I suppose it is about time that I caught up with this blog technology at this late stage in my life. I have been writing a personal diary from here in Haifa, Israel since the first day of the Second Lebanon War, last July. At that time, the diary was a daily record of our lives in the city being bombarded by Katyushas. When the war ended, many of the recipients of the diary asked me to continue so for the last 10 months, a weekly edition has been going out to the network of people in over 20 countries around the world.
Until I retired, I was travelling around the world in the field of International Marketing and on so many evenings when work had finished, with a glass of beer in my hand, an agent, customer or dealer would say to me:- "You are from Israel, what do you think about......" . In the course of the ensuing conversation, it was quite clear that the person or group I was talking to didn't really know anything other than what they had read in the media or seen on TV. I thus found myself relating to my listeners often just the simple description of our lifestyle and that of our families.
That is now my intention with this blog; to try to convey how our family lives its life in an area of the world that so many people are ready to express their "expert" views without ever having visited the country to see things for themselves.I am not a politician, I want to try to steer clear of politics, I am not a spokesman for anyone other than myself. In future postings, I will try to convey to you, the readers (hopefully there will be some!) something about our lifestyle, our hopes for the future and some interesting anecdotes.
We have lived here since 1981, Our 3 children, all married, live in different parts of the country and they have presented us with 15 grandchildren, some of their stories may also be of interest.Well, this is the first posting. Let's see how it goes