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Wednesday today. Spent some time yesterday afternoon taking some pictures of Caretta Estate’s (Mustafa and Lale) house for sale. All inside shots and not easy because the sun was strong outside and I got over exposed windows, nasty shadows and over exposed highlights on some of the shots. I was going to do some clever jiggery pokery with the photos on my computer but it didn’t work. I’ve made them look pretty good though. It’s a super property for the money (only £140k) and it has a pool and detached guest cottage with it’s own car access and parking spaces included. Here’s a shot of the living room.

It’s a bit windy today but sunny and warm. I took down two of the polythene panels on the porch yesterday morning and I’m wondering if I’ve tempted fate a little too much. The panels that are still up are now blowing and making a noise in the wind and Wilf doesn’t like it much, he’s very subdued. It won’t be for long, the wind is forecast to drop overnight and then die right down tomorrow afternoon but there is supposed to be another of the Coptic gales on or about the 29th. I made the panels and put them up to protect the porch against the wind and rain during the winter so that the dogs had somewhere warm and dry without being in the house. We started off with the dogs in the house but they were puppies then. They’ve grown quite big and they shed so much hair it became a nightmare to keep the place clean. Stanley didn’t like them in the house either, they kept eating his food!

Talking of Stanley his foot seems to be healing up nicely. It’s taken quite a while but the anti-biotic that I’ve been giving him for the last week or so has done the trick. He is still limping on it but not as much and it doesn’t stop him catching birds and mice.

I’ve been doing some gardening in the last week or so, cutting down the long grass and thistles and pulling up the worst of the big dandelion type plants. What with all this fresh air and a bit of exercise I’m ready for bed by 9.30 in the evenings, losing a bit of puppy fat too, ha ha. There are some nice drifts of little yellow and purple flowers under the fruit trees so I’m going to try and keep an eye on them and when they set seed I’ll gather it and spread it around so we have more.

I think they are a kind of flowering clover, whatever they are they look really lovely.
This tree has been flowering nicely for about a week, I think I’m a bit late with trying to photograph it. It’s a Lilac and seems to have coped well with the winter.

I keep getting spam in one of my email accounts and occasionally on of the email subject titles is amusing. I had one today entitled “Look after your feet and they will look after you”. Good eh? It reminded me of basic training when I joined the Royal Air Force and Cpl Ted Topping’s lessons on the SLR (Self Loading Rifle). “Look after your rifle and it will look after you!” He said it as if he really believed it too. Actually it wasn’t self-loading at all, you had to load it and cock it to begin with then once you started firing it would eject the empty case and reload automatically, but that’s just me being pedantic I suppose.

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Posted April 16, 2008 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

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