Saturday, 24 July 2010

You just have to see a photo of Beverley scuba diving; doesn’t she look great? Go home Flipper the Dolphin, there’s a new kid on the block!

You know those castles you see in fairy tales that are built on top of a mountain, so high it almost touches the sky? Well we went to one today and it was just amazing. We walked up what felt like a thousand crooked stone steps, exploring three levels before reaching the tower at the top, over 2000 feet above sea level. From the top we could see the coastline for miles either way, and in the distance, the shores of Turkey baking under the mid-day sun. The castle was built around 800 years ago and had seen more occupancy changes than the Vatican! For me it was the best part of being in Northern Cyprus; it made Stirling Castle look like a council house! The castle couldn’t be more protected; it’s bang in the centre of a military area. We looked down from the castle to see Turkish troops practising, first with small arms and then heavy machine gun fire.

Thanks Lucienne for the lovely comments you left on the blog a couple of days ago, it’s great to hear you like it so much. Must say I love writing it. If anyone does have any questions or wants to comment then I would love to hear from you. It doesn’t have to be about cancer ☺ I have always been a very open person and not afraid to throw my life on the table!

Travel to any country in the world and ONLY (unless you know different) in the UK do you have to walk through 2 doors to get into a toilet. Then, if you are a woman (or a guy wanting to sit on the throne), you have to walk through a 3rd door. Why is that? I went into a Turkish toilet today, no doors! A few years ago, I was at a Rodeo in Texas, sat on a toilet having a crap, chatting to the guy beside me over the chest high wooden barrier between us. How did we get a fixation with toilet doors?

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