The weather is changing. The temperature has dropped quite dramatically in the last day or so. No rain at the moment, which is good, and it's not windy, so even though we can still sit outside, we need to wrap up well.
Last year I found some duvet covers in Kipa in Bodrum that I really liked. They were a bit too expensive for me at the time, but when I popped in there a month or so later they had been reduced to half price, so I snapped up a couple of sets.
I had been using blankets and sheets for years and intended to buy a new duvet as soon as I could. However I discovered that an old patterned quilt that I had actually fitted inside the new duvet covers. But I'm now waking up at around 3am because I am cold. We needed a thicker duvet.
We did think about renting a car yesterday. Rates are very cheap at this time of year. The plan was to drive over to Bodrum and check out prices of duvets, maybe have some lunch. We needed a day out.
Mr A was convinced that if we wrapped up well, we could go on the motorbike. I had my doubts but I went along with it. I looked a lot like the Michelin man in the many layers of clothes I put on, and I made sure I had a scarf wrapped around my mouth under my crash helmet, so that the cold air wouldn't aggravate my aching teeth.
We browsed most of the supermarkets in Bodrum, had lunch in the Midtown shopping centre..delicious kofte with fried potatoes and peppers...excellent value at 5 lira each. There were quite a lot of duvets to choose from. The prices varied enormously...from 46 lira to 250 lira. But there appeared to be no difference in the thickness/warmth. None of them were thicker than our old quilt. So we bought the cheapest one, which is now inside the cover together with the old quilt...and it's perfect.
I definitely needed my warm bed when we returned. The journey back on the motorbike reduced me to a block of ice. I couldn't feel my legs, they were so cold.
But on a positive note, the fresh air really helped to clear my sinuses for an hour or two, so well worth it.