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Turkish Tearoom? Turkish Bath? Anyway, a Turkish delight awaits...

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MaryBS Fri 22-Jul-11 19:14:48

Picture the scene...

From the edge of every terrace and every step hang brilliantly white stalactites, and you can hear the joyful splashing of the waters of the hot springs as they cascade down over slopes where their flow is impeded only by clumps of oleanders.

Nearby is an oasis of refreshments, in our Pamukkale residence, air conditioned and with white washed generously proportioned rooms, with Mellors at the ready, to offer Turkish Massage to anyone who wishes.

The NMBs are in their element, whereas the bishops seem to have found their speedoes again.

Priest's hole is at the back, in a quiet shaded area, stocked with What Car magazines, Turkish rugs and Turkish delight

purpleknittingmum Fri 22-Jul-11 19:16:51

Well I have been absent for sooooo long! >hangs head in deep shame!<

Hope everyone is well!

Big favour, i am trying to find a thread about 'things you thought everyone knew' or something and have had no luck! Can anyone help?

Promise to be here a bit more!

CMOTdibbler Fri 22-Jul-11 19:18:29

<runs in, hoping Mellors is ready with the massage oil>

Lovely place Mary ! And hello PKM

MaryBS Fri 22-Jul-11 19:22:01

Welcome back PKM, found it here

You were a bit nifty there, CMOT, getting your mitts on Mellors before anyone else shows up grin. Personally am trying out the thermal pools, absolute bliss!

purpleknittingmum Fri 22-Jul-11 19:23:28


Been busy doing lots of knitting and learnt a bit of crochet! Hope to do that a bit more, but think I will always be a knitter!

Had a great start to the day this morning, my 'sweet' daughter told me to f* off! Super!! sigh! She is due on any day now but even when she isn't due she is vile most of the time!

purpleknittingmum Fri 22-Jul-11 19:24:04

you are a STAR MaryBS. I am rubbish at searching! blush

purpleknittingmum Fri 22-Jul-11 19:32:31

oi Mellors, over 'ere please! grin

Tee2072 Fri 22-Jul-11 20:06:21

What a lovely Tea Room! Thanks Mary!

::lines up for a try at the Hookah and a massage::

amberlight Fri 22-Jul-11 20:10:11

A veritable Turkish Delight! Thanks, Mary.

beanandspud Fri 22-Jul-11 20:35:30

:: waves from thermal pool ::

MaryBS - this is a lovely tearoom. Just what I needed after a particularly tiring week. I have ordered a mezze buffet thing for later, any special requests?

Hello PKM, nice to see you again.

Hi Tee - how long is your mom over for? Have a great time.

beanandspud Fri 22-Jul-11 20:36:30

Sorry Amber, didn't see you hiding there. I thought you were away on holiday?

Tee2072 Fri 22-Jul-11 21:03:01

Hi bean!

12 days she'll be here. A third pair of hands WHOOT! I am starting a massive clear out while she's here to help with LCT. Maybe I should call her GrannyTee? grin

UnSerpentQuiCourt Fri 22-Jul-11 21:13:12

We can't really be in a new tea room????

Happy news and sad news from ChateauRacing ....

On Wednesday I had a day off work (due to cut backs, unpaid sad) and I decided not to tell the family, to prevent being sucked in to organising and tidying and generally being-in-the-wrong being a mum, and I spent the day alone in a nearby city - the first day I have spent on my own since Wriggle was born. It was a bit strange and uneasy at first and then ... lovely. I discovered, among other things, TKMaxx and I had never seen so many beautiful things!

Then I went with friends to Longleat, which, to my suprise and blush, I love and we had a wonderful day - great meet-up -place, by the way.

Then we got home and found that the guinea pigs had escaped, and RacingPig is lost ... for ever, I fear ... sad sad

Scout19075 Fri 22-Jul-11 21:22:10

<<Puts a bowl down for RacingPig, in hopes that she or her friends will have a rest and a drink>>

YAY for GrannyTee!

AandO Fri 22-Jul-11 21:42:26

Here you gus are! Nice tea room! I'm loving the warmth, its much colder here in Ireland!

Serpent - sounds amazing!! Will wriggle be going to any summer camps this year? I was thinking that if she was you'd get a few more days to yourself since you'll be off from work for summer.

Bye Scout, Bye Cmot, Bye Donki - enjoy your trips!

purpleknittingmum Fri 22-Jul-11 21:43:46

Oh I hope RacingPig turns up!

We got new sofa and chairs this week! Well, my mum got a new corner sofa, and gave us her 3 seater and 2 chairs, and we had to get rid of our sofas. Turned out to be quite difficult to give them away!

New ones are recliners! Misty the cat has found he can fit under the 3 seater in the middle that has no recliner bit. He stays in there for hours!

Catitainahatita Fri 22-Jul-11 21:57:38

Sorry to hear about RacingPig Unserpent. I hope he wanders back when he's hungry.
All is madness here chez Hatita. We're moving to Mexico City in approx three weeks and still have no where to live and no school to which to send Kittenito or nursery for Gatita. Mr. H is off on a flying visit there on Monday tasked with not coming home until this situation is resolved.
I'm putting the finishing touches to my job application to the very highly regarded university that currently has a job opening. I hope to send it before we leave, since applications close on 30 August. I so want this job, but am not sure if I am enough of a "diva" to qualify. After all, I don't get invites to go on national television like Mr. H.

UnSerpentQuiCourt Fri 22-Jul-11 22:01:34

Freecycle is good for finding new homes for sofas.

Incidentally, appropos 'sofas', I was talking to a friend about what you should call things. She is very consciously working class now living with middle class private school farmer. She said that she had been brought up to say 'couch' and 'toilet', but had been told in her nerw life that you should say 'sofa'. In my family (admitedly of foreign extraction). I grew up saying 'couch' but 'lavatory'. I was wondering whether in the US, Canada and Ireland words are as class coded as they are here?

AandO Fri 22-Jul-11 22:16:27

In Ireland we don't have the big class thing going on that seems to happen in the UK. Most of the country is small rural town with a mix of incomes, no such thing as rich and poor towns or to even areas within towns to some extent. For example, my dh comes from poor background (dad on disability, mom worked as a laundry woman in an old persons home, tiny rural ex council house, and they only had an outside loo until dh was 11 and had no bath/shower shock) and I come from quite a wealthy family but we were raised on the same country road as each other, all of one min walk away from each others houses. Our parents shopped in the same shops (v few shops to choose from grin). And if we were the same sex we would have gone to the same school. So really in rural areas there is no difference apart from income between classes. In the cities of course there are definate areas.

I was raised to say sofa and loo. Dh said sofa and toliet. Irish people always say toliet not loo.

AandO Fri 22-Jul-11 22:16:56

btw my parents are English, which is why I say loo!

AandO Fri 22-Jul-11 22:24:04

Catita - Good luck! Sounds crazy mental busy!

Tee2072 Fri 22-Jul-11 22:31:41

Not class coded in the US but definitely regional. Although you'll probably find that 100% of the people say bathroom.

In fact I was quite uncomfortable saying toilet for a long time when I moved here and still think it's strange that it's used since we Americans always hear how proper the UK people are and would never think of toilet as a proper word, IYSWIM?

I still tend to say loo, BTW, or bathroom.

Tee2072 Fri 22-Jul-11 22:33:09

Oh sorry, forgot the other bit.

New England girl and the couch is in the family room but the sofa is in the living room. grin

UnSerpentQuiCourt Fri 22-Jul-11 22:35:55

Why is toilet not a proper word? Is it improper, or is it just not a real word? I do love words, with all their baggage and connotations. grin Bathroom, to me, of course, is a place where you have a bath, but then, logically, so is 'lavatory', and indeed, 'toilet'. In French, toilet is always plural 'les toilettes' but trouser(s) are singular ....

I have been reading Michael Rosen's Sad Book.

Tee2072 Fri 22-Jul-11 22:38:50

I meant proper as in 'used in polite society' not proper as in 'nit a real word'!

Sorry typing on my phone so hard to type lots!

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