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8/3/09 3:49 A

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Just a recap of my little holiday from June...

Friday my DH, son and I set out in a rented car for our hometown Duzce (due z jeh) to stay overnight at my nieces before heading to Istanbul. Its was a 2.5 hour drive over a mountain and into the most beautiful green jewel of the Black Sea...we ate dinner then visited my BIL and his wife till midnight...nieces apartment was hoooot and I found it difficult to sleep even with a fan going but managed to get about 3 hours...
Nine am we headed to Istanbul and when we were on the outskirts DH needed to make a pitstop (thankfully) as we discovered there was roadwork being done and we totally missed the backup by taking the scenic route....we drank tea on the Bosphorus in marilyn monroe shaped glasses and then headed to the other side for my DHs Alumni Luncheon...we arrived at 12:30 ( a whole half hour early) and took a little boat taxi out to a man-made island on the Bosphorus which had a huge pool and several restaurants..very very posh...

Lunch was excellent and at 4:30 we headed home to Ankara...made 1 pitstop and arrived at 9pm...I sometimes wish we had a car of our own...there is something so freeing when you can hop in the vehicle and go wherever and whenever you like...but we just arent ready for the expenditure at this point...

I absolutely love Istanbul and my dream is to renovate our flat in Duzce and do these weekend excursions on a more regular basis...


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2/22/09 7:14 P

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EM- I am sending you a very warm welcome to the team, it is nice to have you here. It has been pretty quiet around here without Tani so I am glad to see things livening up around here.

Oooo a fire sounds rather nice right now as it is super cold and snowy here in upstate NY. I would love to drink some hot chocolate by a fire.

De Anna

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2/22/09 6:19 P

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Oh THAT is FuNnY!!!! My man loves a good barbeque..we do it year round even though it is yasak....i just spoke to an old student of mine who is getting training for horse husbandry..is that the right word for a vet who specializes in horses? anyway she is on a reknown horse farm in Bursa! on night duty so she has helped 3 colts into the world....wow!!! I am hoping beyond hope that she will bring a horse back with her in April...the one she has is over 20 years old so she doesnt even ride her anymore :(

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2/22/09 5:06 P

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Thank you!

Sure, I'd love to join the meet and greet. By then I will be an old hand around here:)

No snow that sticks, but lots of flurries, especially out to the riding club in the countryside. My daughter and I went out there this morning and when we came back we discovered that my husband had made a fire. His very first! We've only had the fireplace 9 years! He is such a city boy, such an efendi. One time I asked him why he loves me and he said, "Because you can make fire." Kind of cave man logic ("You make fire, I hunt dinosaur!")

Cold, cold, cold.


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2/21/09 4:04 P

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Wow you have been here only 2 years longer than me...say did you get any snow today??? I have been enjoying it sooooo much.....well if we really pull this meet and greet this may or june off you are certainly welcome to join us! the best part is it will be in your hometown :) So happy you have joined us Katie!!!!! I just know you will enjoy it here!

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2/21/09 3:58 P

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Hi, Tanibear invited me this evening.

I grew up in Oregon and came to Turkey in 1987 right after university. I came to stay just a year to pick up some Turkish...ha ha ha...

21 years later I am still here on the Bosphorus, but 45 pounds heavier. I work sitting down and I play sitting down, except for when I am riding my horse. My main problem is with not moving enough.

Simdilik bu kadar!

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