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Warning. Warning. Can you find the omelette? The delicious breakfast on China Eastern airlines. Kept worrying, is it plastic? Recommendation - take a camel 🐫 rather than board the plane! good news is that it is A CHEAP flight. Ha ha! But you might end up in China - oh, yes it was somewhere in China .. or maybe Mongolia? Hmmm

PS Are you impressed with the lovely 'plate' and artisitc design?
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Warning. Warning. Can you find the omelette? The delicious breakfast on China Eastern airlines. Kept worrying, is it plastic? Recommendation - take a camel 🐫 rather than board the plane! good news is that it is A CHEAP flight. Ha ha! But you might end up in China - oh, yes it was somewhere in China .. or maybe Mongolia? Hmmm

PS Are you impressed with the lovely plate and artisitc design?

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Gosh, after all that beautiful produce youve been experiencing, back to the reality of airline food!

Had a friend who ate on the same airline and was seriously ill for weeks

I am having fried rice for lunch in empathetic synchronicity

Excellent diet food. Easy to say ‘no thanks - I’d rather go hungry’

Oh that looks so appetising. Not!

I hope you didn't eat it, but it could be the solution about what to do with all the plastic in the Pacific.

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Such a funny lady!!!

If someone said “take a camel” I’d never get on the plane!

Beware it took us four days and nights to get home from Paris with them. Even ended up in Korea.

Should've ordered the Asian breakfast. 😁

Looks like rubber You are going to be bouncy 😜

I think I'd tske the camel... 😯

Ugh

Clever me. I am still YOUNG! Well, a year younger. I have missed my birthday - crossing the international dateline just on time!!!! So here I am. Here’s a photo of my mum - she’s on the right with her arms crossed! Just thought she’d celebrate my non birthday with me!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Clever me. I am still YOUNG! Well, a year younger. I have missed my birthday - crossing the international dateline just on time!!!! So here I am. Here’s a photo of my mum - she’s on the right with her arms crossed!  Just thought she’d celebrate my non birthday with me!!!!

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Happy birthday Suzanne Susanne Gervay

Happy Birthday and welcome home - we've missed you <3

Happy birthday!!🎉

So gorgeous! Happy non-birthday Susanne! xx

Happy birthday dearest Susanne Gervay! You have inherited your mum’s beauty and her cheeky look.❤️

Happy Birthday Susanne💐💐💐

Happy ‘belated’ birthday xxx

Happy birthday, Susanne 🎂💖

Happy birthday lovely lady...

Happy unbirthday dear Susanne xx

She was gorgeous Happy Birthday susie🎉🎈 May I suggest , Celabrate each day💗

Happy Birthday dearest Susanne 🎂🤩🌻💗

Happiest of birthdays my fellow little crab 🦀 😘😘😘

a cancerian Susanne - i knew you were an earth mother. Happy non birthday xxx

Happy birthday beautiful Susanne Gervay ❤️❤️

Happy non birthday ! Xx

Haha - a very happy unbirthday to you, to you ...

Happy non-birthday!

Happiest of non birthdays to you lovely lady. Travel safe x

Happy non-birthday, Susanne!

So is your birthday 14th or 15th?? My little twin sisters have birthday today 15th..

Happiest of non-birthdays to you. Must try that myself later this year! ❤️🎂🥂

Happy non birthday 🎁

A very happy missing birthday 🎂 Bermuda Triangle of birthdays 🎈 Xoxox

Happy non birthday dear Susanne ❤️❤️❤️🥳🍾

Drama. Who stole my hat? I’m packed ready to fly to Sydney. But it is MISSING! The hat that rode with me on a camel in the Jordanian desert. The hat that sat on my head when I stood in the Jordan River at the baptism site. The hat that stopped me from getting sunstroke at the Sea of Galilee. Who stole my hat? If it was you ‘Cat in the Hat’ GIVE IT BACK! Dr Seuss says so!

Dr.Seuss Sharon Rundle Wendy Searle Libby Sommer Devika Brendon Tel Aviv, Israel Tory Gervay
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Drama. Who stole my hat? I’m packed ready to fly to Sydney.  But it is MISSING! The hat that rode with me on a camel in the Jordanian desert. The hat that sat on my head when I stood in the Jordan River at the baptism site. The hat that stopped me from getting sunstroke  at the Sea of Galilee. Who stole my hat?  If it was you ‘Cat in the Hat’ GIVE IT BACK! Dr Seuss says so!  

Dr.Seuss Sharon Rundle Wendy Searle Libby Sommer Devika Brendon Tel Aviv, Israel  Tory Gervay

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Indeed.

I lost a tam o’shanter in the Irish Sea some years ago during a sudden squall. Hopefully our hats will meet and befriend each other.

Oh dear... Ron left his hat in our Napoli apartment we think... lost paddo hats across the world;)

Have a safe trip back home dear Susanne 💖

Oh no 😱

Perhaps it adorns the head of an Arabian Prince who is pretending to be you while he lives a truer life?

Perhaps the hat doesn't want to go home... it's off having more adventures after you have given it a taste of what it is like to be a travelling hat. Grabbed its metaphorical backpack and hit the road...

‘Oh, the magic hat, the magic hat! It moved like this and it moved like that!’

There's your story 🙂

Did you check your head? 😉

5 days ago

Susanne Gervay Author

For those who haven’t come with me on my journey to Jordan- ISRAEL - I leave you with some snapshots of an adventure that will stay for a long time. I am ready to begin editing my manuscript and have started as I wait to leave today. This journey will be part of my editing. It’s enriched my book.

Thankyou for the beautiful friends I made on the way especially from @SCBWI Israel. For the welcome from family, friends, Dina and family, Judith Josse & Orit .... and my school buddy Annette and friends made on the way. Well my daughter , made Very good friends - 2 marriage proposals! I could have got heaps of camels for her!!! She just didn’t want to live in a Bedouin Cave.

Miri Leshem-pelly Inbal Gigi Bousidan Anna Levine Michelle Orrelle Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Jacqui Barton Jamie Ruben Tory Gervay Nadia Ruben Agi Herman Maree Simson Natalie Manning Joy Dodds Annette Guerry Annette Fitzallen Cassy Celler Bilton Deborah Abela Author Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Sue Whiting Jodie Wells-Slowgrove
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Thank you for sharing. A truly heartfelt journey!

Looks like an amazing trip!

Have loved every minute of sharing your adventures! Thank you ❤️

I’ve loved seeing your photos - what a fabulous journey for you to share 💕🐪😍

It’s been a fabulous trip

I have truly loved your journey - thanks for making sure we were all on board. Xx

I’ve loved following your journey - an amazing trip x

What a wonderful journey you have shared with us. Thankyou Susie!

Fantastic 💖

Wonderful to share your adventures. Sounds like you had a marvellous time

I’ve loved seeing your photos. I did a similar trip, just me my mum and dad 25years ago and loved it. Such beautiful memories xx

YES that is a sculpture of ME on the wall!!!! Eat your heart out Venus de Milo!

Here are the other characters in and climbing the terrace. I spotted one girl peeking out of the window at me standing on the street. (Not naked of course - I only model in an art studio, although I'm not sure about others!) The Neve Zedek Quarter, Tel Aviv, Israel is artsy and great to wander - there’s theatre, dance schools, cafes, studios, winding vines over terraces, fun doors ... l love it and was incognito in a spotty dress.

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Love it! 🥰

Help. Help. All the other characters have reached the roof. they’re staring down at me! This is one of the artistic terraces in arty area of Tel Aviv- like inner city Paddington In Sydney or inner city Notting Hill in London or inner city Greenwich Village in New York - Funny, quirky, surprising and the cafe society - lovely. SO do you WANT to see the other characters? Just check out the next post! Ha.

Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv, Israel Paddington, New South Wales Soho (London) Greenwich Village Annette Guerry Annette Fitzallen Orit Mizne Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Ruth Franklin
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Help. Help. All the other characters have reached the roof. they’re staring down at me! This is one of the artistic terraces in arty area of Tel Aviv- like inner city Paddington In Sydney or inner city Notting Hill in London or inner city Greenwich Village in New York - Funny, quirky, surprising and the cafe society - lovely.  SO do you WANT to see the other characters? Just check out the next post! Ha.

 Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv, Israel  Paddington, New South Wales  Soho (London) Greenwich Village Annette Guerry  Annette Fitzallen  Orit Mizne  Marjorie Crosby-Fairall  Ruth Franklin

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I know this building. Never Tzedek is marvellous. Did you go into Badim? Or eat at the restaurant under the big tree? Such wonderful Shops.

The cherry tomatoes are so sweet, strange, varied- developed to grow in the desert 🌵. ISRAEL claims it invented the cherry tomato - it is partially true but everyone argues about it. Ha- that’s what they like to do here - lots of excited points of view. Hmm - I just eat them! A lot of them. Vegan heaven! My daughter's heaven too.

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The cherry tomatoes are so sweet, strange, varied- developed to grow in the desert 🌵. ISRAEL claims it invented the cherry tomato - it is partially true but everyone argues about it. Ha- that’s what they like to do here - lots of excited points of view. Hmm - I just eat them! A lot of them. Vegan heaven! My daughters heaven too.

Tel Aviv, Israel  Sharon Rundle  Deborah Abela Author Orit Mizne  Tory Gervay

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Susanne Gervay Author

The pathway is level, but the illusion is towards Mary’s cave where Mary was told by Archangel Gabriel that she’d be the mother of the Messiah. In the centre of Nazareth, which is 25% Christian and 75% Islamic. I bought a hamsa. What is it? Hint - Hand of Fatima. Hand of Mary. Hand of Miriam. Represents blessings and ... ?

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The pathway is level, but the illusion is towards Mary’s cave where Mary was told by Archangel Gabriel that she’d be the mother of the Messiah. In the centre of Nazareth, which is 25% Christian and 75% Islamic. I bought a hamsa. What is it? Hint - Hand of Fatima. Hand of Mary. Hand of Miriam. Represents blessings and ... ?

Nazareth, Israel  Basilica of the Annunciation

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how beautiful - a friend once wrote about the symbol in the Alhambra - i think of the gate of the palace - se conjured a whole story from the way if made her feel. I hope you wear it

...and power and strength

The gift of having author friends. Talented Israeli Children’s and adult author Hadas Leibovich took me to a cafe bookshop I would never have discovered - ‘Book Worm’ in the heart of Tel Aviv- where we drank iced coffee and talked books.

Thankyou Miri Leshem-pelly, Inbal Gigi Bousidan and Tzivia MacLeod for inviting me to speak at the SCBWI Israel Conference - so many new friends and insights into publishing.

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Susanne you are having such a wonderful time!

Susanne Gervay it was such a pleasure!!

Meirav Trachtman Cohen Gilad Seliktar

It’s nearly 40 degrees Celsius - that’s Hot. But I have a HAT so I don’t sunstroke looking over the beautiful Sea of Galilee. The land where Jesus lived and where some of the oldest settlements and synagogues are. It's incredible walking across the Holy Lands,

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It’s nearly 40 degrees Celsius - that’s Hot. But I have a HAT so I don’t sunstroke looking over the beautiful Sea of Galilee. The land where Jesus lived and where some of the oldest settlements and synagogues are. Its incredible walking across the Holy Lands,

Sea of Galilee Penny Morrison  Israel Margie Anderson

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Gorgeous! I am so glad you are sharing this!

Wow, I'd love to be there with you. Is that why you're tagging me?

Thanks you for sharing all these wonderful photos. I'm so enjoying looking at the places you've been.

I am so enjoying your travels.

Agreed. Was there for nearly a month last July

I am in Dubai, its ranging between 45-48 degrees. Spending the time in my parents pool.

Awesome

Please Susanne. The connection to my mothers table?

Paprika heaven! Warms my AUstralian-Hungarian heart. Paprika chicken. Goulash. Cabbage rolls. Found in Tel Aviv Markets! Oops I posted twice - but answers to questions - paprika is a sweet powder with capsicum flavour and I use it a lot.

Tel Aviv, Israel Kathi Pauncz Zoltan Kerestes Veronica Sumegi Lin Oliver Miri Leshem-pelly Inbal Gigi Bousidan Judith Mizne Orit Mizne Alexis Fishman Agi Herman Agi Sterling Rosalie Fishman Krisztina Bálint Anikó Sükösd
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Paprika heaven! Warms my AUstralian-Hungarian heart. Paprika chicken. Goulash. Cabbage rolls. Found in Tel Aviv Markets! Oops I posted twice - but answers to questions - paprika is a sweet powder with capsicum flavour and I use it a lot. 

Tel Aviv, Israel  Kathi Pauncz Zoltan Kerestes Veronica Sumegi Lin Oliver Miri Leshem-pelly Inbal Gigi Bousidan Judith Mizne Orit Mizne  Alexis Fishman Agi Herman Agi Sterling Rosalie Fishman Krisztina Bálint Anikó Sükösd

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When I shared this, 2 people asked questions that I don't know the answer to: 1. How do they keep it from falling? 2. Does paprika have much (or any) flavor? 🙂

Mountains of paprika. My heart beats quickly in a Hungarian Australian paradise - imagining goulash, paprika chicken, cabbage rolls - ahhh, an oasis in the markets of Tel Aviv-Yafo. ... See MoreSee Less

Mountains of paprika. My heart beats quickly in a Hungarian Australian paradise - imagining goulash, paprika chicken, cabbage rolls - ahhh, an oasis in the markets of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

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Paprika heaven!

Wow how do they take some without it toppling?

🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼

How on earth do they get it to stay like that?

The street art of ISRAEL makes you think. We are all (other than poachers 😡)- supporting the protection of elephants. They bring spirituality, love and are part of our world and their survival MUST not be threatened. Beautiful books are being published celebrating elephants apart from my picture book ‘Elephants Have Wings’ - discover Georgie Donoghey’s ‘In the Shadow of an Elephant’ and IRMA Gold’s ‘Seree’s Story’. 😇 Georgie Donaghey Irma Gold Little Pink Dog BooksWalker Books Australia David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand ... See MoreSee Less

The street art of ISRAEL makes you think. We are all (other than poachers 😡)- supporting the protection of elephants. They bring spirituality, love and are part of our world and their survival MUST not be threatened. Beautiful books are being published celebrating elephants apart from my picture book ‘Elephants Have Wings’ - discover Georgie Donoghey’s ‘In the Shadow of an Elephant’ and IRMA Gold’s ‘Seree’s Story’. 😇 Georgie Donaghey Irma Gold Little Pink Dog BooksWalker Books Australia David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage   SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand

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Tour de pachyderm.

Images of Jerusalem - filled with so many experiences.

The Jerusalem International YMCA with its multi faith ethos where I laughed with Arabic girls and their families celebrating their end of school diplomas there. The narrow streets of the Old City. Chaotic markets where we bought sweet halva and dates. The Russian orthodox Church where the original Judgement Gates of Jerusalem were discovered. The Roman ruins in the Old City. The old suburb outside the Jaffa gates ... just so much to explore.

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Susanne, thank you for sharing your travels with us through the miracle of mobile phone technology! It's like being able to peek through a keyhole and see the places you're experiencing. Pure vicarious enjoyment!

Agree, Gwyneth.

The Great Mystery of the long black silk coat discovered thrown onto a rock outside the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem, on the morning of the Sabbath. It’s worn by Hasidic Jews and is precious. Was there a crisis of faith and the coat thrown to the ground? An attack? But there was no body. Should I have called the police? A mystery.

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The Great Mystery of the long black silk coat discovered thrown onto a rock outside the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem, on the morning of the Sabbath. It’s worn by Hasidic Jews and is precious. Was there a crisis of faith and the coat thrown to the ground? An attack? But there was no body. Should I have called the police? A mystery. 

Jerusalem, Israel  Israel  Annette Guerry

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i feel a book coming on...

Streaker?

Why do I love and adore my daughter?    Best travelling companion and funny too.

Love the אגודת אמני הרחוב // Israels Street Art Community too.

Natalie Manning Maree Simson  Sharon Rundle  Len Gervay  Kathi Pauncz  Joy Dodds  Cassy Celler Bilton  Sally Hawkins

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You are a very lucky women 🙌🏼

Beautiful💗

Beautiful!!!! ❤️

Mother/ daughter trips are the best.

I heard the bells ringing across Jerusalem decided to climb up the tower - (I admit I took the lift then climbed 2 narrow swirly flights) - and there they were! Climbed higher to the top of the tower to see the panoramic view of the Jerusalem- Old City from a place committed to peace. So beautiful.

You have to stay once in your life at the Jerusalem International YMCA.
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I heard the bells ringing across Jerusalem decided to climb up the tower - (I admit I took the lift then climbed 2 narrow swirly flights) - and there they were! Climbed higher to the top of the tower to see the panoramic view of the Jerusalem- Old City from a place committed to peace. So beautiful.

You have to stay once in your life at the Jerusalem International YMCA.

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Just as I read this, 'Carol of the Bells' sung by Pentatonix came up and started playing on my Spotify shuffle 😍

I lived on a kibbutz for 6 months in 1977/78. Visited again last year. Big differences.

Quasimodo! Hunchback of Jerusalem

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In the bustling small streets of Old Jerusalem, there’s a secret. You press the buzzer on tall ancient wood doors set in the pink stone of Jerusalem. They open. Climb marble steps to flowers and a wonderful building - the Austrian Hostel- Hospice a place for Austrian pilgrims to stay. The chapel is beautiful ... and a respite from the heat. There’s strudel and goulash and a quiet garden to stay as long as you like. A place to read, write, think. Ahhhh ... ... See MoreSee Less

In the bustling small streets of Old Jerusalem, there’s a secret. You press the buzzer on tall ancient wood doors set in the pink stone of Jerusalem. They open. Climb marble steps to flowers and a wonderful building - the Austrian Hostel- Hospice a place for Austrian pilgrims to stay. The chapel is beautiful ... and a respite from the heat. There’s strudel and goulash and a quiet garden to stay as long as you like. A place to read, write, think. Ahhhh ...

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Perfection 👌

This is the most thrilling trip I've never been on!

what a find

We discovered the Russian Orthodox Church. Inside is the 2000 + Judgement Gate where Jesus carried the Cross to his cruxifiction. The orthodox nuns look after the church and spread hours praying. This beautiful girl/nun was entranced with her prayers. It is such an incredible city of faiths. #authorlife #childrensbooks #faiths #jerusalem #russianorthodoxchurch ... See MoreSee Less

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