Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Spring is for new beginnings

 

Ibis1-24March2017We have neglected this blog for a bit, we think this happened because after being here in Turkey for more than 5 years we ran out of new things to blog about.  This and we got lazy or busy or something – we never even blogged the trip to Athens and the museums there.  This is about to change and if truth be known there are always things to blog.

Ashley-buildingThis spring Ashley built a brick barbecue.  A new thing for Ashley, and a whole set of skills to learn.  It is done now, ready for summer and pretty soon we’ll be inviting friends around and making more use of it.  One of the great things about being retired is learning new skills, and doing new things.

We’ll be writing more on the Central America trip.  This got delayed because we never got it together to sort out the photos.  There is an absolute mass of photos, mostly from archaeological sites or of wildlife and nature.

On the subject of photos we bought a DSLR and a decent lens.  There will as a result be more bird photos.  We got lucky, on the first test run we happened to be wandering around Pamucak and found migrating glossy ibis.  No doubt in summer we’ll be off to Kerkini for some bird photography.

Another thing that will appear is material about a project we are planning.  We’ll be poking around a few places in Greece looking at property in need of a little restoration.  Before anyone asks we have no plans to move from Selçuk, this has very little to do with events here.  The new place will be a means of maintaining our European Citizenship, something which is very important to us, so this project has far more to do with events in the UK.

We seem to have acquired a cat.  This is fine, but we need to not make her dependent, we go awayduman-and-the-tiles too much for that to be fair on her.  Truth be told she adopted us.  When we got back from the 8 weeks away in Central America, she greeted us, and…..  It all went from there.  We took her to the vet, she was pregnant at the time, so she’ll need to go back after kittens.  She is no longer pregnant but she is keeping her kittens hidden.  Still turns up two or three times a day for food!

So there are going to be lots of things to blog about, learning new skills, life and living here in Selçuk, our travels and more.

 

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