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El Camino onward # 6

June 10, 2018

…I see some graffiti sprayed on a wall in Spanish. I can translate everything but the last word. I ask a party of Spaniards and they translate for me. Marina’s husband says it’s long she says it’s wide . Life is short but wide Or Life is short but long There is truth in both, […]

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El Camino onward #5

June 9, 2018

I rose early, opened my book of reflections . A little ragged now , the edges of the booklet have crinkled with the rain. It falls open with a quote by Cicero. Nothing is too hard for him who loves Today I have decided to carry my boots and hope my ‘worlds most comfortable shoe’ […]

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El Camino onward #2

June 7, 2018

By 8.30 am we had left the little town of Portomarín on the hill . I stamped my El Camino passport at the church and walked down hill to the bridge and on to Palas de Rei . The path climbed up through forests of Pine, we passed small pinnate Oak trees ,friendly Broom bushes, […]

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El Camino begins #1

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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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 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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Cancer Cancan #1

May 19, 2018

Dancing Around Cancer I was diagnosed on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, but there was nothing romantic about the result. There was no doubt I had metastatic cancer in my breast. While the oncology surgeon discussed my potential treatment, the nurse had tears in her eyes. I wondered was it worth putting my body through what […]

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