Week Four has seen a few purchases (and quite a few near-purchases!) but they are mainly sensible and necessary ones. First of all I went to try my lovely pink and brand new Salomons before my departure for Spain later this month – hurrah! – but they didn’t feel anything like my fond memories of X-Ultra … More Shop Stop Week Four
OK, I confess! I kept getting newsletters from Icebreaker with their new collection and that dress and wrap combo just looks sooo good – not just for Camino use, you understand, but for travel in general. Sadly the set costs a small fortune (it would cover my albergue + food and drinks expenses for a week) … More Shop Stop Week Three … #fail
Bet you’ve been wondering how my Shop Stop is working out! Well, here’s a quick summary: At the weekend I went for a trial walk in the torrential rain with my Camino companion, and found that my Altus Rainlight poncho (an emergency buy from the Peregrinoteca in Sarria some years ago) was too short for me. … More Shop Stop Week Two
Just a quick update on the Shop Stop situation! I am going to Spain again in April with my lovely friend S, who has never been before (or done that kind of travel, I think) so honestly I have been worrying as much – or more – about her packing as I have about my own. … More Shop Stop Week One
Lately* it seems I have been trying to quell the pangs of PCB by way of retail therapy and kit research. The other day I discovered that Cotswold Outdoors, where I have a Ramblers’ discount, were exclusively selling the new Osprey Mira 26, a smaller version of the same AG (anti gravity) back system as the new … More Shop Stop!