In the Time of the Skylark – Listen (7)

My Dearest Boy, What a thing it is to stop and listen!  To a young child, given space and time, this comes naturally.  It is one of the ways in which we learn.  In this time of the skylark’s song I have been reminded to cherish this gift. Ah, my dearest boy, I tried to…

In the Time of the Skylark – Hope (4)

16 April 2020 My Dearest Boy, I once heard a writer tell how she overcame procrastination.  She explained that she sat at her desk, picked up her pen and wrote the words “Once Upon a Time”.  In the same way, if I unroll my yoga mat I’m likely to practise yoga and if I step…

In the time of the skylark – rainbows (3)

8 April 2020 My Dearest Boy, The skylark is now my alarm clock.  Each morning it is up before I am awake; afield before I am up and “breakfasted” before I am afield (Thank you, Mr Hardy).  I walk early and the deer and rabbits are surprised to see me.  Today as I sat on…

BOOK LAUNCH: The Woman Who Walked Through Fear

Thank you so much to everyone who attended my book launch of “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear”.  Copies are available now on general release for £5 – please contact me for further details.  I am also available to local groups to give talks about my experience travelling along the Old Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester…

GRATITUDE along the Pilgrims’ Way

    The title picture is from a card given to me yesterday by a very special friend to wish me good luck whilst walking the Pilgrims’ Way. I have given my trek the title of a Gratitude Walk because not only am I walking in gratitude for five years recovery but also because I truly…

Index of Posts for Walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks

  Index of walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks: I thought it would be useful to set out an index and link to the local walks I have undertaken which I will update as time goes on.  Any comments on the walks would be more than welcome. Walks in Bedfordshire An early morning walk up…

Cuts and Alleyways – A Nostalgic St Albans Walk: Part 3

    My St Albans Walk Continues   My nostalgic walk (find Part 1 and Part 2 here)  around St Albans continued. Continuing my fascination with small doors I popped into the Abbey, where I remember marvelling as a child at how much smaller grown men were years ago!     The lovely Vintry Gardens…

About the Journey and About Me

  Hi, and welcome to my walking  blog.  My name is Jackie McAll, and I love “trudging”.   I live in a pretty village in South Bedfordshire, noted for its John Bunyan connections and for as long as I can remember I have loved both walking and writing.  I so hope that you enjoy reading about both the…