Homeward Bound

I’m back! A little weary to be honest and back to work tomorrow; what was I thinking! It’s been a bitter-sweet few weeks; the camera which my Dad painstakingly chose and bought for me as a Christmas present was stolen along with all my holiday pictures.

The only internet access I managed was thirty minutes a day in this tatty little internet café sat amongst some very inquisitive Turkish youths with gravity defying locks; think Duran Duran! The café owner was neither a big smiler nor my biggest fan and wondered why I wasn’t at home in the kitchen barefoot & pregnant. I was initially a bit of an achy face with access to WordPress being a bit hit & miss but I did have great fun in sharing some of your Facebook pictures and YouTube postings with the same curious young Turkish boys that can only dream of other lives in faraway places.

So please bear with me, it’s going to take me a while to catch up, I’m glad to be back sleeping in my own bed without waking up nose to nose with another family member who doesn’t have four legs and fur; always a bonus!

Normal service has been resumed!

bbc-2 colour test card

82 thoughts on “Homeward Bound

  1. So sorry about your camera, and worse, the photos. Was it a very good camera? Can you get even an inexpensive replacement to tide you over? Welcome back! We missed you!

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    • Bless you Naomi but stuck out in the Turkish boonies all day without internet access I certainly missed you all far more! . I’m never going to be as good a photographer as all of you so my Dad got a real kick of shopping for this one for me & searched every shop much to the dismay of all the vendors. He joked that everyone would be able to identify the subject of my photos for a change.

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      • You are a great photographer! You have such a good eye for a story that you can capture in one frame. I always say the story is the thing that matters most, whether you are writing, talking, photographing. You have the stories and a wonderful voice to tell them with, whether you are doing it on a computer or with a camera.

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      • Isn’t it funny I always want to be more creative like you guys and when I first started with WordPress I had serious glossy professional blog envy and thought no-one would read my blog when there were so many professional ones to look at!

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  2. Hi Dallas, I missed you! So I am glad you are back. I know the feeling of having your pictures stolen (let alone the camera). Hope to hear from you soon again! Sleep well 😉

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  3. Great that you’re safely back home, Dallas, but I’m so sad for you about the photo memories and of course you Dad’s Christmas gift. That’s really upsetting. Enjoy your own bed, and I look forward to reading about your adventures when you have the time to write. xx

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  4. So good to have you back Dallas even if you’re licking a wound or two. We’re sure you have a number of choice stories to tell even if you can’t illustrate them with photos. Hope no great transport fiascos were lost? 😀

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    • How many people can you get into a Doblo – that would be 11, pots, pans and chickens this time around! Lovely to be back I’ve missed the puppy porn and I enjoyed showing some of your FB pictures to my new found Turkish friends in t’internet cafe

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  5. I was so happy to see your post pop up. You’ve been missed. So sorry the trip didn’t live up to expectations and for the loss of the camera. For what it’s worth… I have word envy. Wish I could tell a story the way you do, but I have to make do with pictures. I think the lesson is to be happy with what you’ve got. 😀 So good to hear from you again. Can’t wait to hear of the adventures.

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  6. Delighted to have you back Dallas! And so sorry the trip turned out the way it did.
    I look forward to laughing over your misadventures with you :-d

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  7. Welcome home – so sorry about your camera, but as your friend above say they can’t steel your memories. Take you time to get back on track again. We will be here waiting … so pleased th read that you’re not barefoot in the kitchen and pregnant. *smile

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      • Dallas, it was only for a couple of days – back to the old myself again.
        Good – because love is a splendid thing – but there is more to it .. especially when it comes in a relationship where there is two different cultures involved.
        You’re a very smart cookie in yourself !

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  8. Aaarrrggghhh! I can feel the pain of having a camera (and photos) stolen, especially since it was such a special gift from your Dad. As you can tell, we all missed you and are looking forward to reading your tales when you’re rested. You paint marvelous pictures with words. In England, do they still say, “keep your pecker up” to mean stay cheerful?

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    • Jennifer you weren’t far from my thoughts as the expat newspaper in Didim is serialising my honeymoon stories and they wanted a pic of me and the only one I had made me look like Shrek and I wondered where’s a great photographer when you need one!

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      • Hey, that’s wonderful….about the serialising. Not about the Shrek part. You’ll be published, and probably garner an even bigger following for when you WRITE YOUR BOOK. If we ever get close enough together (which I guess would be me coming to England), I will take a portrait of you you’ll love. Then you can use it for everything.

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  9. It is so nice to see your little crazy train show up again, Dallas. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your camera. I hope you will have some good stories to share with us about your trip. Get some rest!! xoxoxo

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  10. Very sorry to hear of the loss of camera and photographs. But very good to see you reappear. I still think you should look into these cellular modems. They are a great back up for someone on the go and travelling. Looking forward to your stories. With best wishes.

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  11. So great to see you back on here! I was missing your fantastic stories. I hope the trip wasn’t too much of a letdown. And I’m sorry to hear about your camera. I got my handbag snatched in Spain and that included this very nice camera my sister had passed on to me so I understand your pain. It was such a nightmare getting everything replaced. It was an important lesson though to keep an eagle eye on my belongings when abroad (people just don’t really pickpocket in the USA, I’ve never gotten anything stolen here!). Even if the trip was not that great, imagine all the adventures you have to share with us! We love hearing about them.

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    • I think you tend to relax and let your guard down more when you’re on holiday so the last thing you are expecting is for someone to steal from you but it’s nice to be back so will be hoping to catch up with all your adventures over the next couple of weeks.

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  12. I’ve missed you Dallas and I’m looking forward to hearing all the details of your trip. Real bad news about the camera I think I would rather lose my passport than my camera. Now pop off to bed and have about a week of sleep

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  13. Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that your camera and photos were stolen. I can only imagine how sad and frustrating that must have been! Welcome back though! That old BB2 card brings back lots of childhood memories of getting up too early for morning TV to have begun! Oh those were the days… Now of course children can watch whatever they want whenever they want on any manner of techy devices…

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