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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The Path of Friendship

The only walking I managed today was short and utilitarian, on either end of a long drive from one side of England to the other. We said goodbye to Lisa Moriarty as she jetted  home to Minnesota, then drove west, past Stonehenge and on to Glastonbury where we are staying with our good friends Sig…

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Into London

London’s Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are thrilling in any weather, but the afternoon sun made everything look its best as we walked through the park en route to the splendid Victoria and Albert Museum. I loved the football game casually taking place in front of the Royal Albert Memorial.

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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…

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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…

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Chartres!

Visiting Chartres is always a joy. I’ve come here many times over the years, and every visit has its own unique flavour. This time we arrived as two women celebrating friendship and milestone birthdays. We’ve visited the cathedral and walked the picturesque medieval streets, eaten crepes,  and strolled through the markets. This afternoon we walked…

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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…

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