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Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#1
I have finished everything I need to do before my next Camino. It is Monday evening. I fly Thursday afternoon.
I’ve decided to blog. But I won’t be on the forum once I leave home. I like to disconnect.
If you want to follow along i’ll be solo on the Madrid, then doing the San Salvador and Primitivo with hubby and three youngest kids. Home again in November.
https://thereandbacktoseehowfaritisblog.wordpress.com/

Yesterday I made a new sunhat out of some old clothes. I especially love the brim:
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I’m so ready to go that I’ve already got the leaving-day butterflies in my tummy!
 
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese' ' Frances' ' Norte' 'Salvador_prim' ‘le puy’ ‘Inglés’ ‘CDM’ ‘Invierno’ ‘Fin_Mux’
#2
I have finished everything I need to do before my next Camino. It is Monday evening. I fly Thursday afternoon.
I’ve decided to blog. But I won’t be on the forum once I leave home. I like to disconnect.
If you want to follow along i’ll be solo on the Madrid, then doing the San Salvador and Primitivo with hubby and three youngest kids. Home again in November.
https://thereandbacktoseehowfaritisblog.wordpress.com/

Yesterday I made a new sunhat out of some old clothes. I especially love the brim:
View attachment 46345
I’m so ready to go that I’ve already got the leaving-day butterflies in my tummy!
Buen Camino Rachel
Your turn has rolled around .. yes you had a lot of your preparations for Madrid done before I walked in March. You would have a fine-tuned document now !!
What a great time to walk right now. I will follow you on your blog.
Annie
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#5
I"m looking forward to the blog. Meanwhile, can we see a photo of the whole hat?
With pleasure.....handstitched, upcycled old tshirt that had seen better days and a denim skirt I cut shorter last week.... E3982900-66FE-47E9-963D-5158E98F68B1.jpeg 9A501556-E1CB-44C0-A220-A0F54671B1E9.jpeg
On the back it says “and we can pick flowers along the way”
On top is: “Let’s go on a road trip” - I am still tempted to embroider “walking” over the road!

Oh, and after taking photos I sewed buttons on the inside so I could have a detachable chin strap for high winds
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Seville-Astorga (Mar 2017). Mozarabe (Apr-May 2018)
#7
Very nice! @peregrina2000 has sent me her shell-patterned dress and I'll be thinking about how to use it. It is 100% polyester and quite dark, so perhaps a hat is not the best use. I am thinking about making a string backpack and also like your idea of covering notebooks.
 

ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
#8
Very cute!! I think you might be able to fund your next walk by selling these on line here!! Just saying!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#11
I have finished everything I need to do before my next Camino. It is Monday evening. I fly Thursday afternoon.
I’ve decided to blog. But I won’t be on the forum once I leave home. I like to disconnect.
If you want to follow along i’ll be solo on the Madrid, then doing the San Salvador and Primitivo with hubby and three youngest kids. Home again in November.
https://thereandbacktoseehowfaritisblog.wordpress.com/

Yesterday I made a new sunhat out of some old clothes. I especially love the brim:
View attachment 46345
I’m so ready to go that I’ve already got the leaving-day butterflies in my tummy!
Love that hat, kiwi...you are so creative! But I do wonder how much weight all that thick red stitching will add to your packweight! Ha, just kidding.

I have thought about a similar route as you are doing; Madrid, Salvador, but then finish up the Norte as I veered on to the Primitivo from the Norte in 2016. I will look forward to following your blog! Have a buen camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
#12
Between Puerto de la Fuenfria and Valsain there is a fountain called Fuente de la Reina I was there one week ago. There was a fox looking at us from near waiting for eating something of our food. I hope you can also see him . Buen Camino.
 

annakappa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Part frances jun 07/rest frances may- jun 2008/Frances sept-oct 2009/ Sanabres Oct 2010/Frances sept-oct 2011/Aragones Sept-Oct 2012. Hospitalero Sept 2010, Amiga in Pilgrim's Office Oct 2013. Part Primitivo Oct 2013. Portugues from Porto June 2015.
#14
Buen Camino, Rachel! Enjoy! I'll be following you on your Blog
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#15
Very cute!! I think you might be able to fund your next walk by selling these on line here!! Just saying!!
No show! I don't have any more skirts. Besides, I'm wondering if the brim will not be wide enough to provide enough shade, but seeing as it is now raining I can't find out before leaving. I might just have to pull it down low over my nose if it's really sunny.

Love that hat, kiwi...you are so creative! But I do wonder how much weight all that thick red stitching will add to your packweight! Ha, just kidding.
<blushes> I did weigh it. I'm taking it anyway. It will remind me every day of my recent resolve to stop buying fast fashion.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct 2017
#16
Safe
I have finished everything I need to do before my next Camino. It is Monday evening. I fly Thursday afternoon.
I’ve decided to blog. But I won’t be on the forum once I leave home. I like to disconnect.
If you want to follow along i’ll be solo on the Madrid, then doing the San Salvador and Primitivo with hubby and three youngest kids. Home again in November.
https://thereandbacktoseehowfaritisblog.wordpress.com/

Yesterday I made a new sunhat out of some old clothes. I especially love the brim:
View attachment 46345
I’m so ready to go that I’ve already got the leaving-day butterflies in my tummy!
Safe journey Rachael. We might see you at Madrid airport! We will be arriving Friday morning in Madrid around 10am, taking the train to Leon and will start walking the camino del Salvador on Saturday.
Buen camino
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#17
Safe

Safe journey Rachael. We might see you at Madrid airport! We will be arriving Friday morning in Madrid around 10am, taking the train to Leon and will start walking the camino del Salvador on Saturday.
Buen camino
I’m meant to be there at 8, but if I’m delayed I’ll hang around and look out for you. I have a blue Deuter pack (with forum patch and dangling handmade shells) and a big bumbag. Not likely to be wearing my hat;-)
Buen Camino to you too!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2011-12-14-15-16-17-18CF
2013 Arles/Aragones
2015 & 2017 HærvejenDK
#18
I have finished everything I need to do before my next Camino. It is Monday evening. I fly Thursday afternoon.
I’ve decided to blog. But I won’t be on the forum once I leave home. I like to disconnect.
If you want to follow along i’ll be solo on the Madrid, then doing the San Salvador and Primitivo with hubby and three youngest kids. Home again in November.
https://thereandbacktoseehowfaritisblog.wordpress.com/

Yesterday I made a new sunhat out of some old clothes. I especially love the brim:
View attachment 46345
I’m so ready to go that I’ve already got the leaving-day butterflies in my tummy!
Great hat! I will be watching your blog with keen interest, not only to enjoy the walk through your eyes, but to see if I am right in thinking that the Madrid Camino might be the one camino, other than the Camino Frances, that I could walk on my own. I feel it calling me, but I'm not sure I am confident enough to go solo.
Have a wonderful time!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct 2017
#19
I’m meant to be there at 8, but if I’m delayed I’ll hang around and look out for you. I have a blue Deuter pack (with forum patch and dangling handmade shells) and a big bumbag. Not likely to be wearing my hat;-)
Buen Camino to you too!
Thanks Rachael. Oh great, be so nice if we met! Sounds like you be easy to spot, we just look like mum and son (11) with blue rucksacks and perhaps a shell we've yet to find on our local beach in the morning :) Ps looking more Dutch than Irish, both wavy dark blond hair..
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#20
With pleasure.....handstitched, upcycled old tshirt that had seen better days and a denim skirt I cut shorter last week.... View attachment 46346 View attachment 46347
On the back it says “and we can pick flowers along the way”
On top is: “Let’s go on a road trip” - I am still tempted to embroider “walking” over the road!

Oh, and after taking photos I sewed buttons on the inside so I could have a detachable chin strap for high winds
Absolutely love it! Fab hat and no better feeling than upcycling old clothes :cool:
Buen Camino!!!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18
#21
Will be eagerly following your blog Rachel as I intend finishing my Madrid end of next April.
Love the hat,you are so creative. Buen Camino
 

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