Will’s family came up on Wednesday night, and on Thursday we went to Ikea to finally use the vouchers we got as a wedding present.
We got mostly storage things but I also had fun looking around the shop.
On Saturday we went to The Range before Kadek was due to come up, and I had fun in there too.
One of the best purchases from the day was undoubtedly a flyscreen with a teal pattern on it! I can’t find it on The Range website but they’re about £1 in there at the moment and I found them in a display box in the section with all the frames and mirrors.
A magnetic flyscreen is one of those things we’ve intended to get for years, but we never saw a particularly amazing one that made it worth buying one at any particular point. It was always a “one day we’ll get one of those” sort of thing. Well I’m glad we finally found this beautiful one. It’s very freeing having the door open and not having to have the curtain across or worry about bugs coming in.
Jodi brought Wagamamas food over and we watched The Prince of Egypt.
Here are two scenes that make me cry (as if I don’t cry for the whole film anyway lol):
Yoheved, Moses’ mother, was voiced by Ofra Haza in multiple languages. Something that makes me cry buckets is her performance of Jerusalem of Gold for Israel’s 50th Independence Day.
Going by the Hebrew calendar means that the date of Yom Ha’Atzmaut changes every year. Israel’s re-founding occurred on 14th May 1948 in the Gregorian calendar. This was 5th Iyar 5708 in Hebrew.
5th Iyar this year will fall on 9th May, but last year it was 19th April. This year it will be 71 years since Israel’s re-founding.
Ofra Haza died in February 2000 of AIDS-related pneumonia. There is speculation that she became HIV-positive through her husband because of something he did. Her husband’s stance was that she contracted HIV through a blood transfusion in hospital after a miscarriage. Only God knows now.
Her voice was so unique and beautiful, and I know it’s weird to hurt over someone you never knew personally being dead, but I do anyway. I wish she could have been at Eurovision this year. I might try to visit her grave at Yarkon cemetery.
Here’s some spam of my pets and other animal friends:
I’m absolutely zonked after doing so much and seeing so many people. Happy Easter and Passover everyone!