Monthly Archives: September 2002
We went up the hill to Karaman today to take pictures to e-mail to David and Glen in Kenya, but it was also was an opportunity to do a little sightseeing in one of the more well known villages in Northern Cyprus. Because Joan and I were also being tourists we decided to make a … Continue reading
After a late night and a long journey for Jill & Les, nobody wanted to rush around too much. So a leisurely breakfast and then out to the site, as they wanted to see what our new house was looking like. I do believe that they were suitably impressed with the exceptional value for money … Continue reading
A great day, Jill and Les arrived on time at the temporary airport, Ercan airport is closed until next spring for runway repairs and a complete refit of the terminal building. We were able to catch up on all the U.K. gossip over an evening meal and just a few drinks. They also kindly brought … Continue reading
Progress really seems quite rapid over the last few days. All the floor tiles have been laid and grouted, they really do look superb. The upstairs bathroom is half tiled and I should imagine by the weekend this will be completed. Many of the walls downstairs are now receiving their final plaster coat and the … Continue reading
Today is Sunday, so Joan and I went up to the site to check on progress over the last few days. Sunday is always a good day to do this because nobody is there and you can look around for detail things you want attended too. Imagine our surprise. The full gang was working, plasterers, … Continue reading
During the last few days we have had e-mail communication with Ian & Dorothy Betts, (the house in Ilgaz) and they are coming over at the end of October. We were able to get them a reasonably priced hire car and a hotel booking. It will be nice to meet Ian again and indeed Dorothy … Continue reading
Today a big concrete pump was on site and we sat and watched as load after load of readymix appeared and was pumped in to the framework. It is amazing how much, we counted ten lorry loads and they had started before we turned up.
Once again a site visit because we wanted to see the pool progress. Lots of steel reinforcement goes in to the base and walls of the big concrete tub. But I suppose when you think about the weight of water that will be in there, then you need this strength. The guy in the deep … Continue reading
RAIN. That’s the first rain we have seen in 9 weeks. It was really heavy, with hail like golfballs and lasted all of 10 minutes. We stood in the doorway like little children and took pictures we were so amazed. No we haven’t changed our car, that belongs to our neighbours, Sue and Tony.
Things are now progressing around the pool, the shuttering is going up ready for the big concrete tub to be poured. I suppose that we will see a lot of progress around this area this week.