Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

July 23, 2010

And just in case you’re wondering how I’m able to blog from Maison D’Abraham …. It’s 5 shekels for 15 minutes on the old Pentium 386 in reception, but I was able to bribe one of the French nuns into giving me the wireless key for “Father’s computer”

That’s the thing about nuns, you can kiss them once, even twice … So long as you don’t get into the habit.

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It’s grim up North…

July 23, 2010

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I never learn, honestly, I never do … the agreed plan was that we would wake the kids at 05:45, do that they could shower and have breakfast before leaving for Galilee at 7. Well, the kids were all up but we still didn’t manage to set off til 7:45. Best laid plans and all that!

One benefit of being away from Maison d’Abraham is that I don’t have to see the floor. Honestly, it’s like an Escher print and makes me quite dizzy.

But we get to Haifa eventually to visit Elijah’s cave at Stella Maris before reading off to Tiberias and Lake Galilee to visit numerous churches and have a trip on the lake. Then it was back home via Nazareth.

It was a long, hot day. But good to be out and, because we didn’t get back til 9pm the kitchens were shut – so we had to get a pizza 🙂