The finish…

May 13, 2018

 My friend Terry joined me at Reading. We met at St James church where father John stamped my pilgrim passport and we discussed the connection between Santiago Reading and Marlow and the hand of St James.  Next stop

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Titanic Message in a Bottle

May 12, 2018

Titanic was my Downs Syndrome brother Martin’s favourite film (along with the Sound of Music and Crocodile Dundee.)  Every Christmas when we played charades Martin would pick one of the ladies to stand with him arms outstretched, and we

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Sunny Santander

May 10, 2018

Half way along Spain’s North coast is the port of Santander. Famous for its beaches and it’s bank, it’s an important spot along the Camino del Norte.  I cycled into town as my Brittany ferries flagship arrived. Just time to

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I looked at these mountains from both sides

May 6, 2018

There’s nothing like it for realising the distance travelled.  Weeks ago coming out of Burgos I stood and stared at the snow capped mountains away to the north.  Today those same snow capped mountains were away to the south.

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Martin in the cathedral

May 4, 2018

I can hear brother Martin saying: “nice church!” as we stare at the altarpiece.  Indeed it’s one of the gems of medieval European art.  I like the idea of a Martin Mallett name tag finding it’s way behind such

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Inspiration. Where does it come from?

May 1, 2018

I was on a quiet winding road through the hills.  No traffic.  Around every corner and hair pin bend there was a babbling brook, a bank of ferns, and trees coming into leaf.  How do you paint such a

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The boomerang bottle

May 1, 2018

I want to do a message in a bottle. Send a Martin Mallett name tag out into the sea. I found the perfect blue bottle in a recycling bin. To the name tag I added: A photo of Martin

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The guardian of the bridge

April 25, 2018

A great monument deserves a great story.  The longest bridge on the Camino is at Hospital D’Orbigo and the story involves a Knight in Armour, a fair damsel and a scrap for love! Back in the middle ages some

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Martin Mallett with Kings and Queens

March 24, 2018

I found a Good place for Martin, my brother, today. Next to King Henry 11 and Richard the Lionheart and alongside Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.  Like them, Martin more than reached his potential and that’s all we have to do

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Ma bubba

March 17, 2018

Martin’s name tags… We sew them onto clothes.  So they won’t be lost.  So we know where they belong. Among Martin’s possessions are his name tags.  I hold them and feel the threads, the threads of family, of how

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Timmy is interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire

March 13, 2018

Listen to Timmy’s interview on BBC Radio Berkshire, where he discusses his huge 2,000km cycle trip to Camino de Santiago and of course his dear brother Martin, who sadly passed away last week.

Martin Mallett tributes

March 11, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind comments about dear brother Martin. We are greatly comforted by the support and condolences. Never doubt it is a great comfort like a warm blanket. We are touched to see how Martin’s

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Martin Mallett – artist

March 10, 2018

Often when Martin came to stay we would spend time together in my studio, painting together.  Martin is wearing our dad’s old painting jacket and using my easel. This was one of those creative days. We are listening to nice

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