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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Finding your Way

As is often my way in life, I first thought that I needed to approach walking the Camino in the most extreme way: in that I wanted to try and walk it all. If you don’t know , the whole of the Camino Francés – there are paths that come from every direction in Europe…

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The way of St.James

Fairly early on the road from recovery from heart surgery last year I decided when I was able I would take another road : the world famous “Camino” or Way to the tomb of the apostle St.James in Northern Spain. As I regained my physical & emotional strength this year I felt that late summer…

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My Story, your story, our story

Having returned recently from a month travelling across America, East to West, I woke up this morning convinced that I was still across the pond; only the lack of air-conditioning and the view from my bedroom bay window were able to persuade me otherwise. In this hinterland time of jet lag between worlds it seemed…

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To my paint brush I pursue….

When presidents of orange hue turn my language blue; to my paint brush I pursue. Through times of trouble, uncertainty and change in life, I have often found peace, solace and prayer through the brush and pen.  From the earliest age I have found joy in sketching and painting and I am blessed to have…

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