Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rubí donkey writes to the Pope

I was surprised by Rubí this morning when she told me she wanted to write a post for this blog, an announcement which I was fortunate to capture on camera. The rest of the post is therefore entirely the work … Continue reading

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The place of the donkey in the Feast of Fools

Today 28th December is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, those infants killed by Herod when he realised that his monitoring of the three wise men had failed to lead him to Jesus, the Messiah King.  There are many different … Continue reading

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Returning home to the donkeys

So, home with the donkeys and back to normal.  It is good to be back with them, even after such a short time away.  I’m not too sure that I really want to go away again.  Maybe I will let … Continue reading

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On the Feast of Stephen

In the midnight Mass in Ibiza cathedral, bishop Vicente Juan Segura reminded the small faithful remnant – about fifty Ibicenco Catholics attending – of the need to evangelize and proclaim the mystery that the Creator of the universe became a Child among men, … Continue reading

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Ibiza town in winter? There’s more life in the necropolis.

I’m not very sure why I thought it was a good idea to spend Christmas in Ibiza town. I had the opportunity to leave the donkeys in the good hands of my friend Carl for a few days, so I … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from the Donkeys

This year I was determined to resist the temptation to put Santa hats on the donkeys and do the same old clichéd line-up. I thought we might instead do a photo-shoot with the donkeys on a pre-Christmas night out in … Continue reading

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Platero y Yo

It is nice of Google to remember the centenary of the publication of Platero y Yo with a Google-doodle today, even if it is a rather disneyfied donkey… … or maybe a “My Little Pony” lookalike.  Yuk!   If you want … Continue reading

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