Thursday, 26 January 2017

Mandarin Festival


Snow is falling in Istanbul again and the knock-on cold snap hit Bodrum at mid-day. While I'm shivering I like to remember that Sunday was a warm sunny day and the castle square was filled with citrus fruit. It was the Mandarin Festival week end. 



I cozied up to a few stall holders, got a few strokes in return ....


....but only jam was on offer as a freebie, no one would give me a bun. 


I don't like eating mandarins but if my boss (it makes her happy to think she can tell me what to do) spends too much time at the computer, I sneak a mandarin or orange from the fruit bowl and start to pat it around the Afghan rug.  If this doesn't stop her typing, I scratch the sides of the rug and start to bury the fruit - that usually makes her jump up.


In view of this I thought she might buy me one of these knitted mandarins but no - I'll have to make do with the juicy squashable kind.

12 comments:

  1. Good tactic to gain attention. I'll make sure I don't read this aloud when my lot are listening...

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    1. Your lot have access to much more squashy and exotic fruit.

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  2. Lucky you - I love mandarins, and that jam looks extremely tempting. You might not like them, nor the jam, but I bet the boss does.

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    1. The boss should be making it as I write

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  3. Jake, A time-honored way to get attention and we can say that it's used by canines the world over. When mandalina season comes, it almost makes shivering in the winter worth it.

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  4. . . talking to a dog is one thing - having them answer is a sure sign of . .

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  5. Shake 'n' Vac won't get the mandarin juice out of the Afghan rug!

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  6. Jake - you rock!! love reading your posts :)

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