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A Word or Two in British
Books / Turkey & Turkish / Turkey Street / Writing

A Word or Two in British

English is a funny old foreign language. Turkey Street is littered with British cultural and geographical references, slang, idioms and place names that may fly over the heads of our cousins from across the seven seas. Cue Jack’s tongue-ever-so-slightly-in-cheek guide to Brit talk. Am I bovvered? – The catchphrase of Lauren Cooper, a chav caricature … Continue reading

The Last Rolo
Historic Sites / Norwich / Property / Shopping

The Last Rolo

Fellow author, David Gee, recently uncovered a dusty old silver screen classic while rummaging around the video vault at the University of East Anglia. ‘Come With Me to Norwich‘ is a 1952 documentary presented by Richard Dimbleby, BBC patrician and father to David and Jonathan. It’s a ghostly narrative of a bygone era full of bulldog optimism set … Continue reading

God Save the Queen
Health / Norwich

God Save the Queen

Regular readers might remember that, last year, I had keyhole surgery when a double stent was inserted into my abdomen to deal with a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to my legs. It was affecting my mobility and a major pain in the arse (or to be precise, the calves). Although the operation itself was successful, … Continue reading

There is Turkey and Then There is Bodrum
Bodrum / Bodrum Castle / Food & Drink / Historic Sites / Holidays / Turkey & Turkish / Writing

There is Turkey and Then There is Bodrum

A few weeks back, I entered another writing competition with the marvellous ‘I Must Be Off!’ travel site. The piece is about Bodrum (naturally) and was adapted from my 2013 e-book ‘Turkey, Surviving the Expats‘. Somehow, my entry has made it to the last seven. Will I fall at the final fence? The competition is stiff … Continue reading

Turkey Street
Bodrum / Bodrum Belles / Books / Emigreys / Expats / LGBT / Politics / Turkey & Turkish / Turkey Street / Waiters / Writing

Turkey Street

The sequel to Perking the Pansies is the story of our lives weaved in between those around us. For a good few months, act two of our emigrey tales had the working title of The Sisterhood. Why? Well, the overwhelming majority of our big hitting cast, emigrey and Turkish alike, were women trying to steer … Continue reading