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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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Sometime you just have to close your eyes

Yesterday we had  great day, up in Findikpinari, in the mountains visiting Uncle Mustafa’s rickety hand made yayla. I did the whole touristy thing of taking lots of photos of both my amazement that this place hasn’t either fallen down, … Continue reading

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Bunch of crazies, a whole bunch of freaking crazies!!

There are those people who come over here and fall in love with the country and the people: “Oh they’re so warm and welcoming, so friendly”. OK I I get that, the culture here is to be hospitable, and for … Continue reading

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Avert your eyes sensitive types

Earlier this year marathon runner, Kiran Ghandi, made a really brave decision right before she began running this year’s London Marathon. She has subsequently gone viral, and as such been the target of a great deal of abuse. I can’t … Continue reading

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Just a little bit shit, and nothing by halves

I realise that I am very fortunate, that most people don’t get to have a flat or home in a second country, well more people than you’d expect do, but for the most part it’s not exactly a normal everyday … Continue reading

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