Fethiye

Yesterday I started a 10 day holiday to Fethiye in Turkey

Hands up? I am already a Turkey lover. I have travelled to many places both far and near from the UK but I do hold a special place for Turkey. It has everything , the weather, food, culture, history and wonderful people

I have never been to this area of Turkey before and I am now asking myself “Why ever haven’t I been before ” its wonderful and in just one day has ticked the boxes of all the reasons I love Turkey

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Sunshine

I can hear birds tweeting loudly but to a different tune than British birds

In the distance people are going about their daily life, chatting happily in a language I do not understand

In front of me are forest covered hills protruding above apartments for sale

But most importantly of all is the sun, real heat from the sun warming up my sun starved paler than normal limbs as I sit on the balcony of my Turkish hotel room on this first day of my holiday

The world’s a noisy place

Yesterday everything was loud no not just loud but extra loud and shrill

I noticed every single thing that made a sound within a mile of where I was sitting

I ran a workshop in the courtyard of a pub yesterday , it was the loudest pub in the world

A small group of females that were on a nearby table had the highest pitch voices in the world

The toilet doors made the biggest creaks as they opened and closed

Yes. ..I had a headache all day! 😉

Last Night

Last night I went for a walk. It was dark and scary as I made my way through the the back streets of Balsall Heath.

Maybe I have taken a wrong road I thought. The night suddenly become even darker.

As I turned right onto a road I have never been to before i realise i was lost.

Then something strange happened, a small round glowing sphere began to hover over the house that stood before me.

Transfixed I just stared in wonder, ” Is this real ” I couldn’t help saying aloud.

“No, it’s an April Fool Story ” , the alien from the hovering craft replied

New addiction

I try to go to the gym at least a couple of times a week and normally go on to the exercise bike first to ease me in whilst watching a latest binge watch courtesy of Netflix.

The sci fi drama I am cutently watch is good but doesn’t seem to suit cycling, it’s a bit slow to watch so today I upped the anti and returned netflix to comedy, much more exercise bike friendly.

Jack Whitehall , laughter and cycling is a brilliant combo. .a new addiction in the making

This feels like winter

At the moment I am using public transport until my car is fixed.

I generally enjoy using buses and trains. .yesterday, I wasn’t so keen

The trains were fine, on time and warm. But the hour of walking that accompanied this , was a good reminder of what winter weather is all about …

I ended up looking like a frozen dead rat , due to walking in freezing sleet with a harsh wind accompanying it.

Not a good look

What to do on New Years Eve? 

What to do on New Years eve? This is a question I ask myself every year and every year I struggle to think of an original or fun answer 

This year was no different but at least I had decided to go away with family and friends for a couple of days. .just so I would have a different location to contemplate that age old question,”What to do on New Year Eve? ”

The morning arrived and someone in my group suggested Tintern Abbey for the morning. .Yes, part of the burden was taken off my shoulders. ..off we toddled and an Abbey was explored.  Now only the eve looms. ..”what to do on New Years Eve ?” 

Answer quickly please. .only 2 1/2 hours to go now  …

What to do on New Years Eve? 

What to do on New Years eve? This is a question I ask myself every year and every year I struggle to think of an original or fun answer 

This year was no different but at least I had decided to go away with family and friends for a couple of days. .just so I would have a different location to contemplate that age old question,”What to do on New Year Eve? ”

The morning arrived and someone in my group suggested Tintern Abbey for the morning. .Yes, part of the burden was taken off my shoulders. ..off we toddled and an Abbey was explored.  Now only the eve looms. ..”what to do on New Years Eve ?” 

Answer quickly please. .only 2 1/2 hours to go now  …

Upsetting Swans

Yes, today I upset our two local swans, not intentionally I can assure you. 

I went to the local park as normal with my dog and most unusually nobody else was in the .  It’s normally a hive of activity with joggers, children and adults feeding the ducks, geese and swans and people just going for a week 

The lake is still frozen in parts and so I watched a couple of resident swans slip and slide as they waddled across the ice into the water 

Within seconds they had then swum to the bank where I was standing.  They looked up hopefully at me it was then I realised that they expected me to produce a bag of food to feed them . With the park being deserted of people I was their only hope 

I hung my head in shame and carried on with my dog