life in Israel

Midlife Singlemum: Yom Kippur In Israel – Single Mum, Parents Article

May all your roads to happiness be clear. (Acre, August 2019) I’ve been AWOL on the blog due to traveling and then having to catch up with real life, and a bit of apathy tbh. I keep composing great blog posts in my head and never getting round to typing them  up and publishing. Oh well. This is how it goes in Israel… July and August are the long summer break for schools, and then when you get back to…

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Midlife Singlemum: Back To School – Single Mum, Parents Article

Good Bye Summer! Here are my Reasosn 2B Cheerful for this week. The linky is back with Becky on Lakes single Mum. 1 Back to School (Obviously) I’m only writing this because my actual classroom time doesn’t begin until after the upcoming Jewish festivals, They’re late this year so I won’t be wall-to-wall scheduled until the end of October. That said, I am working at home and some hours at college but it’s a whole different ball game when you’re…

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Midlife Singlemum: R2BC – End Of Summer – Single Mum, Parents Article

I once wrote a blog post about why you have to go away during the summer and how you can do it without spending a fortune. I wrote it when DD was 4 1/2 but it’s still relevant for older kids. We were coming to the end of nine weeks of school break for DD and although I’ve been working steadily on online summer courses and prep for next year (supposedly), we were beginning to feel like we’d done nothing.…

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R2BC – The DD Edition – Single Mum, Parents Article

Stretching by the pond at the top of my Mum’s road. Lots of milestone events for DD this week and these are my Reasons 2B Cheerful. The linky is back with Mich on Mummy from the Heart.  1Competition SquadDD’s biggest dream this year has been to be in the Competition Squad (henceforth known as CS) at gymnastics. She was mortally offended when one of the other girls was invited to join last winter as DD felt she was just as good.…

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Midlife Singlemum: R2BC – Festival of Weeks – Single Mum, Parents Article

Anticipating the wheat harvest.Or perhaps just thinking about the pizza we ordered for them. For all my excitement last week about coming to the end of the academic year and having more time on my hands… turns out it was a bit premature and it has been another busy week. Here are my Reasons 2B Cheerful. There’s a linky over at Mich’s Mummy from the Heart, where us cheerful bloggers hang out. 1WeddingOn Thursday night I went to a wedding…

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Midlife Singlemum: Paradise On Earth – Single Mum, Parents Article

The view from our hike stroll. In the Bible, King Saul, Israel’s first King, led a charge against the Philistines at Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 28:4). The battle ends with the king falling on his own sword and Saul’s sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Melchishua being killed in battle (1 Samuel 31:1-4). Wikipedia At Gan HaMa’ayanotI call this one “10” 😋 Our Independence Day holiday – Day 2 took us to Paradise on Earth. (See Day 1 here.)Of course you have to earn your…

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Midlife Singlemum: Gan Garoo – Single Mum, Parents Article

The photo on the Reasons 2B Cheerful post on Saturday, mentioned Gan Garoo in the Beit She’an Valley. The valley is part of the Jordan Rift Valley that runs all the way down the Jordan River to the Dead Sea. Beit She’an is just south of the Sea of Galilee. I love this area of Israel. It’s where I spent a year on a kibbutz for my gap year and it’s absolutely beautiful in the spring. Luckily our Independence Day…

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Midlife Singlemum: R2BC – General Good Stuff – Single Mum, Parents Article

The Beresheet Space Lander aborted and with it went my Reasons 2B Cheerful this week. And the political party I voted for – Gesher – didn’t even pass the threshold to get one seat in the Knesset. Otoh, we got to the moon (first country to crash on the moon. Hooray, a first!) and we still live in a democracy which is a huge deal. So with the R2BC linky over at Mich’s Mummy from the Heart for the month…

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