Arrived late Sat night. Surprise bag of water,milk,bread,simit,orange juice and her own strawberry jam on the doorstep yesterdayas from the lady in the little shop at the gate to the sites. Don't know how she does it but knows knows everyone's comings and goings. Use the shop a jot as she will get anything if you ask. Woken yesterday am by kids playing in the street in our little cul de sac. Little old man in the corner house,his daughter,son in law and their 2 sons have moved in with him. It is great to see kids playing as our son(30) said it was like Shady Pines Retirement Home here . He reckons my wife and myself youngest (56) on our street. Been to dentist this am. Driver collected and brought me back. Great to see so many people on the marina. Not going in to town proper for a few days,just relaxing here. Next door neighbour insisting on taking me shopping to big migro and kipa on soke road tomorrow. She went back driving after her husband died 18 months ago. Even the sitesi cats run for cover when she starts her new car. She insists on shopping with me as men can't shop. Puts half of what I want to buy back on shelf saying I don't need it or this one is better. Could be a clash as my 80 year old mother and 2 of her friends coming out in 3 weeks time. Mother says buy what you like or even 2 as might not be there next time. Can't hurt neighbour as she is so nice. It's just her driving. Doesn't park. Just abandons car.Saying she will take me to fri market as well. Just wants to know when my son and his husband coming out. She knows as her daughter on to my son all the time.Herself and her 3 friends(all widowed in last 3years) fawn over them. We have more cakes and biscuits given to us when they are here. All Muslim women but no head scarves here. Son calls them the golden girls. Totally caring and non judgemental towards everybody. Great to see the way they support each other. Hopefully gas bottle and water man will come early in am as promised. Or it could be Turkish time. But who cares.