Massive apologies for not updating sooner, I’ve had people message me asking if Berkay arrived safely, wondering where the airport photo was etc etc, but I’ve been SO busy I hadn’t had chance to reply!
Berkay did arrive safely on Wednesday evening ❤
He left at 4.15 pm Turkish time, but not before having a little goodbye cuddle with Boncuk!
Me, dad, my brother and sister all went off to Gatwick airport after I finished work. Berkay was due to arrive at 18:30 and landed 15minutes early, when we got there we sat and had a coffee while waiting for the arrivals board to change to ”baggage in hall” then that was our cue to head towards the arrival doors!
My little sister was so excited, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so crazy! In the car on the way there she was singing “we’re gonna get Berkay, we’re gonna get Berkay, we’re gonna get Berkay” to a little tune. So adorable! When we got to the airport she didn’t want to sit down with us, she kept saying to me “come on let’s go and get Berkay now yea? Come on Dan, let’s go and get Berkay!”
Just as we headed over to the arrival doors, he appeared through them with his suitcase. My little sister went over to him and gave him a cuddle, then wouldn’t let him put her down. Kept talking to him, telling him that it’s her birthday soon, that she’ll be 3 soon and that he can play with her presents with her, he had to sit with her in the middle of the car, open her car door..etc etc. He’s definitely her favourite person at the moment!
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Over 320 people liked this photo on Facebook, I’m amazed at the amount of people who care and have sent lovely messages or comments. Thanks to all.
After we had picked Berkay up, we headed home to pick up my step-mum and then we all went out for dinner – anyone who follows me on Facebook or is a regular reader of my blog will know that Berkay’s favourite place is Nandos…. so of course that is where we all went to eat! Yum!
He bought lots of Turkish goodies with him, bless him, he went out and got all my favourite things, one being this big face biscuit from Migros, something I always used to get on ‘market day’ when I lived there! He thought of my dad and grandad too and bought them back some Efes in his suitcase.
It’s been lovely having Berkay back, the only part I’m not enjoying is the snoring – sometimes I really feel like shoving a pillow on his head, it’s terrible, and it definitely takes some adjusting to having to share the bed with someone, we’re both used to starfishing and end up fighting for the duvet or having one leg hanging off the bed!
I was off work on Friday as I had last minute things to do, buying wedding and mother’s day presents for Mum and a birthday present for my little sister… and yesterday was the day of my Mum’s wedding so I’ll do a post about that soon. It’s back to work tomorrow… I still hate it as much as ever, but knowing Berkay is waiting for me when I come home makes everything that little bit more bearable!
Thanks for the lovely photos. You all look so happy!
Have a great time and savour every moment.
I also saw the picture of Berkay digging up the garden, I thought he was supposed to be on holiday after working 15 plus hours a day in Turkey. It looks like hard labour to me, but i suppose at least your dad will be paying him the minimum wage of £6.31 an hour Ha.
I am sure that your little sister will share many happy times and precious moments with Berkay here, she is adorable.
PS. Buy some ear plugs,or get some “snorex spray from Boots.
Lovely pics so happy for you,my daughter has Instagram so I had a sneaky peek at your pics,your mum looked stunning on her wedding day awww and there’s some lovely pics of you and Berkay too,had to laugh at the pics of Berkay digging the garden lol. Enjoy the time you have together keep busy at work and the time will fly nd you will be back with Berkay again. Your Lil sis is adorable i bet there was a few smiling faces at gatwick. Lots of love to you both. Look forward to reading the next instalment x
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