Donkey’s Back el Burro Tweet- up: WIN an Art replica Donkey

What happened to Donkey?


Join us at el Burro for an evening of delectable Mexican canapes, a frozen La Meurte- Agave de Jalisco Margarita (read: sublime), a chance to mingle with fellow Twits and non Twits and win some fantastic prizes, as we celebrate Donkey’s prolific return back home to the loving arms of the house of taco and salsa…and tequila!

R20 of every ticket will be donated to help2read (Please contact me through the blog or Marc at if you’d like to know more about what we do, how to volunteer and our events). Allow us to take this opportunity to extend a very warm thank you to Nic and the team at El Burro who have allowed us to share Donkey’s limelight!

It costs help2read R1000 a year to put  one child though our programme- so you know where the pennies are going.

In addition to some awesome prizes, you could win a unique art replica of donkey if you Tweet a sonnet, haiku or a few lines about what happened to donkey: send your tweet to @help2read or leave a comment here.

Brutal capture

Lonely Nights,

And then – a light,

Back to the warmth of Taco- I am home

For some crafty inspiration please read here where the stories are adventurous and must be read in an authentic Mexican accent – be sure to say hello to the spinner of these tales, Matthew Kent- he’ll be the one in the taco suit, I believe.

Please RSVP here:  There are only a few spots left.

Where: El Burro, 81 Main Road, Green Point                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               When: Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 6- 8pm

How much: R120 (R20 goes to help2read and the rest to cover your margarita and scrumptious canapes)

What should you do: RSVP here asap.

If you’d  like, bring children’s books (ages 6- 13) along and we will make sure they go into our book boxes at one of the over 100 schools we help across the Western Cape.

Thank you Cape Town! (and any visitors we may have)- let us eat, drink and make this a much happier place with a literate future for our children.

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  1. Melissa March 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Snatched in the darkness
    a lonely Donkey he cried
    now back home with smiles

  2. Butterfingers March 25, 2011 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Little donkey, little donkey lived in El Burro.
    Eating yum yums that made his tummy grow.
    “A shot or two of tequila should ease me into bed”
    From 1 to 2 and 2 to 5, suddenly donkey had 10

    Little donkey, little donkey cried into the night
    “My hooves are heavy and my home’s not in sight”
    He closes his eyes and cries himself to sleep,
    dreaming of carrots and jumping sheep.

    Little donkey, little donkey, wakes up looking like hell
    He sniffs the air and recognises the smell
    “Tacos, salsa and oh no tequila shots of ten?
    How he got home, no one knows, but he never drank again.

  3. help2read March 25, 2011 at 7:01 am - Reply

    To get the ball rolling,we’ll fathom a guess; He saw another donkey, wearing a dress; For true love @_El_Burro, he cantered away; they eloped & got married, that very same day; Now they’ve returned, because the honeymoon she’s done; this donkey he’s back, no longer on the run

  4. help2read March 25, 2011 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Donkey didn’t realise he was gone for so long; he went to visit his Mama, is that so wrong? Her tacos,burritos & tasty margaritas, he decided to stay a while & get to know some senoritas 🙂

  5. Marc Eastwood March 25, 2011 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Donkey says on return- the guy who carried me away chuckled so hard that he dropped me, he was laughing his ass off

  6. Hanli van Aswegen March 25, 2011 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Nacho Libre – the movie, you’ve seen?
    Burro the Luchador, in the ring is where he’s been.
    In Mekiko, fighting for fame and fighting for glory
    But he missed Cape Town too much, hence the end of the story

  7. Tish McGee March 30, 2011 at 7:04 am - Reply

    There once was a donkey so astounding, it blinded its foes with sheer awesomeness. A mere wink would conquer all.

  8. Tish McGee March 30, 2011 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Who shot JR? Donkey did, & ran off on a whirlwind affair with a panda named Lucy. Good times.

  9. Blake March 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    The eve began
    Tequila in hand
    Where would it lead?
    Pin the tail on me

    Heady drinks made for lost thoughts
    The nights I was gone were hangover fraught
    But Lo! I am now returned anew
    And for my friends a fresh tequila brew!

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