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And The Winner Is …..Consistency!

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A couple of months ago, my wife and I spent an idyllic week and a half in Far North Queensland’s Trinity Beach (near Cairns). Shame about the name! Everything else about the place can only be spoken about in superlatives – especially its serenity. The resort where we stayed (not for the first time) boasts vistas of mountain and water scenery riveting in its beauty and blessedly viewable from the balcony of our studio apartment. No prizes for guessing where I fixed my place for davening during our stay! Except that is on Shabbat which we spent at the nearby Chabad House where the rabbi and rebbetsin made us wonderfully welcome with their special brand of hospitality and chesed.

Granted that I sadly couldn’t find a minyan to join me on my balcony (although I was joined by minions of feathered creatures in glorious song – the very acceptable face of tweeting!) there was one other thing missing during my shakharit prayers. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what, at first. Then I knew precisely what it was!.

With all the paraphernalia with which the Ingrams habitually travel – electric fry pan and all, so that we don’t have to be bothered with kashering stoves – weight restrictions don’t allow for luxuries such as …..shlepping a pushke with us!

Now I have in the past attempted, when on holiday, to deposit coins in spare pockets or saucers or little compartments in our suitcases – but they always end up getting reassimilated with our other money. And so this holiday, I thought I would try something else.

On the second morning........

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