Category Archives: A view of life

To camino, or not to camino, that is the question…

A few days ago a camino friend (hello Margaret) asked me for my thoughts on travelling to Spain to walk the camino this year. In a nutshell, I am pretty sure it’s not going to happen. I have actually anticipated … Continue reading

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Thanks Mum…

I have many, many things to thank my old Mum for, but one of the most important for me is that she passed on her passion and ability to be creative, to be practical and to make things. She was … Continue reading

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What do you do when…

I read a very interesting discussion on the pilgrim forum today, originally instigated by my blogging (and Camino Mozárabe) pal Clare. You can find her blog here. The title is ‘What do you do when you cannot walk anymore?’ check … Continue reading

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Last day – Split

Another early morning for me. As much before seven as I can make it out the door, which isn’t usually very much! There is no other sign of life at the hostel when I leave. I wander along the Riva … Continue reading

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Vela Luka to Split

After a long and very restful night’s sleep I slowly packed up and left my bag at the accommodation whilst I went to visit the Vera Spila cave. I followed the marked path but soon realised I had missed a … Continue reading

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Korčula old town to Vela Luka

I was up bright and early again this morning, thinking I would catch the sunrise without too much effort involved. I had a bit of a shock to find the weather had changed and was now presenting low grey cloud … Continue reading

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A day on the ocean waves…

…except it’s a sea, not an ocean and there are absolutely no waves, it’s as calm as a mill pond. Much as I have enjoyed my evenings amongst the ancient buildings and narrow alleyways of Dubrovnik, I am not enjoying … Continue reading

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A day in Dubrovnik

Well, this evening my legs feel as though I’ve been in a gym all day, working out on a stair master.  My day started early.  I was awake at 06:00 and out of the door by 06:30 – it was … Continue reading

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Croatia, on my way…

In an effort to be more environmentally aware I took the bus to the airport at the start of my journey.  How lucky I am to have choices!  I could use my treasured bus pass from home into the city … Continue reading

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A change of direction…

So, finally an update.  Sorry for the long silence and thank you so much to those who have enquired as to my recovery from what was first diagnosed as tendonitis.  By the time of my last post, when I was … Continue reading

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Busing around Porto

The breakfast spread at Gallery Hostel this morning was as good as most hotels.   I ate muesli with soy milk, fresh fruit salad and a small roll with jam. Way more than I needed. Then I watched a chap … Continue reading

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Limping around Porto

Not having tested the extent of my mobility for FOUR WEEKS, I somewhat guiltily booked myself ‘special assistsnce’ on my flight from Málaga to Porto. The easyJet employee I spoke to was extremely helpful and supportive and upgraded my booking … Continue reading

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Listen and learn

Who knew? (A lot of you probably, but not me.)  Already three weeks since the sudden end to my camino and I am still using a crutch to get around.  Three weeks!!  At first I thought I would be fit … Continue reading

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George

This post is not related to the camino, just a heartfelt story about a lovely man… George (Jiri) came into our lives in 2011.  We noticed a new neighbour in the rental property below our house.  He engaged me in … Continue reading

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Málaga Street Art

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