Category Archives: Humour

The Corona Chronicles – A Tiny Taste of Freedom (or: How to Go Shopping and Stay Sane)

I have mentioned in the past – more than once – how I hate shopping.¬† I know quite a few people for whom a morning spent in an upmarket shopping mall is their dream of heaven ūüėȬ† but I am … Continue reading

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Get Ready, Folks! It’s Shoe Time!

The great Swedish Wagnerian soprano, Birgit Nilsson, when asked what was the most essential requirement for singing the role of Isolde, is said to have replied: “Comfortable shoes”. Although none of my choir’s upcoming performances is likely to require me … Continue reading

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HOT as Hell

A few months ago, I upgraded my TV and Internet package with HOT, formerly a cable TV company, whose client I have been since cable TV arrived in Jerusalem, but now, a communications giant whose tentacles encompass not just TV, … Continue reading

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Troubles Always Come in Threes

Help! I am having a Household Appliance Crisis! The week before last, after a series of Serious Life-Threatening Illnesses, and in light of the absence of suitable transplant donors, my Vacuum Cleaner finally gave up the ghost. Last Friday, it … Continue reading

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(Not Quite) The Hostess With The Mostest (Yet)

My regular readers have, no doubt, been asking themselves where I could have disappeared to. Yes, I know I shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it sounds less awkward than “have been asking themselves to where I could … Continue reading

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The Lost Hour

It would probably have been more correct to entitle this article “An Hour Gained”, inasmuch as this Motzaei Shabbat,¬†at 2 a.m. in the morning between Saturday and Sunday, we will be putting the clocks back one hour and the summer … Continue reading

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Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Yesterday evening, in the course of “zapping” between TV stations, I happened to see a BBC documentary about Israeli President Shimon Peres ( a man who, at 90, gives a whole new meaning to the title “elder statesman”). ¬†Amongst other … Continue reading

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Things To Do In Jerusalem Before You Die

Hey – it isn’t just about the holy places. There’s a lot more to Jerusalem than that. For example, did you know that yesterday and today, (and hot on the heels of the UEFA Under-21s Championship, which has not yet … Continue reading

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Book of the Month

I’ve just finished reading a truly delightful book:¬†The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared¬†by Jonas Jonasson. Written in Swedish, the novel ¬†appeared last year in a Hebrew translation as one of Steimatzky’s Books of the Month … Continue reading

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Pessach Cleaning Memories

One of the things I have been promising myself (and everyone else) that I will do, now that I am a Lady of Leisure, is to clean out all the junk from my desk, cupboards, wardrobe and everywhere else. So … Continue reading

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