This is how I feel at the moment. The dogs are fine (apart from Megan and an arthritic limp). The weather is glorious. The garden is looking wonderful. Mr A is working over in Gumbet and getting home as much as he can, which isn't often. I'm fine, apart from being almost completely nocturnal. There are a lot of street dog gangs roaming the village at night. They head up this way and my dogs bark to scare them off. It doesn't work...they still hang around. I give up trying to sleep through it, so nap during the afternoon when it's too hot to do anything else.
Elsewhere in Turkey there is civil unrest. It seems to be escalating. No doubt most of you will have seen it on the news. Here there is an almost total media blackout. What does manage to get reported is not always accurate. I could do a blog post about it all, but I'd only be repeating what other bloggers in Turkey are saying. In case you want to know more, this article in The Guardian is pretty balanced: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/03/taksim-square-istanbul-turkey-protest
It might as well be another world, because it doesn't touch this isolated village. Life continues as normal, with villagers completely unaware of what's going on. Probably just as well.
So that's it really. Nothing else to say. Maybe something exciting will happen in the next few days which will give me something to write about. In the meantime, here is one of my favourite pieces of classical music, played here with original instruments.