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Roasted Tomato Sauce

INGREDIENTS  24-30 Organic Roma or Field Tomatoes (depending on the size) 24-30 Garlic Cloves (I like the large purple garlic, you use less and the flavour is greater, also less peeling) 3 Tlbs. Pomace Olive Oil (not extra virgin as it needs to … Continue reading

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A MONTH OF LETTERS

This post came to my attention on a challenge called A Month Of Letters. I’ve “attempted” this in previous years and decided if I blog about it, it’ll give me incentive when obstacles and life get in the way of my … Continue reading

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SICILY HERE I COME

For the first time in years of visiting Italy, I’m venturing to the deep Soooouth. I know what you’re thinking: “it’s about time”. I couldn’t agree more and look forward to the adventure into an entirely new level of spectacular … Continue reading

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REORGANIZE-REVAMP-REDESIGN

Change of plans….. My trip from Cinque Terre to Sicily this month is on hold, indefinitely. The chapters of my book need attention and as you can imagine, book trumps travel. With this unexpected revision, I rented an apartment in … Continue reading

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I LOVE ITALY

This time tomorrow, I’ll be in Florence, Italy. The beauty, culture and romance of the city where my heart resides. One month within her welcoming walls to work-work-work on editing my book. I’ll be staying at the writers residence I … Continue reading

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MINFUL or MIND-FULL

France, Friendship, GRATITUDE, Impatience, Mindfulness retreat, Plumb Village, Plumb Village, Tich Nhat Hahn, Working Meditation · August 21, 2015 At Plum Village the retreatants are divided into families. We gather in a circle for dinner and offer thoughts or concerns in what is formally known as Darmha … Continue reading

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BOWING TO THE BUDDHA

   I’m staying at a retreat in France called Plum Village. It was created by Thich Nhat Hanh. A Buddhist Zen Master, exiled from Vietnam after speaking out against the  Vietnam war. He grew Plumb Village, from a single seed … Continue reading

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MINDFULL IN FRANCE 

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THE CAMINO DOES NOT END IN SANTIAGO 

It’s the end of a remarkable day and journey. After several; No Room At The Inn replies, I found a place to sleep for the night. It wasn’t an easy task in a tourist rich location such as Santiago, Spain … Continue reading

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VIDEOS GALORE Day 31-36

I’ve posted several videos from my days on the Camino. I hope you enjoy watching…  http://www.walkwithmeworld.com/?p=205

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MY PLAN FOR SANTIAGO 

I’m in the homestretch to Santiago  VIDEO on my plan..

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FRIENDSHIPS ON THE CAMINO

http://www.walkwithmeworld.com Please find my latest blog on WalkWithMeWorld. I’m having technical difficulties posting it on this site.  Chat soon… Shauna 

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REST-RECOVER-RESUME: DAY 13-23

Pushing through pain on The Camino will produce one of two results. You’ll reach the desired destination victorious or your body will teach you who’s boss. Video In hotel-Burgos             After discovering I had tendinitis, I surrendered and relaxed … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS I THINKING? 

This video was taken 2 hours into the day. WALIKING IN THE WOODS The terrain changed drastically 10 minutes after this was shot. Five hours later, my enthusiasm to walk the final 5km vanished into thin air as I stumbled into … Continue reading

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TWO CUPS OF COFFEE

As a woman walking on a public path, there are certain limitations when nature demands attention.  Below I explaine  Coffee vs. Full Moon Rising  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n1N22kkEM0g&feature=youtu.be Or watch on my Camino blog: http://www.walkwithmeworld.com   

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ST JOHN PIED de PORT

I’ve made it to my starting destination in France. Sitting enjoying a caffe and pastry to start the day. This is the day to relax.  Last night I stayed with 2 cousins from Nepal who now live in Canada & … Continue reading

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BUEN CAMINO

This is what they say to those walking The Way of St. James: BUEN Below is a video I shot on the hill outside Barcelona yesterday morning. Have a lovely day, when I see you next, I’ll be on My … Continue reading

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LAST MINUTE SCRAMBLE

I’ve been training and organizing last minute details, here in Barcelona. I’ll head to France Saturday morning. A 4 hour train will deposit me in Pamplona. I’ll transfer to a bus which will whisk me off to St. John Pied de Port, … Continue reading

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Walk With Me – Reason #1

This video by David Faddis, conveys, through music and visual expression, why I’m walking The Camino. Music: “We Don’t Eat” – James Vincent McMorrow (2010)

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MINDFUL EATING ~ What’s that?

Mindful Eating Practice by Lorraine Driscoll * I stumbled upon Lorraine Driscoll’s website BOHEMIAN NUTRITIONIST (don’t you just love that name) a few days ago and wanted to share her approach to Mindful Eating. Today I sat at my table and … Continue reading

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5 LESSONS FROM MAYA ANGELOU by Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is a gifted writer and business coach. The below post is from his website where he elegizes one of my favourite authors Maya Angelou.   How to Live a Life That Matters: 5 Lessons from Maya Angelou The … Continue reading

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FRIENDLY GRATITUDE ~ Day 17

The above was sent to me by a friend I recently met. She is the embodiment of my understanding of this quote. She breezed into my world and made it brighter with her sunny personality. Being surrounded by lovely supportive … Continue reading

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THIS OR BETTER – Day 13

Asking for and wanting a specific Person, Place or Thing is part of who we are as humans. We are set on this earth to move forward, to evolve, accomplish our goals, achieve our highest desires, to give and receive … Continue reading

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PRACTICING ACTS OF KINDNESS ~ Day 3

Practicing Acts of Kindness Selfless Acts of Kindness ALWAYS have a ripple effect. When you throw an Act of Kindness out without an expectation of reciprocation, the energy you placed into any genuine Act of Kindness is returned to you. … Continue reading

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ANGELIC BEHAVIOUR

A lovely earth-angel withdrew from life as I knew it this past winter. Her name was Beatrice Angeli. Yes, her last name was Angel…  She was my landlady the second time I stayed at Residenza del Palmerino. She wore many … Continue reading

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WINE + OLIVE OIL + AMICI = PERFECTION

Spectacular (Huge) New Winery Built Deep in a Tuscan Hillside. (Link to story on the history of the winery). I had the great pleasure of visiting the above Winery this week with a few friends from Florence. My design-side was … Continue reading

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A SPACESHIP IN PARIS

Moving day in Paris and Gyorgyi mentions to a friend that I can drive a car, a truck, a carg0-van. She adds, its most likely this crazy Canadian can even drive a spaceship.With that in mind, she christens our moving shuttle … Continue reading

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A MOVE IN PARIS

My friend Gyorgyi is changing apartments in Paris and I’ve arrived on my design horse to help with the move. She leaves the 15th arrondissement (neighbourhood) relocating to the 18th, Montmartre district, with a peek-a-boo view of Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.  Today we … Continue reading

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CHANGING DIRECTIONS

Like so many things in life changing direction starts with the first step. It’s not necessary to have ALL the courage required to alter your course, only enough to take one step in a new direction. After you achieve that … Continue reading

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RED-HEADED ROOSTER

Suffocating under the blanket of noise in the centre of Florence. I flee to the hills of Tuscany indulging in the restorative-air that fills my cosy apartment known as  La Limonaia. The rural location provides the casual elegance of nature lacking … Continue reading

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ITALY AS A METAPHOR

A  friend asked me this morning to describe my life living in Italy with a metaphor…. due to the fact I absolutely LOVE using metaphors, and or comparisons to describe to others how I feel, what I’m thinking, my dreams, … Continue reading

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THINK POSITIVE MOM!!!

The Power of Positive Thinking…. A lovely place to reside IF you can pinpoint the exact place to go in your mind AND then remain in that happy place until you reach your intended goal.  Not an easy task for … Continue reading

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BASTA, BASTA, BASTA!!

BASTA meaning ENOUGH…is a word Italians use in a variety of daily interactions. BASTA… “I’ve had enough food, I’m content”. BASTA… “I’m done shopping, and I am ready to pay for my purchases now”. BASTA… “This discussion in over!” The … Continue reading

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WEATHER FORECAST IN PARIS

I feel compelled to share with you the translated version of the weather, as of late, in Paris… yes, it’s been a little rainy, not as much as the forecast would indicate, however the translated version of the weather on … Continue reading

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A MESSAGE FOR YOUR TIRE FOOD

nI’m in Paris with my newly-intrepid daughter Bree.Her experience backpacking through Europe, has transformed this once reserved, homebody, into the adventurous woman I see before me today.  A woman who believes anything in life is possible…. IF, you are willing to take … Continue reading

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