gloves in case I … Continue reading

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