11th December 2016
So we are getting acclimatized to the UK again. As always, I am amazed at the number of warning signs around, unlike Turkey where you take responsibility for your own actions. The first example of this was at the airport where a disembodied voice warns you as you get to the end of a walkway to take care getting off! Talk about the nanny state.
Rather upsetting news this week about a rise in Turkish tax on alcohol and cigarettes
Like many of our yabanci friends in Turkey, we use Google Translate to help us communicate with workmen, shopkeepers and other non-English speakers. Whilst it usually produces a reasonable translation there are times when a really bizarre group of words is produced. I was therefore amused to read this article in Daily Sabah (CLICK HERE) which I reckon must have been written by a Google employee!
Bursts of music outside our flat last night heralded the appearance of Father Christmas on a float. I know it’s silly but I still get a buzz from seeing this; just shows I am still a child at heart…..well, sort of.
A week of Christmas shopping ahead – ho ho ho.