Friday, 24 June 2011

We are also taking a Summer break

Bye for now see you all in September yes we have 2 months holiday here wish me luck.
I will be working full time at the playschool .

Thursday, 23 June 2011

you know it's HOT when .....

 you open the cold water and the water comes out HOTTER than your hot water ever has it took 2 buckets of water before it cooled down don't worry the water was not wasted as I have a lot of floor to clean today. Outside the Builders are tiling the patio poor things I have been getting them cold drinks, ice cream, melon, umbrellas and loads of cold water but it is so hot.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Summer Holidays have started what to do?

Things to do in the summer holidays
Art attack
free kids crafts
making friends

 Swimming and sport

taken from a brochure of the hotel

Anybody got any more ideas ?

garden note: keep an eye on the courgettes because they grow really fast

I have an Award from negerigeletschtempoit

Now I have write seven things about myself and choose four more bloggers to recieve this Award
  1. I hate cockroaches 
  2. Oranges are my favorite fruit
  3. I love getting up in the morning
  4. breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I will eat anything for breakfast even brocolli.
  5. Allways wanted a little girl have some great girls names(but I am really happy with boys as well)
  6. Life I find is as interesting as you make it
  7. Our cat is a superior being and she knows it
And now I am choosing four bloggers
 Susan from this and that even the name of her blog is versatile
gooseberryjam for some really interesting posts and the Irish cream;)
A Brit in Tennessee for a beautiful blog with some lovely music.
Last but not least Desiree from driftwoodramblings who's Photos are so beautiful and her posts so informative.

Thankyou Susan for this Award Never been called Stylish before <grin>
as I have just written Seven things about myself  I think that is my quota for the day I would like to pass this Award on to:
Devonmama at home in Devon for the Joy and Love of all she does.
Kimmie from the serendipity cafe who is Super Stylish
Ali for just Being Ali atMud pie
Theanne atTheanne and Baron. basically she is a Stylish lady

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

This is not scrumping

In the Fields looking towards the kibbutz

Some of the orchards these are Plum trees

Peach Trees

Brought my shopping bag

No shopping trolley

Have to look really hard for the apricots

Monday, 20 June 2011

Gooseberry Jam: Don't mind if I do

My first corn

not the biggest but it tasted sooo sweet

hydranga has flowered again after 4 years
Gooseberry Jam: Don't mind if I do Never mind veg just look at this post you wont be sorry especially if you like Irish cream or Baileys.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

a picture a day

well it could be worse
Summer Holidays are nearly here and the boys seem to want more computer time so sometimes I have to snatch a few moments here and there .

Saturday, 18 June 2011

enjoying a bit of gardening with the builder

and in the members club there is a chocolate workshop going on,the noises from the place are very funny chocolate has a strange effect on some people ;).I think the group is from America they have deals where they Paintball go on the kayaks and then have a chocolate workshop.
Syrian Hibiscus

Watermelon has finaly started to grow

Next bed of cherry tomato plants

Melon on the vine


nearly ready

vine growing new leaves
Its later on getting too hot outside for gardening feels like its 85 f  in the shade here I am eating more Cherries( I saw the witches of eastwick), shall I make jam? maybe cordial or a milk shake? what to do with a glut of fruit? I would love to make drink wine .

Great Britain

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli photographed Great Britain from space during his mission aboard the International Space Station. now thats a cool picture.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Why do I blog


The other day I had over 200 page views in a day I was really excited and so were the boys Afterwards the boys were saying about nearly everything that we did "You have to put that on the blog" it made me think again why do I blog? I used to visit a lot of peoples blog it looked fun so I decided as I was going to start a new adventure of growing vegetables a blog would help me recall what was planted, the mistakes and the harvests but seeing all those page views I began to doubt what I was writing, would people like it? Would I offend someone? Today after having the gang of 10 here and hardly any computer time it gave me time to think, so what can one do I am going to carry on blogging  and as this great quote goes “Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.”

5 minutes on the computer hurrah!

Today was a busier than usual day in the morning I went to the playschool to make healthy bread with the children for their breakfast I love the things they say
One little girl told her Mum
"Cathy is our teacher she teaches us about healthy food and Mum she can teach you as well"
The Mum said" that sounds like fun"
"No!" said the little girl "it's very serious"
Later I went to the Plant Nursery where I planted on some of the root bound plants reminder to myself to get gloves. Still enjoying it I don’t how good of salesperson I am though.
 later did a food shop I usually do one every 3 weeks at the local Market it works out well all I add to that is milk and bread fruit I usually eat from the trees around our house there is always something at the moment Apricots Peaches Nectarines and also Cherries of course. That reminds me I promised to go picking tomorrow.
At the moment there are about 10 boys in the house as you might guess it is very noisy and they are staying the night.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


My first 100% home grown meal well 99.9%  and only enough for one ;) yummy
 There is a web site that I spent half of last night looking at so much information there hortanswers .

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


ok, what is strange about rain well it is very unusual for this time of year it does happen but its rare.

Yesterday I went to work for the first time since I was ill I am really enjoying working at the Plant Nursery I even sold some plants. I still want to buy a load of plants and trees I think I will give myself a budget yeh sure;) in the mean time I will enjoy what I have already.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Happy Birthday Son

Jonathan I want to say how proud I am being your Mum you have grown to be a lovely Man as you were a sweet boy and gorgeous baby.
Today is your Birthday I can't believe 28 years have gone by first time I held you and hugged you I told you that life would be wonderful it has been for me.
Now you are living in another country with your beautiful Ida who loves you and her
Lovely family who treat you like a son which I really do appreciate.

So Happy Birthday from all the family here we are all looking forward to seeing you soon.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Hello summer

Sweetcorn has a new hairstyle

Ali I have an eggplant

what a lovely yellow flower who says vegetables are boring?

Melon just hanging around grow baby grow :)

Also there are some new veg starting to grow

Italian beans

Okra (also known as gumbo)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

We went to see a Lion

Well that is the Little boy's name he is 1 years old and has the bluest of blue eyes and I think I am in love. (in fact I know I am) We went to his parent's house on the Golan Heights who are good friends the really close ones that you can only get after years of greatest happiness and also heartbreaking heartache.
We were going to pick cherries but we all decided to postpone picking untill next week todaythe boys were playing together. so funny when the kids get together not knowing each others language but still enjoying a game together.
Afterwards we drove around for awhile

I love these little buildings with an old vine nearly every orchard has one

Cherries everywhere

Birkat Ram

Birkat Ram


Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1806-1861]
Mountain gorses, ever-golden,
Cankered not the whole year long!
Do ye teach us to be strong,
Howsoever pricked and holden,
Like your thorny blooms, and so
Trodden on by rain and snow,
Up the hill-side of this life, as bleak as where ye grow?

Mountain blossoms, shining blossoms,
Do ye teach us to be glad
When no summer can be had,
Blooming in our inward bosoms?
Ye whom God preserveth still,
Set as lights upon a hill,
Tokens to the wintry earth that Beauty liveth still!

Mountain gorses, do ye teach us
From that academic chair
Canopied with azure air,
That the wisest word man reaches
Is the humblest he can speak?
Ye, who live on mountain peak,
Yet live low along the ground, beside the grasses meek!

Mountain gorses, since Linnaeus
Knelt beside you on the sod,
For your beauty thanking God, -
For your teaching, ye should see us
Bowing in prostration new!
Whence arisen, - if one or two
Drops be on our cheeks - O world, they are not tears but dew