From Cirali,Turkey, to sizzling Hastings

Don’t think I’ve ever experienced this. Get on the plane in Antalya,  temperature in the high 30s, get out at Gatwick at 5.40pm – felt almost as hot.  I know it isn’t in the high…

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Home again… Eastbourne Bandstand, reflections on Turkey….

Here we are, back at home. The weather is scorching, with no sign of rain. Obviously not as hot as Turkey, where it was 38 degrees, but somehow more humid and enervating – and of course, you have to do things…

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Turkey – Ramadan Bayram and beyond

Of course, when we booked our holiday we had completely forgotten that our stay would coincide with the end of Ramadan – four days of public holiday.  Mr Erdogan has increased the number of holidays….  This…

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Scary Turkish storms and Turkish Bayram

Did I say Cirali was quiet?  Well, not now.  Turns out this week is a national holiday for a big Muslim festival and the place is absolutely packed with Turkish families. Many small children running…

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Cirali, Turkey – Year Three!

Cirali has developed in our absence, and seems to have jumped forward since our holiday last year. The main village street has been paved, there are more shops, a cash point, and most surprising, rows…

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