I decided that the best way to get to know people would be to learn turkish. İ purchased a Linguaphone PDQ Turkish course and made a start. However İ discovered that there were turkish classes in Dublin in the Sandford Institute, so crazy as İ am, İ began to drive 100km each way to the classes.
My work colleagues were teasing me before İ started and said everyone will be asking 'and where is your house?'
Well, they couldn't have been more wrong. İ was the Granny of the class and everyone was asking 'and where is your boyfriend?' However, at the end of the term there were only two of us left so İ guess the house was a better motivation to learn turkish than the boyfriend. Four years later İ'm still learning turkish and İ still have the house!