There are several changes which have happened over this week-end, and are causing us to adjust.
One adjustment is that ak has travelled to ROME and will be staying there for the next three months, while mmj remains based in the West Country of this Misty Isle. So for the time being we will no longer be meeting face to face, and this is likely to bring about changes in the talking and writing aspects of this blog.
Now there are the Alps and more than a thousand kilometres of road between us,
and this will effect the walking aspect too. A month ago I discovered that the direct route between the Misty Isle of England and ROME is called the Via Francigena. I was in the town of Camaiore, which is near to Pisa in the north of Italy, and outside the town’s old romanesque abadia, I found this map showing the ancient pilgrim routes accross Europe and to Jersualem. I was excited by the revelation of this world-wide-web, but it was also shocking to have been ignorant of these Via for so long.
Another adjustment over the weekend, Milo,
our beloved pooch and walking companion died. He was 14 years old and had had a good life, but in the last 2 weeks he had suddenly become very breathless. An X-ray by the vet under anaesthetic showed that he had a large cancer in his lung, and the kindest thing was not to revive him but to give him a bigger dose so that he died there and then. We have buried him in a sunny area of the garden. His big dog heart is very much missed.