Just chatting to my Dad on the telephone and he was telling me about an oil painting my cousin had picked up from a car boot sale of a donkey shay, the conversation went something like this:
Dad – Francis got a picture of a donkey shay going up hillhead
Me – Sorry a donkey in the shade? I said
D – No a donkey shay! Dad replied
M – What’s a donkey shade?
D – donkey shay!
M – What S. H. A. Y.?
D – Yes!
M – Whats that?
D – You know what a donkey shay is?
M – No I don’t
D – Like a cart, but a shay.
M – Let me Google it
M- Ah a donkey shay! Ok got it
Dad – (relieved sigh)
So, for those that didn’t know what a donkey shay is here is one, photographed in Leedstown Cornwall. Special thanks to the photographer who took this image for putting my mind at rest!