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Archive for August 10th, 2014

A Dear Friend’s Loss

Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 10, 2014

Waterlily

I don’t know how many of you know Pam Harris, who has been like a mother to so many craft bloggers around the world. She was tireless in her encouragement and support of novice bloggers. She was my first photography mentor and gave me so much advice and encouragement over the years.

Her dear husband of 25 years, Kirby Harris, died suddenly of a heart attack. Kirby was a very special guy, a great photographer with a wonderful sense of humour. Sadly, he had no life insurance, so Pam has been left with a lot of expenses. Her daughter Diane (of CraftyPod) has set up a fund to help defray costs. So if you knew Pam and have lost touch with her, I’m sure she’d appreciate a note or a donation.

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Life Goes On

Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 10, 2014

Iron Dome, Jerusalem

This is a photo of one of the Iron Dome systems, taken from a window at work. It’s on a hillside in the valley near Ramot. I’ve never seen it in action, but I’ve heard it on the one occasion when I was at work during a missile attack.

Life goes on–ceasefire, rockets, ceasefire, rockets….

I’m slowly recovering from the whooping cough. I can do most things (including running) but occasionally I have a few nights of disrupted sleep and that wreaks havoc with my system, so it’s a long process of ups and downs. The coughing is still there but not as bad as three weeks ago.

The good news is that it looks like Hutzot haYotzer (Jerusalem International Arts & Crafts Fair) will be starting tomorrow as planned. (You should be very happy, Debbie!) I checked the Jerusalem Municipality site for the prices. Adult admission, including the concert, is 65 NIS. For the crafts fair alone, it’s 50 NIS. I think this is the first time I’ve seen a separate price, but they only started enforcing crowd control of the concert venue last year.

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