I posted up one of these pics yesterday along with others of our garden and the gazebo which Mr Ayak kindly worked on for several days...just to give me somewhere cool to sit in the coming hot months. But I really should give him credit for all three of these photos of the almonds and grapes growing. These are the kind of pics that I so enjoy on other peoples' blogs and are what I aspire to, now that I've managed to get my camera working.
It all looks so simple, but when I attempted to do the same, I realised it certainly was not, and I deleted my pathetic attempts. However, I intend to practise until I get it right.
Mr Ayak's partner arrives on Monday and they will be setting off to the hotel near Bodrum to start getting ready for the opening of their new business. There's an awful lot to do and Mr A is very stressed at the moment. The work in the garden has, I think, helped relieve the stress and given him something else to focus on. Unfortunately his stress, together with the worry about lack of money, has rubbed off on me, and I started smoking again yesterday. I know...bad move...and I had managed a week without cigarettes...but the timing is wrong...I need to be a lot more relaxed to make it work. Of course the lack of money means that I won't be smoking anywhere near as much as I used to...only 2 or 3 a day in fact ....so at least cutting right back has to be an improvement.
I'm so looking forward to my trip to England on the 18th. I can't wait to see Stella and Billy. Again the timing is not quite right. I would prefer to be going with some money so I could at least pay my way and give my daughter and grandson a few treats. I'm sure I'll manage something though...the credit card will no doubt take another hammering! Stella is a very understanding daughter. She never asks or expects anything of me. She too struggles financially so she knows exactly what it's like to be hard-up. We will no doubt be going for lots of walks and finding other things to do that don't cost money. The most important thing is being able to spend precious time together....and you can't put a price on that!