On Friday, Ireland received some news regarding the ongoing Covid situation. Some may be happy; some may be nervous – for me it is business as usual.
A Busy Week…and some Spanish lessons
If you live in Ireland, or even in Europe, you will know of the weather we have had over the last week. As I type, Storm Brian is passing over this part of the world blowing winds and delivering rain to parts of southern Ireland. However, Storm Brian's predecessor, Ex-Hurricane Ophelia was far more destructive.... Continue Reading →
Camino Society Ireland Photo Contest
Today, Camino Society Ireland launched its inaugural Photo Contest. It is open to all people who have walked the Camino, including the Celtic Camino. Those of you who read my blog would have taken many a photo while on Camino so now is your chance to submit a photo or two if you feel they... Continue Reading →
It’s Been Quite a While…
Apologies are in order I guess. I haven't posted for close on a month now. I have been in hospital since the 9th of March undergoing tests. Nothing of a serious nature I may add. Since I was a child, I have had epilepsy and it has been more or less controlled with medication. However,... Continue Reading →
The Best of 2016
Hi folks! An apology is in order for the lack of posts here. A certain wrist is making that a little difficult, but I hope to be on the mend this side of Christmas. I am able to type with the cast on however, but I hope you don't mention that to my doctor. The... Continue Reading →
It’s been a quiet week..
Hi folks. I am home from Santiago just over a week now and I have been hit with a bad dose of the Post Camino Blues. I find myself waking up earlier than normal and also wondering what I was doing this time last week. My backpack is never far just in case I need to throw it... Continue Reading →
Storytelling and the Camino..
So last night I was at a storytelling event at the great Abbey Theatre in Dublin. I was there to listen to 10 storytellers who had reached the The Moth Dublin final, but most importantly, I was there to support a man I met on the Camino in 2013. Storytelling had taken hold of his life since... Continue Reading →
So you all know I have a passion for walking. I have for many years and I can't see that leaving in the near future. However, I wouldn't consider myself "fit". I walk on average three to four times a month, not including my time in Spain. So I would consider myself overweight. With Christmas... Continue Reading →
Distractions…can be brushed aside.
I keep meaning to finish writing about the final few days of my last Camino in September. But life gets in the way and it gets put on the long finger. I will finish it by tomorrow. I have some further news though. I met with two friends last weekend. They are also from Ireland... Continue Reading →
Something to keep an eye on in Iceland…
Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange At the time of writing, I have 15 days or so before I head back to Spain and the natural feeling one has is "Ah sure, it will fly in, nothing will go wrong..you'll be on the trail before you know it!" But I'm keeping my eye on... Continue Reading →