Isn’t it awful?

I had a couple of emails recently from kind readers of asking me if everything is OK, since I haven’t updated the blog for longer than usual.  Thank you, everything is OK here.  I’m in a more than usually tight exam schedule in school, and by the end of the next week it will … More Isn’t it awful?

Jurassic Parral

Rubí’s Tuesday Blog I don’t know why but we suddenly have dinosaurs on the field.  They arrived on Saturday.  They are living in a specially constructed dinosaur shed attached to our stable. Morris says he has been reading up on the matter from his Eye Spy Book of Dinosaurs and by the way they walk, and … More Jurassic Parral

Thoughts about Nothing and Everything

Note for new readers: Rubí donkey writes an occasional Tuesday piece on, helped by Morris donkey when background reading is required. So, that’s Palm Sunday over for another year.  We ate the palms.  What’s next?  Morris has gone back to eating trousers.  And I’m in my house awaiting further developments. Time to reflect on … More Thoughts about Nothing and Everything

The Resistance begins

It has been a terrible week for truth and reality.  Similar situation to the US citizens trying to deal with the lies of Trump. This blog stands with Europe against the lunacy of the British disaster.  More to follow.  It is not the end. The Resistance begins. __________________________________________________ “We have a fight on our hands. … More The Resistance begins

Donkey social behaviour

Social interaction in a small family group of donkeys tends to involve everyone.  Here is a typical sequence from this afternoon. Aitana and her mother Matilde are having a siesta.  Aitana sat down first and then Matilde came to join her in close proximity.  They take turns rolling over and grunting.   Morris arrives from the … More Donkey social behaviour

Vida’s story

Rubí donkey’s Tuesday blog: This week’s Tuesday blog is not about us pampered donks in El Parral but about Vida’s story. Matilde and I had our foals Aitana and Morris in 2011 and our owner briefly thought about finding good homes for them when they were yearlings. He decided he could not take the risk … More Vida’s story

Spring forward

The clocks have gone forward and El Parral is bursting into life.  Having spent the first days of this five-day break (fiesta today) settling issues arising from outside of this place, I am clearly resolved now to return to basics. Above all I need to remember that my chosen solitary life in this place needs to have in … More Spring forward