Author Archives: Gareth Thomas

About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.

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Brother Lapin’s Pilgrimage ends here, on the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, Saturday 15th August 2015. The new blog Equus Asinus can be found at and I hope all regular readers will join me there: same donkeys and same … Continue reading

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Brother Lapin’s Pilgrimage

Brother Lapin’s Pilgrimage ceased operating at the domain name in July 2015.  Do not panic, faithful readers of the donkey blog: it continues on the new Equus Asinus blog: Brother Lapin’s pilgrimage ran for five years. It began as a … Continue reading

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La Vida es Bella: life with donkeys

At the end of the first full week of the holidays, I can say with great confidence as I look around my house and the donkey field, I have completed absolutely none of the things on my list of Things to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis visits the donkey field, nearly

It was very nice on the first Monday of the holidays not to have to go to work. That was good enough, but it got much better when we found that the Pope was going to pay a visit. Somebody … Continue reading

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Morris of Arabia

Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83. Morris pays tribute.

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Brother Lapin blog is five years old

Due to the recent fifth birthday celebrations of a quite different sort of blog last weekend, I was reminded that this blog began five years ago this week. I wasn’t sure whether I particularly wanted to mark the occasion because … Continue reading

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Pope Francesco’s Amazing Climate Theatre

Rubí donkey always does thinking on Tuesdays and she was pleased to receive an unofficial copy of the new recyclical by Pope Francis, which is embargoed and due for release on Thursday.  Obviously that would have been too late for … Continue reading

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