Fethiye Festivities – Sundial Hotel

We're getting there slowly; Christmas is creeping up on us really quickly and we're starting to feel the festive spirit really slowly. Yesterday helped us along the way very nicely though. Murat, the owner of the Sundial Hotel in Fethiye decided to play Father Christmas and invite people for an … [Read more...]

Festive in Fethiye – Çalış Christmas Fair

We've been struggling to get into the festive spirit this year for some reason. Maybe it's the very mild Fethiye weather - not sure - but ten out of ten to us for trying. We've posted a snowy mountain scene from when we went to Nif a couple of years back and we spotted a Christmas tree in Meis on … [Read more...]

Fethiye Festive Season – Photo Story

I love this photo and as we've just woken up to the second day of Advent and the UK and much of northern Europe is covered in snow, I've taken the opportunity to use it. I'm hoping it will help us to feel more wintery and festive in a still very mild Fethiye. I took the photo when we were part of … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – December Oranges

I wrote about tangerines a few days ago, I know, so it has to be the turn of the orange today. It really is citrus season here and I don't know if it's been a particularly good harvest this year but we've just got back from the Tuesday market in Fethiye and there are tangerines, lemons and oranges … [Read more...]

Christmas Preparations in Fethiye

I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter where you live in the world, Christmas is Christmas (to those who celebrate it anyway) and you still get all hectic doing food shopping and pressie shopping. At least it isn't a holiday here so we don't have to battle the hoards at the last minute … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree…

The tree is finally up. The good old winter weather in Fethiye nearly put pay to our plans though. It's tradition in our house that you put the tree up to Christmas music and enjoy a 'little tipple' whilst decorating it. However, thunder, lightening and torrential rain meant we couldn't leave the … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Chestnuts

We're well and truly into the festive spirit now. Even been out and bought a decoration for the front door today but no tree or decorations are going up until I've Christmas cleaned the house - it's tradition. At this rate, it's going to be Christmas Eve before anything gets done cos we're too busy … [Read more...]

Santa Claus Is Coming To…Fethiye

Santa Claus is coming to town??? No, he's already here in Fethiye and he's advertising the New Year lottery tickets with a prize of 30 Trilyon (not even going to start working out how much that is in Sterling but it seems a decent enough amount to me.). Seeing as St. Nicholas came from Turkey … [Read more...]

Tis the season to be…

Right. Determined to start getting festive as from today. I don't know if it's the lovely weather or what but I just know Christmas is gonna arrive all at once and we'll have done absolutely nothing about it cos those festive feelings are just not happening at the minute. So, here is my first … [Read more...]