The Baltic Quartet – the Celebration of Lithuania’s Freedom

Last night my husband and I had the pleasure of joining the in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania's Independence.  Lithuania's Ambassador to Turkey, Kestutis Kudzmanas, and his wife have been in Ankara for several years.  We were lucky enough to have met them a few years ago and have been... Continue Reading →

Music in Ankara!

The 31st International Ankara Music Festival will take place at many venues. This year's event includes outdoor concerts and a light show.  The festival starts April 4th and runs through April 30th. For more program details and tickets, check their website at Be there or be square!


I have one regret in life.  That is not to say that life was or is easy.  Rather, I look back at those rough life experiences and refer to them as my "Lessons Learned." My regret? Four and a half years ago I decided I did not want a band at my wedding. I didn't... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Music of Suzanne Doyle

I have a few simply great expat friends in Ankara.  One of them is Steve who loves music as much as anyone I know.  He also loves photography and has become quite talented at creating, directing, and editing videos. He recently visited his Canadian home and caught up with one of his friends, Suzanne Doyle. ... Continue Reading →


So now it's October, Ekim.   The days are still bright and sunny.  The evenings have become crisp and chilly. My thoughts have turned to things I enjoyed in the States.  Going to the old Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia for the Halloween tours.  Selecting and carving a pumpkin.  Planting mums.  Haunted hayrides while enjoying... Continue Reading →

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