...not permanently. Just for a month. I mean being able to blog normally. It's easy to take a lot of things for granted until you don't have them. I hate this blogger ban in Turkey. Well to be honest it's not so much the ban as having my freedom of choice removed. That's what I really dislike. You all know by now how much I love Turkey and the Turkish people, but I do get irritated and often quite angry at some of the petty decisions made by the "powers that be" and the way in which the Turks just seem to accept it without really fighting back.
So here I am in sunny England! Excellent flights with Pegasus Airlines...This is the third time I've used them and I'm still impressed at their service and efficiency and how reasonably priced they are.
Mr A arrived home on Wednesday in a rented car. We had a pleasant afternoon together and had much discussion about his job and how being apart affects us both. And we've made some decisions about this...I'll talk more about it in another post.
Mr A dropped me off at the airport and took Beki and Poppy for their holiday with Gwen in Selçuk. They'll have a wonderful time. They love Gwen and she has lots of long walks planned for them...plus a big box full of chewsticks and other doggy treats.
Since arriving in England yesterday I've picked up a passport application form and now realise that renewing my passport while I'm here is not as straightforward as I thought it would be. Even though the website states that you can renew you passport while you're on a visit to the UK, you can't use the only application form that's available. There's so much conflicting information on the web about all this, that the other alternative to send off an application for renewal of my British passport...from Turkey...to Dusseldorf..is actually looking like the easiest option after all.
And last but not least...the main purpose of this visit. To see my daughter and Billy. I managed to see them for a short time yesterday and am totally amazed at how much Billy has changed since I last saw him. He is just so unbelievably cute. He knows so many words. He chatters, he sings, he dances..he's just gorgeous and I can't take my eyes off him. Still awaiting the arrival of the new grandson...could be any day now. And it's Billy's birthday tomorrow. I'm so happy to be here and really looking forward to the weeks ahead.