Today is the day of the BRS Summer Ball. This time it has been organised at the new Merit Premier hotel and everyone hopes as it is outside that the weather holds. Our present events organiser has done her very best to make this an event to remember. Our friends, George and Susan will be with us and they remember past BRS events from the days when they lived here, so look forward to it all.
The evening entertainment is by Tuxedo Junction, a duo we have had at BRS events before, brilliant. The food and the service from the people at the Merit was very fine and everybody is saying we should use this hotel more often.
All in all a very enjoyable evening from which we made it home at gone 1 a.m. Probably give church a miss tomorrow, Too much wine and beerr and too much energy spent dancing. A great evening and a good fund raiser for those beds needed in the local hospital.
Being Saturday, I did get a quick read of the local newspaper which had a headline saying “Homes Left Dry After Debt Spat”. Now this time we were one of those homes. The local council have been having an argument about who should pay the electric bill for the pumps which keep us supplied with water in our storage tanks. The Electricity Company are finally getting stroppy about unpaid bills and are cutting off supply, in the case of our municipality, they are believed to owe 6 million TL, which is over £1.5 million. We are supposed to be getting water reconnected on Monday and this will be followed by meetings to resolve the situation. We are not the only municipality in trouble, but common sense would have started this row long ago and it would have been long ago resolved. Common sense doesn’t always prevail here, but you get used to it.
The water from Turkey is planned for just 70 days time. This will not resolve the above problem but will be the starter, we hope for no more major shortages. Even if and when it does arrive, the infra structure to get it out to us, still needs to be completed.
Remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago, that a woman had been attacked on her way back from the beach bar to her home. Well she has finally decided to file charges against the attacker who has been identified. She did not file charges originally because she was wrongly advised that to do so would be at her expense. No doubt we will eventually get to hear more.
There have been demonstrations for tougher traffic laws. We might say at last, because on the same page there is a report of another head on collision. Once again the driver lost control of his vehicle, don’t you ever wonder why?