Birds Flying High

Israel is geographically placed in birdwatchers heaven.  Sitting on the The Rift Valley running from Syria and Mozambique, Israel is not only poised for earthquake it is also a bridge between Europe and Africa for the millions of birds that use the warm air funnel to reach their winter or summer destinations.  Every spring around…

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Red Sky at Night

There are certain times of year when I am very happy that my home is in the Middle East.  November is one, February the other.  To me these were always the most depressing of months in the UK.  November with only a bonfire and fireworks to brighten the dull grey skies and chilly long nights.…

The Joys of Parenthood

One overheated room, one five-year-old at a swimming lesson, two three-year-olds trying to get into pool to join said swimming lesson.  Just another Monday afternoon chez nous.  Last week after overheating the twins for half an hour whilst trying to hold them back from the water (without someone calling social services) we all went outside…