- Feb 15
Alma is 4 today!
15.2.23 We moved to Israel just over 40 years ago via a three month stay in Indonesia. At the time Yasha was four and a half and Sunny, two and a half. Yasmin and Gil weren’t born yet. After 18 vibrant years in Israel, Ronny, Yasmin, Gil and I returned to Australia -- I wanted to spend more time with mum and dad as they were nearing their 80s. Yasha and Sunny stayed in Israel - Sunny was serving in the army and overall felt more comfortable there and Yasha was finishing off
- Feb 13
13.2.23 I belong to a worldwide movement called Wwoofers Australia. It stands for ‘Willing Workers on Organic Farms’. Even though my place is not a farm, it still has a large vegetable garden with a long list of chores to get on top of. Volunteers come here from all different countries to help out in any way they can. It is all based on trust and exchange - they help me and I help them, by putting them up and providing meals. I’ve been doing this since I moved to this house n
- Feb 5
If you want to live, you have to eat!
5.2.23 Mum's days seem to be full of tummy cramps, lack of appetite, exhaustion and nothingness. But when I asked her if she wants to die, I was surprised by her reply - she wants to live!
- Feb 5
Ahhhh, it feels good
5.2.23 When your skin is dry and itchy, there's nothing like an oil massage to soothe it.
- Feb 5
Slowly slowly Marysia
5.2.23 Gil feels very close to mum. These last couple of days he's tried to get her to eat a little, and succeeded!
- Feb 2
Maybe I’ll make you an eggy?
2.2.23 Most evenings I bring in my lunch box full of food options for mum. I start by giving her the boiled egg - cut into quarters with dots of tomato sauce - already on the tray. This is her new dinner menu instead of the regular facility dinner which, lately, she shoves away. She tastes the egg, pulls a face and spits it out. I wait awhile and try again. No use. She’s not interested. Next option. I heat some chicken soup in the microwave. ‘Just a little bit of hot soup’ I