We eventually arrived in Tel Aviv on Christmas Eve. Any later and Liz wouldn't have had any parsnips for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately, Father Christmas had delivered most of our presents to Knaphill, so the boys found pretty slim pickings under Liz's tree. :-(
New Year' Eve was spent at a local restaurant with a number of Liz and Paul's friends. The Australian Ambassador to Israel could only make it in time for coffee - lunch with the Bishop of Melbourne had overrun! The party moved back to Liz's to see in the New Year with a splash of champers!