Friday, September 30, 2005


In case some of our readers have missed it, do take time to look at the drawings Aletta has sent to Mnemosyne. A special childhood in very special drawings. Fran

Riders Wanted

The Donkeys Union have offered services in polishing the dancing platform. They need helpers. Price for one chaff sack ride: one apple, or ten cores. The Secretary

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Just When You Thought It Was Safe....

Guess what I've been doing?

Oh yes indeedy, I'm back....see you all very, very soon
Anita Marie

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Hermitage Pulications - Create, Create..

Create, Create....the journey is all...
copyright word and image Monika Roleff 2005.

New Service available

The Donkey Port now has overnight communication as posted. We hope this new service will be used. The Secretary

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Anniversary at the Gypsy Camp

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You all know Sibyl Enchanteur! She is never one to be coy and shy and loves to make a grand entrance at a party. Tonight she looked spectacular in a blue gown and shawl, studded with luminous black pearls.

This photograph was taken as guests arrived at the Gypsy Camp's party for Carol Abel who is celebrating her pearl anniversary. Raven bought Carol's present in her beak and presented it to her. Carol looked particularly radiant but she couldn't stay long because Paul whisked her off to an exotic destination as a special treat to mark the event. Everyone else danced and sang long into the night.

May the pearls of memory be blessed

For Carol and Paul on their wedding anniversary : May happiness be with you always, Fran

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Notice from the Secretary for Lois

Meeting of donkeys on Donkeys Inc. Hoped to live up to your standards of care for donkeys. The Sec.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Hermitage Publications Seeking Submissions

Invitations soon to be sent out, or email if you would like guidelines....golden opportunity to have your original ideas recognised.....Imogen Crest, Hermitage Publications, Hermitage Regions.

For those interested in pencil drawing

A blog site devoted to pencils, history, drawings and tidbits :

A friend recommended this and it has some very good bits of information and some drawings that I enjoyed. Fran

Friday, September 23, 2005


Dear Travelers,

We have posted the new Menu of the Week at Tea, Tree & Quills. Please stop by for a rest and a spot of tea. It is our first week and we would love to see you! Don’t be alarmed when things go missing. The dear brownies find it very funny to “misplace” things. Keep looking, it might be in a forgotten pocket.

We have a lovely view overlooking the creek. Some darling mermaids have taken to sunning themselves nearby. They don’t mind being observed or sketched. I hope you enjoy yourself here. Please contact the Enchantress for permission to post a letter or a poem.

Many blessings,

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I am here...I am here

Just checking in. I am around and am working on some art and some writing. It has been the beginning of the school year and I have been side-tracked as I needed to work with my daughter to get her back into school. There were a couple of rough episodes but I think I have her settling in alright now. phew! I have also been working with Seniors in our town doing crafts in preparation for their "Fall-Ball" at the Seniors Center next month (so hey! I guess I am making art a daily practise aren't I??? hee hee)
I'll be joining back in very shortly now that the crisis period is over!

hugs to you all,

Friday, September 16, 2005

Postcard Home - Safe with Nature's Signposts

Reporting assistance from nature's signposts,
chattering parrot and pointing flower....
safe journeying.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The secretary reports

Fran, secretary of donkeys union, has a description of her visit to the Isle of Ancestors on that site.

Letter home

Letter home
Dear Mum and Dad,
you will remember that I talked to you of Lemuria when we last met. Well, a number of travellers, including myself, set off at the end of July from the Lemurian Abbey with Heather as our enchanting leader, on a creative journey. So far we have been to the Sybilla's grotto in Umbria, to the House of Serpents where we saw the fountain of forgiveness and performed for the Gorgon. She was so pleased with our performances that she gave each of us a snake to be our guides for the week that we were staying there.
From there we went on the most exciting night ride imaginable. I went to the tree of crystal souls.

We were then encouraged to go and visit Baba Yaga who lives in an extraordinary cottage perched on chicken's legs and surrounded by a fence of human bones, topped with skulls. Unfortunately, while we were staying with her we were all kidnapped and carried off to Koshchey's lair from whence we were rescued by 3 knights. We're now back at Baba Yaga's where we will probably stay until the rest of the travellers have caught up with us. In the meantime we are busy working on a tapestry along the lines of the Bayeux tapestry.

Rumour has it that a Shakespearian troupe will be setting up tomorrow so hopefully we'll get some good entertainment.

So far the trip has been quite extraordinary. The other travellers have had a wide variety of experiences - some delightful, some not so pleasant. Heather is an excellent guide and the enchantress is something of a hard taskmistress.
That's all for now,
PS I hope to be trying out my skills as a cartographer

Query from the Secretary

I have been resting and meeting with ancestors on the Isle of Ancestors. It appears, however, that a lot of playful donkeys and a few naughty owlets are kicking up dust and making life a misery for The Great White Owl. Will someone please send me a report via Donkey Corp. in order that I may take immediate disciplinary action? Signed, The Secretary c/o the Ferry Women

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Greetings from Luna

Dear Travelers,

I have been sleeping in a pile of leaves. I think the fey have been playing with me. Once I saw them through my enchanted spectacles they loved that I could finally see them. I will try to join you all soon!


Saturday, September 10, 2005

Found a beautiful spot to camp for a couple of days. Sitting on my step and waiting to see donkeys..Tinker sends his regards to the Donkey Union, says he has learned much from them...

Friday, September 09, 2005

Notice from the Secretary

The Donkeys Union advises the users of this post that the Grand Mistress of the Tall Tower has established a business headquarters for us. You will find us at The Secretary is proud to announce that we have already had an inquiry for rental of a donkey with cart. Thank you Gwen

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Secretary send word

The entire membership of the Donkeys Union have said farewell to the Hermitage and its dear Mistress. They have instructed me that they will want to have word from the Tower regarding their next stable as soon as their Secretary's magic slate is within range. Fran has AirPort and can relay emails. The Secretary

Sunday, September 04, 2005

House of Baba

Baba is exculsive
she won't let me in
and I don't know where
that invitation can be hiding

Of course the reason may be that with me are twelve donkeys with wings that talk a lot
and gossip
and four blessed dolphins that like to eat a lot of fish but are willing enough to carry the load
when the passage is by water.

Gillian's funeral parade has had to be postponed for a day
because the secretary has been climbing too many stairs
and had to go for xrays, The secretary of the Donkeys' Union, and the dolphin rider.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Notice from the Secretary

Sad news posted on the road to the House of Serpents. The Donkeys' Union Secretary