I shouldn't have called the plumbers "wreckers". Total misnomer. Far too gentle. I thought they were just changing all the water and waste pipes but in two hours we had no loos, basins, or kitchen. Even the new toilet that went in last week was out. The latter given pride of place in the living room while the others were relegated to the garden. The photo below is not out of focus or distorted. This is a picture of the dust in the kitchen.
My daughter and I abandoned ship and had to plan the rest of the day around toilets in Bodrum. I can live without water but no lav is not on so we gathered up our duvets and headed back to the village. We'd had a good supper in Musti's, met some old friends and were happy to be back home, until I tried to turn on the heating in the bedrooms...nothing happened. Usually this wouldn't have been too bad but that night the temperature hit below zero for the first time in years. The beds hadn't been slept in since August. Moral of the story: If electric blankets can be carried all the way from Dorset to Bodrum in hand-luggage, do not leave them behind on a trip of 36 kms.
A purple anemone frozen white by the frost