The President joins the fellowship of the divine blister
The news that President McAleese has just returned from walking part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago in northern Spain has increased my already favourable opinion of our head of state.
OK, so she walked only the last 115 km of the route, and she had someone to carry her luggage. But still, she has now joined the fellowship of the blister. I just hope she didn't face some of the obstacles I came up against when I undertook the full pilgrim route a while back.
My mission nearly came a cropper before I had walked a step. Air France (or "Air Chance" as a friend calls it) contrived to lose my luggage.