Spring is in the Air in Istanbul

Spring has come early to Istanbul. The sun is shining, the temperature is in the high teens, the trees are bursting with new life, birds are nesting and the pavement cafés are busy again. Everything seems to have come out of hibernation. Once again the open-top convertibles are cruising Baghdad Street, the top-of-the rage cars are out in force and the sound of the Harley Davidsons shatter the air. Over the last two days we have seen not one but three Lamborghinis, the usual Ferraris and Corvettes and a wonderful collection of classic American Cadillacs! BBC news claims that Turkey is suffering from the economic downturn, but there is no evidence here!

Just in case you are not sure what a Lamborghini looks like!

Now that the weather has improved so dramatically, David and I can now go for walks by the sea in the evenings. It is really lovely to see the setting sun sparking off the sea and the ships sailing by. It really gives one a sense of well-being.

I am continually amused by the ever-changing Google ads on my page. They are themed to reflect the content of my blogs. In my last blog, about my reunion, I wrote, "By the way, any man you see in the photos is an accompanying husband - boys were definitely off limits in our day!!" The next time I checked my blog there was an ad headed, "Men Gain Back Your Power", and others for "Elderly Home Care" and "Geriatric Home Care Services"! Hopefully we won't need the last two for quite a while!


  1. Wow Mamaa! We really do live in different worlds.. i look out my window and see cattle, rabbits and foxes! xxx

  2. I can see the sea from my window but definitely no lamborghinis!!! Heh heh one day you might see one parked in my garage though... always gotta aim high!

  3. Hello there Lizzy and David. Nice to see spring has sprung over there. We are having an amazing autumn with beautiful weather but short days now and the leaves falling.
    We leave here on 24th June, have time in London and then off to Austria for 2 weeks as Mark in the Ironman there.
    looking at flights to Istanbul and can get with Easy Jet into the new airport your side. What are your plans for the summer as we intend coming over round 20th July for about 3 days.

    Raewyn and Wayne

  4. Would be great to be able top have a short catch up and see the sights of Istanbul again. Two of the girls we tought with have had baby boys recently and would love to see them as well.
    Easter holidays here. We had a wedding so decided to just stay home this year. Lots done round the section etc.


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