Same old Santa hats as last year but Morris and Aitana have grown into them! Happy Christmas to all our blog readers.
Addendum, Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve. After various weighty matters and confusions, I decided to take no chances and keep it simple. Today I walked halfway up the great mountain that features in my blog, with Aitana donkey carrying a light load of some carrots for her and a banana and a bottle of beer for me. We arrived at the turning around point, high up in the mountain.
I gave Aitana the carrots. I took out my bottle of beer and realised I had forgotten the bottle opener. I tried to prise off the top of the bottle on a rock. Seabed from the Tethys Ocean 440 million years old. The top would not come off. Never trust the Tethys Ocean seabed with your beer.
The sound of the fizzing bottle sent Aitana into a skittish panic and she raced off down the precarious mountain track with me in hot pursuit. It was very dangerous. I abandoned the still fizzing bottle after half a mile. Aitana finally came to a halt at the car park at the
base of the mountain in Finestrat. We walked home in silence and mistrust.
Why is nothing simple for rabits? Happy Christmas.
Thanks to Luisa for the link to the above image, “The Donkey Who Carried Christ” by William Kurelek. Powerful stuff. http://exorbe.blogspot.mx/