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Qatar Crisis – MB’s trying to sort it out! June 8, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:56 pm

Here’s a take on the present Middle East crisis from an insider in Qatar.

HX Report

Followers will, no doubt, already be aware of the ‘Qatar Crisis’, to give the subject matter its Twitter hashtag handle. On Monday morning last, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, along with some other Islamic power-houses such as Maldives and Libya Eastern Region. All flights between Qatar and ‘The Others’ were cancelled indefinitely on the following day with travel bans imposed on citizens. The land border with Saudi Arabia (the only land border that peninsular Qatar actually has) was closed with some red & white ‘danger’ tape and plastic bollards, like you see on construction sites back in Ireland. ‘Danger – Do Not Enter’ signs suddenly appeared all along the borderline. “WTF” shouted all the normal (powerless) citizens of the Arabian Gulf who, to a man and woman, hadn’t a clue what was going on.

And there you have it, dear followers. You are…

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Cologne: Its Jewish History and My Family Ties to the City

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Back from the North

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:45 pm

The World according to Dina

Coming back from the beautiful barren North to the lush South was a culture shock at first. We utterly fell in love with the bleakness of the Scotland’s north coast and the Orkneys. Siri and Selma even wanted to stay there! But we also really liked the Outer Hebrides, where our journey started. We saw them as grand and sometimes even subarctic. And we didn’t try that much of the peaty whiskies that we couldn’t do quite some hiking in the mountains.

Von rauer Schönheit des Nordens zurück in den üppigen Süden zu fahren, war zunächst ein Kulturschock für uns. In die Kargheit der schottischen Nordküste und der Orkneys haben wir uns verliebt. Siri und Selma wollten gleich dort bleiben. Aber auch die Outer Hebrides, wo unsere Reise begann, fanden wir einfach großartig, geradezu subarktisch. Wir probierten nicht so viel leckeren torfigen Whisky, dass wir nicht auch einige Bergwanderungen unternehmen konnten.

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Lundy Coat Of Arms

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Coat of Arms,Genealogy,Heraldry — Janet @ 2:24 pm

COA Lundy Lundy Coat of Arms        Another strong image in red and yellow to add to my “collection”.     Sir John Lundy was my 15th Great Grandfather.