Thursday, 15 October 2009
Updates and Stuff
We had one of the daily powercuts last night...of course it's getting dark much earlier now, and till now the power has gone off in daylight. Last night however it was dark and I couldn't remember where I'd put the candles...so spent half an hour searching with light from my mobile phone and a cigarette lighter. The candles are now dotted about the house in readiness for the next cut.
Milly, the newly rescued pup, is settling in very well. In fact so well that she is rather over-confident, and runs rings round the other two. It makes no difference that she's so much smaller than Beki...it doesn't stop her leaping on Beki when she's trying to sleep, jumping all over her and biting her tail. Beki tolerates her up to a point but then gives her a little nip to encourage her to back-off. Poppy on the other hand is still quite a fragile little thing. She likes to play with Milly for a few minutes but when it gets a little too boisterous she comes crying to me to pick her up. Poppy is so tiny..she's not very strong and she doesn't eat very much. I worry about her. Two or three years of ill treatment before I rescued her has taken its toll. She stays in the house with me, day and night, and is happiest when she is as close to me as possible.
Mr Ayak is due home within the next few days as his job will be finished. As I am off to the UK on the 25th I'm really happy to have a few days with him before I set off. He is intending to build up the wall surrounding the house and garden whilst I'm away, to prevent Poppy from getting out, and other dogs getting in. As soon as I return on the 9th November, he will be off to Istanbul where there is a promise of a job for the winter. I miss him so much when he's away, but we have no choice, he has to go wherever there is work.
So it will be a lonely winter but at least I won't spend Christmas alone because my very good friends from Antalya are travelling up to spend it with me. I don't usually celebrate Christmas here anyway, nor do my friends, because it's just another day here..but we decided we would make it special this year. My friend used to be a chef and she has already been making christmas puddings and christmas cake, and lots of other goodies...so it should be very enjoyable.
I continue to talk to Billy on webcam most days and he certainly seems to recognise me now. His latest "trick" is to blow a raspberry when you say "Hello Billy"...very funny.
I can't wait to see him and smother him (and my lovely daughter) in kisses and cuddles...... 10 more sleeps to go!