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Independence Day in Israel: Fireworks

Today the Israelis are celebrating their 57th Independence Day and flags are flying from apartment balconies, from cars and taxis and from flagpoles all over the city. A few days ago, just to make sure we knew what was expected of us, our morning paper came with large free flag tucked inside.It has been aContinue Reading

This country’s going crazy … or I am

A lovely new day, a cup of coffee and David comes in with the morning papers. Danny, the grocer next door who sets aside the International Herald Tribune, the Jerusalem Post and Haretz for us every morning, has warned us to stock up on bread because after tomorrow there won’t be any for another week.Continue Reading

A working holiday in Sri Lanka

My husband David, working with Bob Rae, has visited Sri Lanka many times in the last three years to assist in the effort to build a lasting peace in this beautiful and troubled country. They are there under the auspices of the Forum of Federations, an international organization based in Ottawa; Bob is the PresidentContinue Reading

Rex Samarawira, our guide

NB: To enlarge the pictures on this blog, just click themThings aren’t going so well…

The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage

After supper at the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage it’s time to go to the river for a bath, but here a couple of babies just want to play

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