Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mark Edwards exhibition, “Art on the Rocks”

I mentioned the opening of Mark’s one man exhibition in Finestrat in the last blog post. The above painting is part of a tryptych. I’m not going to review the exhibition here, as I’m too busy with lesson preparation for … Continue reading

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An inflatable woman under my lemon tree

To celebrate the success of the school inspection, in which I played my part by showing how we had raised the standard of PSHE & Citizenship education to conform to the new English National Curriculum standards, I had an unusually … Continue reading

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News from the Whitehall front line

I sent my daughter an email regarding her latest diet requirements as she is vegetarian and only seems to eat Fairtraid bamboo shoots and goat’s bread these days. She is coming out for a few days during our fiestas next … Continue reading

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Platero y Yo

Having decided some time ago to try and find a giant Andaluz donkey, as they are in danger of extinction, I have done quite a lot of research into the breeding of donkeys. I have been told by the owner … Continue reading

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Papa Donk

Astonishing news from Rome: the Pope modifies the Catholic Church’s position on contraception. The news is confirmed: Pope Benedict XVI is modifying the Catholic Church’s absolute ban on the use of condoms. In doing so, however, he is not radically … Continue reading

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Not a book review of The Wisdom of Donkeys

I had intended, a few days ago, to write a book review of Andy Merrifield’s The Wisdom of Donkeys. Having told Toad that it was a Very Good Book, I thought I had to go into serious book appraisal mode, … Continue reading

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More tails of Lolo l’âne and rabit loses a train

The famous painting by Lolo the donkey “Sunset over the Adriatic”, painted at the Lapin Agile in Montmartre in 1908, still exists.  It is permanently displayed in the uncelebrated town of Mailly-la-Forêt in the Espace Culturel Paul Bédu: “Par ailleurs, … Continue reading

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