Category Archives: A view of life

Keeping stress at bay

Happily I live a fairly stress-free life. I do worry about the mess the UK is in at the moment, and other alarming political trends. And then of course there’s the state of the environment and the worry of what … Continue reading

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A bridge too far!

I hope everyone who reads this blog has enjoyed the Christmas festivities (or whatever alternative name you have for this season) and that 2019 will bring you health, contentment and some adventure. But I know some people will have had … Continue reading

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Calm after the storm

The weather has chucked everything at us recently. Lots and lots of heavy rain with some electrical storms included for good measure, low temperatures causing a very early show of snow at the top of our mountain (La Maroma, 2,060 … Continue reading

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Days of rain and mellow fruitfulness

Where I live in southern Spain, autumn is not heralded by the changing colours of leaves on the trees – almost all trees hereabouts are evergreen – pines, olives, avocados and citrus.  Only the almonds lose their leaves in a … Continue reading

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Post camino blues

It’s me! I’m back from the blog-block that has gripped me for the last couple of months. Returning home from a big adventure sometimes takes a bit of adjustment. After the initial celebration of catching up with loved ones, sleeping … Continue reading

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Where the magic happens…

And while I’m at it, here are more of other people’s images that have taken my fancy over the last while.  The first section can all be considered camino related (at least to my way of thinking) and the others … Continue reading

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Baby steps to a grown-up lifestyle change…

Back in February I posted about my plans (new year’s resolutions) to buy no clothes during the year and try out a plant-based eating regime.  I joined a few facebook groups relating to a zero waste lifestyle and a vegan … Continue reading

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A pre-camino adventure…

I’ve been on a bit of a jaunt!  We packed the dog off to be cared for by friends and left a mound of food for the cat, and off we went!  We drove west, and our first stop after … Continue reading

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Time to start making plans…

Well, the countdown has begun! Only five weeks until the new adventure starts. I have decided to travel to Madrid by train, which is a little more expensive than flying, but with much less hanging around. I am taking the … Continue reading

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A week of variety

Last week was the start of my new eating regime (not vegan after all, as I am reliable informed that one cannot be a part-time vegan). I had great fun researching interesting recipes for my plant-based diet and have enjoyed … Continue reading

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A healthy and prosperous start to 2017

It’s been an interesting start to the year.  Or maybe interesting is entirely the wrong word.  Perhaps boring will better describe my experience of January 2017. January 1st saw me returning to Spain from ten days with my family over … Continue reading

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Taking the good with the bad

I’m coming to the end of a fortnight’s visit with my youngest daughter. Partly for some quality time with Rosie and her beautiful family, and partly to baby-sit whilst Rosie and her new(ish) husband go away for four days. It’s … Continue reading

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A long and lazy summer

It’s been a while since my last post (slightly more than three months in fact). I did start writing the following six weeks ago… As I start to write this (and I may well not complete it for a few … Continue reading

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Local trio join forces for fundraising ‘triathlon’

Actually each of us independently organised our own event, but it just happened that they culminated at the same time…and I couldn’t resist the headline! As you will know, I have recently completed my latest camino walk and whilst I … Continue reading

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Settling back down to life as normal

I have been cursed with an earworm ever since I have returned home.  It’s not a phrase from a song on my camino playlist (I only listened to it a very few times on this camino), or something I’ve heard … Continue reading

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