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

The Internet of Fools

Readers of a nervous disposition should leave the blog now because I am going to write one of my increasingly rare blog posts about things religious. As readers will be aware from the blog posts here last year, I increasingly saw my search for a new place to live as a continuation of my interrupted vocation to … More The Internet of Fools

The Wisdom of Me

Rubi’s Shrove Tuesday Blog, 28 February 2017 Note for new readers.  There are other donkey blogs, but is the only blog with posts written by a donkey.  Rubí donkey writes an occasional Tuesday piece, helped by Morris donkey when background reading is required. One thing you may not know about donkeys is that our long … More The Wisdom of Me

On my farm…?

When I am introduced by friends to a newcomer or visitor to the Costa Blanca, there is always mention of the donkeys.  So, a typical introduction is, “This is Gareth who has four donkeys.”  Sometimes there is a longer version: “This is Gareth who bought two donkeys and they were both pregnant, so now he has … More On my farm…?