Good news?

“Trump Trump outrage Trump Boris Brexit Trump climate panic Trump Brexit Trump Boris Boris climate panic Brexit panic Boris Trump.” “Trump outrage Boris Brexit climate panic.” “Climate panic will be coming in from the south, but followed by normal weather on Tuesday afternoon before further spells of climate panic on Wednesday.” 2019 season of BBC … More Good news?

Lobby the EU now

Dear Sra. Martínez-Alberola,* I am a British resident with my own rural property living in Comunidad Valenciana. I retired after teaching Geography here in Spain for ten years. I am a committed European and part of the British resistance to the Brexit project.   Although I am connected with Eurocitizens here in Spain and have done … More Lobby the EU now

Straw burrowing

I am very curious to know why do donkeys burrow their heads deep down in straw when eating? I delivered this morning’s feed to the indoor stable manger because I thought it was about to rain. In fact the heavy dark clouds dispersed half an hour later. Once again I observed the donkeys very quickly … More Straw burrowing

Life on the beach

I left social media and now I’ve abandoned newspaper comment threads. Here’s why. I was quite active on Twitter about ten years ago, then eventually gave it up. This was partly because it bored me but also because the people in my own group – mostly Catholics of the more conservative kind – had morphed … More Life on the beach

The quality of straw

Rubí Donkey writes her Rubí Tuesday blog.         Our Peasant is having a bad day.  He spent a short time looking at his computer this morning then a long time swearing while sweeping up donkey manure before putting the shopping bags in the long-suffering Hyundai and swearing his way down the road to go … More The quality of straw