I am a BI/DW designer/developer - employed by a major software company.
I am married to Carol, who is a high school English teacher. We have 4 children: Gaby (25) is in studying for her second degree in Biology at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva. She is marrying Yaron next month! Yonatan & Daniel are twins (23), and are doing their own thing following their completion of service in the Israeli Army. Dalit (17) has just completed her last year at high school. My profile page
It was the Murphy's Irish festival in Israel again last week, and we saw 2 groups who came over...
On the Friday night we returned to Hemdat Yamim to hear North Cregg. The music was excellent - but we were very disappointed with the place this time. They packed us in, and the service was lousy. It took over an hour to get a drink, and Carol didn't get her toasted sandwich until half an hour after that.
Also, it seemed that half the crowd had come just to drink and talk - throughout the performance!
We'll be going elsewhere next year.
On Saturday night we went to Raanana and heard a group called T'eada. This was in a municipal auditorium - unfortunately only half full with an older crowd. The group are all youngsters, and they have a great sound!
Let's see if I get round to writing anything new before next year's Irish festival. Maybe our daughter's wedding in the summer will prove inspirational.
Actually, I could already write about the search for a location for the wedding... Maybe next week after we will have seen about a dozen "Event Gardens"
I've watched a lot of good programmes in the last couple of weeks about the Yom Kippur war on Israel's main TV channels (1 & 2).
If I'd been born in Israel, that would have been my first war!
Looks like not much changed between then and 1982, the Lebanon war, which I was part of, and now.
Politicians and generals with no idea what's going on. Other generals knowing exactly what's going on and covering it up or denying it! Soldiers dying, getting injured or whatever - to sit on top of the next hill! It's Dalit's 16th birthday today!