Fethiye Fogies

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  • It's all about the weather January 10, 2017
    We had a really good winter last year. So this years weather is a bit shocking for those of us that don't do cold! Winter came earlier than normal and we have had our heating on since the beginning of November. Usually it's well into December before we start to use it. OK we did have some sunny days in November, and in fact we had a lovely barbecue […]
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  • 2016 - gone in a flash! January 1, 2017
    I thought when I moved here that lovely as it would be, I may get bored and would need some kind of interest to keep my brain active.  Hence, I began the Fogie's blog. However, the reality is that time flies by faster than I  can remember at any other point in my life, and I have become possibly the worst blogger in the world. The irony is that I consta […]
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  • Back to Blighty - Part 2 - Family time and then home again June 6, 2016
    Well there I was back in England, for the first time in four years. Still on Turkish time I was up at 6.30 on my first morning, in spite of a wee hangover from the celebration of my return the night before and anxious to see my grandchildren. I hadn't seen my 3 year old granddaughter Rosie for eighteen months and hadn't met the new arrival Harry no […]
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  • Back to Blighty - part one - the journey May 29, 2016
    I hadn't returned to England for four years, partly because I don't really like it there and partly because getting there means travelling on one of those 'things' that go up in the air and to say I am not keen is an understatement! However, grandchild number two (grandson number one) had arrived into the world in September and I was desp […]
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  • We're back and here are some winter photographs February 11, 2016
    It's over seven months since I last posted on our blog. I don't know why. Our last post was a sad one written when we lost our cat Inca. Since moving here four years ago, we have sadly said goodbye to all three animals that came with us from England. Our dog Tyson developed a serious and terminal illness, our cat Horrace died of old age and then in […]
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  • A sad day, but life goes on .... June 30, 2015
    When I posted my last blog piece full of excitement and hope of living a more normal life now that most of our building work nears completion, little did I know that, that very same evening life would give us another knock. Every night when we are finished outside and come in, we check that our cat Inca is in before we shut the front door. Inca as many of yo […]
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  • Feeling blessed June 19, 2015
    After an incredibly hot few days here in Uzumlu, today we have thunderstorms and rain. So at last an opportunity to sit down and have a catch up on the blog. Summer is definitely here and even though we have bad weather today it is still lovely and warm and the rain is interspersed with sunny spells. A couple of days ago the temperature on our front terrace […]
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  • April is a big month for the Fogies April 28, 2015
    April is definitely one of the most momentous months for us. On an everyday basis it is the month when we begin to change from winter mode into summer one. The outdoor furniture goes back outside, the terrace starts to be an additional room in everyday use, the pool is cleaned and prepared for the season, the heating goes off, and most important of all - sun […]
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  • Yesiluzumlu Mushroom Festival 2015 April 12, 2015
    Today is the last day of the annual three day mushroom Festival and yesterday we wandered down to join the festivities. It seems strange to see our village which is normally so quiet heaving with visitors. The roads through the middle of the village are closed to traffic and trade stands and make shift cafes are spread along the streets. It really is a great […]
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  • The weather has improved and it's go, go, go at Fogie's Place! April 6, 2015
    Hooray it's April and summer is getting close, another winter done. The weather is variable with some rainy days and showers but interspersed at last with some beautifully warm - almost hot days. The tortoises are coming out of hibernation, leaves are coming on the trees and both ourselves and the animals are able to spend a lot more time outside again. […]
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  • It's so hard to say goodbye ... March 27, 2015
    A few days ago our poorly cat Çingene passed away during the night. We miss her so much. As I had explained in previous posts she suffered from a viral infection - picked up during her life on the streets and also chronic kidney disease. She came here for terminal care (prognosis a few weeks - months at best) almost three years ago, so she did well and we fe […]
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  • Spring is springing! March 5, 2015
    After an appalling few weeks weather wise, this week there are definite signs that spring is sprung. The last couple of days have been really sunny and although we will have storms and rain for a few weeks yet, looking at the long term forecast for March these are broken up by several sunny days. Now I can start to come out of hibernation and look forward to […]
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  • Goodbye February 2015 February 28, 2015
    Well here we are on the last day of February. Thank goodness, I hate February! It's too cold, wet and miserable for us sun lovers. Usually the worst month of the year. This morning I woke up to the loudest clap of thunder I have ever heard, and of course our electricity immediately went off for three hours. True to my word, I have since the last cuts pu […]
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  • Çingene - the uninvited 'short term' visitor February 14, 2015
    When we moved here almost three years ago, we had absolutely no plans to take on another cat. We already had two that we had brought with us from England which we thought was quite enough. However, fate moves in mysterious ways and a third came into the fold. Having lost three, fourteen year old dogs in the last couple of years we had made no move to replace […]
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  • Two bits of good news one here and one from the UK! January 26, 2015
    I don't want to tempt fate by mentioning it, but so far we have had all services since they returned just over a week ago. It is great to be warm, to have water, to be able to heat the water for a shower, use the phone and have internet connection. Our first bit of good news is that the builders came in to look at the considerable damage caused by a lea […]
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  • Life is back to normal again January 17, 2015
    Following on from our week of having power cuts, no water and no internet, on Thursday the power went off yet again. After a short while it came back on and with it the Internet returned. However, by the time we had moved the table back into the kitchen that we had moved in order to be able to plug the computer into the ethernet cable, the power had gone off […]
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  • A funny old week for the services January 14, 2015
    When the electricity came back on Friday afternoon after a 17 hour cut, we thought our problems were over - wrong! The electricity went off again in the evening and was off through the night and for most of Saturday too. We can tell when the electric comes back on because the fridge gives a kick and starts to hum and the phone/internet equipment all starts f […]
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  • High winds, freezing temperatures and the dramas continue January 9, 2015
    After discovering yesterday that we had a problem with our solar panels - in that water was pouring off the roof - the maintenance guys arrived by early afternoon to investigate what had caused the problem. In typical Turkish fashion they placed a tall ladder on the icy paving and in the most horrendous windy conditions climbed onto the roof without a though […]
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  • Not a good start to the year January 8, 2015
    One thing we have noticed here is the uncanny accuracy of the local weather forecasts. Weather change is often predicted some weeks ahead and is almost always spot on, with temperature changes, storms etc. proving to be forecast correctly almost down to the hour of the day. With this in mind we thought we had prepared properly for the cold spell that was for […]
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  • Our Christmas Day - breaking with our tradition December 26, 2014
    This is our third Christmas since coming to live in Turkey, and although we feel we have integrated well into Turkish life, up to now we have hung on to our traditional Christmas day. For the first two years we put up Christmas decorations, and stayed at home on Christmas day (albeit joined by friends) to enjoy mulled wine, home cooked Turkey served with all […]
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  • Our visit to Kabak and the Lissya Hotel August 8, 2014
    This week we are 'on holiday' and we are trying to tick some of the things off the list of places that we have wanted to visit but somehow never have. One of these places is Kabak. We have heard many people extolling the virtues of the place but for some reason we have never actually been there. So yesterday we set off to have a look. We used to be […]
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  • The best birthday ever on board Alis 1 August 6, 2014
    Wow! What a fantastic birthday I enjoyed yesterday. As this was such a big deal - the 60th, I had thought long and hard about how I would celebrate this special occasion. Then suddenly in a flash I realised that the very best thing I could think of would be to hire Ali Tugsat's boat Alis 1 for the evening and I could not have made a better decision. We […]
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  • Happy Birthday to me! August 5, 2014
    Well this is it, the day has arrived. I am now very old - 60 years! Where have all those years gone. I have been dreading this birthday and for the last few weeks I have been getting increasingly grumpy and difficult. I just don't know why this birthday has affected me so much. However, after the depressing build up, now that the day has arrived the iro […]
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  • My day out to the Charity shops August 1, 2014
    I do realise that many of you will think I am a crazy woman, but today I have had a brilliant day - visiting the local charity shops. Earlier in the week a friend mentioned that they were going to pick something up from the Embrace Charity shop on Friday. Lover of charity shops that I am I had actually never been to that particular one for some reason, so I […]
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  • A totally wasted afternoon July 31, 2014
    As I mentioned in my last post, we are planning to be 'on holiday' next week, so we have been deciding where we would like to go. Obviously we can't go far as in the interests of having a modicum of  furniture left on our return we are not able to leave the pups for too long at a time. But we have thought of a few places that are not too far f […]
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