Definitely a wintry day here in Israel

Today was very much a wintry day here in Israel. It was freezing cold, and rained for most of the day. Thankfully I work from home! I still prefer this weather to the Israeli Summer!

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

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: A hailstorm arrived as our kids were about […]

Rain drops in a thunderstorm

We had a somewhat unusual thunderstorm the other day. It took me back to my childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we frequently had Highveld thunderstorms after a hot day. Some of my favourite childhood memories are of those storms, especially lying in bed at night listening to the rain running through the gutters above […]

The Great Israeli Umbrella Fraud

Each Winter, Israelis are taken in by the Great Israeli Umbrella Fraud, and someone has to speak out. Today, that someone is me.

Here comes the rain again … and again …

Israeli singer, Dikla, has a great cover of the classic Eurythmics song, “Here comes the rain again”. I showed our kids both the original and the cover last night. Talk about nostalgia.

For a little girl who is afraid of storms

Something for my little girl who is afraid of storms

Rainy days are writing days

It is cold and rainy this week in Israel with perfect writing days.

Something for rain-soaked Capetonians

I have been hearing how awful Cape Town’s weather is lately. I spoke to a Capetonian today who told me about the clouds, the rain, the wind and the cold weather. Capetonians are usually so generous when it comes to sharing their experiences of their terrific weather in other seasons, I thought it is only […]

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