The day after Morris was born, some friends came to see him and Matilde upstaged the whole day by giving birth to Aitana while we watched. Never to be forgotten! What a magic day that was. Below is Aitana, on her birthday, three years later.
What about a birthday present? Always difficult buying for donkeys: they are very picky. The football disaster has already been recorded on this blog.
After that farce, I went in search of a horse toy in the Tots d’Animals shop in La Nucia a few months ago but the one thing they had was sixty Euros: a robust rubber ball with a handle on it. No way was I paying that kind of money for a portable beach ball!
However, this week in school, I noticed kids on orange rubber space hoppers in the reception class, and I suddenly connected: they were just the same as the “horse toy” being sold for sixty Euros! So this evening I went to find a toy shop, but the big Rubik’s toy shop in La Marina had closed down. Due to the financial crisis probably; as everything is ultimately blamed on the financial crisis rather than commercial incompetence.
A friend and neighbour just told me there is another big toy store that I didn’t know about. Too late for Morris and Aitana’s birthday, but I shall try to get a space hopper as their pressie and give it to them at the weekend. Watch out for the video. They will run away from the space hopper and hide in the corner of the field. A betting certainty.