Christmas arrived early in our little house in our remote village. Here I was, sheltering from torrential rain and mopping up the leaks...no matter how you think you've found all the places where the rain comes in..it still manages to get in somewhere!
Mr Ayak sold my gold chain. He got a friend to fix the car and he put petrol in it. He ordered some stock of mesır macunu products, which will arrive this morning, so he will set off to start selling it around the villages.
He also bought a new gas bottle. Several days without one saw me getting very excited at it's imminent arrival...how sad is that? And he bought some food...just basics but you all know how I can make marvellous meals from almost nothing....I've had plenty of practise!
A dear friend made a lovely gesture of goodwill yesterday...I won't go into details because I wouldn't embarrass them...but suffice to say it was so kind that it made me cry and it has made me realise just how lovely people are. I may not have a religious faith, but I will never lose my faith in human beings.
Mr A also checked my postbox in Milas and picked up a couple of Christmas cards for us. Along with them was a parcel from my friend who has a house in Selçuk and who you may recall visits me when she's over here (always laden with treats for the dogs!).
The parcel contained several bars of Cadbury's chocolate, 6 packets of custard, and a bag of chewsticks for Beki and Poppy, and a lovely christmas card and letter. It arrived just at the right time...it cheered me up immensely.
And I'm afraid I have to own up to scoffing a considerable amount of the chocolate last night until I felt quite sick! But hey...it is nearly Christmas isn't it? The season of goodwill...when you realise just how special people are.