Am I scared, and apprehensive, of what's coming ! Hell yes. I'm functioning reasonably well, walking and driving and working, yet I'm going to have so many needles stuck into me it's just not true, and having chemo that's normally for cancer patients. Is this a risk that is worth taking ? I'm only a … Continue reading Prayer & fear
Month: August 2018
The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having … Continue reading The Road Less Travelled
There's a symmetry to the timing that I'm going to Russia exactly four years after doing my Camino. I'll be there approximately 3 weeks after I started walking, and get him just before I finished walking. One of the main reasons I'm undertaking this treatment is to get my walking back, to whatever level is … Continue reading Symmetry
The money has been paid, and received by the hospital ! Thanks to the international banking system, it took 2 days with a rather nasty exchange rate but very secure. This all seems rather more real now.
I have a love and hate relationship with social media. I hate the intrusion into everyday life, and as anyone who has had dinner here knows, looking at mobile phones while at the dinner table I find incredibly rude. Basically it's saying to me that Facebook, or your texts, or Twitter, is more important to … Continue reading Social media
Four years ago, I walked the Camino, 1000 km approximate from the French-Spanish border to the western most point of Spain. This was one of the most amazing experiences and journeys for me, challenging and exciting, peaceful and companionable, through Spanish villages, rolling countryside and along medieval paths trodden for centuries. For vastly more detail, … Continue reading Camino de Santiago 2014
Here in my eager hands, while eating breakfast at a local cafe, filling in Andy's forms to send his passport off. One step closer !
Delicious food nourishes not only the body, but the soul as well. This is my current favourite shop, I am generally not much of a shopper and hate shopping centres, however when it's for food, it's all different ! I love browsing, and finding, cool food shops with unusual ingredients. Food is a necessity, we … Continue reading Food