Granny in the desert without her rollers!

“Most of the people on the flight were there for a good holiday in the sun with bikinis and sunblock but we 15 with our average age of 70 and our borrowed (mostly) sleeping bags and mats and rucksacks were quite easy to pick out among the rest of the travellers because we mostly wore our walking boots which were too heavy to go into our borrowed rucksacks….. ”

Elizabeth Edmunds has just returned from the desert and has written about her experiences on her blog you can meditate too. She spent a week in Sinai on our Adventure into Silence with Sara Maitland.


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