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About 5yearsmybrainhurtsalot

Once a stay at home mum in Ankara, now a working mum who makes regular lengthy trips to Mersin with my brood

And so, its time to go (again)

Once again we have to leave. M would have liked to stay longer but the boys have to be back and school and I have to go back to work. So, like the storks, we are migrating back. While they … Continue reading

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Everything changes 2

Last week we drove up to the yayla in Gozne to visit M’s sister but I didn’t take my phone with me. As we drove closer to where she lives in the summer months we were shocked to see so … Continue reading

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Happy Bayram? Musings

This is the first time in a long time that we have been in Turkey for Kurban Bayram (or the feast/festival of the sacrifice), which is why we are staying slightly longer than normal. This is the Bayram I really … Continue reading

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It’s all fun and games?

Like most families we like (sort of) to play games together. We have our favourites such as Uno, Whot!, and Sorry. Even so, it’s not always a harmonious, fun time playing games in this family. For ages M resisted playing … Continue reading

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Everything changes, questionable progress

We have had our Mersin flat for 6 years now. When we first came our view from the back of the flat overlooked citrus groves with one lone pink building in the distance and the car dealership in front of … Continue reading

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Kolonya, an intriguing fluid

Kolonya, or Eau de Cologne as it’s called back home. Yep, that stuff your gran (or great gran depending on your age) used to slap on that was scented with lilly of the valley or lavender. Over here the most … Continue reading

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It’s Ma burfday, it’s ma burfday

  It’s not my birthday, it’s Lai lai’s. Seven years ago he took his sweet time arriving. His birthday marks how long we have owned the Mersin flat. We celebrated his first birthday at my sister-in-law’s flat while the renovations … Continue reading

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