June 2018 - The Segoli Pyramid
Lotem and Maayan
Mikhal and Moran
Zoe starts school in September. At the end of kindergarten they had a
Letters in Honey ceremony, an old Moroccan tradition. Cookies in the
shape of letters of the (Hebrew) alphabet are on a tray. Here Zoe is
about to pick out the cookies spelling her name and then will dip it in
honey and eat it.
May you have a great school year Zoe!
The success of Israel's Netta winning the the Eurovision Song Contest
was big news in Israel and she gave a special open air performance in
Rabin Square in Tel Aviv attended by thousands including
Lotem and Zoe.
The girls were in ecstacy, Zoe all the time saying "I can't beleieve
I'm seeing the real Netta!"
The Eilat Levys have a new cat so when we visited them we decided to
leave our dog Joanie in
Sde Boqer with the Segolis, especially with Zoe. Zoe and Joanie adore
each other and Zoe took her dog-sitting duties seriously.
Zoe turned six this month and she celebrated with the Segolis in Mevaseret
, with the Levys in Eilat
, in Sde Boqer at home
and in kindergarten (below), and also with
- a joint celebration in Netanya.
That's the way to celebrate a
2018 - Zoe enjoys a piggyback ride on
cousin Itamar. For another picture of Zoe going for a "piggyback" ride
- in completely different circumstances - click
2018 - Purim
for a picture in fancy
2018 - Zoe comes home after a
party at kindergarten
Zoe was excited for a week about the pyjama party (and the new pyjamas
Doreen bought her) at her kindergarten.
2018 - 23rd Levy Family Reunion
There are pictures of Zoe and all the family here.
2018 - Zoe tries gymnastics
2017 - Channuka
2017 - The Segolis trek the Dolomites
More pictures here
, and on the
pages of Maayan
, and in the Week's Picture archives.
June 2017 - A
little snake to play with
Our grandchildren's attiitude towards animals always amazes me, both
for their "likes" and "dislikes".
There was another example this week:
son Moran found a small snake and brought it home.
As you can see from
the delighted look, Zoe was thrilled to entertain the little snake.
2017 - The grandchildren go horseriding.
Zoe wanted to go riding on her 5th birthday and was delighted to be
upgraded from pony to horse. She couldn't stop smiling.
See more pictures on the miscellaneous
and on the pages of Ilai
Our immediate family has 3 April birthdays: Itamar Levy - April 4, Zoe
Segoli - April 24, me - April 27. This year we celebrated at daughter
Vered's house where there was a near full house of children
and grandchildren. What made the event extra special was that grandson
Maayan, aged 13, cooked the delicious meal. The theme was Indian
cuisine and he prepared samosas, butter chicken curry and naan bread.
Zoe blowing out her candles on the cake that she and Ilai
More pictures on the pages of Itamar
, and on the Miscellaneous page.
2017: Zoe visits the Netanya Luna Park
Siblings Maayan and Lotem flew to Paris, Aunt and cousins Rons flew to
America, Saba Eitan has just returned from flying to Cyprus, so Zoe can
fly to Kiryat Hasharon in Netanya
Siblings Maayan and Lotem flew to Paris,
Grandparents Segoli also flew to Paris,
Aunt, uncle and cousin Rons flew to
Saba Eitan has just returned from flying to Cyprus,
so Zoe wants to fly to Kiryat Hasharon in Netanya
Of course overbooking could lead to
trouble, so it's better to go by horse or by train
2017 - Maayan's barmitzvah
For more pictures see the Events
and also the pages of Itamar
2016 - Chanuka
Click here for some Chanuka pictures.
October 2016 - Lotem's 11th birthday
Granny Doreen baked a tasty chocolate cake for Lotem's birthday and
Zoe decorated it beautifully.
See also Lotem's page
October 2016 -
Congratulations to Zoe on learning how to ride a bicycle by
August 2016 -
Flopsy and Zoe
Flopsy's best is sleeping in Zoe's children's bed which, even
she has outgrown it, is still suitable for Zoe to keep Flopsy company.
August 2016 - A
visit to Sky Jump with Granny
Zoe enjoying a visit to Sky Jump. See also here.
July 2016 - A visit to the Galapagos Islands.
A highlight of any
these islands is seeing the giant tortoises that gave the islands their
On our visit to the Galapagos in the 1980's we were fortunate to see
"Lonesome George", the last of his sub-species (he died in 2012) and
scratch his neck. Touching the tortoises is now forbidden, and Zoe
found an alternative. But she wasn't sure what to make of the strange
looking Galapagos Iguana.
There are more
pictures of the
Segolis in the Galapogos on the pages of Lotem and Maayan, and on the 2016 Events page, and in the 2016 archives
July 2016 Zoe finds a new friend
The Segolis are in the Galapagos and Zoe saw a sea lion sleeping
on the sidewalk.
June 2016: In a restaurant in USA after a long
transatlantic flight from Israel
The Segolis flew from Israel to USA to start their holiday in
West Coast before going to the Galapagos Islands.
On arrival in the
USA Moran and Mikhal decided to keep the children awake as long as
possible to overcome jet lag.
They went to a restaurant, Zoe was
exhausted and wanted to sleep, but didn't want to give up on the
tempting french fries.
So she lay down on the bench and .....
May 2016 - Zoe breaks her arm
Granddaughter Zoe Segoli fell and broke her arm
Get better quickly Zoe
We were reminded that her big sister Lotem
broke her arm just before she was due to fly to South Africa with us a
few years ago.But there's no problem with her arm now - click to see a painting she made a few days
Zoe prepared a picture for Saba Eitan
princess riding on a platypus and on a seal.
April 2016 - Zoe's 4th birthday
Zoe's birthday fell during the pesach
holidays and we celebrated it after the seder
in Sde Boqer.
April 2016 - At Itamar's barmitzvah
A lovely picture of Zoe taken by Aviv Ron
March 2016 - Adloyada in Sde Boqer
the festival of parades and fancy dress, is here again, and
the traditional adloyada (parade)
festivites took place at Midreshet Sde Boqer,
where the Segolis live. Click for a picture of Maayan at
2015 - celebrating Channuka.
2015 - Facepainting - see a
picture of Zoe and sister Lotem
with beautiful facepainting at
cousin Rotem's birthday party..
November 2015 - Getting to know Twitter
See some more
pictures here, and here, and on the pages of Itamar, Ilai,
Lior, and a video here.
For some pictures of the grandchildren on Rosh Hashanah
see the pages
August 2015 - Zoe's first haircut
Granddaughter Zoe needed a haircut (her first) but was too
Doreen took her and big sister Lotem to the hairdresser where Lotem had her haircut,
but that didn't molify Zoe. So I took her to my barber where she also
refused. On the barber's advice I had my hair cut while Zoe watched,
then the barber told her he would cut her hair also only if she sat on
grandpa's lap. So up she climbed and sat quietly as she had her first
haircut, and received a certificate with a lock of her hair to prove
August 2015 - A visit to Technoda
Our Segoli grandchildren enjoy a visit to the Technoda Science museum
and Planetarium. Click for
pictures of Maayan
at the museum. Zoe took part in
a children's science activity and enjoed taking pictures with an
old-style camera. She alsdo learnt how a close a circuit and make a
light go on.
August 2015 - Decorating Flopsy
When the Segolis came back from their Iceland trip they spent
the weekend with us.
The Ron's dog Tuli was also with us, and having two dogs to' look
after' was heaven for granddaughter Zoe.
She enjoyed decorating Flopsy and hoping he might fly by tying a
balloon to his collar..
August 2015 - some activities with Granny and Saba
More pictures on the Miscellaneous pages
and on the pages
June 2015 - Decorating birthday cakes for Aunt Vered
and Uncle Aviv
There are more pictures on the pages of Itamar
the activities page.
Room for ice cream? Saba
Eitan checks for empty spaces in Zoe's tummy.
June 2015 - A visit to the Tzippori National Park
There are more pictures on the
pages of the children Itamar
and also on the Miscellaneous
- Picking vegetables in Saba
There are more pictures on the pages of Itamar,
and on also on the Miscellaneous
2015 - Shavuot
holiday - a long weekend in Eilat
Click on Zoe swimming video
for a short
swimming, I'm swimming
Zoe and sister Lotem enjoy being hatched!
For more pictures of the Shavuot
in Eilat see also the year's Activities
and the pages of Itamar
April 2015 -
Sorry, no picture of the cake and candles. This is the best I can do!
While looking after Flopsy, Zoe accidentally hurt his ear. She
apologised, and kissed it better. I'm sure he forgave her,
especially when she read him a story..
Pancakes with chocolate sauce are delicious!
Taking Tuli for a walk
While the Rons are touring Slovenia and Croatia, Zoe is looking after
their dog Tuli. She takes her job seriously. Moran reports that one
night she was very tired and falling asleep, but she remembered that
she hadn't yet taken Tuli for a walk. She was too tired to walk, so
a suitable solution was found!
- brushing Flopsy's teeth
and picking olives with Granny Doreen.
Last week there was a picture of babysitter Amit
Levy looking after Zoe
, and making sure to brush her teerth. We
thought that Flopsy was babysitting Zoe, but Zoe thought otherwise -
here she is helping Granny Doreen brush Flopsy'ds teeth.
The area is full of olive trees, and Doreen
and Zoe picked olives
which Doreen will pickle. Hopefully there'll
be a recipe out of this for the nearly defunct Family Recipe page.
Looking after Flopsy
Doreen, Flopsy and I went to Sde Boqer to help the Segolis get
organised for their return to their house in Sde Boqer. Doreen and I
helped where we could
Flopsy's job was to keep Zoe occupied. Zoe's
job was to look after Flopsy, including making sure that he ate his
August 2014 -
Although Zoe had a little trouble relating to all the new family
crowding her at the airport, she did immediately attach herself to Tuli
and Flopsy and she thinks Israel is wonderful - the land of dogs.
A dejected Zoe
On the Segolis trip to the south of Australia: A dejected Zoe
contemplates the disadvantages of being young and small as her older
climb the high branches of the trees.
A visit to the
Billabong Animal Reserve in Townsville
Zoe pats a wombat.
See also the pages of Maayan
The Red Centre
Enjoying pancakes at the
campground, and looking at a thorny devil by the side of the road.
and enjoying patting a
real live camel.
more pictures click here, and
also see the pages of Lotem and Maayan.
The Red Centre of Australia
with Saba Eitan and Granny Doreen
There are two ways of hiking - the easy way with Daddy carrying me, and
the hard way (the Leki stick doesn't help much.)
For more pictures click here, and also see the pages
of Maayan and Lotem .
March 2014 -
the neighbours' dogs
One of Zoe's favourites it to pat the neighbours' dogs through the
fence. It seems like the dogs like it too - when they hear our car pull
up in the driveway in the afternoon they rush to the fence to wait for
Zoe to get out and pet them.
March 2014 -
preparing Muffins with Granny Doreen
See also the pages of Maayan
to see purim
pictures of Zoe and
the rest of the family.
- and here
for a picture of
Maayan, Lotem and Zoe in a foam bath together.
visit to Thailand
On the way back from Israel to Australia the Segolis
stopped over in Thailand and had a wonderful time. You can read a
little about it and see some fantastic pictures on the Segoli site
or in English.
December 2013 - With
Saba (where is he?) and Maayan in Netanya
Zoe: "There's a better view from up here - even if Maayan
had to run to hold me in case I fell"
2013 - A visit to the Jerusalem
I spent a most enjoyable day at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo with
the family. Aviv Levy and Itamar, Amit and Ilai came up from Eilat and
joined Moran and Mikhal Segoli and Maayan , Lotem and Zoe. Mikhal's
mother, Yael Segoli, also joined us with three cousins from the Segoli
side, Rotem, Ido and Amit (children of Mikhal's sister Naama and Moshik
Yaniv). All the children got on extremely well and had a wonderful
time. Vered Ron,
who was working in Jerusalem, joined us for a short time. The zoo
is large, well-organized and has many interesting animals.
feeding nectar to the parrots.
more pictures on the activities
page, and on the pages of Amit and Ilai and on the Archives page.
- 19th Family Reunion
celebrated the Segoli visit to Israel with a family reunion at the
desert resort of Ein Gedi, and also welcomed Zoe to the family.
climbed Massada, went on
a tour of the Dead Sea Salt Works, hiked in Nahal David, and most
important of all had a
great time together.
On the way to Ein Gedi Zoe stopped to take a ride on a horse. She also
walked to the top of Massada, with some help of course from Abba
Moran and Ima Mikhal, but she managed the snacks on her own.
More pictures of our Ein Gedi weekend are on the pages of Dani
, and the
Miscelleaneous Activities page.
At Auntie Vered's house with family and fluffy Tuli
Zoe loves animals, especially a nice fluffy dog like
Auntie Vered's Tuli.
June 2013 - A
Lamington National Park and Fraser Island
More pictures here
and on the pages of
February 2013 - Zoe takes her
walk, alone, almost.