Wednesday, 1 December 2010
My first Advent calendar
This morning my brother gave me an Advent calendar filled with Thornton chocolates...what a treat! And it prompted us to start reminiscing about our childhood Christmases...lovely memories!
Well it would seem that pretty much all of the UK has had snow...apart from this little corner of the country. We had a few flakes yesterday, but it didn't settle I'm pleased to say. It is exceptionally cold though and I am finding it very difficult to cope with it, particularly as the temperatures back home are considerably higher! This weather reminds me that I have arthritis and osteoporosis, and that I don't even notice it when I'm back home, because I clearly live in the best climate for these conditions.
You may recall that I have had two modems hit by lightening this year. The first one exploded into 1000s of pieces and set fire to the carpet. The second one blew up but was sent away by TTNet to be repaired about a month ago, and TTNet kindly lent us another one to use whilst ours was being fixed.
Last Thursday when I tried to ring home, the line was dead, and Mr Ayak didn't appear on the internet all day. He eventually phoned me to say that this third modem had been struck by lightening and that the phone line was also affected.
On Monday he went out and bought another new modem, and got Turk Telekom to repair the telephone line and set up the internet connection again. He used all the money he had to do this, saying that he thought that if I knew I had no internet to go home to, I might decide not to return home! (I have to admit that the thought did cross my mind!).
Actually I am kind of looking forward to going home. But I do feel torn. I love spending time with Billy and my daughter, but I miss Mr A, my dogs and my home. I would love to be able to visit England more often...a lottery win and a private plane would do the trick!