at home with ann


Posted on: 15 December 2006

and I’ll see Boaz and Moriah on Monday… yippee

Another week has sped by, but then so has this year already … hmmm …

On the radio they are saying ten days to Christmas and I’m thinking to myself that means I’m back home in twelve days and I haven’t even left yet … silly me, maybe I should have booked a longer trip!

I’ve given no thought to the packing. I am very much a last minute person … a euphemism for a lazy cow. Once again if I manage to squeeze a pair of jeans and a couple of skirts into the case, then I’ll be lucky. My room has been taken over by baby stuff, lots and lots and lots of it and I love playing with the toys. Got Boaz this amazing spinning top… everytime I go past it, I have to give it a whirl. Not sure who’s the bigger baby.

This trip mother is coming and we are not staying with the children on their hillside on the outskirts of Jerusalem… mother refuses to stay there. She says it’s too boring. She is like a little dervish… if she has to sit down for too long, she is bored, bored, bored.

We shall spend a few days in Jerusalem in a *very nice* hotel and then all of us, four generations, are heading off to the Dead Sea for hopefully some sun, sea, sand (sadly none of the other *S* boo hoo) and lots of salt… oh yes, yummy salt scrubs and mud wraps and relaxing massages… now should I let a man do me? I always think yes, go for it girl and then chicken out… dare I this year… oooooh I don’t know.

Chanukah in Jerusalem is very special and delightful. I remember a trip eleven years ago when we were at The Western Wall on the last night. The Chanukiah was ablaze; it was a glorious spectacle. There is a wonderful atmosphere; the schools are closed and there are hundreds of children around. In the hotels they serve doughnuts and drinks and there’s dancing. I must be the only fat person I know who doesn’t do doughnuts…. I don’t do fried food, although I hear Krispy Kreams are baked… nah, still don’t think I’ll like them!

I shall try and come by and visit everyone before I leave… I apologise if I have been a little remiss lately and blogger has been a b***er too.

I’ve left a song by Police for Guy … haven’t posted lyrics in ages.

Also a soppy sappy rhyme called New Woman. No comment on that one; think it’s pretty self-explanatory. I am reviewing my excuse for a poetry blog… erm… I am thinking maybe my scribblings should be for personal consumption only. For any poetry lovers, I mean the good stuff not my rubbish which doesn’t qualify as poetry, there are some amazing sites to visit.

Back to the holiday… I shall end with a little true story.

On one of our flights to Israel, as the plane landed the pilot began the customary thank for you for flying ElAl blah blah blah bit. However, instead of saying, “Please remain in your seats until the aircraft has stopped and the seatbelt signs are off, ” he said, “Thank you for flying ElAl and on behalf of the crew I should like to wish the passengers who are seated a Merry Christmas, and for those who are standing Happy Chanukah.”

The whole plane burst out laughing. I think ElAl is probably the only airline that when we land people applaud and sometimes the passengers burst into song. Fantastic…. beef or chicken…

On that silly note, I wish each and every one of you and yours much joy and happiness as you celebrate your holiday.

Happy Chanukah, Happy Christmas, Shabbat Shalom and have a lovely weekend.


49 Responses to "SEE YOU ALL SOON"

As this summer was the first time I’d flown in over 30 years, and the first long-haul, I don’t know what usually happens, but when we touched down in Winnipeg, 8+ hours into our 10 hour flight, their was a lot of applause. By the time we reached Edmonton, everyone knew the pilot could do it, and they didn’t bother to clap this time.

Have a happy trip, and don’t spoil those babies too much. (Wasted words!)

Hi ((((Ann)))

Oh how I am going to miss you, but I know how much fun you are going to have. As for that other “S”, maybe if you let a man do you, then that’ll motivate you to get out on the dance floor and shake your booty, shake your booty. Get down tonight!!! You are a foxy lady Ann, and all the gentleman will be lining up for their turn with you.

I bet your mother would say the same thing. 😉

Sassy Dewy


hi, thank you so much for visiting my pics. they are very special for me…that day was a historical day for us…we were protesting a big company of Turkey. if you visit , you can find more informations in english…and you can click this link this is very exciting …

Have a wonderful time celebrating Chanukah with those beautiful grandbabies of yours – and maybe a man and the other “s” will bless you as well (you go first and if you can do it, then so can I!) I’ll be looking forward to Boaz and Moriah pictures a plenty when you get back and will miss you while you are gone! Blessing for safe travel!

Have fun Ann.It sounds so wonderful!I always wanted to visit Jerusalem,even for me it is a holy place.

As for the doughnuts.KK start here,in my home state and I can tell you,from MANY happy times with a doughnut (a few too many judging by my weight) that UNLESS they make them differently in the U’K. (thus fucking up the whole idea of it) then it is deep friend and then led to a wall of sugar glaze.

Geez,now I want some KK…hot and now (what I USE to be)…thank gods I have one barely 2 miles away.

Like I said…have an AMAZING time Ann,and get all the salt scrubs you can (can you get one for me?),enjoy your family and the very specialness of the holiday.

I will miss you until you post again.

Val: I will and I will… lol

{{{Dewy}}}: I’m gonna miss you too; my mother’s a bit of a raver too… lol

Kate: so I’m the guinea pig… lol. Thanks for your blessings

Bryde: thanks for your best wishes oh and I don’t do doughnuts whatever way they… yuck!!!

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Happy Chanukah to you and your family. I know you will have a wonderful time–4 generations together, what a blessing! Hug the babies for me and save one for yourself. Have a safe and joyous trip! all my love,Jen

Enjoy sweetie and give the kids kisses from all of us. I will call you back soon. Sorry I had to end our call so soon. Jill

I lurv me some donuts. All that creamy filling to suck and icing just to lick off.
Yup! Love me donuts. 😉

Safe travels my sweet Ann.

L & S

Have a wonderful trip Ann!
Hannukah in Jerusalem…
It will be lovely!
I will miss you…
You are always so sweet and kind with your words when you visit my blog….I thank you for that Ann!
Enjoy your little darlings…
they are so precious!

Happy Hanukkah!
Shabbat Shalom!

May you have a safe and wonderful trip!


Jen: I luv you sweetheart.. hugs & kisses to the lovely Hannah too

Jill: sorry I missed you again… just picked up your message. Will touch base before I leave, that’s for sure. Rachel will be in any minute

Brian: you can have all mine… slurp!!! oooh what’s that dribbling down your chin… jam… yuck!!!!

Margie: my words are sweet because you see everything in such a sweet way… and I loved what you sent me, thank you

lotsa luv ann xxxxx


Don’t tell me you don’t like a nice jam tart. 😉

Brian: no… I like a horrible jam tart… sorry, private joke at home. Whenever I say to No.1 son, would you like a nice cup of tea, he says, no mum, I wanna horrible one.

still no, I don’t like jam tarts either, so there. I am, however, rather partial to cheesecake.. my own… yum yum yum as I rub my tum tum tum … oooh silly me… LOL

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

dinner time here now…

Cheesecake. I love cheesecake. 🙂

I am sure your’s is not horrible.

Making me hungry.

Have a safe journey and a wonderful trip Ann!

I LOVE cheesecake!Learning to bake one is my next dessert endeavor.I usually make pies and cookies.

Stupid question Ann,will you be taking pictures…it is the closest I will get to going to Jerusalem!

Hey Ann,

Guess we won’t run into each other this time, but hope you have a wonderful holiday with all the family.

I’ve just been invited to a Jewish wedding and am not-so-silently panicking about it 😀

Ann, I hope you have a wonderful trip and a very happy holiday…

Say hi to Boaz, Moriah, and the family for me and thank them for sharing their sweet booba with all of us…

Bless you friend…

Brian: my cheesecake is heaven on a plate and to die for dahling

Diane: thank you and I will indeed

Bryde: making cheesecake is as easy as pie… doh… it’s easier, you can’t go wrong

Finn: a wedding in Israel is a very relaxed and laid back affair; the atmosphere is usually fantastic and lots of food…. of course and no tuxedo

Lisa: ah thanks… just emailing you

lotsa luv ann xxxx

Hi Ann – No, I haven’t fallen off the planet athough a few times in the last weeks it felt that would have been a good option. I won’t bore you with the details of it all here, but I will say THANK YOU so much for continuing to pop in ~ I apprecaite it so much, I hope you realize just how much. Chag Sameach, Shabbat Shalom and V’Lahitraot. Have a fantastic time with those you love and I look forward to your updates. Hugs and Love, Dawn xxx

Happy Chanukah and Shabbat Shalom dear Ann,

Have a wonderful and safe trip.

I have been astounded by all the photos showing a rather bored or sullen, grumpy looking VDO during the DVD signing. Couldn’t he even try to smile? Indeed, I know if you had been there you would have had him grinning from ear to ear.

May I be so bold as to propose an idea, a possible New Year’s resolution for 2007 and a mitzvah. Each week put a little money aside and save for a trip to NY. Chances are they will release season 4 or 5 next year and LOCI will still be in production. God willing. So there might very well be another signing, so that you could meet him. The fans need someone to put a grin on his face — you are the only one who can do it. The fans need you, they deserve to see a smiling VDO and have their pix taken with him where he does not look like he is posing for a mug shot or driver’s license photo. LOL

Just a thought.

Love ya Anon A

Dawn: I guessed things weren’t great… thank you for visiting. Shabbat Shalom v’chag semeach. Kol tuv v’ahava.

Anon A: oh you read my comment at the reel… LOL. Timing is my problem about getting to NY as I am drawn to Israel for every trip, but I am determined to get there one day. Perhaps we’ll get to meet.

If my ugly mug doesn’t make vdo laugh, guess I’ll have to resort to tickling him. LOL

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Have a great trip! :0)

Ann – I’d figured this might be where you were headed. Have a great trip, and say hello to the fabulous Fi if you see her.

Don’t do anything I wouldn’t – wait, maybe you should!

Ann..ohh I am going to miss you..however I am so glad that you are able to go and see your family..esp your beautiful grand children..we got such a wonderful surprise last nite..Ivy Rose arrived early!! yea!!we will have her for about a month till her mom goes back to Tenn. Ann haven’t seen her for about six months..she has gotten so very big!! I can’t even pick her up..she is in a size 8 and she is 6 yrs old..oh yes first day on the job..will be a challenge..but a good one. I will have lots of things to update you go visit, party and kiss lots of wonderfully soft little cheeks
and maybe a few slightly whisker roughened ones..take care be safe and lts of love, hugs and kiss to tale with you..Happy Chanukah to you and yours..m
p.s….always enjoy ypu enjoying my funnies..I do so enjoy your sence of humor..x

Eat a lot….Play a lot….Laugh a lot!! Safe tip Ann. Happy Chanukah

Christy: thank you sweetheart and you look wonderful

Mike: great to see you back… don’t think Finn & I will be seeing each other

Madd: ah the wonders of grandchildren… awesome. You’re the one who brings out the funnys…all I do is laugh

Tess: I will, I will, I will… LOL

((ANN)) Oh, I hope you have a lovely trip! I know you are going to have fun with your family and the holiday. Blessings to you and yours!! HUGS!


Happy Hannukkah to you. Best wishes for a safe, enjoyable and restful holiday for you and your family! You have beautiful grandchildren and they are lucky to have such a sweet grandma.

Have a wonderful time!!! More pics upon your return, please??

ann, i wish you all the best. have a good time with your family and a wonderful chanukah.
and we want to hear some stories when you get back! have fun, girl 😀

I know you have already left, Ann, but I still wanted say hi and add my name to the ‘little’ list of comments on this post 😉 Your trip description sounds positively scrumptious…sure does put a hankering in me to do some traveling. Stay safe, sweetie. I look forward to reading all about it when you return. And I CAN’T BELIEVE how much Moriah has grown! Oh my goodness! And sweet little Boaz…those two grow more beautiful each time I see pictures of them!

Um… I just wanted to say Blessings.

* nothing to see here, move along *


Chag Sameach – can’t wait to hear all about your trip when you return!!! Travel safe – enjoy every minute with all the generations, what a special time to treasure!!!

Oh, I shall miss you! D 😦

Ann – I hope your trip is safe and happy! Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time with the babies, your family and in Israel! Maybe you’ll luck out and open a package of Vincent on the 8th night of Chanukah. Or Vincent’s package.

Not like donuts?!?!?!?! 😉

Thanks for passing along the message from Axe; I’m glad she got the package.

Talk to you when you get back (if we have power yet, that is!)

Love, JoJo

Sorry Ann
Couldn’t post before you left- so presumably you’ll read this on your return.

Hope everything is going /went well.
We expect great detail and photos on your return

Safe journeys

Happy Chanukah to you, too, Ann. Bless you, and have a safe and happy holiday.


Hope your trip was amazing, wonderful, super, all you could have wished for. A wonderful holiday season to you and a blessed 2007 Ann! xo- Alex

Sorry, I was not able to write sooner.
Dear Ann do have a safe trip and a wonderful time and Ann :), (before I post this had an extra look…
‘Love the pictures’) have a magnificent time with those two angels and give them an extra big hug from all of us.

Ann..just a drop by to tell you I was thinking of you..hope you are a wonderful wonderful time with you and yours..even though we are far apart I can feel your joy all the way here and I have a huge smile on my face just thinking about your joy..Happy Happy my friend

Happy Chanukah!

Ann – I am just doing the rounds to all my regular reads and it wouldn’t have felt the same leaving you out. So, although you are away, you will know that I thought of you and hope you are having an awesome time lapping up loads and loads of nachas from your kindelach and einiklach. Look forward to your return. Lots of love.

Thanks for the comment Ann.I always found Henry Rollins to be a worthy writer.Glad you are back!

Funny thing,right before I found out you posted on my blog,I was here seeing if you were back yet!Hope you had a great holiday!

I was so excited to see that you were back – and that you came to visit before there was even a new post on your blog … you spoil me! Welcome Home. Can’t wait to hear all about it and see what I am sure are wonderful pics. I am especially keen to hear how your Mom enjoyed it all – what a treat for her. Lots of love. xox

Ann, I just read this through again and am cracking up at the little stories from your ElAl flight – so funny and typically Israeli. Just checking in to see if you’re home “proper”. Get some rest. ~ xox G

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