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Where I've been

what I did

I walked 315 km around Nanteuil le Haudouin. I visited (in no particular order): Silly-le-Long Sennevières Crépy-en-Valois Ognes Chèvreville Lagny-le-Sec Le Plessis-l’Évêque Ermenonville Senlis Péroy-les-Gombries Boissy-Fresnoy Villers Saint Genest Bouillancy Le Bas Bouillancy Acy-en-Multien Brégy Puisieux Étrépilly Vincy-Manoeuvre Duvy Auger Saint Vincent Droizelles Lessart Montlognon Montagny-Sainte-Félicité Le Plessis-Belleville Réez Rouville Ormoy-Villers Gueux Number of Départements […]

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Reflection

Bench

I’ve often been more grateful than might be thought of as strictly necessary for a well placed bench at a moment when I have deep need of one. In my head in England there are loads of benches all over the place. But actually, I think it’s just that I’ve often walked in places with […]

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Reflection

Thistle

I walked through wheat and rape and fallow fields today. One of the fallow ones is filled with tall, spiky thistles and not much else. They grow nobly and don’t crowd each other, standing tall, each individually. As an aspect of the abundant life of the earth, I felt like I wanted to reflect on […]

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Practicalities

Introducing

It’ll be some time yet I think before it will be possible or recommended to undertake a pilgrimage. Visiting a whole load of places and sleeping together in dormitories strikes me as risky right now, and I am pretty risk averse. But I’ve been thinking about this and came to the conclusion that there might […]