Monthly Archives: October 2010

You Win Some You Lose Some

Being English in Turkey opens doors and closes doors and you often don’t know which will apply. Friday October 29th was the anniversary of the founding of the Republic on 29/10/1923. Our town celebrated this with a procession from the … Continue reading

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A Small Victory

Another mild, bright morning as I wend my way down through the old town for the early morning swim. My Love Bunny is either preparing an amazing Turkish breakfast or she is still asleep. Time will tell. Slipping into the … Continue reading

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The Incredible Stupidness of Being Foreign

I have slept well and awake at 6.00 refreshed. I rise and watch Homer’s “rosy-fingered dawn” break over the horizon. The sea is calm and a return of temperatures in the high twenties, even thirty, is forecast. A little yoga, … Continue reading

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A brush with death

Threading my way down the steep steps of the old town for the early morning swim, I am confronted by a cat stopped in its tracks. There is something in its mouth and it’s moving; a little bird, its beak … Continue reading

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A day starts well but ends badly

7.00 First light and on descending, I see the Germans renting the villa next door have left towels on their sunbeds. Life is once again imitating art. Maybe you had to be there but it amused me. 8.00 I slip … Continue reading

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Woken by the Call to Prayer

October 8th 2010: it’s 6.00 and the Muezzin is calling the faithful to prayer. Impossibly exotic and other-worldly, the refrains drift across Kalkan Bay. I get up to write. The call to prayer resonates with all but the most determined … Continue reading

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Departure Sept 2010

September 19th 2010: four suitcases, my piano in its flightcase and two cabin bags. That’s it. And of course my fellow adventurer, the woman who is my oldest friend, lover and companion.   The rest of life’s cumulative domestic detritus … Continue reading

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