I have just been for a Christmas Day walk with Aitana and Morris and will shortly go up to Finestrat for Christmas lunch with friends. Thanks to all readers of this blog and to those of you who were also readers of the Brother Lapin blog which preceded it.
It is five years ago that I bought Rubí and Matilde and just over four years ago that they gave birth to their foals Morris and Aitana. All the early times – with photos and videos – are recorded on the old Brother Lapin blog which still exists as a record, but is now replaced by this blog.
It was on the old blog that Rubí began writing her Tuesday blog posts Her ventures into theology, astronomy and climate change are quite remarkable. Here is Rubí’s Tuesday blog from June this year, when she decided to write about the new encyclical on climate change from Pope Francis.
And in these cooler shorter days of winter, it is good to recall the long hot lazy days of July. The video I posted on the old blog “La Vida es Bella” really captures the simplicity – and the hard work involved – of life here in this field withfour donkeys. Have an enjoyable Christmas and a happy New Year.
Update 26 December
The blogpost for Monday 28 December will be a reflection on the role of the donkey in the mediaeval Feast of Fools. Meanwhile, here is something festive and very silly…