It’s January 31st and, so far, this has been the wettest winter in Israel for a long time. In Glasgow, some people moaned about the (seemingly) perpetual grey skies and wet weather. In Israel, they welcome the rain for the relief it brings to local water supplies. Quite a contrast. Fortunately, I can enjoy the rain – I love walking, cycling and playing football in the rain, but only two of the three options are available to me now – while it’s here, knowing that warm (or very hot) weather is on its way. Then people will complain about the heat… Aren’t we funny?