A curious coincidence?

I have looked, several times over this last year, at possibly walking some of the Camino de Santiago.  It seems such a lovely thing to do.  Enpowering.  An adventure.  Cultural.  A physical challenge.  A mental challenge.  Spiritual.  But as yet, I have not done any more about making that possibility a reality.  Ok maybe the... Continue Reading →

Citydog and me

For the last 3 weeks this country girl has been living in the city, house and dog sitting for friends of mine.  Yes, the same ones that have the house in France. And living with citydog has been quite an adventure. I had a dog for many years.  A Golden Retiever called Phoebe who was... Continue Reading →

Lumps and Bumps and a Hidden Fort

It was a Sunday in late February and I was staying with my daughter and partner who live in Devon. My son had joined us for a couple of days and so, each of us with different requirements, we set off to explore Brean Down, a limestone promontory and continuation of the Mendip Hills on... Continue Reading →

Me and the cats.

Following on from 'me and the tortoise'... So here I am, it's January, a full eight months after I quit my job.  A new year and time for some new adventures.  Comfort zone?  Eeeek..... I'm ramping it up and moving out of said place again. Now, for many of you, my mini adventures may seem... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

The hidden mystery of Audley End

Hidden in the undergrowth and trees in a corner of Audley End Park near Saffron Walden is the entrance to a brick building. Only one gabled wall, with a small sealed up doorway is visible of this partially buried structure. Anyone who happens across this would be forgiven to mistake it for a WW2 bomb... Continue Reading →

Plogging for the good of all

Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →

Is it just me?

How do you pass the time as a passenger on a long journey? Is it just me who sometimes uses the time to experiment taking photos? Car journey’s, train journey’s make perfect time for this. I play with different settings on the camera, use the time to learn and explore. I love the abstract blur... Continue Reading →

Coast

Living in the UK we are fortunate to be no further than 70 miles from a coastline. And Britain has the most glorious coastline and coastal paths. This weekend I walked a very small part of the West Somerset Coastal Path to take in some of the incredible views of the Bristol Channel. We left... Continue Reading →

Signs

  Have you ever asked the universe for a sign? I have and love it. I really don't know how it works but it does for me. It's like having a loving hand giving yours a reassuring squeeze. Your sign can be anything you choose and probably best not to overthink it. It can be... Continue Reading →

Learning something new every day

Today I was out walking with the Ramblers, who are Britain's largest walkers rights organisation.  They, amongst other things, protect access to the countryside and help safeguard footpaths for all. Local groups organise regular walks in and around their local area. I joined a couple of weeks ago because it seemed to tick lots of... Continue Reading →

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