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Monday 21 October: ARAB TIME … AND TIME TO GO

I am woken up at 6.30 a.m. by Salim knocking on the doors of a new group that arrived to stay last night. The leader of this group insisted that everyone have a wake up call at 6.30 a.m. and since there are no phones in our rooms Salim has to literally go and knock […]

Sunday 21 October: THE ARAB WAY

      I am woken up at 7.00 a.m. by Julia pulling our bedroom curtains open and exclaiming (as she has done every morning since we have been in Israel), ‘Guess what? It’s hot and sunny again!’ I groan and roll over and put my head under the pillow! The party that was going […]

Saturday 20 October: GALILEE AND GRANDMA

We only have one more week together here in Israel. A week today we will be flying back to the UK. Today we are all going off on our own. We have hired a mini-bus and we are going back to the Galilee. We went towards the beginning of our stay in Nazareth but none […]

Friday 19 October: JESUS, JEWS, MOSLEMS … AND DAD DANCING ARAB STYLE

I am woken early again by the French couple in the room next to ours. This morning they are clattering around and we guess they must be off early somewhere. My guess is the Sea of Galilee. We don’t have to be at the Seminary until 10.00 a.m so it would have been nice to […]

Thursday 18 October: AN ARAB CARTEL AND THE VICAR OF DIBLEY

; I am woken up at 4.00 a.m. by the sound of loud snoring coming through the wall from the next door room. A large group of French people moved in while Julia and I were staying at Villa Nazareth and a couple have been allocated the room next to ours. Eventually I manage to […]

Wednesday 17 October: HISTORY AND HAMBURGERS

  We are late down to breakfast this morning. We are going back to Saint Margaret’s today and we had to pack our suitcases because May is picking us up from Villa Nazareth in her car. When we get to the Breakfast Room all the German group are sitting around in the sunshine in the […]

Tuesday 16 October: THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM AND THE HIDDEN CHICKEN!

Today we are at the Seminary until lunch time for lectures with Bryson on the subject of ‘Theological Issues in the Holy Land’ and then we have the rest of the day to ourselves for quiet reflection. But first there is breakfast. A party of Germans came in yesterday and we want to make sure […]