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    Sunbathing, swimming, white water rafting, eating out, drinking out, friends, family, my 3 yr old nephew Max and his dinosaurs, my USA friends, my Turkish friends, my UK friends, travelling, sightseeing, ballet, opera, Turkish pop concerts, local life in Turkey, nature and scenic views.

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  1. I have been absent because I ended up in hospital last week after being poisoned. I mistakenly ate a load of daffodil bulbs instead of shallots. I'm not happy, It's not too bad though the doctors have told me I should be out for spring. OR IN TURKISH ...Devamsızım nkü zehirlendikten sonra geçen hafta hastanede kaldım. Yanlışlıkla arpacık yerine bir sürü nergis ampul yedim. Mutlu değilim, doktorlar bahar için dışarı çıkmam gerektiğini söylemelerine rağmen çok da kötü değil.
  2. Is there nobody interested in buying these children's books? I will be in Side on Thursday for 3 months. Collection only. Thank you. x Angela x
  3. Yes you do a great service to us foreigners living in Turkey and deserve all the recognition you can get for that help. Thank you Martin, from the bottom of my heart. x Angela in Side x
  4. Yes, Konyaalti may be a nice looking beach but I would never venture there again because the last time I swam there, both my feet were bleeding badly from the the very sharp shingle ... no wonder they were selling Jelly Shoes everywhere. And I was not the only one who had bleeding feet. There was a small child about 3 or 4 years old crying her eyes out whilst her mother attempted to console her. Blood all over the place and trails of it all along Konyaalti Beach. It seems odd to me that only a 50-minutes drive from there is Side (pronounced See-Day) which has the 2nd longest soft sandy beach in Turkey, alongside the longest promenade in the Mediterranean It is also home to the Apollo Temple which is where Anthony and Cleopatra fell in love; nowadays many weddings take place there at sunset which is when the sun beams through the Apollo Temple's pillars; a lovely spot for a wedding. If you are there at sunset, extend your arm with the palms facing upwardws and open... then the sun will settle in the palm of your hand like a small shiny balloon. It makes great photos! Please don't misunderstand me ... I do love Antalya and often go there for a day out from Side for a change. I like its interesting museums, the many big shopping centres, Old Town Kaleici with its super architecture and atmosphere, great choice of restaurants and I like the harbour area too. From there you can take a boat trip to one of my favourite places ... Duden Waterfall Park... the entrance fee iws 10 TL per person. It has several waterfalls and good pathways between them. There is also a lovely cave overlooking the biggewt waterfall and you can peek through and take photos from there. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes though as there are deep puddles throughout that cave. Just outside Duden is a very nice restaurant offering good food and equally good measures on their drinks. Sit outside at one of the tables and you will be able to reach out and actually touch the waterfalls. But what I don't like about Antalya is the traffic, the noise, the general hustle and bustle of the place that never seems to stop and take a breath. This to me outweighs all of its good points and I would never wish to live there but for a day trip it's a super place to visit . I go there every Sunday to the 11am mass which is in English with guitars and singing. It's called St Pauls Cultural Centre and is in the heart of Kaleici. It is above a coffee shop and is run by an American priest. After the service, we all gather below and have a coffee - perhaps a cake too - and a good old chin wag! The church is a Christian one - not Catholic, Presbytarian, Baptist, just general Christian. I have taken a few of my Muslim Turkish friends to the 11am mass as they were interested to see what a Christian service was like. They sat at the back of the church with headphones on for the translations and they were all impressed and said they had enjoyed the experience. St Pauls do not just have the 11am mass but severeal other events too. Take a look at their calendar here ... https://www.facebook.com/pg/spccturkey/events/?ref=page_internal All in all, I am more than happy to live in Side Ken ... why have you not given that some consideration? You seemed to like it a lot when I met you there a few years ago ... Angela x
  5. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the 17th century. The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty" was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person. The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, an egg would be. The rhyme is no longer posed as a riddle, since the answer is now so well known. Here is the text of Humpty, Dumpty - - French style - - "Un petit d'un petit S'étonne au hall Un petit d'un petit Ah! degrés de folles Un dol de qui ne sort cesse Un dol de qui ne se mène Qu'importe un petit d'un petit Tout Gai de Reguennes." Homme petit d'homme petit, s'attend, n'avale Homme petit d'homme petit, à degrés de bègues folles Anal deux qui noeuds ours, anal deux qui noeuds s'y mènent Coup d'un poux tome petit tout guetteur à gaine
  6. I have found a few kiddies books here in England which I will be taking with me to Side when I fly there on 28th February and I'll be in Side until 26th May. These are the books for sale at 5 TL each ... (1) 5 x Little Miss small paperback books, 5" x 5" - each at 5 TL - (a) Little Miss Late, (b) Little Miss Splendid, (c) Mr Daydream, (d) Little Miss Trouble, (e) Little Miss Neat ... (2) A small, hardback book 5" x 5" with a little dog on the front cover; it's called Let's Learn About The Weather ... (3) A small paperback book 4" across x 6" down and the original price is still on there at £2.50; it's an I-Spy book called In The Street by Michelin, the tyre people... (4) A thin paperback book 7.5" x 7.5" written by Emma Lynch and printed by Pearson; it's called Go To Bed and has a girl with bunches in her hair laughing on the front cover. It is one of the Always Learning books... (5) A think paperback book 7.5" across x 10" down with the original price on it of £3.99 - written by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins; it is called Monsters and has a picture of a black and red scary monster on the front cover ... (6) An 8" x 8" hardback book with tabs to see the colour change; called Magaic Wild Animals by Anker Publishing and Entertainment in the UK ... (7) A thin paperback 8" across x 9" down called Jolly Phonics Workbook satipn by Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham; illustrated by Lib Stephen with a red snake on the front cover surrounded by other animals; it explains in a fun way how to hold a pencil correctly and the first 6 letters that can form more simple 3-letter words than any other 6 letters ... (8) Another thin paperback book 8.5" across x 11" down, called Sky Flyers : Learn To Fly with Percy Pigeon and all his Feathered Friends... it says on the front cover "Happy Children Guaranteed" plus Games, Puzzles, Stories and Other High Jinks. Inside it has - Making, Folding, Drawing, Doodling, Scribbling, and Counting ... (9) A hardback book 7.5" across x 9" down with a smiley-faced airplane on the front cover called Planes, A Magical Story and published by Paragon in Bath, UK... (10) Horrid Henry - Halloween Goodies Lucky Bag marked as for Ages 3+ - - the thin plastic wrapper with the goodies inside it has a young lad covered from head to toe in bandages and making a grimace of a face - - and that plastic bag/wrapper measures 9" across x 12" down ... (11) 3 x thin paperback books/sticker albums as follows ... (a) Toys At Play from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 3 - - Sticker Album 6" across cx 4" down ... (b) Popstar Sticker Activity Book, 8.5" across x 10.5" down, with over 50 x Stickers; original price on there is £3.99 ... (c) Sweets & Treats Sticker Book, 8.5" across x 11" down, with awesome press-out masks and over 250 x stickers; original price on there is £4.99 - - there are also drawing and colouring activities within the book - - COLLECTION ONLY PLEASE in Side from 28th February onwards - - thanks for taking time out to read all this ! x Angela x
  7. OnlyMe is from NORWAY ... look at the picture of the Norwegian Flag on her page ... and she was in love with a Turkish guy ... lots about it on this Forum ... x Angela x
  8. Ah thanks Diane ... what a sweety you are with such nice comments to me ... much appreciated. I own 3 x properties in Side (pronounced See-Day) and am in the process of buying a 4th, so you are more than welcome to come and stay for free for a week or two ... just pay say £100 for the 1 or 2 weeks which would cover the cost of the cleaning, laundry, electricity and water that you would use during that time ... I will be in Side from 5th September until 30th November this year ... one I live in, one I rent out, one I am selling for £40,000 including all the furniture, 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, big communal swimming pool, on first floor level in a block of 6 although the complex has 86 apartments in total, and a 10 minute walk to the beach. This 4th one I'm buying has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, all furniture included, on 2 levels in a complex of just 4 apartments yet there is a swimming pool for just those 4 ... also a 10 minute walk to the beach and the cost is £65,000 which is what I paid for 2 of the other 3 that only have 2 bedrooms! Quite a bargain eh?! And here's an email I sent last week to a guy who was enquiring about buying my apartment at Green Apart complex in Side QUOTE Hello Cansu - I enjoyed our chat - - thank you for your enquiry about my property in Turkey. Here are a few pictures of it ... www.primelocation.com/overseas/details/43973941?search_identifier=b5e355186cb6b2b875b1e4ea162f7fe1#|GglrdRMJBTGYhem.97 And here are some photos of Side ... https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+side+turkey&rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB745GB745&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix9afRkvfbAhVEZFAKHZUZBsgQ7AkIQg&biw=1280&bih=918 And photos of Capadoccia, Turkey which you can do on a tour from Side (see below for SideDailyTours.com) ... https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB745GB745&biw=1280&bih=918&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=ET41W-r2Io3WwAKeq4bgCA&q=photos+of+capadoccia+turkey&oq=photos+of+capadoccia+turkey&gs_l=img.3...3054.6749.0.7308.16.16.0.0.0.0.90.1127.15.15.0....0...1c.1.64.img..1.8.623...0j0i7i30k1j0i8i7i30k1.0.CSM2AChMpBA ... for 100 Euros or £88.44 .. it is a 3-day/2-night trip and is amazingly cheap when you consider the distances to be travelled, the fact that the 100 Euros covers the cost of the hotel with breakfast and dinner each day, and all the tours ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/tours/cultural-tours/cappadocia-tour- ... it goes twice each week - on Tuesdays and Fridays ... I will be back in Side from 5th September until 30th November. Of course you can view the property any time. I have friends in Side who have the keys but you would only be able to buy it when I am there ... please see above dates... Umut Pide is only a 5-minute walk from that property and it's mainly the local Turks who eat there because the food is very inexpensive yet very tasty. It is open 24 hours a day - all 7 days of the week ... here are some photos of Umut ... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x14c35971c393d273%3A0x893dd1faf3850175!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNDOiHNl372jYZ5CmaQoTBotN-crIz5wpoqBb1K%3Dw213-h160-k-no!5sumut%20pide%20in%20side%20turkey%20-%20Google%20Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipP-Cox0_6tWpaKW_bxj_VGKhwKgNyKgvhlbNCBb&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQ-cqHhvfbAhVOKVAKHRrXAiUQoioIjwEwCg And here's the very best website for tours from Side ... you pay 10% when making the booking on-line and the remaining 90% on the day of the trip ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/ .. if you have not done it before, do try the white water rafting which is good for all ages and abilities ... see here ... https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photos+of+rafting+in+koprulu+kanyon+turkey&rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB745GB745&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqtPPKjvfbAhVFZFAKHaW6CxQQ7AkIRQ&biw=1280&bih=918 It only costs 30 Euros per person = £26.52 - and that includes lunch of trout or chicken but drinks are extra ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/tours/adventure-tours/raftingcanoe The best place to check for flights from Gatwick to Antalya I have found to be www.skyscanner.net - - for example, it would cost you £166 each return if you flew on Tuesday, 18th September until Friday, 5th October with Thomas Cook Airlines direct ... then you need a transfer from Antalya Airport to Side which costs £15 per person each way for one person or £25 each way for 2 people ... you will be offered free soft drinks and free WiFi for the 50-minute journey.... just email them when you know your flight times and dates with those and your full names etc to ... [email protected] ...they will have a child's seat in the car/bus and can probably loan you a cot whilst you stay in Side as well ... just ask them when you have your dates fixed firmly please... OR also at £166 per person return, depart on Thursday, 27th September and go back to Gatwick on Friday, 5th October also with Thomas Cook Airlines direct flights that take about 4 hours each way Gatwick to Antalya. If you prefer to stay in Old Town Side in a lovely little bed and breakfast, look no further than Antonios Motel = £106 per person for 8 nights to coincide with the flights - i.e. IN 27th September and OUT 5th October ... https://uk.hotels.com/ho619591712/?q-check-out=2018-10-05&FPQ=1&q-check-in=2018-09-27&WOE=5&WOD=4&q-room-0-children=0&pa=1&tab=description&JHR=2&q-room-0-adults=2&YGF=14&MGT=7&ZSX=0&SYE=3 - - or the Beach House Hotel is also in the Old Town ... If I can help any further, please let me know. Kind regards, and God bless you, Angela x UNQUOTE
  9. You're welcome and I hope he contacts you sooner or later... I feel sure he will... there seems to be a good bond between the 2 of you... God bless you, Angela x
  10. Ah ha Diane! So ... There is a very famous poem by an anonymous writer who explains that different people come into our lives to serve different purposes. Many of us can meet people in our lives and we might not be aware of why they have arrived or left, and it could take us a while to realise this. People who have read this poem find it inspiring because it ultimately means that even if someone has left our life, it can have a positive influence in our lives and not one that is only negative. Below is the poem below. After you’ve read this, pick a few different people in your life and find out whether they are a Season, Reason or a Lifetime.
  11. Did you find him yet Diane? Was the information I gave you of any help? x Angela x
  12. I looked Dave Martin up on Google and this is what I found ... Project Director - ABB December 2015 – Present (2 years 7 months)St Neots Project Director: TANAP Pipeline Project Turkey: Scope includes Telecom, SCADA, Pipeline Monitoring System and Control Building. And this article was only a few days ago ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5835797/First-gas-arrives-Turkey-pipeline-Azerbaijan.html ... and these are the contact details for TANAP along with email addresses, so you could give that a go ... http://www.tanap.com/contact/addresses/ x Angela x
  13. A similar question was asked on another Forum and this was the reply ... QUOTE: Hi, We had the same problem as foreigner living here, so you are not alone Our kid is going to primary school the second year, she passed her first year in our country home but for this year we decided to send her to Turkish school, based on advice I got if someone decides to stay for a long term in another country it is better to send kids to the same education system as locals go but not isolated. and you can continue teaching your native language (English in your case) at home--saman ... UNQUOTE Also this answer QUOTE ICCA has a joint English/Turkish curriculum. Ted Antalya College also seems to be in English and they have a Kindergarten/Primary school section too. These might be worth checking out when you arrive. UNQUOTE And the third and final answer is QUOTE An updated list of schools is ICCA Ted Antalya College Antalya Anadolu Lisesi Özel Antalya College Levent Aydin Anadolu Good luck UNQUOTE .... x Angela in Side x
  14. You did not reply to me ... are you Turkish or not? If not, you will have to get both a Residency Permit and a work permit to stay in Turkey and to work in Turkey. A total waste of time for you to look at buying property just now. x Angela in Side x
  15. Are you Turkish? If not, you will need to get a Residency Permit and also a Work Permit to work anywhere in Turkey. Look on this site for good information on how to go about that. There are 7 x international relations jobs in Istanbul on this website https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/istanbul-international-relations-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,8_IC3361434_KO9,32.htm as well as several political jobs https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/turkey-political-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,6_IN238_KO7,16.htm -and political science jobs in Istanbul too https://www.themuse.com/jobs/l-Istanbul,-Turkey+q-Political-Science-jobs -and several here too https://academicpositions.eu/find-jobs/?s=&regions[]=turkey -and some at Universities in Turkey https://www.universitypositions.eu/jobs/location/Turkey -and you can register your interest on this web page https://jobbatical.com/international-job-opportunities?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_ODWBRCTARIsAE2_EvVLgCT-0i7ixvtjLkXNZEdlJwByA8jv3PcO96ZpEUF_S7BkfViuUBMaAs9LEALw_wcB -and this website is quite an interesting one http://researchturkey.org/ -and academic jobs in Turkey are here https://www.globalacademyjobs.com/jobs-in-turkey Good luck and do let us know how you get on, won't you? x Angela in Side, Turkey x
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