Miriam and Hannah really pulled off a rousingly successful blogger evening. There was just the right mix of structure (the guided interview sheets) and freedom to move around the group (and eat).
I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen and really admire folks who besides being good cooks have the talent and patience to write about it as well. To Mimi's Israeli Kitchen I can now add Food Bridge and Baroness Tapuzina. Besides food mavens we had two economic mavens (interesting that they are both male) David Nordell an experienced journalist who contributes to a group blog about the financing terror (or rather exposing those who do) and Jonathan of Shomer Shekalim who though young and relatively new on the blog scene has some helpful advice for coping with Israeli economics.
I was introduced to Oh So Arty by Sarah Peguine just in time to read a few posts on Friday. It is a lovely blog about things going on in the art world here and I truly feel that reading this blog broadened my horizon.
I am a Zionist of the old school (with the accent more and more on OLD) so getting to know new and old olim is always of interest. I follow many blogs written by olim and it was a special treat to be able to get to know some of them better. Ill Call Baila who found here apsotrophe and is now I'll Call Baila and One Tired Ema from Modiin were there along with Chasida of My Heart Is in the East , Robin of Around the Island, the very vetran blogger Devo Yesha Settler, and the newcomer Abbi of Confessions of a Startup Wife.
All in all, I came home energized and happy to be part of this blogging world. I look forward to meeting more fellow bloggers and thanks again to Mimi and Hannah for taking the initiative and to Abbi for helping me get home.