Sunday, 16 January 2011
Waiting for Winter
Whilst those of you in the UK and other parts of Europe and the World have been suffering with snow and freezing temperatures, we have had a lot of sunshine in this little corner of Turkey.
Oh we've had rain...torrential rain and a few storms. But throughout it has still been relatively warm. The rain lasts for several days, then it stops, the sun comes out, and there I am sitting out on the balcony again in a t-shirt. There have been a couple of occasions when the temperature drops and I think winter has arrived, but within hours it's warm again.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we had installed a soba (wood-burning stove) in the spare bedroom to make us a cosy winter room. Admittedly the house is cold...it's much warmer outside...but it has only been cold enough for the soba to be lit twice. And then we ended up opening the window because it was too hot.
This morning I killed two mosquitoes in the bedroom. Mosquitoes in January? Who would have believed it? And Beki has normally grown her winter coat by now but she's still shedding hair. As for my winter coat...I was very grateful for it on my recent trip to England,but it's now back in the wardrobe, along with the rest of my winter clothes that are not getting worn this year.
And you've probably realised by now that I have resorted to doing what we British always do when we have nothing interesting to say...we talk about the weather!