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2019 Camino Guides

What do you do when you're not walking?

Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
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I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#6
Annie, I have followed your website "Annie's Simple Life" since I discovered the link on one of the forum's bedbug threads in 2015. As I recall I went back to read everything you'd written and I learned so much, not only about bedbug prevention, but also about all the many different foods in Spain, complete with photos and everything else inbetween relates to the Camino.

You are a gifted artist, handi-crafter, sewer, recycler, upcycler, and you have canned many fruits and vegetables. You are also frugal and can make practically anything out of almost nothing! I have so admired your creative mind, energy, and the patience it takes to see your many adorable creations from start to finish.

And now you have "Annie's Van Ventures", and I've enjoyed following you as you have re-inVANted yourself in yet another direction.

So, what do I do in my spare time for fun? Since retiring, I meet up with friends/family for coffee or lunch, walk local trails, try new recipes, I do some traveling to beautiful places, go to Gulf Shores for 2 months in winter to bike and walk the state park trails to prepare for my next Camino, and I relax by sitting on my duff viewing this forum on and off during the day if I'm at home.

As for fun projects, I have several bags of shells and wine corks sitting in my basement for the last few years, waiting for me to do something creative and clever with them...maybe tomorrow I will. ;)
 

J Willhaus

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
24 May 2016- 14 July CF
Hospitalero, Zamora Dec 15-31, 2017
#8
I am a nursing professor and spend a lot of time at work teaching prospective nurses and conducting research projects. When I can get away, Phil and I love backcountry hiking, camping, and generally getting out of cell phone range (easy to do here in Idaho.) We also volunteer at a local food pantry some Saturdays.

Phil is retired and has more free time so he is going to Santiago to study Spanish the month of November. He will attend a couple of workshops in early December (one in Ponferrada and one in Javier) and then we'll meet at Granon in mid-December to serve as hospiteleros. Phil will get some pilgrim walking time on weekends and between conferences and we'll walk together in early January until I have to go back to work.

Figuring out how and when we can get to Spain for walking and volunteering has become a big part of our lives.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#9
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not OK, feel free to delete it.
I work............usually 6-7 days a week.
Sometimes I'll have a day off at the weekends and do some gardening.
I own a number of small businesses that take all my time sadly. They always have.
Partly I guess I'm a workaholic. Partly its a sense of duty to ensure others have a job.
Mostly its to pay the bills.

It's not through choice. I would retire if I could.

I only mention this to explain why I don't have hobbies or pastimes.

Yea I know............I should see a shrink! :oops:

So imagine when I discovered the Camino!

It's the only time I actually get away from work, don't think about work, and can do something for me :)

I'll try to walk one every year whilst I can, it keeps me sane ;)

So what I do I do when I'm not walking Caminos?
Working or planning the next Camino !
 
Camino(s) past & future
April (2015) SJPdP to SdC; Porto to SdC April (2016)
#10
Growing fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Listening to the music of Jordi Savall/Hesperion XXI
Meeting up with Camino friends in France (this year in Nantes to see Le Grande Elephant
or Amsterdam last year (below is 'Elvis' the cockatoo who lives in the Central station café there)
Enjoying nature including the birds, badgers and red squirrels who come to visit every day
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LesBrass

Likes Walking
Camino(s) past & future
yes...
#11
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
I sing :)

I travel across France and sometimes into Spain and Italy singing at weddings and corporate events and we also sing weekly on one of the cruises that dock in Bordeaux.

and I walk a bit too :cool:

(Ps great artwork!)
 
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
gr 653 from Oloron to Puente la Reina 2012
Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
Irun to Santander 2013
Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
#13
My life is simple. Retired for many years after working in 100 % employment for more than 40 years. Living out in the country in the north of Norway where I am happy to be able to walk or skiiing in hills around every day.
Perhaps planning a next year camino or what I might do if I find out I am too old for a new¡
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#15
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not ok, feel free to delete it.
That's a nice painting!!!

I'm dreaming about old and researching hopefully upcoming Caminos. But since I'm without work (= money) as a freelance film and TV director for some time now I spend my time at home taking care for my dad, cooking, do some gardening, piling firewood, drying apples/pears/plums/walnuts (that's almost over now), trim lawn and hedge etc.

Otherwise reading the forum, watching TV series, reading books, selling discarded or old things at "on-line flee market" (same as Craig's List in USA), thinking how to get some funds for my next Camino and so on ;)

Nothing special.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#16
That's really great work. Do you take commissions? :)
No, I haven't yet, though I'm thinking of putting up a website in the Spring. All of my work so far has been for friends and family.
I also sold my house to my son last year and bought a van and I've been exploring the Western USA. I did old Route 66 across CA and AZ this summer and hope to do NM in the early spring.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#17
That's a nice painting!!!

I'm dreaming about old and researching hopefully upcoming Caminos. But since I'm without work (= money) as a freelance film and TV director for some time now I spend my time at home taking care for my dad, cooking, do some gardening, piling firewood, drying apples/pears/plums/walnuts (that's almost over now), cut lawn and hedge etc.

Otherwise reading the forum, watching TV series, reading books, selling discarded or old things at "on-line flee market" (same as Craig's List in USA), thinking how to get some funds for my next Camino and so on ;)

Nothing special.
Kinky, you keep busy and are very productive. There's "something special" in many of the things you do. And your time spent on the forum helps many people with your insight and good advise. And taking care of your father trumps it all. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning stage Camino Frances from SJPdP (Sept. 2019)
#18
Love your work Anniesantiago! I agree with Camino Chris Kinky. You have a positive influence you have on the people you connect with on and off forum. As for me I volunteer for an aeromedical rescue organisation, cross stitch, read avidly on this forum and anything Camino related, learn Spanish, plan my Camino in 2019, play lawn bowls (not very well) and avoid housework whenever possible! LOL!
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#19
I love making things - sewing, knitting, cooking.... Growing stuff, too. My garden (just to keep it sort of ‘tame’) and my allotment (for the fruit and veggies) take a lot of my time.
I came to walking late, my first passion was sailing but I don’t do that any more. Still got to sell my boat though o_O
So as not to think about it too much, I go out walking! Or I spend hours planning new Caminos :D
Nice thread btw, it got me thinkin’ ‘what do I do with my time?!’
Truth is, I waste a lot of it! ;)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#20
Love your work Anniesantiago! I agree with Camino Chris Kinky. You have a positive influence you have on the people you connect with on and off forum. As for me I volunteer for an aeromedical rescue organisation, cross stitch, read avidly on this forum and anything Camino related, learn Spanish, plan my Camino in 2019, play lawn bowls (not very well) and avoid housework whenever possible! LOL!
Hahaha, thank you. As a matter of fact I like housework much more than those traditional "masculine" works although I can change the light bulb without three others turning the ladder in circles ;)
 
#21
Besides planning my next camino, I garden in the warm seasons, volunteer in a number of organizations in our area (Mohawk Trail Concerts, Mary Lyon Foundation, The Art Garden and more...also work as a clerk during elections -- remember to VOTE everyone!), do lots of drawing, and walk, walk, walk. In the cold season Wes and I travel in our converted passenger van (took out the back seats, built a wooden box for a bed, mattress on top and storage underneath) and drive cross country from Massachusetts to warm places in the southwest, especially New Mexico. And follow the forum daily!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
#22
How interesting, I also waste as much time as possible, avoiding housework. I love semi retirement after 40 yrs permanent teaching...in the last 4 years I've done 3 Caminos and this year I joined this forum, and am researching next year's one. I have a new granddaughter, love gardening, movies with friends, walking the 30 klms of beaches on the sunny Gold Coast, Aus.
Love
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ) ,Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )
Camino Portugese (2018 )
#23
In between caminos I'm a knitting fool...knit doggie sweaters ( all proceeds donated to a rescue ) , knit baby sweaters ( all proceeds donated to local church group that supports young mothers ) , knit on average 300 pairs of children's slippers a year ( donated to Boston Children's Hospital ) ...I flip/remodel houses with my son, volunteer teaching personal safety to elementary school children grades K-8 with a cirriculum I developed a few years ago. I give presentations on the Camino to all size groups several times a year, and still work part time after retiring, doing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluations for children/adolescents in Crisis... I keep busy...lol Screen Shot 2018-10-13 at 7.38.01 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-10-13 at 7.39.22 PM.png
 
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#25
I like to look at new wrapping paper.
We really do need a "Hahaha!" button!

One thing a lot of us seem to have in common is gardening. I think that's one of the things I miss most about selling my house. But I'll get another garden someday.

Lots of talented people on here!
I LOVE the doggie sweaters! :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#27
In between caminos I'm a knitting fool...knit doggie sweaters ( all proceeds donated to a rescue ) , knit baby sweaters ( all proceeds donated to local church group that supports young mothers ) , knit on average 300 pairs of children's slippers a year ( donated to Boston Children's Hospital ) ...I flip/remodel houses with my son, volunteer teaching personal safety to elementary school children grades K-8 with a cirriculum I developed a few years ago. I give presentations on the Camino to all size groups several times a year, and still work part time after retiring, doing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluations for children/adolescents in Crisis... I keep busy...lol View attachment 47468 View attachment 47469
Wonderful stuff! I'm worn out just reading about all your various projects! :)
 
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In between caminos I'm a knitting fool...knit doggie sweaters ( all proceeds donated to a rescue ) , knit baby sweaters ( all proceeds donated to local church group that supports young mothers ) , knit on average 300 pairs of children's slippers a year ( donated to Boston Children's Hospital ) ...I flip/remodel houses with my son, volunteer teaching personal safety to elementary school children grades K-8 with a cirriculum I developed a few years ago. I give presentations on the Camino to all size groups several times a year, and still work part time after retiring, doing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluations for children/adolescents in Crisis... I keep busy...lol View attachment 47468 View attachment 47469

And what do you do in your spare time?
 

rorerich

CaminoLifer
Camino(s) past & future
2015, 2016, 2017, (2018)
#33
In between caminos I'm a knitting fool...knit doggie sweaters ( all proceeds donated to a rescue ) , knit baby sweaters ( all proceeds donated to local church group that supports young mothers ) , knit on average 300 pairs of children's slippers a year ( donated to Boston Children's Hospital ) ...I flip/remodel houses with my son, volunteer teaching personal safety to elementary school children grades K-8 with a cirriculum I developed a few years ago. I give presentations on the Camino to all size groups several times a year, and still work part time after retiring, doing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluations for children/adolescents in Crisis... I keep busy...lol View attachment 47468 View attachment 47469
love love love the baby sweater! I too knit like a crazed woman. Am actually tucking a project into my pack - leaving in two days!!!!!
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ) ,Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )
Camino Portugese (2018 )
#34
love love love the baby sweater! I too knit like a crazed woman. Am actually tucking a project into my pack - leaving in two days!!!!!
Loved the little shops along the way that sold beautiful yarns/wool... I often wished I had my needles in hand at the end of some days
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled caminos francés, Finisterre, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018)
#36
I live in the middle of nowhere, often marooned by flooding in winter. My home library, which I have no intention of decluttering, contains several thousand volumes, so I never lack something to read - specially important during periods of house arrest. When I’m not reading I’m trying to persuade reluctant university students to read more. When I’m doing neither of these things I’m attempting to reclaim a formerly productive garden that the Camino has caused me woefully to neglect. And when I’m not travelling to Spain I go to Amsterdam to see my grandchildren and enjoy a rendezvous with Elvis the parrot in the Grand Cafe on Centraal Station. Maybe I’ll see @SEB there too on my next visit.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Some but not all, and other routes too.
#37
Having been retired for 12 years I really don't know how I found the time to work.
My time is spent walking ( I try and walk everyday when I'm home at least 6 miles)
My OH and I have a narrow Boat so we tend to spend a lot of time cruising the waterways.
I also like to play around with wood, turnings the thing for me at the moment.
Planning the next camino and researching new equipment, you can never have enough.
Oh nearly forgot, I waste (not my words) too much time browsing the forum.
Then its bed time.
 

tpmchugh

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Frances (2015)
#38
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not ok, feel free to delete it.
Suppose I am probably boring. I like going out for a walk in the local park or up the local hill. During the summer, I love going on a cruise or two and indulging in good food, cocktails and seeing places on my bucket list. And when the weather is not great I can be found reading the latest topics on here and a load of camino groups on facebook. I have written two books on my camino experiences on the walk and in between walks. Sometimes I like to drive down to the local shoreline and just sit there watching the waves and passing ships. I also take a lot of photographs but most are useless :D. I also enjoy buying and drinking wine, helps keep the camino withdrawal symptoms at bay
 
Camino(s) past & future
Fall 2016 Camino Frances to Leon
Fall 2017 Camino Frances to Finisterre
#39
I start everyday with my coffee and this forum.
I retired last winter, which means that I have gone back to work. My husband and I are avid cyclists. I enjoy going to the gym (I sent blessings to my trainer as I walked up to O'Cereibo). I love gardening. I've decided that sewing is my creative outlet and I get a huge kick out of buying over-sized garments and trying to remake them to fit me. Other than my husband, my next love is my kayak, which I use to paddle over to Butchart Gardens, where I have a coffee in the Italian Garden.
I've thoroughly enjoyed getting snippets of other's lives. Thanks everyone!
 
#40
What a nice idea Annie! I have enjoyed reading about the members of this wonderful community.

I practice Ashtanga yoga (Mysore style) most mornings, spin, walk along the beach and dune area near my home, help monitor a Camino Facebook page, read Forum posts, (binge) watch Netflix series, practice Vipassana meditation and read. Oh yeah, I also volunteer as a Hospitalera.

To finance my Caminos I teach childbirth education classes to international couples, give anatomy and therapeutic Yin Yoga workshops and until recently worked as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist in a private practice.

I guess that you could say that I am now semi-retired. We will see what the future has in store for me.
 
Camino(s) past & future
First one begins August 13 2017!
#41
I am a nursing professor and spend a lot of time at work teaching prospective nurses and conducting research projects. When I can get away, Phil and I love backcountry hiking, camping, and generally getting out of cell phone range (easy to do here in Idaho.) We also volunteer at a local food pantry some Saturdays.

Phil is retired and has more free time so he is going to Santiago to study Spanish the month of November. He will attend a couple of workshops in early December (one in Ponferrada and one in Javier) and then we'll meet at Granon in mid-December to serve as hospiteleros. Phil will get some pilgrim walking time on weekends and between conferences and we'll walk together in early January until I have to go back to work.

Figuring out how and when we can get to Spain for walking and volunteering has become a big part of our lives.
Would love to know how you go about being a hospiteleros!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#42
In addition to what I put so briefly... when in normal mode, i enjoy walking every day. Right now am nursing a knee, but it is responding - the good news for anybody with fluid on the knee is that if you do what you are told it does go away. I love catching up with friends and relations, and reading, and cooking, and even cleaning the house. i also still have a wee bit of helping people with learning to read. I must also enjoy having a very messy intray as it never gets sorted, although generally speaking I can find essential documents, both on the desk and the desktop... and I absolutely love to see other people happy. So many people walking around with stress on their faces... and then: too much time checking in to this forum! Could be worse. I join those who have been loving the contributions. It is a virtual albergue as has been said, so it is very nice to be invited to share what is behind the few or many words we post in the various threads. So, hats off to you, anniesantiago!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#44
Loved the little shops along the way that sold beautiful yarns/wool... I often wished I had my needles in hand at the end of some days
Sophie, I think you wanted to have the knitting needles at the end of the day so you could poke the person who was spraying so much lavendar oil in the albergue! :p
 

Jodean

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
22 Sept. to 21 Oct. 2015, Pamplona to Santiago
6-23.04 Porto to Santiago 2018
17.09-30.09 CF 2018
#45
I am a tour guide, so I like going to small towns near Frankfurt, go on tours there, find unusual churches, visit ancient castles and monasteries. Going to medieval fests, harvest or wine fests are fun too.
 

Marc S.

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012-2018 Frances, Norte, Salvador, Aragones, Portuguese, Via Regia, Elisabethpfad, Jakibspaad.
#46
Nice question indeed. I am a freelance writer/researcher (mainly on human rights and security issues) & caregiver for my dear mum. Apart from that I am bit of a couch potato, enjoying reading, and watching football. Exciting times ahead, the Dutch just beat the allmighty Germany 3-0. Which I am so excited about, I just want to share with you all:) (way off topic, I know)
 
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SJPP – SdC (2017)
Waiting for an opportunity to walk again...
#50
I work as a teacher for German as a a foreign language.
In my spare time, I play the saxophone in various ensembles and an amateur big band, and sing in a choir.
Every day I read "Yesterday's new topics" to get my daily dose of Camino.
I also enjoy photography.
 

caminka

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
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#51
I can't go past researching the camino(s). I have so many lined up, I can't decide which one to go on to next!

otherwise I am a member of a medieval society and do lots of research about middle ages. my preferred topics at the moment are pilgrims, pilgrimages and nutrition. we just finished laying out an exhibition of three medieval interiors in slovenia's biggest castle (ruin) in celje. I ocasionally still dabble in one of my professions by drawing archeological material or analysing objects from an excavation. I volunteer in a local library. I love going to walks and bringing home tea herbs, mushrooms or berries. chestnuts are the highlight in october. (every october we have a processing 'factory' at home, cooking, peeling, squeezing, mixing and making delicious chestnuts balls. mmmm.)
 
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Tincatinker

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
#53
I work. It pays the rent. I spend much time on this forum hoping I won't have to moderate. (Thank you all for keeping me, mostly, unemployed.) I walk Little Dog and we forage and we pickle, dry, jam or preserve much of that we gather - and some it of we ferment and bottle and drink when its time has come. I tend the Beans and the Spuds and the Brassicas and the soft and hard fruits. I talk to my fish (who go glazed eyed even before I mention camino). I serve my tribe and make observation to the Old Ones and the turning year. I go on long walks with no particular destination (I call those holidays ;)). Oh, and did I mention that I spend a lot of time on this blessed forum hoping I won't have to moderate....
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning stage Camino Frances from SJPdP (Sept. 2019)
#55
In between caminos I'm a knitting fool...knit doggie sweaters ( all proceeds donated to a rescue ) , knit baby sweaters ( all proceeds donated to local church group that supports young mothers ) , knit on average 300 pairs of children's slippers a year ( donated to Boston Children's Hospital ) ...I flip/remodel houses with my son, volunteer teaching personal safety to elementary school children grades K-8 with a cirriculum I developed a few years ago. I give presentations on the Camino to all size groups several times a year, and still work part time after retiring, doing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluations for children/adolescents in Crisis... I keep busy...lol View attachment 47468 View attachment 47469
Simply gorgeous!
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
#56
Rick Steves camino program is on T.V. just now.

This is another thing I do when not walking: watch, read, forum, or talk about camino as much as possible.

Four years since I've been on the way. This is a sign. I'll be on camino sooner than I think; let that be due to wonderful reasons!
 

rickyt

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
planning for sometime in 2020
#58
Here is how I spend my time, when I am not at work. I am either working with my bees or enjoying a cold beverage, haha. Obviously I do other things, but these are two of the more enjoyable things I do.


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Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
#62
That's a nice painting!!!

I'm dreaming about old and researching hopefully upcoming Caminos. But since I'm without work (= money) as a freelance film and TV director for some time now I spend my time at home taking care for my dad, cooking, do some gardening, piling firewood, drying apples/pears/plums/walnuts (that's almost over now), trim lawn and hedge etc.

Otherwise reading the forum, watching TV series, reading books, selling discarded or old things at "on-line flee market" (same as Craig's List in USA), thinking how to get some funds for my next Camino and so on ;)

Nothing special.
Sounds like a good life to me!
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
#63
I work. It pays the rent. I spend much time on this forum hoping I won't have to moderate. (Thank you all for keeping me, mostly, unemployed.) I walk Little Dog and we forage and we pickle, dry, jam or preserve much of that we gather - and some it of we ferment and bottle and drink when its time has come. I tend the Beans and the Spuds and the Brassicas and the soft and hard fruits. I talk to my fish (who go glazed eyed even before I mention camino). I serve my tribe and make observation to the Old Ones and the turning year. I go on long walks with no particular destination (I call those holidays ;)). Oh, and did I mention that I spend a lot of time on this blessed forum hoping I won't have to moderate....
I believe you did mention that! Sounds like a well rounded existence with time made for the many beating hearts
 
Camino(s) past & future
September2016
#64
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not ok, feel free to delete it.
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not ok, feel free to delete it.
When I’m not dreaming about the Camino, reading about the Camino, or planning my next Camino, I make pottery, clean up at the clay studio,walk, cook, and hang out with my hubby.
I’m a camino addict. I started making the Camino mugs as I was recovering from knee surgery. I feel a strong connection with the Camino.
 

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Jacobus

Pilgrim since 2008
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2008 09 14
Del Norte 2011. Portuguese 2015, 2017Ingles 2015 Fisterre 2015.
#65
I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not ok, feel free to delete it.
Hello Annie,

In no particular order of preference...
Enjoy retirement,
Enjoy wines from around the world
Ditto for food
I walk a bit locally but not as much as I should
I curl twice a week
I cook all family meals
I read (a lot)
Currently planning a Camino walk in England...composed of three trails
1. Clarendon Way (Salisbury to Winchester)
2. St Swithins Way (Winchester to Farnham)
3. North Downs Way (Farnham to Dover via Canterbury)
When grouped together I think this was or may be still is called the Pilgrims Way depending on which book or map you are holding.

I have learned to do nothing at times and be content doing it

Did I mention the wine thing?

Cheers
Jim
 

Mick McQueen

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Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
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I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

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The Camino taught me the love of walking and I now run a walking group in Yanchep West Australia, not only did I beat diabetes by losing 21 kg but have found I have become more tolerant and care about the health of other people.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
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I do family history research. Mainly England and Wales. It's Agatha Christie and jigsaw puzzles rolled into one. Don't know who your great grandparents are? PM me. No charge - it's a hobby! Jill
I love genealogy also! Been doing it for years. A few years ago in Wales I took photos of all the headstones in a few cemeter
 
Camino(s) past & future
Future (October 2018)
#68
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I enjoy learning about the people I chat with in these forums.
I thought it might be fun to see what people do for fun when they're not walking the Camino?
Here is what I love doing ... watercolor and color pencil pet portraits.
What do YOU do?

Mods, if this is not ok, feel free to delete it.
Quilt, sing, play ukulele, surf the net, cook meals, walk the dog, and hang out with family and friends.
 

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