Not sure where I heard it, but it’s been said that you have a short window of opportunity in which people want to hear about your holidays. After ‘How was your break? You were in Spain weren’t you?‘, there’s a few moments where you can share generally, before the conversation moves on to what’s been… Continue reading try to encapsulate the Camino in a few short moments of chit chat
Month: May 2016
And struggle in the darkness troubling my eyes
Well, my week on the Camino de Santiago has sadly come to an end. I know I’ve gone on and on about my feet, but that’s what people on a pilgrimage talk about. It’s rather important, to be fair. This was one of the nicer photos from my last day of walking, and just looking… Continue reading And struggle in the darkness troubling my eyes
Getting your Credencial del Peregrino stamped and rolling with the punches
Here’s a riddle for you: What do call a false noodle? Let me get one thing straight. I’m not walking the whole Camino de Santiago this time. I’d love to, but I only had a week. Making the most of my week, but this is a kind of a snapshot of what one might expect… Continue reading Getting your Credencial del Peregrino stamped and rolling with the punches
For the heathens among you, I’ll say hello to God on your behalf
Arrived yesterday, but didn’t feel comfortable talking about the Camino de Santiago, because I’d not even started it. Standing on the main square in front of the cathedral in Logroño… …listening to the pilgrims grinningly go on about their myriad of ailments, I felt so out of place. On the outside looking in, as it… Continue reading For the heathens among you, I’ll say hello to God on your behalf
Just waiting to go
The last blogpost about leaving for the Camino resulted in so much interest from both people on social media and folk with whom I interact in my daily life. I was thrilled by comments from people who’ve been on a pilgrimage or those who were curious what it was all about. Some insisted that they… Continue reading Just waiting to go
heed that guy’s warning, would you?
I’ll admit it – I’m a little nervous about my feet. Blogs and online forums and even a few old-fashioned books I’ve been poring over have adequately warned me how important foot maintenance is when it comes to the kind of long-distance walking I’ll soon be doing. For those of you not hanging on… Continue reading heed that guy’s warning, would you?
across fields and dales pulling your wagon and drinking all the way
Here’s what happens when you lie down in the grass when Louis is around. He’s going to stand over you and imply that he’s ready for you to get up and keep going. I bet some of you wish you had this sort of motivation. He’s happy to help you out if you need… Continue reading across fields and dales pulling your wagon and drinking all the way
Holding on to a moment
It snowed here a week or so back. In April. It happens. This isn’t Vermont. Or Norway. But it snows here in April. Sometimes. I found myself humming Prince‘s ‘Sometimes it snows in April‘ and considered writing in great detail about how much I adored that song, but on the one hand I had… Continue reading Holding on to a moment