Archive for October 2007


Yesterday was Friday and we went to Kas to do our shopping as usual, had quite a bit to get because Jenny has been away for three weeks and I’ve just been eating whatever I can find in the fridge. Typical man I suppose although I did do some shopping and made a couple of nice stews and a lasagne while she was away. When we got back home the dogs had a fight over which of them was going to greet us first and it developed into a proper fight with real biting. I tried to separate them as I usually do and ended up being bitten by mistake by Alf (I think). It was quite a bad bite and we immediately went back to Kas to see Munise the doctor. She is really nice and was very helpful, stitched my hand up and took me to the hospital afterwards to get registered on the Rabies feedback scheme. So if one of the dogs becomes ill with Rabies in the next 10 days I’ll have to have all sorts of nasty stuff done to me I suppose. We’re pretty sure that everything will be okay because both dogs have had all their injections against all the things young dogs are susceptible to including Rabies. It’s a real shame beccause I’ll bet that if they could understand that I had been bitten during their fight they would be as upset as I would be if I had accidentally injured one of them. Anyway, life goes on but I can’t use my right hand for any of the building work that Ramazan and I are in the middle of so he is going to have to carry on without me. I feel bad about it but then he is getting paid to do it and does like working on his own.

In the meantime it will give me an opportunity to go around the village and take a load of photographs with my new camera so watch this space, more piccies coming.

Posted October 20, 2007 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

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Well it’s my birthday today 4th Oct (thank you to those who sent texts and emails) and we are having the first rain of the season. The last time it rained was back in April so to say the garden needs it is a bit of an understatement! Plenty of thunder and lightning as well, and of course the electricity has gone off, I’ve unplugged the phone line and all the sensitive appliances and the laptop is now on battery power. The unfortunate thing is that Ramazan who came to build a wall has been caught because he had mixed a barrow load of mortar just before the rain started so he has to use it before he can go home. Bit of a bugger eh? I’ve given him a jacket to wear and told him to bring it back next time he comes which will be Saturday rain permitting.

Ramazan and I went down to Kas to get some cement so there are six bags still in the back of the pick-up, covered up with polythene now though. We had lunch while we were down there and I got some dog food and some cash out of the bank too.

The wall Ramazan is building is down by Simon’s gate to make a better entrance way and so that we can make the fence higher down there. Wilf scrambled over it yesterday, it isn’t very well supported and seeing the ease with which he got over I’m surprised he didn’t do it before. He’s not much of a one for jumping over things though; Alf is the one for that.

About half past four just as the rain was starting to die down Yilmaz called me to tell me that they were going to have a meal and I should go down to Kas for six-o-clock and join in. I couldn’t really face lifting the cement out of the back of the car but it stopped raining shortly afterwards and then the electrikery came back on so I developed a bit of enthusiasm.

We had a nice meal of steak and chickpeas in a tomato and wine sauce, it sounds a bit strange but was very nice. Good company with Yilmaz, Tunç and Pinar.

Tunç has been running the Hi Jazz bar this year and Pinar has got a job in a bar in Kas now so she is staying here all the time. Shortly she will start a new job in one of the estate agents offices.

Anyway, after the meal Pinar had to go to work and Tunch had to open the bar so Yilmaz and I went there too. We met a young couple from London and had a chat then I left at about 8.30 and came back home. I felt very tired and was glad to get to bed after talking to Jenny on Skype.

Now it’s Saturday and I just wanted to put up this picture of the Mimosa down by Simon’s gate. It has started flowering and looks beautiful.



Posted October 4, 2007 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized