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Que sera sera

There are times I wish I could be a bit more like Doris Day, but that would mean her carefully manicured studio image rather than the real lady. In fact, I think after events of yesterday I am far closer … Continue reading

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The Farmer and his farm

This is Hayrettin. He is M’s nephew and has recently bought a farm. Neither his nor M’s family  come from farming backgrounds. He is learning this as he goes. Most people think he is mad. I think he is brave, … Continue reading

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The kepekli pig

We have quite a few animals in the site garden. Mostly cats, not pets but strays. People in the site leave out food for them but they are still a sad, scrawny, unspeyed bunch that continue to reproduce and increase … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make it up

I lived in Ankara for nearly six years give or take. In that time I was lucky enough to make a few friends, most of whom have since moved on. So basically there is very little to keep me returning. … Continue reading

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There’s a hole in my bucket

When I was a kid, my sister had an old fashioned portable turntable for vinyl records. The kind that is all retro and trendy now. Ours was boxy, faded red, and pretty old even then, but we loved it. We … Continue reading

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Looks like we made it

Where do I start? I know it’s been a year but what a year! Or more to the point what a few weeks leading up to our annual trek across a continent. The only excitement last year was that Ozzy … Continue reading

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A little less conversation, a little more action please

I wish it was as simple  as that, and that it was Elvis I was actually referring too. Last year I wrote about how the Syrians in Mersin, and throughout Turkey, were not being treated well. It’s now been 4 … Continue reading

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