Sunday, April 22, 2012

Post-Passover Catch-Up

Whoa, where did the last month go? We had visiting parents (mine), travel nightmares (theirs, and note to the wise, ALWAYS make sure you have more than 6 months left on your passports if you want to avoid disaster), Holidays (capital H - Passover), holidays (lower case h - trip to southern Burgundy in France), a welcome home stomach virus (don't ask) and now my long-delayed day job project is finally kicking into higher gear. No wonder I'm tired...

We had a wonderful visit with my parents once they finally arrived, spending time together but also getting out to do some hiking and enjoy Israel's gorgeous spring wildflowers, finding hidden mosaics (more on that in a future post), visiting Jerusalem's Ice World (great fun, especially for the kids, and definitely worth a visit if you haven't been yet (it's on till the end of the month), especially if you have an Isracard and can get 50% off), touring the Old City, and even taking a (touristy but fun) boat ride off the Tel Aviv coast. Even better, they also watched the kids for five days so that Jay and I could go away. Since our Barcelona caper was off we went off to France instead (did I ever tell you about that? What a mess... We had tickets on the now-bankrupt Spanair and only found out they'd gone bust by accident. We did eventually recoup our money thanks to the credit card company but it was then too late to find affordable tickets to Barcelona, so we had to quickly rejig our vacation and flew to Geneva instead, where we rented a car and drove over to France for the week. All's well that ends well, but at the time it was a huge source of stress.). The weather in Burgundy was lousy, cold and rainy, but that just meant we spent more time eating and drinking (happy sigh) and I did manage to grab a few photos in between the raindrops... ;)

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So what have you all been up to while I've been away? Inquiring minds want to know :).

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10 comments:

Fábio Martins said...

Curious door :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit with your parents, but the failed airline tickets had to be a nightmare, what timing! I'm so glad you were able to make alternate plans for France and still have a lovely time. How nice to have parents that will come and give you time away together, no pricetag could be put on that!

Mimi said...

Ah, so now I know why you've not been posting! Welcome back!
Burgundy is a place I'd love to visit, and I agree......bad weather = excuse to eat and drink wine.
Beautiful picture Robin.
Me? I've been up to my usual crazy schedule of work, aromatherapy and music. But loving it! See you soon!

toby said...

Wow, that is really action packed! I'm glad to hear that all your stress ended well. And how fortuitous that you found a cool door as well - thanks for posting!

Daryl Edelstein said...

I was really missing you .. I'd come over and check even tho I knew if you'd updated I'd have seen it on my sidebar .. cant wait to see/hear about the romantic getaway

Ralph said...

One might think that time off might be relaxing - wow, you accomplished much in a short amount of time. Cool! Happily you feel okay now...neat door, cool architecture - olde world to my US eyes!

Robin said...

Have a migraine/flu/something - will be back soon. Ugh... Miss you all, and am so glad to see you stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere!

Linnea said...

Sometimes travel plans just don't turn out the way we imagined! Sorry about all the hassles you had. This shot of the door is magical, though! And that six month requirement on passports is ridiculous...

Willow said...

Love the door--so mysterious. Probably it is just a servioe door in the back of a shop, but it LOOKS mysterious and exciting :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Lovely pics! Looking forward to reading more about the trip.