Here's a Christmas decoration I made in the metalwork component of my 2-year Art & Design course (loving every minute of it!). It's enamel on copper. Si, it's commemorating the Camino, my heart's adventure this year. I'm now signed up to be an hospitalera in 2016, i.e. a volunteer caretaker of pilgrims in the hostels run by Los Amigos del Camino Santiago de Compostela. I'll be training in Spain some time in the new year. Can't wait. Espana es el país de mi corazón. Meanwhile, may I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and happy new year! ps the red Christmas tree image was made by Finn, so this is a family Christmas image.
I was born in Ireland and grew up in Toronto, Canada with my seven sisters and two brothers. Left home at seventeen to live in a commune, then headed off across Canada with my pal, Carole, and we hitch-hiked around California for months, then back up to Vancouver(Van as we called it then) and across Canada with two more pals, Linda and Peggy. A year later, headed off to Malaysia and Borneo with Jeunesse Canada Monde/Canada World Youth for a year. Baik-lah! Back home, went to Trinity College at the University of Toronto (posh blokes) while also joining the Canadian Naval Reserve as an Officer Cadet. Trained on the east and west coasts of Canada every summer. Great fun. Then what? Hmm. Started to write books, dodgy personal life (that's personal but let's just say it's been a long time between drinks) started to wander around the world, had a darling daughter, settled down in Ireland, wrote more books.