I went for a walk to do some shopping this morning. One of the cool benefits of our new city center is a convenient, short tunnel to the mall. It was nice to be out, roaming around the city a little, even with a mask taped to my face (it stops fogging up my sunglasses!).… Continue reading Light at the end of a short tunnel

Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

Tal Kravitz performed in the park as part of Modiin's Autumn Festival

Tal Kravitz performed at one of our city’s annual Autumn music festival events in a neighbourhood park yesterday. According to his bio on his Facebook Page – Tal Kravitz is a musician and a singer educated at Israel’s finest music institutions. He is also a traveler who journeyed on a personal search for original tribal…… Continue reading Music in the park with Tal Kravitz

Sunrise photowalk along the new Modiin city center boulevard

Exploring our new city center Years under construction I’ve been watching the Modiin city centre slowly take shape over the last four years. I captured the development’s progress on and off in my photographs, many of which are on Flickr 👉 2015-12-22 Directing construction2015-12-15 Construction one morning2017-01-07 Exploring an evolving site2018-06-09 Modiin City Centre construction…… Continue reading Sunrise photowalk along the new Modiin city center boulevard

Sidewalk mosaic

This path leading up to a local community center and youth center has been adorned with these mosaics

The city adorned a path leading up to a local community center with a series of mosaics. I took a walk out there this morning, and took photos of them. One of the concrete panels is blank, which is a little odd. Hopefully that will also be filled at some point.

Marriage v13.0

We celebrated our 13th anniversary with breakfast, and a hike up Gitvat HaTitora. Beautiful weather!

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary, and we both took the day off (I’ve taken the rest of this week off – I feel like I’m due for a breather from work after a busy ±8 months). We did a repeat of our last anniversary, and went for a hike up Givat HaTitora just outside…… Continue reading Marriage v13.0

Thunderstorms and why I’m so glad I work from home

Photo by Joy Stamp on Unsplash

There are many reasons why I’m glad I can work from home. Rainy, Winter days are definitely one of those reasons. Today is pretty cold (for Israel at any rate), and we have rain forecast for the whole day. We’ve had a small downpour already this morning: https://youtu.be/XVwURTd71mM A hailstorm arrived as our kids were…… Continue reading Thunderstorms and why I’m so glad I work from home

My Saturday afternoon hike up Givat HaTitora in photos

My blood glucose has been really high lately, so I’ve made an effort to get as much exercise as I can. That’s mostly been going for longer walks, and getting my heart rate up. I decided to go for a hike up Givat HaTitoria this afternoon as an alternative to parking off in front of…… Continue reading My Saturday afternoon hike up Givat HaTitora in photos

Chanukah 2018 memories

Chanukah (aka Hanukkah) is my favourite festival on the Jewish calendar. Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‬ ḥanuká, Tiberian: ḥanuká, usually spelled חֲנוּכָּה‎, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time…… Continue reading Chanukah 2018 memories