The Honeymoon Stories

When I first discovered the magical world of blogging somewhere in April 2012, I’d started posting my funny little stories about life as ex-pat living in Altinkum, Turkey. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and thought I’d be a bit of a Billy No Mates with the odd person accidentally discovering the blog on a rare occasion when they were searching for something far more interesting. So I was delighted when gradually I was joined by people who shared in my humour and when some of my fellow bloggers enquired how I came to be living in Turkey,the Honeymoon stories were born. On the recommendation, of another blogging friend, I indexed them all below for easy access, should anyone want to read them. For those of you that do, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them, here’s the story so far:

In The Beginning (Part One)
Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck

Part Two
When one door closes ………… pack your bags & fly away!

Part Three
When life hands you pineapples, make pina coladas!

Part Four
In life you’re either a passenger or a pilot; your choice!

When Is A Honeymoon Not A Honeymoon Part One
Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life

Part Two
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince & dinner like a pauper

Part Three
Do you ever wish you had a second chance to meet someone again for the first time?

Part Four
Cocktails; because no great story ever began with a salad

Part Five
Be a traveler not a tourist

Part Six
Work like a captain, play like a pirate

Part Seven
Every new friend is an adventure; the start of more memories

Part Eight
Shake it like a polaroid picture

Part Nine
The first step to living the life that you want, is leaving the life that you don’t want

Part Ten
May all your holiday blues be the ocean & the sky

Part Eleven
Because not all witches live in Salem

Part Twelve
Gardeners know all the best dirt

Part Thirteen
Loving & losing; different only by one letter & a million degrees of pain

Part Fourteen
Somedays you just want to unleash all your flying monkeys

Part Fifteen
Sometimes, just sometimes when people say forever they mean it

Part Sixteen
Dear Past, thank you for your lessons & Dear Future I’m ready & p.s. thank you for another chance

23 thoughts on “The Honeymoon Stories

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  5. Finally got to read the Honeymoon saga in all its 16 parts. Love your writing Dallas, it has humour, heartache, passion, empathy, love and suspense, all the essential ingredients for a good tale. Just wish you could have been spared the heartache though.

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  6. I did it!!! Read all 16 blogs back-o-back!!! What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing it with us…Funny thing; I need to make some tea now πŸ˜‰
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0x0

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  7. My Nanna was raised in Manchester, England between 1910-1923 & altho of European Jewish descent she & her Mother learned the fine art of making tea in a crisis…..
    it skipped a generation with my Mother but I caught thte ‘tea’ fever early on…lol…..
    As for reading all the stories I did not find it difficult at all; rather your writing is so refreshing I just wanted to read the next part & the next & the next…
    Is there a continuation to the story or is it just interwoven into the fabric of your daily blogging??
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0

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    • I’d like to think my story’s not over yet but I do write about the fam, the four legged friends & the village crazies a lot! Haven’t been run out of our hometown just yet so am going to keep going. Most of my village stuff is in Tales of the Allotment & the Turkish in Tinky Town Tales but a lot is interwoven. So what inspires you?

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  8. Love the stories and the layout of your posts – very clear and easy to access. As you know, you have inspired me to start writing my own blog and there is much I can learn about ‘blogging’ from you. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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