Tag Archives: The Camino

the next step of my journey…

Hello! I’ll assume you’re glad to see me 🙂  but want to know where I’ve been? I gave myself permission to take a blogging-break far from the madding crowd to  reconnect with the peace, acceptance and happiness from living in … Continue reading

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Change

“When you travel you take something with you and you leave something behind.” This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Change. I’ve changed every time I’ve faced personal challenges such as marriage, motherhood, living in a new country, death of my … Continue reading

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: People in Nature

Over the past few years I’ve spent many hours walking many miles in the great outdoors. I’m delighted to share a few favorite moments with you along the Camino in Spain What to do when you’re hiking on a hot … Continue reading

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Museum Musings: “Do you have a sitting room?”

Thanks to everyone who helped me choose a photo for the Museum staff bi-annual art exhibition called “The Underground”  (in the post Excuse me, have you said thank you?) The top three were: Early One Morning which received nine votes … Continue reading

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Walking in Spain: “I just had to do it”

An article by Ken Budd in July’s AARP’s magazine resonated with me: Whatever scares you, do it. Now. Escaping your comfort zone can make you happier, smarter, more confident, more grateful, and more satisfied with life -while strengthening ties to … Continue reading

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How does one speak to a ghost?

Like most public places in the United States these days, all the employees of the Museum have to wear the official photo I.D hanging from a lanyard round our necks. Lanyards are commonly used to display badges for identification, where security … Continue reading

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Excuse me, have you said thank you?

Sitting behind this guy in yoga I read the words on his sweat shirt several times before I realized the message was meant for me. Over the past six months several of my blogging buddies have given me blogging awards … Continue reading

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Walking in Spain: follow the yellow arrows on the Camino.

Did you know that 2012 is the European Year of Active Aging?  I was pleased to learn from Julia Moulden’s newsletter Pulse that this is the year the EU are encouraging those of us over 60 to “get more out … Continue reading

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Walking in Spain: The Camino to Santiago

I did it. I walked The Camino to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain, where I received the official Compostela certificate with my name written in Latin. * How far did I walk? According to Distance Calculator Ponferrada is 251 … Continue reading

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on my hike next week you’ll call me a “Peregrina”

 this post is dedicated with much love and heartfelt thanks to Mr F and my kids whose love and encouragement helped me go for it…. Until now I’ve walked once a week on day hikes of five to twelve miles. … Continue reading

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