# Thursday, 19 January 2012

Yoel And Nechoma Bryna's Vort

Following on from the l’chaim we made following Nechoma Bryna’s engagement to Yoel, we had the tenoim the other night. I have posted some photos and a video of this event for those with nothing better to do.

In order not to make the main blog page really long, I added a separate page for the photos. There is also a link to a video you can download if you want to see the tenoim and plate-smashing live, as well as a long, drawn-out and unclear explanation of what tenoim are!

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# Thursday, 12 January 2012

Mazel tov Nechoma Bryna and Yoel

We are delighted to announce that Nechoma Bryna became a kallo early yesterday evening. The chosson is a wonderful young man called Yoel Josephson from Stamford Hill, and is currently learning in Mir yeshiva. We made a l’chaim last night, and are IY”H making a vort on Tuesday evening.

Nechoma Bryna and Yoel

And just to prove that no Jewish simcha is complete without a bit of cake, here is a picture of some cake, with Nechoma Bryna and Yoel in the background!

Nechoma Bryna and Yoel with some cake

Mazel tov chosson and kallo!

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# Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Gittel in a ball pool

A while back, we bought some play balls to make a ball pool for Chaya Devoira. As real ball pools are quite expensive (or so we thought at the time), we bought a small inflatable paddling pool to use instead.

Sadly, the paddling pool wasn’t very good, and deflated itself fairly quickly, leaving us without a ball pool. Still, the balls came into good use as we used to throw them at each other! This was one of the younger girls’ favourite pre-breakfast games, which usually ended up in “Let’s all pelt Daddy with balls” until the Boss came in told us to tidy up as it was time to get dressed!

Anyway, we recently discovered that Argos had some modestly priced ball pools, and so bought one of these as a replacement for the now-forgotten inflatable pool. This was a great success, mainly with Gittel. However, our 200 balls only covered the bottom of the pool, and didn’t really give enough depth for some serious play. So, we decided to invest in some more.

We proudly took possession of 300 more colourful plastic balls today, which almost filled the ball pool to the top. I plonked Gittel down into it, where she sank to her shoulders. However, she enjoyed it tremendously, and even managed to grin for the camera, whilst wearing Chaya Devoira’s new hat, which the Boss had decided to try on her to see how it fitted.

Gittel in a ball pool, wearing Chaya Devoira's new hat

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