I sometimes wonder if we should find a new focus for this blog. We started around the time we moved out of our flat in Northolt (because we had sold it). We wrote about our move to Selçuk, our adventures with bureaucracy and buying our new home. We wrote about all the surprising and mostly wonderful things about daily life here. We wrote about our travels, our walks, the wonderful food, the scenery….
We’ve not been here in Selçuk for two years yet (though we’re getting close). We know we have a lot more to learn about this country, its culture and, especially the language. But day to day life has become more…. Well, quotidian, day to day, routine. Not boring. There is always something to see here, but there’s a limit to the number of times we can blog about the storks wheeling overhead, the wonderful smell of orange blossom and wisteria (even though it makes us sneeze) and the concrete pump coming back to put another layer of concrete into the ever-rising house across the street. We could moan that it’s likely to block our view of the castle when it’s finished, but our neighbours need a bigger home and having good neighbours is more important than having a good view of the castle. As long as we can see some hills, the swallows and plenty of sky we shall be content.
So, our life has become more routine and we have found time for our hobbies, both old and new, which do take up a lot of our time. One of the advantages of being retired is that we have so much more time for our hobbies.
But so much less to blog about. Unless we go walking or travelling and we don’t do that every day.