What a week, after just over 10 weeks completely stationery at Sundance Camp in Turkey and then a short sprint in the outside world of Turkey, with a two week ‘just to be sure’ stay in a lovely apartment in Gulluk we have done 1,500 km in the five days. Buster hasn’t known what has hit him, but nevertheless responded as usual very well, requiring his little health kick cocktail … [Read more...] about Turkxit!
We are now technically illegal here in Turkey our Visa expired last week and still await news that the border is again open. The latest we have is that Turkey has open the borders for people to drive in but as yet the Greeks are waiting until the 15th to formally announce what they are going to do. We are ever hopeful and are leaving this coming Tuesday to head for the Greek … [Read more...] about Light or an oncoming train
Goodbye, Adieu, Slan, Güle güle, a Farewell to Sundance and moving on. After 10 weeks our lockdown adventure at Sundance camp is came to an end and we have flown the nest. Our last week was both sad and uplifting, as our lockdown community departed and at the end it was just two vans Karen and I, and James and Katherine. It is surprising how a bunch of disparate people … [Read more...] about Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
We are now in our eighth week here at Sundance Camp and as Turkey is starting to lift some of the Coronavirus restrictions. Local people are now starting to come and stay on the site, and as the restrictions continue to lift the site will fill up. The proposed date for lifting all restrictions is the 1st of June, our hopes were that we would be able make our way to the … [Read more...] about Hopes Dashed
This week has been a week of birthdays for friends and family here and at home. Queenie’s on the 21st shared with my mother (sadly no longer with us), Maire, David's sis-in-law at home in Dublin. Maddie -Katherine’s daughter back home in the UK. Anetta’s sister in the US. Mr Dave Cockle, now a ripe old age of 83, and finally very close to home for us here in Turkey, one of our … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Yer!
Sunday, Sunday feels to good to me-so the song goes. Every other day of the week is fine-yeah. Every other day of the week is the same for all us at the moment and for many it’s probably beginning to take its toll, unfortunately. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my chair under the shade of a tree with the sea only some 10 feet away from me. The waves are gently lapping … [Read more...] about Volta – ring
Saturday saw our third week of static living at Sundance Camping and in all honesty the time has gone fairly quickly. Afternoons are often the slower part as we watch the clock until it’s a decent enough time to open a bottle of wine, but that also seems to be the tale from home as well as wine o’clock gets earlier and earlier. So the coronavirus won’t necessarily be the only … [Read more...] about Jersey Royals
Well what a week tf has been- oddly enough quite action packed in it’s own “this is our life for now” way. Monday saw the week begin with quite nice weather. David started the day with his run along with fellow joggers continuing to give him words of encouragement and motivation, which is excellent as by the end of the week he had completed 5k and has his own personal … [Read more...] about April Fool
What an exciting week this has been- we’ve been to ancient ruins, museums, took in a movie, bartered in the bazaars, ate in the most amazing restaurants, danced till dawn in Turkish nightclubs……..Then we wake up and reality hits home and the days begin. If you want to be kept up to date with all the action please 'Subscribe' by entering your email in the box on the right. It … [Read more...] about Carry On Camping