Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A New Year


It falls to me, Jake the dog, to pen the first post of 2017. My two legged companion has been silenced by the massacre in Istanbul on New Year's night.  After hoping for a peaceful new year, having one's hopes dashed less than 90 minutes into 2017 will take some getting over.  We are both also sad that our friend Şenol Captain is in a coma in Aydın hospital after suffering a heart attack.



Despite looking after a dozen golden retrievers in his bus, he always had time to give me a cuddle and we are both hoping he'll be well enough to return to Bodrum soon.  His dogs are still together, being cared for in great comfort by a kind-hearted volunteer.

Hopefully your usual writer will be back in harness soon, but until that time I shall bring you photos of my days in Bodrum...


The everyday ones...


and the slightly strange ones...


with a bit of archaeology thrown in for good measure.

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to BacktoBodrum Blog - 5 years old this week. 

17 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for a dog to pick up the pieces and keep things going...how we need them.

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  2. Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary Annie and Jake. I too am at a loss for words about the shooting in Istanbul. Çok geçmiş olsun Türkiye.

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    1. Thank you April - and now we have Izmir

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  3. Thankyou for that Jake. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good recovery for Şenol Captain and it's great to know the dogs are being cared for. Tell your human congratulations on 5 years of blogging and we look forward to more posts from her very soon xxx

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  4. I am feeling really sad for your country too, we have spent so many wonderful and memorable holidays in Turkey and loved them all - congratulations to your very special owner on her 5 years of blogging,

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  5. Jake, Thank heavens that Annie has you to comfort her at this really terrible time. Right now, we all could use a cuddle from a loving, furry friend. We read about Şenol Captain in the paper and our hopes are with you for a speedy recovery. Give our Back to Bodrum birthday greetings to Annie, xoxo J and M

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  6. Hi there Jake, and thank you for your dexterous use of the keyboard. Please give your two-legged friend a huge hug from me (with all four paws) and tell her that her France-dwelling blogging pal is similarly challenged for blogging through the multiple evidence of the harm misled humans can do to each other. I hope that you lovely friend recovers swiftly.

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    1. It is difficult to write when times are murderous

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  7. Where's the ruins on last picture?

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    1. We were in Stratonikeia Levent Bey.

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  8. Wishing you and your mistress a peaceful 2017 and many more years of blogging.

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  9. . . you lot are all deranged! A dog that types, takes photos AND selfies?? It's either fake news or Vlad-the-Impaler Putin!

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    1. We are in the post-truth era Alan Bey, I could run for president .

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