New for 2020 – Podcasts!
From January 2020 I’m recording each post as a podcast, in addition to the written version which you can continue to read as usual. I’m also gradually adding selected posts from the archive (going back to 2009) as podcasts. Click here or on the Podcasts tab in the navigation bar.
This blogThis blog is called A Few Kind Words because the word kindness originally meant being kin, or kindred, or of the same kind. And since we are all humankind, we should remember to be kinder to one another when we communicate. The alternative is to be unkind, to use language which fails to connect or even alienates. The choice isn't hard.
- RT @DonRobertoCG: The rain it raineth Day by day Upon the just And unjust fella But more upon the just Because the unjust Hath the just’s… 15 hours ago
- RT @irene_lofthouse: 'Pomegranate Seeds' my short story. 2day @BBCLeeds #GayleLofthouse 12.40. @JNSim @JamieJauncey @DarkAngelsWrite @26cha… 1 day ago
- RT @DarkAngelsWrite: A weekly dose of writerly thoughts to distract, inspire and reassure you. If you’re feeling worried and unsettled by w… 1 day ago
- @oklis59 Haven’t seen one for years and years! 5 days ago
- RT @JNSim: On the red list announced this morning along with other #26Wild mammals like red squirrel, hedgehog, beaver. We have to do somet… 5 days ago
Tag Archives: Santiago de Compostela
If you’d prefer to read the whole account in one, rather than working backwards through the blog posts, click here. Once we reached the old part of Santiago with its narrow streets and shady arcades, we knew we were almost at journey’s … Continue reading
Mount Joy was not joyous that morning. Low cloud and light drizzle obscured the distant cathedral. Having completed our final climb we’d been walking along a wooded ridge that seemed to go on forever, past a vast timberyard, past the … Continue reading
We’d imagined that the camino would be an endless succession of travellers’ tales as we moved along in a happy throng of pilgims, slipping easily into conversation with whoever took our fancy. It wasn’t quite like that. The walking required … Continue reading