A day at Kyrenia (Girne), Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia (Greek: Κερύνεια;Turkish: Girne) is a town on the northern coast of Cyprus, noted for its historic harbour and castle. Internationally recognised as part of the Republic of Cyprus, it is under the control of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and capital of its Girne District. Once predominantly inhabited by Greek Cypriots, Kyrenia's population consists now largely of Turkish Cypriots, British people... Continue Reading →

Bellapais Abbey, Northern Cyprus

After having spent time caring for my sister and just days before her death, my husband treated me to a weekend in Northern Cyprus.  I can't say it was a carefree weekend, but we did our best to enjoy it. Below are some photos from our our visit to Bellapais Abbey,  the ruin of a monastery... Continue Reading →

Apple Fritters for Breakfast!

On the weekends, my husband and I sit down for breakfast.  Most times it is as simple as eggs, or cheeses, olives and bread.  Today there were no eggs and no bread in the house.  And I just wasn't "feeling" a walk to the store.  So while he slept, I started brainstorming. I had picked... Continue Reading →

here’s what happened

When one becomes a blogger, we often write personal things that others would not share.  In my case, I crossed over from getting my emotions out via keeping a journal and writing poems, to putting myself out there publicly.  Lately, I have written posts that have caused concern to many.  I was still withholding many... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings

As I wrote in my last post, things have been very dark for me lately, both literally and figuratively.  Today, I woke up ready to start this year again, for a third time.  I even went to work a half an hour early.  Then things got bad, very bad. A couple of hours later, I... Continue Reading →

Rain or Snow

The other day, my assistant said he wished it would rain or snow.  I smirked a little at first, thinking what an oddity.  Only my mother would pray for rain (for her garden).  But I know exactly what he means. It's been a very difficult month for me.  One month ago my sister died.  I... Continue Reading →

Turkish Health Insurance – REALLY???!!!

Rave as you will about Turkish healthcare, I've had nothing but trouble with it. (Remember this?) Up until now I could at least say that I had little difficulty with the government health insurance (SGK).  Up until now . . . So Turkey has two health insurance systems, the government insurance, which was formerly provided... Continue Reading →

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