Monthly Archives: January 2011

Of trotters, hooves, and goat worrying

I have not stopped moving all weekend. In fact, I’ll be glad to get back to school tomorrow for a rest. I only teach three periods on a Monday, so it is indeed a time to recover from the weekend. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The Price of Fish

Are you worried about the price of fish? Go on, admit it, you lie awake fretting about the price of fish. No? Some of you are probably more worried about the price of chocolate. Here on the Costa Blanca the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Rabit goes to Hollywood

Well almost the same sort of thing… I took a school group of Year 11, 12, and 13 students to Alicante’s “>Ciudad de la Luz It was – without any doubt – the best educational trip I have ever experienced. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Matilde and Rubí

Today I went to visit the donks again at La Piscina and Paco had finally got hold of the paperwork from the vet. Donkey passports are very grand: they have two full size colour photos of the donkey, for identification … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Au hasard Balthasar

I’ve had a DVD copy of Robert Bresson’s film Au hasard Balthasar sitting in my farmhouse for several weeks. I have wanted to see it for a long while and my daughter brought it for me from England in early … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Donkey house in progress

Blog log 1: Saturday midday It is the last weekend before the return to school, so I am making some progress with the donkey house. After a long exploration of the possibilities, I have settled on a metal construction 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Don’t shout “Duende!” until the fat lady sings

I had a lovely day at La Piscina, where I spent several hours enjoying the company of my donkeys and then had a wonderful feast in Paco’s restaurant with the additional treat of a full-on flamenco dance show. My donkeys … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments