My River Cruise Holiday – part 3

My River Cruise Holiday – part 3

Following the cruise, we explored Amsterdam on our own. We visited the Anne Frank museum and Corrie Ten Boom’s house in nearby Harlem. Two completely different life situations, Anne a young girl, Corrie an older woman; Anne a Jew, Corrie a Gentile; Anne hidden, Corrie...
My River Cruise Holiday – part 2

My River Cruise Holiday – part 2

Over the next few days, we visited a number of small German towns including Dürnstein, Passau and Regensburg. They are quaint towns often with narrow, cobblestoned streets. Most have some historical buildings or ruins, either bridges, castles, monasteries or churches....
My River Cruise Holiday – part 1

My River Cruise Holiday – part 1

My husband and I have recently returned from a month’s holiday. It was our 40th wedding anniversary earlier this year and we decided to celebrate by going on a river cruise, from Budapest to Amsterdam. This week my blog posts will be about our trip. On the...
A Tribute to My Mum

A Tribute to My Mum

My Mum passed away two weeks ago and this is the tribute I shared at her memorial service. People of my Mum’s generation faced many hardships and it’s a reminder that we are fortunate to have so many opportunities available to us today. I think the word...

Journal of my trip to Israel – Day 13 & 14

Day 13 Today we spent the day visiting the towns around the north western side of the Sea of Galilee where Biblical events happened. We started the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Ginosar. The ‘Sea’ is quite large and would be...

Journal of my trip to Israel – Day 11 & 12

Day 11 First up today we went to the mount in Nazareth where they tried to throw Jesus off (Luke 4:29). Whether it was the actual site is debatable but there was a great view! In Jesus’ time Nazareth was only a small village of maybe 400-800 people. We visited a...

Journal of my trip to Israel – Day 9 & 10

Day 9 Brief history of the Temple Mount (visited yesterday and today): Abraham came here (Mount Moriah) to sacrifice his son Isaac. Solomon built the Temple on this land which his father King David purchased from Aravnah, the Jebusite. That Temple, destroyed by the...

Journal of my trip to Israel – Day 7 & 8

Day 7 Today we went to the temple mount. Given that it was closed a couple of weeks ago it was great to be there despite the fact that it was raining. The Temple Mount is a large area. It is dominated by the Dome of the Rock but there is much space around it and much...