Saturday, August 27, 2011

Morning Is Not The Only Thing That Has Broken!

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Not my intended Friday post but I thought I'd share this with you anyway. It is my last morning in Türkbükü.  I fly back to Dublin tomorrow morning which means leaving here at an ungodly hour. İ woke up in time to catch the sunrise, so İ hopped out of bed and set out with my camera. İ don't want to waste a precious minute today.

But typical me, it couldn't be straightforward. This evening a New Zealand couple İ have never met are coming to stay for a week. İ have registered our place here for home swop as we plan to visit Norway next summer. But more about that in a later post. İ've been frantically cleaning to have the place in good shape when they arrive and create a good impression. This morning as İ was pulling up one of the bedroom shutters the cord snapped. I can only hope Metin can work wonders!

Morning is not the only thing that has broken!!

12 comments:

  1. Hey Mary,

    Cleaning is a such a tough task. I have this obsessive thing to clean and wipe when I am angry, gets rid of all the anger.

    Hope you have a safe journey! :)

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  2. Nice sunrise! Good luck with the journey back. FYI, in New York it is still dark and I am wide awake...

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  3. ... but there is no place like home.

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  4. Thanks Hajra and Muriel.
    The problem is Thom because we have our own place here it feels like home, without the everyday stresses of normal life. Today was definitely a dark glasses day!

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  5. One of my favorite songs, and such a beautiful view! I felt very much at home in Istanbul (provided I would never again have to ride a tram, and could run full tilt through that awful underground market - know what I mean?) - but really, it is a comfortable place with a cost of living comparable to what we have here. It's a nice mix of old and new - so drenched in history, yet not lacking in modern conveniences. I was only there a week, but now and then I miss being there.

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  6. I shouldn't say the underground market is "awful." I should clarify - crowds of people make me claustrophobic. Being locked in a small closet with a good book and a flashlight? Not claustrophobic. Walking through an underground (underwater? under bridge?) market bustling with people going in all directions makes my skin itch.

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  7. Lovely post, and looks like you are having velour luck Mary. Hope the rest of the day is/was uneventful. :D

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  8. Oh Cath, you just made me laugh out loud. I'm sitting in the middle of a very busy restaurant in Ataturk airport and now people are looking at me. I remember your "velour" post so well. And my luck continues. I'm replying to this now because I brought the USB mobile internet with me, instead of leaving it for my house swappers, I even checked them installing it last night. Put it in my pocket instead of leaving it on the table. Metin will be spitting nails. We share the "stick" I'll have to blame it on being up for 24 hours straight. Ah well, Joanne goes out next Saturday and can return it, but too late for my house swappers!

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  9. Wonderful photo. Song goes with it beautifully. Try and work some of your photos in with other songs as you did here.

    Hard work leaving - in all senses of the word. Hope your summer glow will continue on your return to Ireland.

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  10. Thanks for the advice Penelope. Funnily enough, the post that I was working on but didn't get finished in time also had a song to go with the post. Hopefully it will be done for Tuesday.

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  11. What an amazing video, Mary! It was the perfect way to balance out the craziness in your life right now! =) I love the way you always find a way to appreciate the beautiful moments of life. =)

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