Friday, 31 October 2008

My brilliant day out

Now, I know I might sound a tad of a saddo in this post, but I really don't care LOL

It's my birthday soon, you know the kind when people expect a big party. Now personally I can't see the point. I celebrated being 21, and if I am working at the time, I can see the point of celebrating retirement (though how does one retire from working at home ????)
Anyway, if other people want to party, I will gladly wish them well, and even help them, but it's not for me.

So my lovely daughter came up with another way of celebrating.

All year I have (partly) jokingly said that all I want is a donkey, adopting a donkey would do fine. So my daughter arranged for my nephew to take me to a donkey sanctuary for the day.

It was brilliant. I felt like a child again, having gained a love of donkeys at the age of 10 while learning the poem by Walter de la Mare, Nicholas Nye.
When we were small, we didn't do donkey rides, I was 8 before I saw the sea, and that was a cold wet day. Of course I'd seen donkeys, but that poem just sparked something inside me.

Don't get me wrong, I don't go mad and have everything donkey around me. I do have a couple of ornaments, but the real thing is better. And today I got to cuddle and scratch lots of donkeys.
(Donkeys love to be scratched really hard, almost as much as eating!)

Anyway, here are a few pics of the most gorgeous donkeys, all of them rescued.

I love geese too, and this lovely fellow I could have bundled up and brought home, such a character!

I hope you can see him in the middle of the photo, he is very big!!!

So, that's been my day. Wonderful. Thank you Claudia xxxx

Love and blessings in Christ


Lace hearts said...

Elaine - that sounds like a brilliant birthday treat to me. I agree about the party, I can take it or leave it. But things like this are special. I love donkeys too, and ponies, and horses. But donkeys are very cute. xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a nice day Elaine. Love the pics, thats goose is fab!
love sue

Elaine said...

Thanks both xxx

Is that you our Sue???


angel said...

Oh what a beautiful post, i think Donkeys have such pretty faces and minging breath, lol.

Have the best day ever tomorrow and enjoy thinking about which *ONE* [you cant adopt them all ya know] Donkey your going to adopt. *smile*

Love hugs and blessings. X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

claire said...

What a lovely birthday treat. I'm with you on the party thing too.
Glad you had a great day :)

Anonymous said...

yes its me our Lainey. have a great birthday tomorrow hun. xxxx

Country Bliss said...

Sounds like great fun. I love geese too.
Happy birthday.
Yvonne x

Marianne said...

Hi Elaine,
Thank you for you kind comment on my blog.
Congratulations on your birthday!

second wind said...

A day out like that beats any party hands down! Glad you had a brilliant time, Elaine xx

sharie said...

Happy Birthday! Whenever that might be and ejoy your adopted donkey :-)

MaryPoppins said...

What a lovely day you had :) I agree there is something quite wonderful about donkeys, I always get quite emotional in their presence, talking of presents hope you had some nice ones :)

Much love Mary X

Martha said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by the other day to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving1 OMG, I too love donkeys and I have always wanted to own one! I have a little carved marble donkey next to my computer. I think there is something so sweet about them and after all a little donkey carried Mary before Jesus was born, I have a statue of that too, made by Hummel, my brother gave it to me one year for Christmas. Have you ever heard the song, Dominic the Donkey, a silly Christmas song, I think it is on my blog where I have the music player, years ago my son heard that song and thought it was funny/cute, now for me it represents the upcoming Christmas Holiday and special of memories of my son when he was a teen!
Have a great day, take care, Martha