Category Archives: Israel Calling

Moving spirit

Another moving snippet. As you can see from the photo above, progress has been made. The books are (mostly) on the shelves. However, they badly need a good tidy up. And we still have way too many fiction books – … Continue reading

Posted in Israel Calling | Tagged

The miracle of the light

It’s about moving into a new home. A newly built home. It’s about not trying to get upset by the bits the builder has not quite got round to. And it’s about not being bothered by the constant river of … Continue reading

Posted in Israel Calling

Happy Chanukah!

In Israel, you don’t have to be Jewish, and you don’t have to be religious, to know that Chanukah is on its way. For several weeks before the festival, there is an invasion of donuts. In the supermarkets, in the … Continue reading

Posted in Israel Calling

You’ve got to laugh

At the beginning of the month, due in no small part to the efforts of Lenny Wolfe, there was an evening of Scottish Humour held at the St Andrew’s Scottish Guest House in Jerusalem. After a swift tour of the … Continue reading

Posted in Israel Calling

Going deep

One of the things I miss from Scotland is the mountain biking. The facilities in Israel are not as well developed, though there is a huge interest in the sport, and new bike shops seem to keep opening up. And … Continue reading

Posted in Israel Calling

First cut is the deepest

This Shabbat, I experienced another first in my continuing aliyah adventure:

Posted in Israel Calling

Are you being served?

I went in to the supermarket to pick up a few things. In the midst of my wanderings through the aisles, I saw the store’s own brand wipes, priced at 7.99 (Shekels) a packet. The shelf below was jammed full … Continue reading

Posted in Israel Calling