Category Archives: Mersin

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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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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Crazy yabangeeelar

Only living boy in New York ¬†(this link contains other tracks too, unfortunately I couldn’t get the single track links to work because….Turkey) For ages I thought this song was ‘only little boy’, not quite a classic Peter Kay mishearing … Continue reading

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What’s yours is mine….

Turkish people love to talk about how sociable they are and how important family is. Family can sometimes verge on the Mitchell’s from Eastenders side of “we’re FAMLY” but for the most part there are a lot of upsides to … Continue reading

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A little bit of magic

This morning I found this on my chest of drawers in our Mersin flat. It brought back memories of last year and a reminder to be more careful when I buy things over here. Last year the boys went up … Continue reading

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Waterfalls, rivers and a police checkpoint

My fellow, and more regular, Mersin blogger–Janey in Mersin, recently posted this video¬†advertising Mersin as a place to visit. The province itself is quite large and so some of these places are around 400km away from us. Many of them … Continue reading

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