Marketing the Magi

Whilst many were regretting that extra helping of Christmas pudding and contemplating another day on the sofa, I found myself instead occupied with another annual tradition of reflecting on the year passed. It has certainly been quite a year; from dog collar contender, to pilgrim and artist www.instagram.com/pocket_of_art.  My physical and spiritual journey have both…

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Day 8 : Woodland wonders

Goodness what a day ! One of my longest on the Camino- just short of 14 miles . It’s involved close encounters with speeding lorries in the rain (thankfully it was only my hat that blew off in the backdraft! ) ; – #caminosantiago please invest in some more paths so pilgrims don’t have to…

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Day 7 : Crossroads

This morning was an enchanting intertwining of autumn mist and sunlight. It was an artist or photographer’s delight! I have been completely surprised by the beauty on this walk. It has been so full of treasures. As I was walking through beautiful woodland today I reached a cross roads, at this point the Camino was…

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Day 5 : Ups & Downs

Today was very much one of highs & lows – physically, spiritually & mentally . I slept well in a comfy bed, but felt tired on the #Camino in the morning. It felt very much today that the cumulative impact had caught up with me. My body seems to have caught on to what I’m…

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Day 4: Ministry & lemonade

Today included waking up before the flies did (down side of rural living ! ) being shocked at how people rush past the things that make up the history of this walk & pilgrimage . Delighted to have great conversations with a ministry to #pilgrims over lemonade and rich tea , fortified with delicious home…

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Day 3: Some days…..

Oh bother! I just wrote a long blog on today and it’s been lost to an iffy WiFi connection. 😕Let’s just say it involved a reluctant case, a hornet 🐝, lots of steep climbs , lots of people – some very noisy , some deeply moving & spiritual pre Roman ruins, a decision to go…

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Day 2: Different ways , one day

Today proved to be very different from yesterday in many ways . As I was (mainly) descending towards a valley, the morning mist lingered for most of the journey, which made the early sunshine on the first stage all the more beautiful. Walking along I found myself singing quietly and the autumnal sunshine touching the…

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