Blue Birds

I haven’t really mentioned that while we were in Turkey we met another lovely young couple that we made friends with while we were there. On our first proper day, Ben and I signed up to go to the Turkish Baths – while that was a fun (and very interesting!) experience in itself, we ended up going at the same time as this other couple, Ed and Becca, so we endured the ‘experience’ with them then didn’t really talk to them for a few days except a few passing hellos. It wasn’t until about the fifth day we all sat down and had drinks together one evening after Ben asked for their help on the Logos Quiz, and we ended up sitting up until past midnight talking to them – it was a lot of fun! We then decided to spend the day with them at Fethiye and brave the market altogether, as I mentioned before this was also pretty funny with men shouting all sorts of things from: ‘Cheaper than Primark!’ to ‘Cheaper than shoplifting!’ and calling Becca and I ‘Jordan!’. Unfortunately, they were only staying the week, whereas we stayed 10 days, so we had to say goodbye to them, but we had a fun few days with them, and by the end of it, we were already planning a trip to Rome next year (I still want this to go ahead!!). The funniest moment of the holiday was probably with them when we tried to get the four of us on a lilo – let me tell you, we managed it for possibly 3 whole seconds, although on about the 8th attempt!!
 So here’s a quick photo of all of us jumping in the pool! There was a hotel photographer who did this photo, but it was pretty difficult to coordinate and I ended up with water up nose and my sunglasses on the bottom of the pool!!
Dress: Glamorous
Flats: Next
Necklace: c/o Eclectic Eccentricity
So, my point in this story was that Ed took these photos for me (it was certainly a roundabout way of getting to that point of the story!). Ed is a photographer (take a look at his website here), so he taught me a few new ways to use my camera and how to actually work the ISO properly!! It’s pretty good to find out how your camera actually works haha XD 
I haven’t told you about the Turkish Bath yet, so I’ll tell you about that =) As I said, we ended up going with Ed and Becca, so we arrived, were told to get into our swimwear, wrapped in towels, then shut in possibly the hottest sauna ever. Let me tell you, I’ve been in some hot saunas, and I like heat, but this was hot. From what we could see, the thermometer said around 125*F, and that was in this enclosed steam filled area. We weren’t exactly sure how long we were supposed to be there or if they were ever coming back for us, but eventually we escaped to a slightly cooler room where we basically collapsed on a massive marble slab. Then Turkish men wrapped in towels proceeded to soap us up with this weird bubble bag, massage it into our skin, rinse it off with water, then shampoo our hair and tip water over our heads – in one drenching I caught Becca’s eye through the hair over my face and I think she was finding it pretty funny since she hadn’t had that bit done yet!! We were then led upstairs where we were taken into separate rooms and given a 30 minute oil massage; now that was the best bit (except that my skin later decided it didn’t like oil based products in the heat and gave me a heat rash =/). But it was funny because Ed came scuttling out in a towel clutching a carrier bag and asked Ben if they’d made him take his shorts off – well, they hadn’t made Ben do that, but Ed had had to!! It was a fun experience and the massage was nice and relaxing (although the woman kept shouting ‘Relax!’ at me!).
By the way, I have just started listing things on eBay – I’m only a quarter way through the first bin bag and there are another 6 to go, so take a look here at the listings and come back for more later!!




  1. July 19, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    This dress is so cute and I love the holiday photo!

  2. July 19, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    You look gorgeous darling! I love the dress, I have one in a similar print from NewLook. It sounds like you had a great holiday also, great pool picture 😀


  3. July 19, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    Haha – sounds like quite the adventure! Love the stories, photo, and dress. Good luck with your eBay sales, I’m trying to empty out my closet as well!

  4. July 20, 2012 / 1:12 am

    I love your dress! The pattern rocks!

    xx Eva

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