Lord of the Files

I have been pruning all the trees at El Parral.  I am into my second winter season here, and the trees have mostly been saved.  Regular readers may remember the trees were in a poor state because the property had been long derelict.  Now is the time to increase the yield by pruning back the … More Lord of the Files

Feast of the Ass

Today 14th January is the Feast of the Ass.  See the page about this in my donkey Culture & History pages.  I was also sent a link by Jim in USA to remind me about today, which I must admit I had actually forgotten. Many thanks Jim! He included a link to a priest’s blog. … More Feast of the Ass

The Brexit bouquet

For most people it is the end of the year.  For teachers, it is simply the end of the first term.  An opportunity to relax at home with the inevitable illnesses you have caught from the children.  It has always been a mystery to me, why we always have to finish the hardest, most tiring … More The Brexit bouquet

Happy Boxes Day

When the Peasant gave us our breakfast this morning he said, “Happy Boxing Day, donks!”  We were a bit puzzled by this, and Morris didn’t have time to look it up on the Interweb thingy because he was too busy eating his breakfast.  However, all was explained later.  Boxing Day is the day when you … More Happy Boxes Day

An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

Plaza Torreta 17 Finestrat Alicante 03509 Spain  garethomas@hotmail.com Nigel Farage MEP The Old Grain Store Church Lane Lyminster West Sussex BN17 7QJ nigel.farage@ep.europa.eu 14 December 2017 Dear Mr Farage, I was galvanised by your performance in the Brexit plenary in the European Parliament on Tuesday.  You may remember I wrote to you before this plenary concerning my … More An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

Odd jobs

I have been rather busy this past week, and fighting a cold at the same time.  As part of the British in Europe lobbying group, I’ve been writing letters to MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) asking them not to agree a deal with the UK until our citizens’ rights are properly secured.  As we … More Odd jobs