Summer in Turkey started for us mid-June, and it began with a bang.  From an 18 deg sunny day in the Uk to a 30+ deg sunny day in Turkey.  Yes, we had a crash course in how to adapt our body to those hot days of summer and not to mention the million and one mosquitoes who think I am tastier than the Squire!!

It was the great Nat King Cole who in 1963 scored a hit with the song that gives its name to this blog post title.  I love it for the mood that it captures.  You can’t help but have a smile on your face as you think of your summer antics.

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, those days of soda and pretzels and beer.  Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer.

Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies, then lock the house up, now you’re set.  And on the beach, you’ll see the girls in their bikinis, as cute as ever but they never get ’em wet”.

So how is our summer rolling out in Turkey?  

Well, it is bordering on lazy and sometimes hazy and not too crazy. Mezes replaced the sandwiches and weenies, with beer, watermelon, pomegranate juice and water the preferred choice of cooling drinks to quench our thirst.  Our bodies to be seen more in the pool than on the sands of the beach, which we will be checking out more of that soon. Bikinis replaced with something that stretches over those not so young lovely bumps.  The crazy is not looking where I was stepping, chatting too much, which resulted in a face plant on the footpath and now they call me “Black Eyed Suz”.  Taking it easy and bruising has nearly disappeared, and sense of humour still intact!  Moral of that story is to watch your step when out walking at night!!

Here are a few snapshots of our summer so far.

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During those 40+ deg days, all a girl wants to do is have a siesta.  Doing what the locals do.  In a hammock!
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The pool scene, it had to be done.  It’s a cool place to exercise when it’s way too hot, to do so, out of a pool.   Photo credit:  The Squire
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Beautiful clear sea, so inviting!!  It was an invite we did accept on a hottish day.

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Warm balmy nights are perfect for checking out the local eateries.

I will leave the last word to Nat King Cole.Summer

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