Rubí donkey is on Wordpress! … More Brayday, brayday!
Rubí has been writing the occasional Tuesday blog post for nearly three years now. She first suggested the idea in December 2014 in an inspired moment when she decided to address Pope Francis on the subject of global warming. Since then, she has written blogs about Big Things and little things and today’s blog is … More Humble and sweet poverty
This week I’m reviewing the exhibition, The Legacy of Our Mariners: Benidorm and the Merchant Navy, now in its last few days. (Open daily until 15 November in the Museo Boca del Calvari, Calle Tomas Ortuño, Benidorm.) A few years ago, while researching the development of tourism in Benidorm for Geography teaching, I first began to … More Popeye and olives
In today’s Rubí Tuesday blog post, Rubí continues (from last week’s post) the story of Morris’s father. You will remember that Ferdinand – on one of his many escapes from the enclosure in Parcent – had seen a film when he looked through a window of the Union Hall, with some scenes of a donkey … More Paternity and the Peasant (Part 2)
Dear Mr Thomas Thanks for commenting on The World Tonight. I obviously take issue with the idea that the World Tonight – or BBC News in general – has shown “overwhelming bias” on the Catalonia story. I can only speak in detail about my own programme: We have conducted numerous interviews over the last few … More The BBC replies to this blog
Olive curing recipes I asked Tito in the Nutrivila shop where I buy all my farm supplies, what is the best way to cure olives? I came away with five new plastic buckets and a traditional olive curing recipe. But I also found out for the first time that there are different types of plastic: … More Curing olives
Last year there were no olives on the trees in El Parral. We were still in a period of drought, added to which problem the trees had been left unattended for fifteen years and they were in a poor condition. I am pleased to say that the olive crop this year is very good. … More Harvesting the olives
After my summer holiday was ruined because of the great donkey panic (Aitana’s awful decline in health after the vet innoculated her with ‘flu vaccine while she was weak with laminitis), this half term has been a time to relax and catch up with some of the summer jobs around the house and field that … More All Saints Day and Sanity Returns