Category Archives: Pilgrimages

Beginning, Middle and End of The Road

The story that led to this blog, and possibly a book, began over 5 years ago, and on the day of the tube and bus bombings in London – the infamous 7/7/2005. It was then that I met a man called Dave Longley at a conference in … Continue reading

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Epilogue: The Magical and Mystical Mystery Tour

Before people went on pilgrimages to Canterbury to see the shrine of Saint Thomas a Beckett, they went on pilgrimages to Winchester – and the saint at the centre of that was Swithun.  Lovely Laura, the jazz singer, reminded me about that over breakfast that … Continue reading

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Beyond The Sea – and Sky!

So from starting the journey over again after 3 years – thanks to the emergence of blogging to help me with it all – and recognising in the process how this blog in itself (and perhaps many others like it, as well … Continue reading

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The Truth Be Told

The drive for me to write Matt’s tale essentially began on 7/7/2005 when the bombs went off around London, which led to a chance encounter and a discussion about appreciating others and being able to enjoy a good conversation – and … Continue reading

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Coming to Canterbury

It was with mixed feelings that I finally found my way to Canterbury, following a double decker in, and rather than on one.    Still, I had managed to move on from the quirky romance of only going by double decker … Continue reading

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Many Roads to take and A River to Cross

From what I discovered on my day trip to Dartford, I was no longer sure of the road I wanted to take in leaving there.   Plus there was a question of how best to get across the River Medway using the mode … Continue reading

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Dark and Desperate Debt-driven Days

It is perhaps poignant that I am writing the blog about my arriving in Dartford back in March, following the aftermath of the London and England-wide riots in August, or perhaps in the lull in between them with the impending Notting Hill Carnival, … Continue reading

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