The weekend before Christmas was not festive for us here in Dalyan and the sun was mostly out despite it getting a bit colder in the evenings now.
On Friday 20th December Captain Caveman, Sarah and I set off nice and early for a shopping trip in Ortaca and Fethiye where we bought stuff for the apartment, including a bargain rug from Madame Coco and some dye to change the colour of some of our beige and pale blue throws. There was a great place called English Home which we got new sofa throws from and I noticed there was a cinema.
We had a treat for lunch with a KFC (I took the batter and skin off) which I really enjoyed – especially the huge tub of sweetcorn.
In the evening we had drinks at Lukka, Jiks and then a meal at China Town. I’ve not been this year because even though they do gluten free food I’ve been ill from food there in the past. I had chicken tikka, Captain Caveman had a biryani and Sarah had 2 chinese dishes. It tasted good but wasn’t as good as Spice Garden and it was cold and draughty sat near the window.
On Saturday (21st December) I was still suffering with a bad back and so Captain Caveman went dogging without me and I went to Sarah’s and then to a friend’s house to collect some unwanted books – I got plenty and now we have a good stash ready for our rental guests when they come. Captain Caveman and I went to Jiks where I had a chicken casserole for a late lunch and Sarah came to join us.
In the evening I had a bad stomach and so we stayed in and had an early night. We also thought it was our anniversary but it turns out it was a day later.
We woke up and congratulated each other (again) on our 8 year anniversary on Sunday 22nd December. Captain Caveman made me a gluten free bacon sandwich and I also had some chestnuts and Turkish delight as a top up when I got peckish.
We met Maddie, who’s family was visiting, and had our first lunch (this year) at Heybe’s. My jacket potato with bolognese and cheese was excellent and Captain Caveman enjoyed his Sunday lunch before I left them to it and headed off for another back massage at BC Spa with Khatuna. I was tender afterwards and so we stayed in and Captain Caveman made us a lovely pasta dish with bacon and pesto – you could tell he’d found the ‘international’ shop.
We had promised Sarah who was desperate to get us to visit the Sky Lounge that we would go out and so we ventured for a couple of white russians – they were expensive but very good!