Walking Back in Time

Our walk today took us back through layers of time. We spent hours exploring the Kato Pafos Archaeological Park where art, history, and culture weave across centuries and give us clues to the people who left their footprints on the island. The weather was quite spectacular, so the sea sparkled as it reflected the cloudless…

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Arrival in Cyprus

Many miles traveled today, but not many steps walked.  We flew from England to Cyprus, completing a journey that was interrupted by war some 42 years ago when I was a student travelling in the Middle East. It was worth the wait. We will explore Paphos tomorrow, but this afternoon it was enough to enjoy…

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Appreciating Life

Another sunny spring day here in Thundersley. Through my walking and blogging, I am realizing how many wonderful walks there are right here at home. I am, to be honest, spoiled for choice. We walked down through Coombe Wood this afternoon, coming out on Rhoda Road, then made our way over to the bottom of…

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Old Trees, New Spring

The morning was so beautiful that we were lured out for an early morning walk in West Wood, where old trees reach to the sky, creating a sense of timelessness. I love this time of year when you can still see the bare bones of the leafless trees, but can also feel the hidden tremble…

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Softly Spring

Spring seemed so soft and happy today, inspiring and inviting a sense of gentle joy. We walked through Leigh-on-Sea, lunching on healthy salads at Barlow & Fields,  then wandering through other local shops. It felt so nice to be out without scarves and gloves, warm enough in the sunshine but still feeling chilly in the…

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Art-Full Pilgrimage

A new adventure begins…  A dear friend flew in from California this afternoon, so after picking her up from Heathrow we headed for tea and a walk in the small village of Compton in nearby Surrey.  Compton is home to the Watts Chapel, a unique and marvelous cemetery chapel decorated inside and out with all…

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Greeting Spring

Even the cars are blinking and batting their eyelashes in our lovely early spring sunshine. It’s cold outside, but oh-so-pretty!

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Back on my Feet

Jeff and I were both felled by nasty colds on Saturday, so going walking was out of the question for a couple of days while we shivered and sneezed uncontrollably. Just being back in the world felt good today, and I was grateful for the sunshine and blue skies, despite the cruel nip of the…

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Bye Bye Bove Town

Staying with Sig and Karin Lonegren in their lovely Bove Town home in Glastonbury has been a true delight over the past 16 years,  and I consider it one of my happy places. Oh the walks and talks, meals and meetings we’ve enjoyed there over the years! I always leave feeling inspired and energized. This…

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Sacred Threshold

One of the joys of visiting Glastonbury is having a wander up and down the High Street, stopping for coffee and a bit of browsing through the shops.  Along the way we pass Jacoby Cottage, an old Slipper Chapel where medieval pilgrims would stop to wash their feet before stepping on to holy ground and…

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