Saturday, 12 October 2013

Home again .................

I've had a lovely two weeks in the sunshine but it's nice to be home again. Surprisingly I found the change in pace quite difficult to adapt to. Of course resting in the sunshine, reading new novels all mixed in with a little crochet was lots of fun but by week two I was missing the hustle and bustle of home. I missed my grandchildren, I missed baking and I missed my house. This was quite a new phenomena as usually I can sit and chill without a problem. My holiday was lots of fun though, we have been to this resort many times and it meets our differing needs well. The hotel is small with lots of water sports, tennis and a daily mountain bike ride over very rough terrain, which kept Mr R very busy. My activities included enjoying the lovely swimming pool and the very comfy sun loungers looking over the sea. The Turkish cuisine is yummy and something we both enjoy, now I'm home I need to concentrate on some very sensible eating.

I visited the weekly market in the tiny village of Ortakent. The market isn't touristy it's for the locals and stalls are very hotchpotch many are set up in front of open backed trucks filled with produce picked straight from the land. All the fruit and vegetables are seasonal and nuts and spices were in abundance. I bought a big bag of fresh figs and peaches and then caught the local dolmas (bus) back to the hotel.

Before I went away I'd written a number of posts that I shared with you throughout my holiday so that I could still keep in touch. Unfortunately since getting home my laptop has become poorly and I have been unable to even turn it on - it's currently with the lap top doctor but it's touch and go if he can revive it. I have my fingers crossed as I hadn't budgeted for such a big expense so near to Christmas. I am lucky to have my iPad which was a surprise gift last year but I find writing blog posts on it a bit tricky and can't always include photos, although I have managed one this time.

In between washing, ironing, shopping and cooking I have caught up with my favourite blogs but unfortunately haven't been able to join in with my weekly link ups. Although life has been so hectic since arriving home I don't have very much creativity to share with you.

I'm late with my monthly collage but hopefully I will have a laptop soon and I can look back at my Septembers creations. I have received some lovely comments on my posts whilst I have been away and a few more followers which is so lovely, I haven't been able to leave many comments or replies as wifi has been hit and miss and my iPad has been a bit temperamental. I am always delighted to receive such lovely feedback and very humbled that you take the time to read my very ordinary ramblings.

Talk soon x


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time away. Take your time getting settled back in and take some time to go through the photos of your trip!

  2. Your description of the market reminds me a bit of South Korea. There are many big markets there, filled with stalls as one would expect at markets, but there are also many trucks pulled over to the side of the street with farmers selling their fruits and vegetables right off the back of the truck.

    I have had good luck using Blogsy when I blog from my iPad. I hope you are able to get your computer fixed!

  3. Good luck with your technical problems - I always find spending money on computer stuff a bit like cars.....essential but not fun to have to pay for.
    I would love to visit Turkey one day. One of Finn's best friends is Turkish, well British really, but his parents are Turkish and his mum makes the most wonderful food. juliex

  4. Glad you are home safe and sound and that you had a wonderful, relaxing trip. Hugs,

  5. Glad that you had a great time away, it is amazing that the time can go so fast isn't it. Sounds as though you had a good time. Sorry that your laptop is icky, I hope that it is home and well soon! Glad to have you back in any case.

  6. I'm happy to hear you are safely ensconced at home again Sue, doing the things you enjoy after a nice sunny change of pace, but sorry to hear of your laptop problems and hope you can soon 'overcome' - such a nuisance when these things play up.
    Joy x

  7. Welcome home! Sorry to hear about your laptop - well done for managing a post on the iPad! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, and I think the best part of a holiday often is when you have 'let go' enough that you start missing home and want it you know you have properly recharged your batteries! Chrissie x

  8. Welcome back Sue. It sounds like you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday and I think that sometimes it's good to want to come home. I was very impressed that you managed to do posts from your iPad I find it near impossible. Hope your laptop gets sorted soon. Enjoy your week and time with the grandchildren xo

  9. Glad you had a lovely holiday. We also go to Turkey quite regularly, they're are so friendly and the food is wonderful. It is also nice to get home and relax and get back to your normal routine.
    Sally xxx

  10. Welcome back...glad you had a good holiday. I blog from my Ipad using the Blogsy app and I have had no problems with it.
    M x


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