Thursday, December 17, 2009

My brain freezes over..

What a drop in temperature, just in a single day. And it's raining all day long, and by rain I mean absolutely pouring. I can hardly see the river down below. To make matters worse, today was the day of fire alarm testing in the buildng with the sirens going off every hour and a voice asking us "to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Meet the bird charmer..

My friends Derrick and Maureen who are my neighbors in Turkey, have just returned from a long trip around Australia to their holiday home in Goa/India. They sent me this lovely picture of Derrick, which I'd like to share with you. He is from India and we always tease him about being a snake charmer,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

US travel plans are taking shape..

I planned to use my six months wisely and see more of the country. And it's coming along nicely. On 22nd of January I'm going to visit a writer friend in St. Louis for a week. Can't wait to see the Mississippi. And generous gapcohen has just extended an invitation to come visit her on 3rd of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Good neighbors

I just read in the BBC news from page, that beleaguered Dubai has been given a $10 bn (!!!) hand out from its neighbor Abu Dabi. How many 0000 go into that number I wonder? Just goes to show what being a good neighbor is all about. I'm a good neighbor too. I give Cecilia a slice of toast or a cup of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Trouble ahead in Turkey

The constitutional court has just banned another pro-Kurdish party in Turkey. The second largest at that. This does not bode well for peace in the country. Already unrest has broken out and one must fear that the Kurds, (who make up 20% of the entire Turkish population) at least the militant part... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kabu's cat got snow shoes, but...

look at this! I wonder if the eyes are contacts. Photo credit: REUTERS/ Alexander Natruskin Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Book signing party taking shape...

First, let me tell you, that I'm embarrassed to have caused you so much trouble with this trazzler clicking business. I didn't know it would be so complicated and the entire system seems somewhat unfair to me. I mean, people want to help theri friends, they do not necessarily become a trazzler... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

7 votes on trazler so far..

and each one from my supportive blogit friends! The whole thing is more difficult than I thought because you have to sign in to be able to vote, but if you happen to be on facebook its really only one click. Notwithstanding my blogit friends didn't give up and persevered. What would I do without... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Please vote for me on trazzler

See, now it's me who is asking for an act of kindness from my blogit friends. I have entered a competition on trazzler. Some of you write there too, if memory serves. Anyway, this competition has as first prize a trip to Hawaii! One of my dream destinations and, with enough votes, I even have a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I just need to tell you this.

It's about an act of kindness and generosity that has been extended to me. So many of you have given me your support and a few kind,kind bloggers have even bought my first novel "Sweet Revenge, which I appreciate no end. And here is the story of the next kindness: one of my co-residents whom I only... Sign in to see full entry.

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