Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hello donkey!

Matilde has finally stopped running away from me and hiding, following the last of her injections (nine days ago!) She is now being the usual affectionate donkey.  A bit too affectionate maybe… Being that close up provided an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Poor Matilde is still in a state

After three years of building up a relationship with Matilde – who has always been a very independent sort of donkey – we are at an all-time low.  The twice daily injections last week, following her injury, have left her … Continue reading

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Summer to winter overnight

It was only two days ago that I was sitting outside the Bar Cantonet in the early evening having a beer with a friend and commenting on the continuing warm weather.  Overnight the snow came down on Puig Campana and … Continue reading

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John Tavener and Manolo Escobar, R.I.P.

I learned this evening of the passing of John Tavener, aged 69, who was one of my favourite contemporary composers. (Read the short Alice Vincent article from today’s Daily Telegraph, and I look forward to reading fuller obituaries later.) Alongside … Continue reading

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Matilde’s overnight rampage

Matilde caused total mayhem overnight and damaged herself too. I should have realised there was something wrong when I had my customary Sunday lie-in but noticed there were no braying protests at 8 am when the donkeys tell me they … Continue reading

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Aitana

Here is Aitana in her smart new head collar bought yesterday at Cocentaina All Saints fair (see yesterday’s blogpost). The new pony-size head collar was needed to replace her foal-size collar which she has outgrown.  However, despite reaching full-size, Aitana is … Continue reading

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All Saints fair in Cocentaina

Cocentaina fair has been going since 1346 and (apart from the civil war years in the 1930s) it has been a continuous agricultural fair from the medieval period to the present day.  It takes place on the weekend of All … Continue reading

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