A little mouse with clogs on

You'd be forgiven for thinking my home is infested with vermin as there are days when I believe it to be true. If it's not the cockroach colony raving in my back garden at night, it's the ants that appear from nowhere and form lines across my work surfaces if I don't disinfect them every 3…

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How much is that doggie in the window?

It's a sad day in our house today as we are recovering from the news that our dear doggie has died.  I chose Jesse from a shelter when he was around 6 months old and I was around 6 months in Israel.  We were both struggling.  He was flea infested and his ginger hair was…

Sentimental Journey

Today is Father’s Day in the UK and it would be a bit remiss of me not to dedicate today’s ramblings to my Pops.  This year Pops is celebrating his 75th birthday which I can hardly get my head around so I’ve no idea how he is taking it.  He is blessed so far with…

Dedication, that’s what you need

Bureaucracy stinks.  There is not a country in the world that does not have its own set of bureaucratic problems.  However, I don't live in another country in the world, I live in Israel. Here is a quick guide on how to answer questions, fill in forms and deal with bureaucracy, Israel-style. 1.  A straightforward…

Do you want to come to a party?

It’s been a weekend of parties.  Unfortunately not parties of the adult variety but 5-year-old birthday parties.  A strange phenomenon of my eldest’s nursery is that all the kids seem to have birthdays from May to July.  Must be something in the water in the autumn here.  Anyway every week I duly head off to…