The journalist

Daniel came to interview me for the regional paper.  He arrived bringing macaroons and when asked what he’d like to drink said ‘Pernod please’.  Crikey!  The interview naturally went swimmingly….

Chinon Castle

It’s only another 45 mins away.  But it’s in the wrong direction.  Of course I went! I’m standing across the river in awe at one of the great fortress / palace of history.  The yellow stone glistens in the

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Thanks Komoot

Navigation is always an issue in a strange place.  I like maps.  There’s a logic to them and browsing over them you can plan and dream and wonder… What would it be like going that way?  Now with GPS, you can

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Kindness

“Where will you stay?”  That is a question I’ve been asked a lot and I ask myself each day…. I have a list of suggested accommodations from the Pilgrim Organisation in France. However it’s early in the season and things

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Bishop’s into battle!

In the city where the American war of independence broke out, the bishop of Boston popped up to wish me well! Cheers Gayle Love the Timmy coloured vestments! The right reverend Gayle Harris shared Christmas with us in North

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I’ve got butterflies!

My good friend Wendy Craig, star of Butterflies, the Royal, and Nanny have me a sweet and gentle messagr of support for my Camino. Thanks Wendy.  Always room on the bike for a friend!

Got everything!

Got the gorgeous Giant bike, the great Daler Rowney paints, and my messages of support.. What have I forgotten?  Now just a small matter of 2000kms and open to the possibilities along the Camino de Santiago. Wish me luck! Listen

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Emmanuel Macron sends a message of support for Timmy

I wrote to Emmanuel Macron to tell him of my Camino cycling and painting adventure. He kindly sent me this very nice response and encouragement: [embeddoc url=”https://timmymallett.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/From-French-President.pdf” download=”all”] Translation: “The President of the French Republic has received the courier

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Portrait presentation

I’ve enjoyed the challenge of working on this portrait. Canon Michael Smith of York Minster is the subject and I’ve put him by the altar in his vestments. I presented it to him at whitewall gallery, York who framed

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Thanks Flares!

Had a great night at Flares party venue in York. It’s a top club with a great team led by Sam and DJ Jay. Thanks for the beers and good luck messages. Can’t wait to come back again!

Meeting purple man

There are lots of highlights in the glorious city of York, and this is one I came across because it was raining…. ‘Grab a brolly‘ said Mrs Mallett and I found one in the car, bright Timmy type purple.

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Mysteries of the Camino de Santiago

My pal Gary who gave me this…. It’s a thoughtful piece about the mystery of the Camino…. You can read it by clicking here. Tell me, what do you think is my reason for this adventure? Why has it

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Bear Grylls and Timmy

I’m delighted to have support of the great Bear Grylls for my cycling and painting Camino adventure. Bear says: “Am so full of admiration for Timmy’s commitment & determination to do something special. He is an inspiration to many.”

Martin Mallett blesses us all

I’m about to set off on my grand adventure, cycling the Camino de Santiago. It feels like it’s begun with a dramatic detour to the glistening granite city of Aberdeen for the funeral at St Devenick’s Church, Bieldside of

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Martin Mallett and Aberdeen

Thank you Aberdeen for welcoming brother Martin into your beautiful glistening granite city. It was his home for over half his life and you meant the world to him. You can view the article published in The Press and

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Martin Mallett – My Bubba

Dear big brother Martin has passed away. He leaves a huge, Martin shaped, hole in our lives. We’ll miss his favourite sayings: “You me” “I’m happy…” “We don’t measure the issues he had to cope with, we smile at

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As the Bishop said to the TV presenter

I was delighted when the Bishop of Oxford the right reverend Steven Croft agreed to bless my Camino painting and cycling pilgrimage. It’s a powerful thing to be receive a blessing for any adventure and for something as big

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My mission from the Bishop of Oxford

I met the right reverend Bishop Steven croft at Christchurch, Oxford to tell him of my big adventure. Cycling over 3 countries to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St James. There’s a unique connection to the diocese

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Cycling the Camino de Santiago from home

Entertainer Timmy Mallett is set to embark on a 2,000km cycling adventure from Maidenhead to Spain next month. Setting off from Cookham on Monday, March 12, he will be cycling along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, painting pictures

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It’s Wacaday!

Thanks to my great friend Michaela Strachan for her lovely support!

Is this a good idea?

It’s March, spring is on the way… And It’s zero degrees, storm Emma is here and I’m utterly freezing!  How am I going to cycle and paint my way over 3 countries, 2000kms, in the worst winter storms for decades?

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Inspired to reach your potential

I’m being asked every day what I’m doing this adventure for, and it’s really easy to explain. I am raising awareness of the importance of reaching your potential. I have a dear brother, Martin, who has downs syndrome and

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