Not quite summer

Not quite summer

It seems I spoke too soon. All day, the clouds piled up over the sea of Marmara. Lightning flickered across the Anatolian side of the city, and thunder rumbled. Admittedly, those big bruised clouds have only graced us with a light smattering of drizzle – not nearly enough to prevent the dire water shortage that’s … Continue reading



Another month, another embarrassingly long absence from blogging. This time, I’m blaming it on the Turkish course I’m about to finish (3 hours, 3 times a week for 8 weeks – and this is the non-intensive version). Only 3 more hours of exams and then I’m done. But while I’ve been buried in grammar books … Continue reading