Monthly Archives: October 2013

1000 miles with a donkey

For a change – and for the first time in three years – this blogpost is not about my donkeys nor my travels, but about Hannah Engelkamp and Chico her donkey, whose progress on a 1000-mile walking circuit of Wales … Continue reading

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Hottest since 1904

Here in the Costa Blanca we are hoping for rain and a drop in temperatures. A few weeks ago at the end of August there was a sudden drop from the fierce dry heat of summer, a couple of days … Continue reading

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At least donkeys don’t move goalposts

The blame for the failure of the badger cull in England has been laid at the door of the badgers themselves, according to the hapless Environment Minister who says, “The badgers have moved the goalposts.” (See Daily Telegraph article.) While … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Aitana

Today’s birthday girl, above. Below, Aitana’s first grooming in October 2011. Note her size in relation to mummy donk Matilde in the photo above and in the video two years ago. Originally, I thought Aitana would grow to be bigger … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Morris

Morris is two years old today.  I sang him “Happy Birthday” this morning and as this was a novelty (the donkeys are not used to me singing to them) it resulted in a brief outbreak of braying, which was quite … Continue reading

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