Monday, 24 July 2017
I've been gone for some time....
Kaya (my husband) does most of the work with the dogs at the sanayi, mainly because he opened a car valeting business there last November and he is there every day. Business could be better...much better...but we are muddling through, and to be honest Kaya enjoys being there with the dogs so we are hoping things will pick up with the business so he doesn't have to give it up. Should that happen, the dogs won't be forgotten of course. We have been feeding them there for several years now, so that won't stop.
So, catching up on what's been happening over the last six months. Day to day life hasn't really changed. I visited my daughter and grandsons in England in March and will be going to see them again on 22nd August for two weeks. Something I am very much looking forward to. It will be the first time I've actually managed to see them in summer. When Kaya was working in tourism, he was away most of the time so my visits had to be out of season. Fortunately, he is close enough to home to be able to pop back to feed our dogs while I'm away. I will certainly be glad to get away from the intense heat and humidity.
I had a visit from my cousin last month. We last saw each other 15 years ago when her father, my uncle, died. She is a year younger than me and we were very close as children, but she moved away and we had about 40 years or so to catch up on! It was her birthday last week and her daughter booked and paid for her flights to visit me again in October. The weather will be cooler and it's hoped we can see more of the country this time.
It's just over a year since the attempted coup here and we are still in a state of emergency. Life has changed for so many people, although I would prefer not to go into details (it's best to avoid talking about such things) but life for most of us goes on as normal.
Last week there was a big earthquake in Kos and Bodrum. We were lucky not to be affected by it. It was felt down in our village but not here at the top of the hill. Those of us who have lived here for some time, take it in our stride. Certainly friends in Bodrum, who spent a couple of days and nights mostly outside their homes, dealt with it all in good spirits and humour.
My Facebook page AYAK'S ANİMALS (Rescue and Welfare) has taken over from my blog and anyone wishing to follow our work with dogs and cats, please feel free to join.
I am hoping that I can get back into blogging again. I miss it, but lack inspiration most of the time, so I'll see you again here when the mood takes me.