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J’aime Paris

Eiffel Tower

Like so many people, I have a special place in my heart for Paris, and, indeed, for all things French, My feet have walked the streets of Paris as a tourist and a pilgrim, and my heart is breaking with the news of last night’s acts of terror. In my spiritual life, I am working with issues of positivity and gratitude, so I walked through my neigbourhood in silence this morning, reflecting on my memories, feeling my grief, and thinking about the many like-minded people who are standing in solidarity with each other as we respond to the story that is unfolding in the world.

Love is the only answer.

14 Nov 2015

Pilgrimage Symbols Found


Pilgrimage runs in my blood, and we couldn’t resist walking in search of pilgrimage symbols along the medieval route through Paris, showing each other the treasures we’ve located on previous journeys. We had both heard about this delightful sign over a coffee roasters, but thought that it had been lost. We’re so pleased that it still exists, though not quite where we expected it to be. Today was supposed to be stormy, but just look at the blue sky that graced our morning ramble.

23 Feb 2015

Women in Paris

If you ever have the chance to celebrate your 60th birthday in Paris with a dearest friend, do not hesitate! We have made the nicest of magic together, walking for miles, talking, eating, laughing, and exploring the most meaningful corners of this ancient city. Here I introduce you to Clemence Isaure, a mythical lady whose   legend places her as the foundress of a poetry and literary society that started in 1322. She is memorialised amongst many historical women, in the beautiful Jardins de Luxembourg. She has attitude, I tell you!

22 Feb 2015

Feeding My Writer’s Heart


Our morning stroll around the Ile de la Cité took us past some iconic Paris landmarks. My spirit had already been fed by our early morning visit to Notre Dame Cathedral before the arrival of the day’s onslaught of tourists, and my literary self was thrilled to wander in a space made special by the footsteps of generations of writers and readers.

20 Feb 2015

Aaah…… Paris!

Can there be a better place to celebrate one's 60th birthday week? Lots of gentle walking, great food, meaningful conversation. The trip from England is a quick and comfortable train ride, depositing us in the heart of Paris just as the morning rush hour ends. The weather was crisp, the crowds non-existent…. A perfect day!


19 Feb 2015

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