From Crazy to Calm

Tuesdays get crazy in my life. Mondays feel exciting and full of potential,  but the reality of the week’s work always hits hard on Tuesdays. I enjoy walking to work on those evenings, especially if, like today, it is the only walk I’ve managed over the course of the  day. My feet make their way along…

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Letting My Fingers Do the Walking

Sometimes life gets in the way of regular practices. I am taking a few days off to attend to some personal matters, but will be back to both walking and blogging next week. Until then I will be walking some finger labyrinths and calling it good.

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Spring Colour

My birthday adventures are officially over and I've landed back at home. I feel celebrated, loved, and happy to be alive and walking in the world! And while I've been off gallivanting, spring has crept into the neighbourhood, brightening my walk to work this evening.  

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Kensington

After Lea left for the airport, I decided to take advantage of a free day in London by making a personal pilgrimage to Kensington. Like many Americans, I’m fascinated by Britain’s royalty, especially our two longest reigning monarchs, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. I’ve wanted to visit Kensington Palace, the grandiose “home” which has figured…

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Urban Wandering

There is nothing like a bit of wandering to help you get the measure of a place. I have been wandering around London whenever possible for the past 15 years, a full 25% of my life. While London is only 35 or 40 miles from Thundersley, it feels like a world away, and coming into…

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Geek Quest

My inner geek has had a field day today. We came into London on the train, checked into our hotel, then headed out in search of notebooks, journals, and stationery supplies. Seriously, there is some cool stuff out there,  and we logged nearly 20,000 steps in pursuit of our writerly quest. A whole store devoted…

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Spring’s Gentle Glory

A lovely walk through Thundersley today, enjoying the early signs of spring that are bursting into gentle glory. Even our table at Pignalis seemed to get into the mood…  we lingered so long over cups of herbal tea that we finally ordered lunch as well.

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Tree Love

Once upon a time a Tree was so loved that when it came time to put a little brick wall around its garden,  the owners left a break in the wall so as not to disturb the tree. Over the years, the Tree grew tall and provided shade for the garden and beauty to the…

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Tea and Sea

What am I going to do when our friends go home and my birthday celebrations come to an end? Walking in the world has been quite an adventure these past couple of months, and the excitement isn’t quite over yet. Today we drove out to the Tiptree Jam Factory for their special Afternoon Tea (with…

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Doing the Maths

Just wondering…  How many steps does it take to cancel out the calories in one gluten-free pizza? One nice walk through Rayleigh plus one good friend and a leisurely lunch  adds up to a great day out!

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