The Rock In Our Pockets

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It’s midnight in Folkestone, and we’re occupying ourselves. To be fair it’s midnight other places too but we’re here, between sleep and anticipation. Harry is writing about a rock.

The boys each have a rock from home in their pockets representing their burdens and meant to be left at an iron cross somewhere on the road. Symbolically preparing a pilgrim for the final phase of the walk – the joyful approach to Santiago.

That’s what Harry has written about his rock

Harry is 12. These are his thoughts about going on The Merry Road To Santiago

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Only one tunnel and two trains away from three new pilgrims arriving on The Camino

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The Road to a Friend’s House is Never Long

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I am Chairing an event at which DE Meredith is one of 3 authors, I thought this interview with her was very good

Maria Grace

D.E. Meredith joins me this morning. I hope you enjoy this intriguing interview as much as I did.

When did you first start writing?

I started writing a few years ago, almost by accident. I had just been on one of my endless runs (I live near an amazingly beautiful London park close to the River Thames), was between contracts and found myself reading copy of a diary called “The Malay Archipelago” written by  an intrepid Nineteenth Century Naturalist called Alfred Russel Wallace.

And it blew me away.

The diary describes an intrepid adventure through the jungles of Borneo  during the 1850s and is an amazing window into the mind and times of one of the world’s greatest Nineteenth Century naturalists .

Wallace was a scientific genius, overshadowed through history, by his far more famous contemporary, Charles Darwin. His diary with its ape hunts, beetle pinning and  taxidermy done on…

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The Glory Of Solitude

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“Un Coeur En Hiver”

"Un Coeur en Hiver" - a Stand AppArt Mono iGlow, by Melanie Gow

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