I’ve been blogging about hiking and running at The Walker’s Wife since August 2011, although for the first year or two I was using a different platform (one day I’ll get around to importing those early blogs to this website).
For the first few years, my blogs were mostly about hiking in Wales; however, over the past few years we have started hiking on the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain) and so I find myself writing about walking in a warm climate rather than squelching through marshland.
Somewhere along the way I decided to dip my toe into the field of travelogue writing, which is not very different to writing a blog, especially when you’re as long-winded as me!
I have now published two ebooks (also available as Amazon paperbacks):
- Never too old to backpack: O Fôn i Fynwy: a 364-mile walk through Wales’
- The Via Algarviana: walking 300km across the Algarve
I am currently editing a third book about returning to the Algarve to walk the alternative end to the Via Algarviana and working on a novel set in my hometown of Newport.
Writing a personal blog is much like keeping a modern-day diary, in that it provides a lasting memoir of your own life; it also means that on those grim days when it’s impossible to venture outside, Harri and I can log onto The Walker’s Wife and reminisce about the wonderful walks we’ve enjoyed together.
I make no excuse for occasionally straying into the political because I believe that, whether we like it or not, everyday life IS political. In other words, there’s no escaping politics … not even when you’re here on The Walker’s Wife website!
Why not stick around for a while and if there’s anything you’d like to know about the areas we have walked in, please ask. If I don’t know the answer, I bet Harri will.