It's our daugher's wedding on Thursday, which is also Yom Yerushalyim (Jerusalem Day). What a great omen!
We've now been in Tel Aviv for a couple of days. The flight with KLM via Amsterdam was superb and my services as a translator were used ad hoc by security (what a joke)!
In Tel Aviv, the Dan Hotel has offered a very special deal, and the views of the Mediterranean from the King David Lounge are unparalleled. However, the weather is hotting up tomorrow (36 centigrade is forecast).
Maybe that's because Tony Blair is coming here to receive an award and is staying in our hotel. It appears that Cherie is here already!
How do I know? An American plonked himself down opposite me this afternoon and asked where I was from. When I told him, he asked me if I was with the Tony Blair contingent. Naturally I took this whole question with a pinch of salt, but he was a doctor from New Jersey, after all. So I trotted along to reception and they confirmed the veracity of the statement.
So if I see Tony around I will of course invite him to our daughter's wedding. After all, the venue is so out of the way that only the most seasoned terrorist would waste their time trying their worst, and probably get lost in the process (together with quite a few of the guests, I fear).
Will keep you posted.