|The first of the grapes|
|Making a start on the balcony sofra area..still work in progress. Have more ideas to make it more comfortable!|
My old helmet was the "perch on the top of the head pudding-basin" type. Highly unsuitable for our new "go-faster" motorbike, which needs a helmet with a visor to protect my eyes and face from the wind, and also has to be much stronger and safer....and this one does the job on all counts.
I went to work at the hotel with Mr A again yesterday. Another enjoyable day. I helped book some customers for the hamam and was rewarded with a haircut by the hotel hairdresser, plus re-shaping eyebrows with the cottoning method (ouch...my eyebrows were totally out of control so the process was pretty painful!).
We spent a lot of time on the motorbike yesterday. To and from home, and we also visited two of the hotels that Mr A covers. The first was in Yalıkavak, and the journey there which takes you up high into the hills, then down into the resort was a little like riding a roller coaster at times! The photo was taken on our way out of Yalıkavak, half way up the hill, and you can see the sea in the background.
The second hotel was in Gumbet, Bodrum, where we chatted to customers and had lunch, then back to Mr A's hotel for the remainder of the afternoon.
I'm beginning to think that I am somehow going through my "second youth". When I was young, you would never have got me on the back of a motorbike...I was far too sensible to take risks. Now you can't get me off it! It's an amazing feeling to travel the road to Bodrum, to see the wonderful turquoise sea as you drive through Guvercinlik, the picturesque white houses as you come into Bodrum, the beautiful harbour and the hustle and bustle of this busy town. The feeling of the sun on your arms, and the constant changes of smells, as you drive past restaurants, is something that can only be experienced on a motorbike.
So here I am...a grandmother...at the start of my twilight years...growing old slightly disgracefully! I almost convinced myself yesterday that I'd quite like a tattoo! I said "almost". It was a fleeting thought, and I quickly talked myself out of it! I'll just stick with the adrenaline rush I get from the motorbike for now!
Have a good weekend everyone xx