Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Carrying on....

The country I live in and I have something in common: something momentously bad happened in July but we are both carrying on. We can almost pretend it didn't happen as life goes on.

Photo thanks to N Piercy

Lazy lunches are still enjoyed on the terrace 



Plenty of folk still want to sit in the shade on the beach


The beer, rakı and wine is still flowing and all nationalities are happy to gather for a drink and a chat

Photo thanks to S Hardeman


The sun still sets beautifully in Turgutreis and we can all still smile

We are all keeping calm and carrying on. Then a relative refuses to come to my daughter's wedding because of the presumed danger, or I find a note on the computer of what Teo planned to do on August 5th - and it hits home. Life for me and for Turkey will be forever changed. 


22 comments:

  1. Poignant post Annie. It feels like there are far too many changes recently and not all for the better. I am reminded of the thought that we should enjoy every moment...live each day as if it were our last ...love and hugs to you xxx

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    1. I think we always carry on here, what ever happens

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  2. That seems to be our motto, these days: We keep on keepin' on. And sometimes, like you said, it all seems normal for a while and then something happens to remind you everything is different. Glad you're doing some 'carrying on' of your own. Think about you often. x

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  3. . . life does and should go on Annie. As some sage once said, 'None of us will get out of this alive so be kind yourself and to others (or words to that effect). Keep on truckin'!

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    1. Life is a terminal illness and all that..

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  4. Changed forever, yes. But we just get on with it, don't we? Because, well, what else are we to do? x

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  5. We imagine we will not survive, but we do we have no other choice, it never goes away but it does pale eventuallyxxx

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  6. How good it was to see you Annie, Bodrum reminds me all things I love about my homeland, I applaud you for keeping going, I think all loved ones would have liked it this way.. And I hope those not sure about coming have a rethink, Bodrum is as gorgeous and tranquil as ever, çok sevgilerimle xxx

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    1. Lovely to see you the other day, wish I'd thought to take a photo or two

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  7. We can't wait to see you and Esi in October Annie. Wild horses ....terrorism threats or the impact of the coup won't stop us.

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    1. Looking forward to your arrival so much

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  8. I have never felt the slightest concerns when visiting Turkey. It is no good to be forever looking over your shoulders for danger - it is everywhere.

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    1. I wish more people thought like you Rosemary

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  9. Keeping calm and carrying on is a great attitude to have. Your photos are lovely. Warm greetings and best wishes from Montreal, Canada.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I've only been to Canada once but I loved it and would love to visit more.

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  10. As always, a lovely post with undercurrents... carrying on is all we can do yet we are on edge...xxxx

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    1. Thanks Claudia, we are unaffected in Bodrum but you must feel it more in Istanbul

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  11. Annie, So good that you and Esi have each other. To me, you are so brave. Keep enjoying those lazy lunches and sunsets. xoxo J and M

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    1. Hope to get you two here for a lazy supper, brunch , dinner one day soon

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