We've moved back into the centre of Bodrum town just before November turns to December. The evenings in the village were getting a little chilly and the heavy dew over the countryside made the mornings just a bit too damp to be enjoyable. Now we are back in a south-facing, seaside town we are much warmer. It's amazing how 35 kms can make so much difference to temperatures.
Jake is adapting to being a town dog again. He has already dragged us down one alleyway where last winter he spent many happy lunchtimes eating crispy fish heads. Unfortunately the restaurant has closed and turned into a tequila bar; attractive to neither dog nor owners, so we will have to find another eatery with a dog-friendly patron and chef.
We shall continue to see which shops and offices are canine friendly. We got shouted out of the Population Office last year, but Jake was welcomed into the Town Council building and Property Tax office. He was also invited into the Paşabahçe glass and crockery shop in The Avenue Shopping Mall ın Konacık but both of us decided this wasn't a good idea; far too many expensive items on low shelves just waiting for one swipe of a shaggy tail.
|"Are you sure this is a good idea?"|
The Billabong sports shop in Oasis Shopping Centre were very accommodating but Marks and Spencer made him wait outside, so I know where I'll be buying my socks this year.
As much as I love living out in the sticks, it's great to be back in town, two minutes walk to the baker, butcher and market. The car can stay parked up for weeks and there's plenty going on in the run up to New Year to keep us busy and hopefully give me something to write about.