Monthly Archives: July 2012

Music lesson for donkeys

Some weeks ago Andrea brought her violin over and we tried to improve Morris’s singing. He was bemused by the violin but unwilling to sing for us. This time, it not only worked but Aitana also got in on the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Bradley Wiggins!

What a fantastic victory and a historic day for British cycling! The first British win in the Tour de France since it began in 1903, and a spectacular sprint finish by Mark Cavendish, led out in the Champs Elysees by … Continue reading

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SPANA advert

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while have seen the idyllic setting in which my four lovely donkeys live a relaxed life, well fed, exercised and attended by veterinary care when necessary. For millions of working … Continue reading

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Tour de France – the donkey version

Well done, Bradley Wiggins for leading the Tour de France. As this video shows, donkeys are also very good at winning a bike race.

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Walking training

Yesterday I put the pack saddle on Aitana for the first time, very lightly packed with cycling pannier bags containing about 10 kg (just water and feed for the foal), and walked her to Finestrat down the narrow path through … Continue reading

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Aitana’s diary: the new manger

I don’t see why that rood norty little Morris should be the only donkey foal to get his silly diary on the internet. I may be a day younger than Morris, but as a jennet I’m much more sensible than … Continue reading

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