Grandma has landed!

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Grandma is here! There’s LOADS of (imaginary) space still in the campervan, certainly enough for a very small lady and her luggage. She’s here for 2 weeks to do part of the Camino with us.  She has packed Compede for blisters which was very clever. In preparation, the rest of us have watched “The Way” (Martin Sheen on the Camino) and read Spanish Steps by Tim Moore (how to take a donkey on the Camino, funny book if a little impractical), so we need wise Grandma and her Compede.

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It was Little G’s birthday in October.  She looks fantastic for 86. We bought meat, cheese, bread and a few grapes (4kg it turned out after we all met back up again) at the covered Mercado de Abastos in Santiago. The fish counters are great and there are stands in the market which can cook the crabs or squid or scallops straight away.

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This is corn bread and it’s lovely. The whole loaf has a diameter of about 2 feet. With a gin and tonic and a bit of cheese it’s even lovelier.

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For grandma’s birthday lunch we went to a restaurant called O Curro da Parra on Travesa Street in the old part of town near the cathedral. Highly recommended not just for great food but for really friendly service.

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We had a wee peek into the Pilgrims’ Mass which is every day at 12, but are saving the proper look round the cathedral for our return to Santiago in a couple of weeks at the end of the Camino. We may be at least a tube of Compede lighter by then.

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The next post’ll give a bit more information about the Pilgrims’ Way.

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4 Replies to “Grandma has landed!”

  1. sjcooksley2013 says:

    Happy Birthday Grandma – looking good for 86!! Really looking forward to hearing about the walk and hope there aren’t too many blisters! x

    1. Hi Susan
      Having a great tIme,the first day of the Camino (22km) finished an hour ago,now enjoying a beer,prefer to curling!!
      Fay

  2. Happy Birthday Faye…Have a great time..hope you don,t need the plasters. Enjoy your time there and on the CAMINO with your family. What a Birthday treat….You are all looking goood setting of on your Trek..xxxx

    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts.First day of 22km enjoyed and no problems. Katie & the boys accomplished the walk like the youngsters they are!. Amazing little chapels and memorials on route,really worth visiting.Regards to Cliff
      Fay

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