They say you should not take a book with you beyond the Pilgrims Bible and a Spanish phrase book. You do not have time to read, too heavy, etc. However, I cannot be without a book so I brought one that Mark and Hannah gave me at their wedding. The first error I made was […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Spanish churches, cathedrals and villages do not go in for signage very much. There are very few signs explaining where you are and what you are looking at. This changed today when I was in Santo Domingo and the wonderful wonderful Cathedral suddenly sprouted signs in multiple languages. After 200 miles of Spanish and Basque […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
As well as a variety of vegetables, we now have two new sections planted with maize, thanks to the efforts of the boys who are being introduced to new, more efficient ways to grow this crop.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On the KPP farm, the girls have prepared three large beds for vegetables. They’ll include cauliflower, collard greens, chard, onions, beetroot and beans. The latest group to get involved numbered more than 70, so a lot got done! Click “continue reading”, to see more photos. These girls are learning farming methods which will produce good yields and help […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Good news for all men! The Korean man who I thought was carrying his wife´s pack is not doing so! When I saw them, she was feeling tired so had sent her pack on ahead for one day, which you can do, apparently. The following day, she had it again. Let me check – is […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Filed from Sansol, Navarra, dateline 3rd October 2012 From Carlos Juan Carlos I am sitting in my favourite chair in the Cafe Bar Pedro Juan Pedro. It is 3.30pm and I have just finished my four course lunch. I really miss the other two courses; this place is going down hill fast. I am finishing a little […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This church is La Iglesia Santa Maria, in the town of los Arcos. Stage 6 and I have suddenly discovered that there are other people walking with me. They come from all nations and are of all types. A few words about some of them: The Korean couple from California. He is carrying both sets of stuff […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Well, it is the end of the 5th day and over 110 kms completed. The days are beginning to take shape, a bit like this. I stay in an Albergue where you get a bed and a shower and somewhere to wash your clothes for anything between 4 and 10 euros. The have all […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At Puente La Reina two pilgrims meet across the years. One, an embarrassing old man with ridiculous clothes and a silly hat, the other … (space left for you to complete the joke).Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I am sitting in Pamplona overlooking Cathedral de Santa Maria la Real: I am deep in Hemingway country. My sentences are becoming short and terse. Setting a mood. With possible hidden meanings. Or maybe it is just my Spanish, the meaning of which appears to be hidden from many. I am writing in my Silvine […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
First stage of the Camino now done, 32 to go. 25 kilometres of walk and 3,800 feet of climb today have taken me up into the breathtakingly beautiful Pyrenees to Roncesvalles. I am now in Spain and learning the way of the Pilgrim – dinner at 7pm, mass at 8, in bed by 9.30. Feet seem […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project is very grateful to an enterprising group of girls from this school who raised over £450 this year for us, and apparently had fun at the same time! So, we’d be thrilled if they, or any other forms at their school, feel like following the wonderful example set by 3S in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our vision for the farm includes close involvement of the children in its development. Here, Peace Corps volunteer, Keith Miller, introduces pupils from P5 to the work that’s going on.Boys mark out a new experimental seed plotContinue Reading... No Comments.
To keep the hens happy, and the eggs a healthy size and colour, they are now receiving more greens, grown on the farm.Our hens are now laying up to 16 trays (some 500 eggs) a day, and all being sold locally.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kasiisi children have produced hundreds and hundreds of soil-filled plastic water bottles to be used instead of expensive bricks in the new latrine wall next to the biodigester. Once complete, and set up with enough manure, the biodigester will yield enough gas to cook the school’s daily porridge.Continue Reading... No Comments.