Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 – a year in photos – part 1

Now that Christmas is over and we’re in the final days of 2014, I thought I’d reflect back on the past year, I can’t believe how quick it went, although at the same time it feels like so long ago… January ย  Berkay and I spent the last hours of 2013 sat on the floor […]

Happy Christmas!

Although I still can’t quite believe it’s Christmas eve already and I still doesn’t feel very festive at all, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. My Turkish friends and family don’t celebrate Christmas, but trees, decorations and Father Christmas’ can be seen in shops and restaurants […]

Saying goodbye to Turkey and hello to England..

On Sundayย I packed up my life into a suitcase once again, boarded the plane alone and arrived back in the UK, this time for longer. I’d been putting it off for weeks, but a month ago I booked my flight and tried to make the most of everyday I had left there in Turkey. Each […]

Winter Sunsets in Calis..

Winter is the best time for beautiful sunsets here in Calis, the sun goes down right on the horizon over the sea rather than behind the mountains as it does in summer. I hadn’t had a chance to watch the sunset for a few weeks, so last weekend while Berkay was working I took myself […]

Village adventure – day 3

We woke up on our last day in the village and knew we were going to be busy – we planned to leave the village at 12pm and travel to the nearest city center to visit more of Berkay’s relatives. The previous day Berkay’s dad had announced that since all the family was going to […]

Village adventure – Day 2

When I woke up the morning after we arrived in the village and looked out of the window, I won’t lie, I definitely thought ‘what on earth am I doing here?’ – it was the first time I’d seen the place in daylight (at least since I’d visited 3 years ago..) and to someone not […]