F-16 Fighter Jet in mid-display over our roof in Bodrum on Saturday.
When we're in the village, our nearest town is Mumcular. An unassuming, working conurbation that serves the many villages and hamlets on the agricultural plane of Karaova. It doesn't have much going for it aesthetically and what little charm it did have 30 years ago, is swiftly being eroded by the many apartment blocks that are going up to serve as housing for the public sector workers of Bodrum. As a new 3 bedroom flat is selling for the equivlent of £25,000, it's one of the few places in the South West that fixed income workers have a chance to buy property. Plain-Jane Mumcular however, had a little glow of pride about it at the weekend. One of its sons, born and bred in the town, has recently risen to become the Chief of the Airforce in Turkey. No mean feat for a small town boy. So while the denizens of up-market Bodrum were enjoying the dazzling show provided by The Turkish Stars; the air force display team, Mumcular residents were quietly proud that it's their boy who's in charge.