WESTONING MEN’S BREAKFAST – PILGRIMS WAY TALK

It was a great privilege to be asked to speak at Westoning Men’s Breakfast Club last week on the subject of my pilgrimage along the Old Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury Cathedral. Yummy breakfast provided by the Chequers Pub and great conversation.

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…

THE WOMAN WHO WALKED THROUGH FEAR

I am delighted to announce that “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published. I am holding my official Book Launch on 25 May 2018 from 7.00 to 8.30 pm at Flitwick Library, Beds.  Tickets are £1 to include refreshments.  Please contact me for further information.  jackiemcall@hotmail.co.uk The book recalls my journey through…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Winchester to Exton – Day One

WINCHESTER TO EXTON Day One of The South Downs Way The late summer sun shone through gaps in Persil white clouds; the market traders were busy setting up a cornucopia of consumables and the ruddy faced young lads from Winchester College were being dropped off for their rugby practice as I took my first steps…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: WINCHESTER – The Adventure Begins

A year almost to the day after setting off from the Cathedral City of Winchester to walk the Pilgrims’ Way I returned to the City with a different adventure in mind – the 100 mile South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne. The tombstone to the “Hampshire Grenadier” is still there;  the Cathedral is still…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: The Next Step

    So I returned home to my Harlington home after walking the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury.  I promised to post a few thoughts about how I felt returning and adjusting back to “normal” life and these few words are a short and temporary effort at doing that. It is difficult to write…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 14 – Wye to Canterbury

    I started the final day of this gratitude pilgrimage of walking the Pilgrims’ Way very early.  I wanted to make the most of every second of this day.   A few miles out of Wye,  I soon entered the 5,000 acre Kings Wood.  Pilgrims  would have congregated together before entering the wood so they…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 13 – Lenham to Wye

  Day 13 of Walking the Pilgrims’ Way – how very strange.  How blessed to have made it this far.  All those months of preparation, training, looking at the maps, walks with friends, booking the package and each day of nearly the last two weeks looking at the map of the day ahead and then…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day One – Winchester to Alresford

        At the day’s unveiling The Pilgrims’ Way starts at Winchester Cathedral and at 7 o’clock this morning I attended Morning Prayers and after a quiet and simple service  I was taken by The Reverend Canon Dr Roland Riem through the Cathedral to the Shrine to St Swithun. There he gave me…