Another new year – my new year’s resolution is to try not to become enraged with the internet,   the banks and the telephone services. I suspect that this resolution may be rapidly broken….

I have spent the last month in Israel involved with various arts projects and of course continuing writing stories for my blog which are being saved up for another book. My next story  – to be called The Urban Village of Nachlaot should be ready next week!

I have also given around 22 talks in the UK meeting some wonderful people and, frankly, really enjoying myself meeting them and sharing tales of Israel with them.     O my return I have five or six more presentations, including one in Holland.  The reaction to the book UNEXPECTED ISRAEL has been truly amazing so a special New Year thanks to all of you who write to me regularly.