Author Archives: aintwegotitmade

About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married to Jay and we live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago. I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself. Why is it called Ain't we got it made? - this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTgtkDLNys). Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure. I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx

Blog 97 – 5.10.17. Camino Finale: finding the treasure, and a spanish Fawlty Towers*..

On arrival in Santiago, I looked out for Anna from Freiburg who I’d met a number of times and we agreed by text to meet later, near the Cathedral. I then spend the next 2 hours queuing to show my … Continue reading

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Blog 96 – 3.10.17. Camino 5 – Off with her head?

On arrival in Arzua (only about 40Km left to Santiago!!), I find I am staying in the same place as Priscilla, a 60(?)-something Floridian lady born in Puerto Rico and now living in a 5 bed house, on her own….family … Continue reading

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Blog 95 – 1.10.17. Camino 4 – Camino Family…

Family is not like friends…you don’t choose family…they are just there. Everyone says ‘Hola!’ or Buen Camino! as they pass you on the Camino…you can choose not to engage of course, but if you find you have a common language … Continue reading

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Blog 94 – 29.9.17. Camino 3 – God Save the Queen…

Among the pilgrims there’s lots of talk about the best way to prevent pain…I’m using boots that feel comfortable and are a size bigger than normal to give sweating/expansion room, plus cushioned socks. Also, apparently baby-soft feet are the thing … Continue reading

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Blog 93 – 28.9.17. Camino 2: No place like home….

If you’re a Brit..and you’re on the Camino Frances, (the most well-known of several Camino de Santiago pilgrim trails)…and you’re in Galicia, northern Spain (at the end bit of the nearly 800km/500 mile Camino trail), you could be forgiven for … Continue reading

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Blog 92 – 26.9.17. Buen Camino….

Okay okay. In my mind, when I booked up this walk, I was basically embarking on the equivalent of a warm trek to Everest base camp. My anxiety (about walking, and my previously injured Achilles tendon) obviously transmitted to Caroline, the … Continue reading

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Blog 91 – 15.9.17. I hope these boots are made for walking..’cos that’s just what they’ll do..

I blame the farming revolution..you know..the one that happened around 12,000 years ago. Up until then we were essentially nomads; people who walked.

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Blog 90 – 4.9.17. Improving your blog: note to self….

How do these things happen? I was looking for a course on Prehistory and ended up on a blogging course…and now look what’s happened.

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Blog 89 – 27.8.17. Infectious Gin

I’m singing. I guess this is a good sign. Not for anyone listening of course…but it means my brain is finally turning away from sadness to….singing.

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Blog 88 – 6.8.17. On the train

I remember thinking this before…maybe it was when someone else died…I could see myself on a train…and on this train I’m chugging along and I’m looking out the window and people get on and I am with them and after … Continue reading

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