Friday, October 30, 2009

RAIN IN ISRAEL

Today we have rain and thunder in Israel, it seems for you Swedes like a bad thing, but here it is really needed. We hope for rain all day and then a little more... When I woke up and heard the rain on the roof I almost felt like I was home again. The hot days are over for this period, it is nice, and I feel good.

I have used my pottery wheel for the first time, I almost can’t believe I have my own pottery wheel! So if I am not updating the blogg so frequent you know why!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

VISIT FROM SWEDEN! and GOOD NEWS


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This weekend I had Petra and her college, Sofie, over for the weekend. Petra had to make an "urgent" visit to a supplier in Tiberias, and funny enough she had to do it after I moved here AND to stay for the weekend! Thank you Mölnlycke!
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It was unbeleivable great to have her over, and so soon after we moved, I feel so lucky! We spend some time at home with the kids, so they could get some quality Petra-time. We visited Cessariya on friday, TelAviv on friday night to eat in my favorite restaurant Bar Giyora and Akko on saturday. And ofcourse visitors means lots and lots of food, talk and relax. She left today and I was soooooo sad to say goodbye, crocodile tears... But how happy I am to have such good friends in my life!
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And now to the good news, Oh yes there are a few of them also!
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1. Our container arrived, so finally after waiting and waiting we now have a house full with furniture, books, toys, and all the other useless stuff that I love.
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2. We have bought a car... a wonderful Toyota Corolla with AC!.. This makes life so much easier. (But ofcourse I managed to bump into the neighbours car already the second day, WHEN he was watching.. I was waiting for that beep we had on the Renault in Sweden, but it didn´t come.. Now I know there is no reverse beep on this car!)
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3. We have TV, internet AND a phone! My oh my how good can life be?!
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We are getting TV and internet! (Alma charmar den snälla teknikern så han installerar TV mottagare för oss helt olagligt, vi hade tänkt vänta med det ett tag, men nu har vi TV gratis istället. Ibland är det bra med lite balagan!)
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...and with the paper we have sooo much fun!
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It is windy in Cessariya
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Breakfast in the garden

Friday, October 16, 2009

HOT HOT HOT

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This weekend it is supposed to be 35 degrees! Ooohaa, I don’t like these temperatures, but what to do?! This morning we decided to pack early and go to the beach before the hottest hours around noon, we left at 8, and had a few nice hours in Caesarea beach, then we drove home sandy, sweaty and dirty in our car (the one we borrow until we have bought one of our own) without AC.. It was so nice to have a cold shower at home!.
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I miss Sweden and all of my friends and family, I hear you have minus in the mornings now and believe it or not, sometimes I am jealous, I like the autumn in Sweden. But okey I don’t miss the rain and scraping the ice from the window on the car in the morning...
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Here are some photos from our day:
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

EUCALYPTUS AND CACTUS

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Since the furniture havn´t arrived yet, and I can´t do any furnishing more than in my mind, I try to put my hands on the garden. Planning what to grow and fixing up what already is. Not that I have a slightest idea about gardening in this hot country, but I use my imagination and hope it will work. Future will tell... We have a few really large eucalyptus trees in the garden, they make great shadow and loose lots and lots of leaves, almost like autumn in Sweden. In a corner beside the entrance door I found some old and tired cactuses, I cleaned it up and put there some white stones.. now it lookes like this:
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Monday, October 12, 2009

KITCHEN VIEW

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I always thought there is something appealing with a window above the kitchen sink, I never had one but now I do! Yaron have been going on about how important is it for us to have a dishwasher while I havn´t felt that it is so urgent. I think it must be because of the view from the window. There I watch my neighbour in flowery dresses working in the garden. Other neigbours coming and going for work, children playing on the street. Maybe one of these neighbours will be my friend if I just go out there and invite them. It is a big step for a swedish girl!
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

OUR HOUSE

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So after cleaning the house as the Israelis havn't invented "flyttstädning" (a big cleaning of the house before moving out) we are starting to feel quit good here. We are now fighting against some ants and I am quite sure we will win!
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I was soo happy to find that we have passion fruit in the garden! They have the most beautiful flower that I have been trying to take a photo of some days now, but they flower for short time that it is hard to catch them, this mornig I managed.
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Here are some pictures from us:

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Our house (you can see Alma under the table)


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Passion fruit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NEW COUNTRY, NEW HOUSE, NEW LIFE, NO STUFF, NO ENERGY

We have settled in to our new life now, well kind of I have to say. We are still waiting for our stuff to arrive late, but we got good news today and the stuff will arrive in Haifa the 18th instead of the 28th.. we warmly welcome this news! (So Petra, hopefully you will have a bed to stay in when you come! Yeah!)

We have been saved by great family here. Yarons mother gave us things enough to manage, aunt Nira borrowed us a car, aunt Orna came by with lots of wonderful food and then showed me to the most important site here, the shopping area... Also not to forget, helped me in the supermarket to find food that I like, as it can be hard for me to read hebrew. And I have been promised a tour to the best hummos and falafel place which I look forward to.

Noam started his new kindergarten, he seems to be okey with it, and I am sure he will be. He is such a good boy and full with selfconfidence. From my side I have to tell that I prefer the swedish style with less kids and calmer atmosphere. But hey, you can´t get everything in life.

So from all of this I am soo tired, but I feel rather content anyhow. I have the most imporant around me, Yaron, Noam and Alma, what more could I need!?

--- more soon and hopefullt some pictures---

// Sonja