Monthly Archives: September 2014

A change in weather?

 As soon as the calendar page turned to 1st September, it was like the weather just changed overnight.   The last week of August was the hottest of the year here, reaching 42oc in the shade during the day, and around 28 oc during the night. I was going to bed with an ice pack […]

One year ago today, leaving Turkey & the army..

This time last year I had just landed in England after packing up two years of my life and removing all traces of myself from my house here in Turkey. That was the worst day of my life so far, without question. I remember crying from the minute I walked out of my front door, […]

Perfect Turkish Rice..

I’m not a great cook, never have been and probably never will be, but for the past few months I’ve been cooking more often and trying my hand at some Turkish dishes after being ‘trained’ by Berkay. He rarely compliments my food, it’s never salty enough or oily enough, but a few days ago he […]

Home Sweet Home…

I’ve been living here for nearly 4 months now, how did the time go so quickly?! Last year I wrote a post about our old apartment (click HERE to read that) and I thought I’d do the same for this one. If you’re nosey, you’ll enjoy it, and if nothing else it’s nice for me […]

Ölüdeniz from above!

Two weeks ago we decided to go for a long walk up part of the mountain overlooking Ölüdeniz . The path we took forms part of the ‘Lycian Way’ – a 540km long walking trail between Ölüdeniz and Antalya. We got on the dolmus near the otogar in Fethiye, and what an experience that was. I’d never […]

Kuru Fasulye – Turkish white bean stew recipe

I really like Turkish food, and this is a delicious, easy dish to make. I posted a photo on Facebook earlier this week and a few people asked for the recipe, so here is the version I follow… Please note, we judge things by eye, we don’t really measure things, you’ll need to adjust the […]

200,000 views!

Yesterday this blog hit 200,000 views, just 5 months after reaching 100,000 views back in April.  That means that people have clicked on my blog two hundred thousand times since I started it just over a year ago. While this is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things on the world wide web, the fact that so many […]