Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Looking forward to 2016 with photos from 2015

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting fellow blogger Özlem, her parents and her two children. We had bonded over the Internet on all matters culinary and it was great to find that we had lots in common when archaeology, classics and a dog were added to the mix. We were both pushed for time so we didn't get to chat for long but a wish for 2016 is a chance to meet up again to show her family some of the more obscure ancient sites around Bodrum and sit down over a plateful of meze. 


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A plastic bag, camera and sun cream, there's a notebook in there too somewhere. My souvenir of a June day on a Greek beach - I say a day, but it was for just 4 hours that I took a break from my catering commitments and jumped on a day-boat and lazed on a beach. Hopefully   2016 will be a year of taking more breaks when working and seeing more of Greece. 


And the BIG one. A terrace full of good friends, some of whom have been partying under these trees for 25 years.  This Autumn photo records us all celebrating my daughter's engagement.  Next October we'll be hiring tables, filling bags with petal confetti, donning glad rags and watching the young couple exchange vows.  We aim to make it a party to remember. 









15 comments:

  1. Lovely glimpse of your year with such a great event to look forward to. Axxx

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  2. I am honored and delighted to appear in this post dear Annie, it was such a pleasure to meet you in person:) We all can't wait to see you and Jake and family in 2016, and Mark is very keen to put all his Latin learning into action, much to share. And what a fabulous news your daughter's engagement, happy days, cok tebrikler. Best wishes for 2016 in good health and happiness, cok sevgilerimle, Ozlem xx

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  3. B to B,

    Great photos. Yes, Özlem's Turkish Table is my go-to place for accessible Turkish recipes. This year, you were lucky and got to see her in Bodrum. We missed her when she came to Turkey. Maybe in 2016. . . . Very nice photos of all of you celebrating your dauther's engagement. Congratulations. (And is that blue bad from IKEA? I love them.) Take care, warm wishes.

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    1. The bag is just a small plastic bag from a bakery - I should invest in a beach bag if I'm going to make a habit of this gadding about by the sea.

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  4. . . here's to a future filled with peace and freedom.

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  5. Lovely look into your year. Hopefully, one day, we'll make it to Bodrum again and get a chance to meet! :) Enjoy taking those extra breaks in 2016 and also the countdown to the wedding.

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    1. And we are trying to get to Fethiye this year

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  6. It's gonna be a great year. I feel it in my water!

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    1. I hope you can come. Can you email me you address for the invite

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  7. Need a cake for October?? :) xx

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    1. If it means you will come then yes yes yes .

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  8. 2016 will certainly be a year to remember. I'm glad 2015 had such pleasant nightspots, despite your heavy work commitments.

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