The Way After – Day #7

Pamplona to Puente la Reina - 23.8km. A steady route up to and down from Alto de Perdon, at 790m.  In medieval times there was both a Basilica with a pilgrim hospice and a hermitage there. Today there are forty windmills along the skyline generating electricity. There is also a metal sculpture of peregrinos on… Continue reading The Way After – Day #7

The Way After – Day #3

 Photo by Ian Taylor on Unsplash In Sando’s copy of ‘John Brierley - A Pilgrim’s Gude to the Camino de Santiago’ there is a quick 5-point reference page. It lists the following points: Travel - a quick guide; Preparation - Outer; Language; Pilgrim Passport, Protocol & Prayer; Preparation - Inner. Under travel it refers to… Continue reading The Way After – Day #3

The Way After – Day #2 I hadn’t heard this Queen song for a long time until today. When it first was released it was so incredibly poignant and obviously reflected Freddie Mercury’s own life. When I was younger a friend’s elder sister was a massive Queen fan so I had heard about the rumours of his diagnosis with Aids… Continue reading The Way After – Day #2

23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Rest Day 1.

The total time for the Maillot Jaune wearer of Julian Alaphilippe to complete ten stages of the Tour and reach the first rest day is 45h 27’ 15’’. So what do you do when you have a day off and are only halfway through the race? Get out on your bike of course! You go… Continue reading 23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Rest Day 1.

Creative Swagger.

Click the link for a video about a running group - hear me out - I promise I'm not going to make you run! Watch, then continue reading. Writers, artists, and musicians, used to do the same kind of thing. They would meet up and hang out. In coffee shops, and salons, and restaurants. They… Continue reading Creative Swagger.

Three Writing Lessons from Taken.

So, this evening my youngest son and I sat down to watch the Liam Neeson movie Taken. When I say youngest, he's almost twenty. And he is as incredulous as you now are that it took us this long to watch it together. I love movies like Taken; other personal favourites being The Equalizer and Man on Fire.… Continue reading Three Writing Lessons from Taken.

Five Friends Continued.

In my last post, Five Friends, I put a spin on the old saying that you are a reflection of your five closest friends. I asked you to consider who your five closest writers were. I thought it only fair to invite you into the circle of my five closest authors. Ray Bradbury - My… Continue reading Five Friends Continued.