Monthly Archives: December 2013

Goodbye 2013

31st December 2013. The last moments of the day were bright and sunny and the donkeys all seemed to come to a complete halt as if reflecting on the end of 2013. It was completely still.  We watched the last … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone. It is a simple Christmas, as always, here with the donkeys. The routine is the same for them whatever the season or the weather, but today – unusually for December – it is raining unceasingly and our … Continue reading

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Donkeys bring joy to isolated elderly

So often we see the elderly sitting in day centres, starved of affection and reduced to arguing about who is doing the right thing about the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Happily, such isolation does not need to happen. Many donkey … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to all our readers

Felices Navidades su Majestad la Reina Sofia, Patrona de los Burros de España, y a todos los demas que les gustan nuestro blog. Happy Christmas to Her Majesty Queen Sofia, Patroness of Spanish Donkeys, and all others who enjoy reading … Continue reading

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Franciscans of the Immaculate: we didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition

THE SPANISH INQUISITION It was a great sketch. At RAF Halton in barrack block 14, we in Anson Flight gathered once a week in the television room to pay homage to Monty Python comedy. We did not understand all of … Continue reading

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Saatchi and the Luvvie Barbarians

This is a blog about God’s sublime chosen animal the donkey. It rarely descends into the discussions of politics and religion that are wisely banned in the officers’ mess, but there are exceptional moments when a complete moron sits down … Continue reading

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Matilde, Miranda and Monteverdi

It has been a night of severe storm here in the Costa Blanca. I was woken at 3 a.m. by the sound of very high wind and torrential rain, so put on waterproofs and wellington boots to investigate the donkey … Continue reading

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