A bitter sweet symphony, that’s life

Parents will do anything to protect their children but sometimes it's the little things that you can't protect them from and though they may be life lessons, they are so hard to learn. Yesterday was voting day for local government in Israel.  We chose a mayor and the members of the city council and so…

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How does your garden grow?

How does my garden grow?  Well it doesn't.  No scratch that, there are a couple of things that grow in my garden, the gigantic date palms and the Ficus trees and therein lies the problem. I grew up in an area where the garden was more likely to be waterlogged or too cold to grow…

It’s life Kate, but not as you knew it

My friend is a teacher back home and her Remembrance Day assembly this year is how wars affect families.  She asked me to write about my family's experiences, she actually suggested I make a video to which I snorted and said no, although seeing as she is an English teacher I am a bit scared…

Ging gang gooley

When Israelis go away for the weekend they stay in zimmers (or they camp but that's a pretty dusty/sandy experience).   Zimmer comes from the German word and has been adopted by Israel, pronounced tsimmer in Israeli-speak and is a little self contained cottage usually set in a small garden in a rural community. Zimmers…