Potion Kit for the discerning Witch or Wizard von ShadowAlley (Diy Halloween)
Since deciding to hike the Camino de Santiago (an almost 800km hike across the top of Spain), I have been a variety of training hikes – large and small, flat and hilly, easy and difficult. I have discovered a real joy for hiking and being in nature, and uncovered a motivation, persistence and strength I never knew I had. www.shelsweeney.com
I have had acute/chronic, stubborn Achilles tendonitis for some time now – years, though only diagnosed in the last 8 months. And I have been training to walk the Camino de Santiago, so the Achilles tendonitis has been a bit of an issue. www.shelsweeney.com
In December, I hiked the Overland Track in Tasmania. This hike was amazing! I absolutely loved it. www.shelsweeney.com
In November 2017, I did The Bloody Long Walk in Sydney – a 35km charity walk for mitochondrial disease from Palm Beach down to Manly. I’ve never participated in a charity walk, but a friend invited me as good training (I plan on doing the Camino de Santiago later this year). I had never done a 35km walk before, and so began training. www.shelsweeney.com
I’m putting together a packing list for my Camino de Santiago hike. I imagine this will be a work in progress as I whittle down my packing list to a mere 7 kilogram pack. www.shelsweeney.com
Considering I will have to carry all my belongings in a pack on my back for the entirety of my hike, and for the Camino de Santiago that means for 780km, choosing the right backpack is another vital step in hike preparation. www.shelsweeney.com
I’m training to hike the Camino de Santiago next year. I’ve never done anything like this before, but I have been blogging about my preparation. Follow my latest training progress. www.shelsweeney.com
Jacqueline McInnes (5 Rhythms teacher extraordinaire) and I (writer/editor/mentor) would love to invite you to our upcoming day-long workshop: Gathering Our Selves. Through movement and writing, we will explore concepts of memory – tapping into, rediscovering, shifting and re-narrating memories that may no longer serve us well, and creating personal stories that are more open and expansive. Contact for more information.
Tamed nature Heather Edwards The Old Malthouse, Wiltshire, England The secret garden "A mown path leads through a sea of cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) to a willow (Salix) arch on a still, early, summer morning.