Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reflections on the meeting with a saint

It was 1987, the Marian Year and a few days before the Feast of the Assumption, that I met Pope John Paul II. My audience with the Pope had been arranged by the Papal Nuncio in London, via Cardinal Hume, but I … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Here is the slightly late blog post for Easter. Rosemary has been visiting from Italy for the second Easter, enjoying time with the donkeys, as well as Good Friday in Crevillente and Easter Sunday in Finestrat.  Then we had Julie … Continue reading

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Something Out There

When I return from my day’s teaching in a British school in the Costa Blanca, most days it is a very similar routine. The donkeys see my car arriving. Morris lets out a great and glorious braying to show he is … Continue reading

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Morris the useful donkey

I have been training Morris on long reins for a few weeks and finally we have arrived at the point where he is learning to pull the cart and follow a few basic instructions like, “Don’t crash the cart Morris!” … Continue reading

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