It’s a Wrap

After the Hump’s disastrous showing at the farcical Caucasian Eurovision circus, we awoke to a thump at the door to match the thumping in my hung-over head. The removers launched into a fast frenzy of wrapping and packing at a speed I’ve never experienced in Turkey before. Our meagre chattels were efficiently boxed, labelled and loaded like a well-oiled Germanic assembly line.  The procession of sweaty men was halted only momentarily by a traditional Turkish marching band – all monotonic horns and clashing drums – as it passed along the ancient street. Our fabulous Turkish neighbours popped across the courtyard with tea, cake and smiles. After the briefest of breaks and a quick fag with the fags, the boys chucked themselves back into the fray. The entire endeavour was all done and dusted in just three hours. We had shopped around for a few quotes but most of the silly prices were higher than the value of the family silver: it would have been cheaper to flog the whole lot off and start again. BacktoBodrum came to our rescue with Soyer International Removals – fast, friendly, and cost effective. Our goods will soon be sailing on high seas back to Blighty. We’ll be following them very soon, a suitcase each and handful of high hopes .

26 thoughts on “It’s a Wrap

  1. I can’t believe how quickly this time has come around..and I still haven’t managed to get over to see you. There will be a lot of people in Bodrum who will miss you, but you’ll be back I’m sure. Hope everything else goes as smoothly as the packing. Have a safe journey and take good care of yourselves. Lots of Love to you both xxx

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  2. It’s bittersweet, to say the least. But you cannot start the next adventure if you’re not willing to move forward. Sounds as though you are following the expat/repat adage ‘leave well to enter well’. Wishing you well

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  3. The end of an era! (And the beginning of another so it´s not too bad). Can´t wait to read how you get on back in England. And remember, if you get fed up there, there´s always Spain … wait a minute, there USED to be Spain till la crisis finished her off!

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  4. Sorry-my-spacer-bar-has-stuck-(lol)-but-just-had-to-say-I-know-the-feeling-on-the-new-chapter-in-your-lifes-journey-and-its-an-amazing-time-to-be-returning-.The-bunting-is-out-ready-for-someone,-it-must-be-you-guys..Safe-and-happy-journey.,

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  5. Have followed your blog and enjoyed it thoroughly, Good luck to you both in your next adventure. Can’t wait to read your book, which I am keeping to read when on holiday in Turgutreis (thats if I can wait that long). Look forward to reading about your next adventure.

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