Return of Brother Lapin’s donkey blog

Thanks to Scary Goat and Dilly for responding to my SOS emails to send in a comment explaining my silence. I have been locked out of my blog for two weeks.

Since my phone handset was replaced following firework damage (yes, what a mad life I lead) the two-step authentication used to prevent my blog being hacked failed to work. WordPress did not accept the code numbers generated by Google Authenticator on the phone. To make matters even more complicated, WordPress support disappeared for these two weeks! They posted a notice to the effect that the company was involved in some arcane team-building group hug, so whatever problems we bloggers might have would just have to wait until they returned. Great! Not exactly what I pay my annual fee for, in order to have a address.

Anyhow, it has all been sorted out this evening and the blog is back in action. I can also access my other blog which I use for teaching, and deprivation of that site has been more frustrating, as it is regularly updated with homework materials and case studies current to the exam classes I am teaching.

Since it is Monday evening and I have a full week’s work ahead of me, the school blog must take priority. Apologies to readers for the silence these past weeks. Donkey news will follow shortly, but here is a picture of Morris pulling me and the cart yesterday during his latest driving lesson.

Morris minor driving slowly uphill

Morris minor driving slowly uphill


About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself dividing my time mostly between looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca and preparing a legal case against the corrupt management of my monstrous last employer - the Elians group - for unfair dismissal. I like to hear the wind in the pine trees. I do not like struggling to get a duvet into a duvet cover. My musical tastes are extinct and I have mostly given up cycle racing.
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