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88 ways in which my baby is like my donkey
After the walk / Where are we now?

88 ways in which my baby is like my donkey

None of which are to do with the (admittedly fairly large) size of my baby’s ears… Read on to find out all the ways that my cardboard-eating dependents take after each other I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. This baby we made is now nine months old – […]

Chatting to Alastair Humphreys
Miscellaneous / Philosophising

Chatting to Alastair Humphreys

Last year I was interviewed by the extremely busy adventurer Alastair Humphreys for his website and a book on grand adventures, called Grand Adventures. It’s out this week – I just got my copy in the post, which made a nice change from the rest of this week’s parcels (nipple […]

The next adventure…
After the walk / Philosophising / The blog

The next adventure…

A man called Tim is currently camping next to a slightly bemused Chico, in a field full of flowers and sunshine, high above Aberystwyth. This morning there were some vigorous rainstorms and he was lying in his tent reading Celtic prayers, and noticed how many of them mention shelter. “It’s […]

Galloping donkey nutcases
After the walk

Galloping spring

I took the freshly washed head collars back to the field on Tuesday morning, giving myself a little time to negotiate them onto the donkeys before the vet arrived to give them their flu and tetanus jabs. Flo is always pretty good, but Chico usually gives me a token runaround […]

Become seaside donkey’s publisher!
After the walk / The blog / The book / The film

Become seaside donkey’s publisher!

So, here we are; the BIG ASK! After busying away for a month I’ve come up with a whole menu of things to offer people as part of the next scary adventure: getting the book and film made, with your help. If you’ve not come across crowd funding (often referred […]

The high – we made it!
The blog / The journey

The high – we made it!

So, the magic circle has been completed and the boundary has been paced. Chico and I are perimeteers – we walked around the whole of Wales, and nothing really terrible happened. We are both still alive, healthier and musclier than ever before, both deeply in love with walking, and fairly […]

Could this be love?
The blog / The journey

Could this be love?

“Oh, he loves you!” say sentimental people about Chico quite often. After 850 miles, I tend to think I’ve just worn him down. We’ve both formed habits of nearly five months’ reiteration, and some of them could be mistaken for that most ephemeral of emotions. Everything changed for me at […]

Chico goes to school
The blog / The journey

Chico goes to school

Turning the southeastern corner of Wales coincided perfectly with the beginning of September – new term, new season, new compass point to follow. The middle of the day is still as blazing hot as some of those heatwave days of July, but the dew is getting heavy and the shadows […]

Zen and the art of donkey maintenance
The blog / The journey

Zen and the art of donkey maintenance

It’s a very long time since I lived so much in the moment, probably not since primary school, if then. My moment extends to making sure I have some sort of supplies for breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow, maps for the next week, a very vague idea of the next […]

The life and times of Chico
The blog / The journey

The life and times of Chico

I’ve got Chico’s passport onboard, getting a bit raggedy and regularly doused in rainwater now, and it has the address where he was born on it. It’s in Rhyl, a town with a bit of a rough reputation on the north coast of Wales, and we happened to be passing […]