Hi! I’m Kelli. In 2017, my daughter and I walked the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied-de-Port nestled in the French Pyrenees, 800 km to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. The adventure was transformational and moving from the US to Spain with my husband, Jeff, was the logical next step. Except, well, stop right there! Because it wasn’t that simple.
Our blog is meant to not only entertain, but to be informative for those who are looking to dip their toe into living abroad (Valencia and Galicia so far) and following their dreams. With maybe a few laughs thrown in! If you find the information useful or have questions, please reach out.
Today, we live on a farm on the Camino Frances between Palas de Rei and Melide in Galicia, Spain. And I won’t lie, it’s Magic. We have big plans for the farm over the coming years. The Happiness Cafe/food truck will open on the Camino in Spring 2022. Our Stories from the Happiness Cafe podcast coming soon. I’d love to provide a platform for Pilgrims walking the Camino to tell their own stories in their own voice, and inspire others.
Our predictably unconventional Albergue will welcome Peregrinos in the coming years. Oh, and the burgeoning lavender crop out back is doing great. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll get a book out of all of this.
Over the course of my life, I’ve always written stories. On cocktail napkins, the backs of menus. I was a storyteller before I found my voice as a writer. And I’ve finally decided to turn it into something. Let’s see where it goes. If you want to read other things by KD Field, check out The Red Rhino on Amazon. It’s a funny collection of essays about living life, raising kids and getting through it all. More essay collections to come – a few books worth in the bag. And my first novel – The Grief of Goodbye – is completed, set in beautiful Northern Spain, and I’m currently querying. Stay tuned. As you might guess, I’ll keep you posted. 😉