39 and Counting

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39 and Counting
I live a long way from my old home in the UK, trying a new life in Israel with my husband and three young children. It's still a work in practice. I teeter on the edge of extreme homesickness and extreme gratitude for the sunshine.
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  • Dear Diary 1 year ago When I first started writing this blog, all those years ago, I wrote it with a few readers in mind.  One person in particular I hoped read the posts, enjoyed my ruminations and perhaps gained her approval, was my Aunt.  I actually don’t know how many posts she read.  I will never find out...
  • Let it snow, let it snow 5 years ago For readers who are knee high in snow at the moment, look away now. We in the Med see very little of the cold white stuff, in fact here in the coastal plain snow just doesn’t fall. Last weekend on hearing the news of a snow fall in the Jerusalem area and the Golan, our…
  • What a difference a decade makes 5 years ago Ten years ago today I said good-bye to my family and friends and boarded a plane for the Holy Land. I was about to embark on a journey of life, of discovery, of fear, loathing and love. Ten years on, 3 children, 3 conflicts, 3 homes and a lot poorer I can honestly say that…
  • Here Come the Blue Skies 5 years ago The grey clouds keep rolling in and the thunder is in the distance but there is always a chink of blue sky out there, somewhere. Isn’t there?
  • Youth Don't Leave Me 5 years ago I may well have slipped onto the slide of middle-age and am currently flying past every marker on route. This week’s marker was, at first glance, something only the young do: waiting for concert tickets to go on sale to ensure purchase. Then I realised I was over 40 and my chosen concert was to…

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  • Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Israel for first-timers Writing Contest March 2013 Full title: Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Israel for first-timers or Fail-safe ways to impress friends and family with the country you now call home Jerusalem. It goes without saying that any first time visitor to Israel should visit this...

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