From my hideaway in the Highlands, I see that the terrestrial media has belatedly caught up with the turmoil at home, which gives me an overview of the troubles but will someone please tell Jon Snow how to pronounce the prime minister of Turkey's name. I'm hoping the televised apology by the deputy prime minister for excessive use of force will go some way to calm the situation but I'm not holding my breath for a similar statement from his immediate superior. Meanwhile life back in the village is unaffected and Jake and my husband have been entertained by the arrival of our very old friends Kath and Dave who have driven the scenic route from the UK to our garden. Kath has been charting their progress over the past 6 months (it was the very scenic route) through snow and sun to arrive chez-nous, and if you click on this link http://daveandkath.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/milestones.html not only will you see that, despite the troubles, holidaying in Turkey can still be a peaceful prospect, but you will also get a great picture of Jake with his new summer haircut.
I fly back to Bodrum via Istanbul on Sunday and am very much looking forward to joining them.