The swallows are back and breeding. Moths have invaded our felt slippers. The bike has been for its roadworthiness test, its new tyres and its service. We are ready for summer and looking forward to taking a trip somewhere that is not an Industrial site in Izmir (where we have to go to have the bike made ready for travel).
There are wild flowers on all the roadside verges – we’ve been flying past so it’s not always possible to identify them – but they do smell fantastic. In town the wisteria is in full bloom. And orange blossom. Both smell wonderful but do tend to irritate the nose.