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Practicalities Reflection

limits

So it seems I am coming to know my limits. After 15 days walking at around 20 km per day, my heels got so painful, really torturously painful, hobbling and grimacing the final few kilometres, that I will have the day off tomorrow to rest. I’ve iced and elevated and that really helped I am […]

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easy

Day 13 and I have definitely found some swing in my step. It’s true, 15 km is not very far and it’s true, having my husband come along with me after lunch made the walk go by super fast and it’s true, tomorrow is a whole other story… But it’s good to feel I have […]

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Reflection

pluie flaque rain puddle

Il pleuvait ce matin. C’était pas vraiment de la vrai pluie, la pluie que je connais tellement bien depuis mon enfance dans la région la plus pluvieuse d’Angleterre… mais, il y avait quand même des gouttes d’eau tombants du ciel. À Darwen, là où j’ai grandi, les précipitations moyennes par année sont 810mm. À Londres, […]

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short day

After my two long days on Friday and Saturday, I decided today would be a more restful day. I knew I would want to stay near home too so that I could participate in a Zoom Eucharist, so I thought I’d return to my original idea for my pilgrimage, which would have been to do […]

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Practicalities Reflection

Making mistakes…

…is a big fear of mine. Pretty sure I’m not alone. I’m afraid of feeling ashamed or stupid or wrong or out of place. It’s quite a big fear and led to me being a very shy child. A particular problem I still have is with names. I find it almost impossible to remember them […]

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Getting started

A blessing on my vocation as pilgrim from my sister the vicar was the way my journey began, that, and the above photo. The day was so so windy. I almost set off and then went back inside to fetch my woolly hat and gloves. The wind was a more or less constant companion as […]