Showing posts from May, 2019


It is the mushroom season...but there are more houses appearing than mushrooms. Officials frequently  turn a blind eye to enclosing a balcony extension, but last  year to fill the coffers and gain credit,  an official pardon was issued for constructions  built prior to 2017... offering a fine lower than obtaining building permission in the first place!!...Prior became  Post .....and construction still continues at a Futuristic pace. ERECTING A VILLA  AT KIRME Limestone for cement is ever available. Turkey supplied over 100 countries with 13,000,000 tons of cement last year ...'consumption' per capita states the Turkish  Cement  Manufacturers Association  is 900 kg!  The  cement sector is the third largest industrial source of pollution in the world and. potatoes have quadrupled in price in the last four months. This may seem to have no connection but when a coal-burning Thermal  Power Station was opened near Milas 40 years ago the local villagers' crops  all

ANOTHER YEAR...flown by?

It certainly lost some of its momentum on the way. What did we achieve with 3 years of  Brexit? New words like Frexit and Grexit. What did the Mayoral ballots of Istanbul 3 weeks ago achieve ...quite surprisingly something but the authorities are still recounting the votes....the faster we live the less we achieve ? Our options are open to a multiple of opposing opinions.....and so we tread water to escape from the tentacles of tactless politicians in the hope that the filter system of past and future referenda ( please refer to  Latin grammar) will lead us into a calm lagoon of congeniality... .....and talking about lagoons, the waters at Oludeniz are improving; once again we can recognise the sea bed. The sky is cloudier but the sea is clearer....and that is the forecast for the whole season in  one sentence.                                         THE FORECAST CONTINUES TOMORROW