Monthly Archives: May 2014

Passport arrived, flight is booked!…

After spending 40 minutes on hold to the passport office in Durham last week, at 04.30 Sunday morning I got an email from them saying my passport had been approved and sent for printing on 23rd May and that I should receive it in 4-5 working days. At 1pm on Tuesday I heard a knock […]

and the winner is…

The winner of the little giveaway isโ€ฆ. Trena! Congratulations Trena! ย I’m glad you’ll be able to restock your apple tea supply!ย I have sent an email to the email address given when you commentedย ๐Ÿ™‚ย Please reply with your address so I can get it sent out to you as soon as possible! ๐Ÿ™‚ EDIT: Trena unfortunately didn’t […]

Turkish goodies giveaway!

When I started my blog back in August 2013, 9 months ago, I never expected many people to read it, it was more of a personal thing for me to look back on, so when I reached 1,000 views I was amazed. Time went on, and it became more popular, more people read including some […]

Last day at the office, passports & baby cows..

While the summer season may just be starting in Turkey – it appears the 4 days of summer we had here in London last week are well and truly over – we’ve had rain, hail stones, thunderstorms, buildings being hit by lightening and lots and lots of puddles today in the city! I cannot believe […]

Getting ready for summer!

Even though most hotels in Calis opened ready for the summer season on 1st May, the hotel Berkay works in has only just opened. ย  They’ve been working really hard to get it ready over the past week – I never understand why they leave it to the last minute and have a mad rush […]

The price we pay for the decisions we make…

โ€œYou will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.โ€ A few weeks ago I saw this quote pop up on my Facebook news feed. I read it and […]

Found a new house!

For the past 10 days we’ve been searching for a new house in Calis. We’ve looked all over the internet, websites, Facebook groups, friends, friends of friends, estate agents… Berkay even spent 3 afternoons walking around door to door trying to find somewhere. We found lots of places, but now that it’s the summer season […]