Friday, 19 October 2012
Anyway thankyou Fly, Maggie and Perpetua for your comments.
I had an enjoyable few days with my friend Gwen. Although we chat regularly on the phone and she is only a couple of bus rides away, circumstances meant that we hadn't actually seen each other for about four months so we had a lot of catching up to do.
We are both chatterboxes and we don't stop for breath. It's exhausting but very enjoyable.
The weather here is glorious with temperatures reaching as much as 33 degrees during the day.
Mr A is still away working in Antalya. There aren't many customers so he's not earning much, just enough for his everyday needs. But he has accommodation and all meals, and it keeps him occupied. No doubt he will return home at the end of the month for a couple of days and then set off again...probably to Istanbul, to work for the winter. I sometimes forget I'm actually married!
We make plans every year to avoid being in this situation, but somehow it never quite works out. He has tried very hard to find a "normal" job but when you have worked for so many years in tourism, it's really not that easy. I don't like it but after 14 years I'm pretty much used to it. Before moving to this village nearly 4 years ago it didn't seem much of a problem because we lived in areas where I had friends close by, but here it's completely different. Too far away from everything.
On the positive side, I still love waking up every day to the village sounds and the view to die for, and if this lovely weather continues for a bit longer, that's a bonus!
Have a good weekend everyone xx