Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Short time at home

I will be having a quick turn around from my holiday as i am back up to london early next week due to my mum not being well, it is such a worry being down here at times, she gets quite depressed and has now told me that she has got a bad rash on her back and legs, but has left it because she did not want to go to the doctors , but needless to say the thing has got worse, so made her an appointment for today and made her promise to have a district nurse come in if needed at least until i get there next tuesday. It feels like a role reversal of mother and child at times. Feel so guilty at times as we left to come to cornwall for a better life and there she is without us up there. Have ordered her a new motored bath seat so i will be there when that comes on wenesday and will have to do a complete clean of the house I am trying to persuade her to have a home help in twice a week i think i won, but she also doesn't like her routine disrupted but things are getting worse in the house, it is a shame that the government took away the funding for home help so she will have to pay privately.
Holiday over!! will try before i go to get some phots up on the blog this weekend.
Got my friends dogs this weekend so will get some overdue exercise which is badly needed i can tell you, over indulgence on holiday tut tut ! Be nice to get them down onto the beach they love it there then maybe the woods.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Holiday is over {sigh}

Well we are now back from turkey arrived back late thursday evening.
What a wonderful time we had people, food sun all great. Not had time to download the many photographs that were taken as yet, just getting back to some sort of order really!
Out hosts made us so welcome we spent the first two nights in istanbul at leyla and ugurs home and did quite a bit of sightseeing in the city itself, then on the third day we travelled to assos about 3oo miles away on the agean sea amazing!! picture the scene only seven rooms surrounded by olive trees and the agean 1 minute from our room our own private jetty with steps into the sea where we could swim with all the fishes , drinks served when we wanted and afternoon chi {tea} served with small pastries every day AH! it was wonderful, and the food all freshly cooked they even made sure that tony had nothing with gluten in so leyla had said something before we had arrived i think, meze of seven different thing every night followed by small fish course then your main meal which was also fresh fish but all of it was superb. Oh yes and i forgot the hammocks under the olive trees just perfect for an afternoon nap after a hard day of swimming and sitting in the sun. We then came back via Troy and Gallipoli and spent our last two nights back in istanbul. Photos to follow next week. Such a lovely time thanks to our hosts for everything.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Getting ready!

Busy busy, the turkish lire the travellers cheques are in my possession passports tickets case down from the loft clothes ironed one day of work left then were are off YAY!! "are we there yet" can't wait to get going now. This is the first time we have been to istanbul without our son-in-law and daughter so it will be a little strange without a translater , i have learnt a few polite words please, thankyou hello and how are you, turkish is so difficult as the alphabet is different , our hosts in istanbul speak very good english so it will not be to much of a problem language wise, apparently they have booked somwhere on the agean sea for a few days so we will have a little of both city and sea in our week away. I am hoping to go to the blue mosque again and a few other sights whilst we are there. Really looking forward to the culture the food and the people, they were so friendly toward us last time, meeting all the family is lovely it was great to see our son-in-laws home they are such nice people.
Just a little worried about leaving the cat, our neighbours are coming in to feed her twice a day so i know she will be ok and she does seem much better in herself but can't help but worry.
We leave on tuesday morning for our flight on wednesday staying in a hotel for one night.
Off to bude again tonight for another irish music night and a meal in the pub had a really good night last time.
Seems a time for holidays as quite a few of us bloggers are away at the same time so have a good holiday wherever it may be! Will probably post before we go. This time next week i maybe soaking up some lovely sunshine heard it was about 30degrees sorry everyone in britain for that bit of gloating just could not help myself!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Mawgan Porth

These were taken on mawgan porth in early august
It was such a lovely evening, around 8pm we went for a walk on the beach
it was so nice to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair!

The light was just dimming in this one , there were still a few surfers but
the waves as you can see were quite small.
We shall have the beach back to ourselves now the holidaymakers have gone
I must admit it is nice to have the place a little less busy, but i do love it when
the county is alive with people. We are lucky to have such a great beach close by