Over Easy?

Ohhh! This feels so good – being home, I mean. Sun; blue skies; fresh air; no noise; neighbours who smile; Spring flowers; no traffic; chopping firewood while a robin serenades me; sleeping in my own bed; the sharp, affectionate attention of our 9kg (you read that right) ‘SAS badged’ moggy; and above and beyond all these – J! Yes! I’m glad to be back.

Weighed against the pleasures of being here are the pleasures of spending time with those I’ve left back there in the olive-drabness of Blighty. Daughter, grandsons, older sister and other relatives – between them they made this a memorable visit, crammed full of good things. I’ll not be quite so reluctant to run the gauntlet again of the ‘Jobswurfs’, Gestapo apparatchiks and general, all-round arse’oles that constitutes the corps of less-than-civil servants that seem drawn to airports (and me in particular) like ghouls to the Rue Morgue!

Turkey may lack English bitter beer and Stilton cheese, but it has everything else that this particular ‘Boffer’ needs to call it home; and at risk of being a total bore I’m going to say it again – it feels so good to be home!

Oh! and the title ‘Over Easy’? A small tribute to EasyJet and their cheerful cabin crew who made the flight back a really relaxing experience. That Airbus A320 might not have had reclining seats (not a bad idea when your nose is a bare 12 inches from the seat in front) but when only 10% of them are occupied there’s plenty of room to stretch out across the row and get your head down!

Alan Fenn, back home in Turkey

12 thoughts on “Over Easy?

  1. Oh, I’ve just noticed you’ve added the TravelerVoice nomination badge to your sidebar. I got one too but since I didn’t win (actually, I didn’t know I’d entered) I thought it a bit rich that they asked me to promote their site and expose my failure!

    1. . . for some strange reason one of my posts was voted 6th most popular in category – thought I’d better show willing! Pretty ambivalent about a lot of these clicky things – a few seem to generate consistent traffic – most are a waste of bandwidth to load but I’m too lazy to remove them. Must be due another purge.

    1. So kind that you noticed – thank you! It really is good to be back home although the family visit was very special this time around.

  2. Thanks Natalie, really kind of you – happy to be home – just need to get my ‘ducks in a row’ now.

  3. Hi Alan, been reading your blog and it’s hilarious, amusing and informative….keep up the good work. Nick & I went cycling on the Dalyan to Eksiliyurt canal yesterday and It was brilliant, we never knew these places existed- we’re planning next weeks cycle ride tomorrow.

    All the best,

    Sue & Nick

    P.s We have tried but can’t get the coffee to taste like yours!

    1. Well, thank you for that! Appreciate the compliment. keep exploring and if you want more ‘decent’ coffee call around – you’ll be welcome.

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