Media coverage of Dancing Around Cancer

El Camino begins #1

June 7, 2018

Finally I arrive in Sarria. It was the day before I was to begin my 120 kilometre walk to Santiago de Compostela, on El Camino de Santiago, on my own, although not alone.  What will the next day bring ? I opened up a booklet I had brought with me containing reflections and prayers and […]

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Journey through Spain#5

Sleep in?? I was dreaming . At 8 am the cathedral bells were deafening , there was no hiding from this religious festival. The ‘Festividad del Corpus Christie.’  After it finished I visited the Cathedral just in time to see the float of San Francisco being moved back into place. At first all I could […]

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Journey through Spain #4

June 4, 2018

Every evening after an afternoon siesta the school, CLIC , ran a free cultural programme . The ‘senior’ programme was delightfully named the ‘Gastronomia y Vinos ( gastronomy and wine ) programme.’ My week had a tour of the magnificent Plaza de Espana , designed by Sevillian architect Anibal González in 1929. A visit to […]

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Journey through Spain #3

 My school day at CLIC was over by 1 pm, and it was home for lunch and a siesta. With my 11am beginning, followed by a half hour coffee break, this was language learning at a relaxed pace. I said, ‘adios’ ( goodbye ) to my teacher, and my ‘senior’, mostly retired classmates, and walked […]

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Journey through Spain #2

June 2, 2018

Vive como si fueras a morir mañana, pero aprende como vas a vivir para siempre . Live as if you are going to die tomorrow , but learn as if you are going to live forever. The latest in night wear !! I appeared to have communicated some of my plight with ‘ Iberia Air […]

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Journey through Spain #1

Luggage in transit London to Spain, god knows where Thought needs no baggage Sitting in Madrid airport relishing the glorious moment where all my fears were allayed , I looked out the window, everything seemed bathed in soft gold light . I thought about the saying ‘ it’s the journey not the destination.’ How easy […]

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Journey to Spain

May 29, 2018

Finally, the day arrived to leave London for Spain. My heart was filled with excitement over the adventure ahead, as we drove to Heathrow airport, terminal 5. I tentatively keyed my booking number for Iberia Air into the machine. The code was rejected and I was filled with trepidation. Iberia Air Destination overrated Enjoy the […]

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The power of exercise

May 27, 2018

Warriors in pose Strong women fighting the unknown Lighting the shadows Here I am with the fantastic, courageous and fun women from the exercise class, run by talented physiotherapist Julee Binns. Despite dealing with the impact of surgery and chemotherapy; scar tissue, lymphedema, neuropathy etc. these lovely ladies enthusiastically follow Julee in her specially designed […]

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The journey begins

May 25, 2018

  Lovely friends look up Lone goose flys high in winter sky Cry fades, honk honk, bye Here are the courageous and inspiring women, from my exercise class held at Cancer Care in Christchurch. We are so fortunate to have physiotherapist Julee Binns taking our class and for the support of St Georges subsidizing the […]

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The journey begins with one step

May 20, 2018

Tina Morrell who attends CWC Toastmasters with Sheila, has returned from her project with a mission. Trekking to Everest Base Camp, alongside fellow CWC Toastmaster member Bette Chen, and helping a local Nepalese family to rebuild their home and life after the recent Earthquake. For more information visit the ProjectEBC website here. Now she hands over her trekking […]

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