Readers may have noticed that I am somewhat enchanted by donkeys and so insist on having one in the calendar. Ever since I saw a neglected donkey on sale for £10 at Puck Fair I've wanted to look after a donkey of my own. I couldn't bring one home a the time, so now I think about George. He is also an Irish donkey, abandoned this summer at the end of Cahirmee Fair in County Cork because prices were too low. The day after the fair, John and his friend, a farmer, went back to town and found him on a piece of fly-tipped land, said hello, and took him back to the farm to be cossetted. And thus George fell on his pretty little hooves - well fed, good company, plenty of treats. He is spending the winter "with a group of ponies by the river wearing a very grubby blanket". I asked if George might do a star turn here in the run up to Christmas and here he is. I may be a little bit in love.