1. kemerkid

    A Christmas Tale

    Twas the night before Christmas and all though the house, a minstrel was playing... it was a mouse! Hey! Diddle Diddle (the cat on the fiddle), joined in, after all it was Christmas! And Santa and his Reindeer jumped over the moon!!

    A Winters Tale!

    Well the summer is almost over and The War Department is dropping hints that that we should stay down on the coast rather than returning to the bright lights of Istanbul for the winter. So with this in mind I was wondering what other folks do over the winter months to keep themselves amused and...
  3. geordie_nev

    Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities

    "Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities", a new three part series for anyone who can get BBC4 is starting on Thursday: Simon Sebag Montefiore charts the rise of Istanbul from pagan trading post to capital of three empires and two religions, becoming not only holy but the most coveted city in the...
  4. V

    Tale of 2 Androids!

    I wonder if anyone else has experienced the difference between loading apps onto an Android device bought in Turkey and one bought in the UK? A couple of friends each have a Samsung smartphone - one bought here and one bought in Britain and registered here through the proper channels. On the UK...
  5. Yalides

    A Sweet Cautionary Tale

    Mr Cadbury met Miss Rowntree on a Double Decker. It was just After Eight. They got off at Quality Street. He asked her name. 'Polo, I'm the one with the hole,' she said with a Wispa. 'I'm Marathon, the one with the nuts,' he replied. He touched her Cream Eggs, which was a Kinder Surprise for...
  6. shirleyanntr

    yet another grave tale

    following on from Letz thread about dying being different ..its not the dying its the departing that might raise (yes a pun) some concerns. this is a true story that happened in Alanya recently. Two men were in the Cenaze Evi and had been prepared for burial wrapped tightly in tidy shrouds...
  7. Sunny Seasider

    A likely tale

    What with all the heat in Turkey, and the not so good weather here, I need some forum fun, so I think we can have a TLF Members story. I will start and I want everyone to add in their bit of the unfolding plot. There I was minding my own business, "excuse me is this sunbed taken", "Er No you...
  8. Yalides

    A Christmas Tale

    At this time of year it is patently clear That the males are the ones who are blest. Thoughts like "goodwill to men" we hear time and again And we find them quite hard to digest. As we women all know, men think they run the show, And sometimes we allow them this pause. But it gets on our...

    A T M, a cautionary tale

    On 19th August I went to my local branch of Garanti Bank on Memet Hilmi Caddesi to make a withdrawal using my U.K. bank card, both machines were down and so I went to the Garanti branch on the Marina, same thing both A T M's down. Not wanting to use one of the independent machine's I noticed...
  10. pineapple1

    In Memory Of Barney ,The Rescue's Tale

    The Rescue's Tale A rescue dog will have a tale to tell It may be sad, or of a life of Hell It may be a story of a once loved pup Who found herself homeless when a marriage broke up Or a faithful companion, who's owner's passed on And the poor little dog doesn't know where they've gone. Or of a...
  11. ceemac

    The tale of the train from Haydarpaşa to the Hejaz

    It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? From Haydarpaşa to Hejaz… We don’t know if Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit II’s dream will ever be fulfilled, but let’s recall what this dream was all about. Here C
  12. P

    The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens

    Lori Lansens has written three books, Rush Home Road, The Girls and now The Wife's Tale. I would class her as one of my favourite authors, I eagerly await each new book. I had read and loved Rush Home Road and The Girls, so two days before coming to Turkey for my holiday, I was excited to find...
  13. ceemac

    Powerful tale about Iranian stoning victim comes to Turkey

    The true story of Soraya, who was stoned to death in Iran nearly 30 years ago, is now hitting theaters around the world. ‘The Stoning of Soraya,’ however, could trigger a backlash. ‘It is inevitable in this society that one becomes a target when you touch on the values that are regarded as holy...
  14. luckycat68

    Hachi -- a dogs tale

    For dog lovers everywhere -- we went to see this film yesterday and it is a great film -- but take plenty of tissues cos it"s a real weepie ! Its a true story about an Akita dog with Richard Gere staring. What surprised us was that we went to the 3 pm screening and there was...
  15. G

    A tale of woe AND clothes for Sale

    Hi All Without my knowledge, my English wife of many years has emptied our joint Turkish bank accounts and also put an overdraft of over £4500.00 on my UK Credit Card. She collated all these thousands of pounds and gave it all to her Turkish lover on the promise of a return of many hundreds of %...
  16. KKOB

    A Mother's Tragic Tale

    Recently there has been talk of finding a solution to Turkey's long running war with the Kurdish separatist group the PKK, and negotiations are said to be going on behind the scenes to bring about peace. Promising signs for some - too late for others. BBC NEWS | Europe | Longing for end to...
  17. ceemac

    Updated Fairy Tale

    A modern ending for an old fairytale.... The big bad Wolf said "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down." The little piggy, puts his head out of the window and says "F .. off or I'll sneeze on you." C
  18. J

    A fishy tale

    We are going out to Akbuk in September with the intention of buying some property (probably a new villa on a smallish complex. We have done loads of research on the internet but if anybody has any advice it would be most welcome. For example, should be deal with agents or direct with the...
  19. lynnmcl

    The World's Shortest Fairy Tale !!

    Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?" The girl said, "NO!" And the girl lived happily ever after....... ......and went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, had sex with whomever she pleased.... did whatever the hell...
  20. Carolyn

    A Cautionary Tale (check your change carefully!)

    I just want to warn folks to be careful if they use a particular money changer in Fethiye. He operates from his clothes shop on the opposite side of the road to Gima and a little further down towards the harbour and has the rates on display on a board outside the shop. On the face of it he...
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