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Title: Where are we all from??
Post by: turkeyfan on August 30, 2007, 10:10:18 AM
I thought it would be nice to know where everyone is from - mainly because i''m very nosy!! Ha Ha

I live in Wirral - across the water from Liverpool.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on August 30, 2007, 10:21:20 AM
I wondered if you could choose to show these kind of details on your profile and on your posts under your name, (if you want to reveal them). I am from Horwich, by the way, which is close to Bolton in Lancashire.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: RosiB on August 30, 2007, 10:32:20 AM
I''m from West Wickham in Kent.

Ros
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Post by: Blue Lizard on August 30, 2007, 10:35:13 AM
Fareham in hampshire ;)
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Post by: bowbad on August 30, 2007, 11:57:41 AM
Rustington in west sussex.
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Post by: Honey on August 30, 2007, 12:11:59 PM
We''ll keep a welcome in the hillsides..Guess Where? ;D
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Post by: Blue Lizard on August 30, 2007, 12:31:41 PM
switzerland? :D
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Post by: rosie2 on August 30, 2007, 12:36:24 PM
I am from a small village called Whitworth  Nr Rochdale  Lancashire
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Post by: Honey on August 30, 2007, 12:44:59 PM
Lol  ;D Maybe blue lizard maybe
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Post by: turkeyfan on August 30, 2007, 02:21:58 PM
Is it Welsh Wales Honey??
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Post by: Honey on August 30, 2007, 02:42:04 PM
It surely is turkeyfan.Am i the only Welsh girl on here?lol :D
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Post by: Blue Lizard on August 30, 2007, 02:44:36 PM
and there i was thinking you were a Toblerone chomping swiss miss!! ;D
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Post by: Honey on August 30, 2007, 03:13:29 PM
One of my favs.I love a good old chomp on almost any choc bar.
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Post by: Blue Lizard on August 30, 2007, 03:18:56 PM
ever bought one of those giant toblerones at Dalaman?mmmmm :P
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Post by: bowbad on August 30, 2007, 03:26:45 PM
bet that cost u if u got from the airport!!!
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Post by: Blue Lizard on August 30, 2007, 03:34:10 PM
the last of my TL usually gets used.... ;)
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Post by: littlelin on August 30, 2007, 03:40:56 PM
I live near Rochester in Kent but I was born and brought up in South East London.
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Post by: Lorretta on August 30, 2007, 03:43:30 PM
Hi,
I am from Crawley in West Sussex. Well at least it''s handy for Gatwick!!!!
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Post by: dunke on August 30, 2007, 04:40:05 PM
Hi
I''m from Brighton.....can never be too far from the sea  :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: RosiB on August 30, 2007, 05:03:35 PM
Was in Brighton on Monday - fab day! :)
Our granddaughter even went in the sea! Her comment? "Not as big as Turkey!"

Ros
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Post by: janeywhit on August 30, 2007, 06:03:31 PM
Now living in Marsden, West Yorkshire having moved recently from Greater Manchester.
Originally from Harpenden, Hertfordshire but now (almost) a proper Northerner!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: felicity on August 30, 2007, 06:10:26 PM
From Crowthorne, near Reading - again not far from Gatwick for those ever important escapes to Paradise aka Kalkan...of course what do I consider first and second home....I would love to consider kalkan as first home but not practical at this time in my life
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Post by: jinfizzz on August 30, 2007, 07:17:10 PM
We''re from Biggin Hill in Kent
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Post by: itstime on August 30, 2007, 07:39:41 PM
Sunny Motherwell. a town midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow
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Post by: Babadag on August 30, 2007, 08:58:22 PM
We are in Cardigan on the beautiful West Wales coast. If only we had the Kalkan sun and warm sea we wouldn''t need to go to Turkey! Holiday makers have looked pretty miserable here this summer.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: limetree on August 30, 2007, 10:05:24 PM
littlelin,
We too are near rochester in kent....but hopefully for not toooooo long! We bought in Kalkan in 2004 and are making plans to relocate in the not too distant future....Where exactly are you?
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Post by: sally on August 30, 2007, 10:41:09 PM
Pevensey - East Sussex - handy for Gatwick  ;D
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Post by: littlelin on August 31, 2007, 07:46:45 AM
limetree

We''re in Hoo, where are you? We''re relatively newcomers to Kalkan, 2005 was our first visit when we went to actually see the apartment we''d committed to buy. Absolutely no regrets though.
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Post by: Wendy on August 31, 2007, 09:27:17 AM
Abergavenny in wet Welsh Wales. ;D
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Post by: Plants on August 31, 2007, 10:40:38 AM
Plants are from Ryton-on-Dunsmore, a vilage between Coventry and Leamington Spa.
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Post by: Brooksie on August 31, 2007, 10:43:33 AM
Shepperton in Surrey. Just off Jct 11 of the M25
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Post by: Rosire on August 31, 2007, 04:39:21 PM
We are from Enkhuizen, Holland. an old little town on the Zuiderzee, about 40 miles above Amsterdam.
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Post by: pussygalore on August 31, 2007, 09:40:39 PM
Hubby and I live in Loughton in Essex!!
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Post by: Mrs Gannet on August 31, 2007, 09:41:51 PM
We live in Wigan, Lancs
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Post by: Chucky on August 31, 2007, 10:38:58 PM
We are almost neighbours, I work in Wigan. :)
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Post by: philb1963 on August 31, 2007, 11:11:07 PM
Plenty from the North West!  We''re from Preston, Lancs ;)
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Post by: Alfaman on September 01, 2007, 12:16:22 AM
Shows who''s desperate for some sun - Alfaman, Kendal.
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Post by: Enjoy Kalkan on September 01, 2007, 09:23:24 AM
Stockport in Manchester here  :D
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Post by: Johnjen on September 01, 2007, 10:56:56 AM
Also sunny manchester.

Johnjen
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Post by: Tatilde on September 01, 2007, 11:05:51 AM
Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire for 9 months of the year. Kalkan the other 3.
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Post by: jofoss on September 01, 2007, 11:09:28 AM
From Sale in Greater Manchester, now live in Olney, North Bucks ;D
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Post by: clarborough on September 01, 2007, 11:16:24 AM
Nottinghamshire -the small town of Retford
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Post by: yoyo on September 01, 2007, 09:03:59 PM
I''m a Brummie
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Post by: Blue Lizard on September 01, 2007, 09:06:34 PM
me too yoyo,but i don''t live there now ;D
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Post by: ICF on September 02, 2007, 08:01:47 AM
Longridge in the Ribble Valley near Preston Lancashire
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Post by: Cosetta on September 02, 2007, 08:21:34 AM
Ah, if only I knew where I was "from" ...  half my life spent abroad.  Born in Minnesota, grew up in Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, married in New York, had babies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Accra, Ghana. Matured in Rome, Italy for 15 years, ripened in southern France, aged in Boston, retired in Turkey.  In between spent lots of time in Morocco.  So where am I from?  Minnesota?  USA?  Never know how to answer this question!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Charlie on September 02, 2007, 11:58:27 AM
Hi Cosetta that all sounds fab, you certainly have seen a lot of the world.  Can I ask why you decided to settle in Kalkan??  Are you saying it was the best out of all these places................and sorry hope you don''t think I''m being nosey!
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Post by: Pebble on September 02, 2007, 01:05:54 PM
I''m from Leicestershire in the East Midlands.
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Post by: Cosetta on September 02, 2007, 01:31:29 PM
Settled here, Charlie, because when we drove along the coast from Antalya to Izmir in 1990, my husband-to-be and I fell in love with Kalkan which reminded me of a small coastal town in northern Morocco where I had spent 13 entire summers plus some odd months.  My husband proposed to me at the terrace bar of the old Pirat hotel, but it wasn''t until 1995 that we returned and bought a timeshare in Club Patara.  Subsequently built a house here.  But my first love is perhaps still Italy.  Why we didn''t buy there is a bit more complicated.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: lolly on September 02, 2007, 02:01:39 PM
St albans Hertfordshire-ONLY 8 DAYS TILL I''M BACK TO PARADISE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Mrs B on September 02, 2007, 03:10:21 PM
Born in Manchester, schooled in Westhoughton (nr Bolton), then moved to work and live in Bolton and Radcliffe (near Bury).
Then met MrB and gave up the glamorous Lancashire lifestyle to live in sunny Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Plenty in geographical common with joanH and janeywhit, not quite so geographically exciting as Cosetta!
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Post by: Charlie on September 02, 2007, 04:03:39 PM
Thanks Cosetta, very romantic - lovely! 
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Post by: groovygrandma on September 02, 2007, 05:50:04 PM
I''m from brighton too!!
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Post by: sak46 on September 02, 2007, 06:51:12 PM
We are from Weston Super Mare(raining at the moment)
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Post by: kalkan4eva on September 03, 2007, 04:05:40 PM
Well, I''m originally from Liverpool, but now adopted Welsh - you''re not alone Honey! My Better Half is Welsh and we bought some land and built our house in a village called Hawarden (famous for William Gladstone and Michael Owen). We had planned to build again on the Isle of Anglesey, but Kalkan looks like a far better place to retire... ;D
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Post by: Wendy on September 03, 2007, 08:21:07 PM
Cosetta
I do hope you are coming to our meet on the 20th? You sound really interesting (not that everyone else doesn''t)
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Post by: alisonh on September 03, 2007, 10:40:36 PM
Doncaster, South Yorkshire and only 3 miles from the airport - very handy!
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Post by: Cosetta on September 04, 2007, 11:11:22 AM
We hope to come barring unforeseen events.
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Post by: chorleyboy on September 04, 2007, 02:50:43 PM
As my name suggests, Chorley, a town in Lancashire, quite central, about 9 miles from Bolton, Wigan, Preston and Blackburn.
For the Welsh, yes, Wales is great, I always go there for hols, staying in Rowen a lovely little village near Conwy on Sept 29th for a week in a fantastic farm cottage, great location, but as already commented on, pity about the weather, but I recall sunning myself on Harlech beach October 2005! And what a view that is from the viewpoint adjacent to the imposing castle there.
Cardigan Bay is stunning as mentioned previously, we were in another farm cottage in Aberystwyth in June, great place. Sorry, sounds like an advertisement for Wales here!! ;D
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Post by: Brooksie on September 04, 2007, 08:34:09 PM
Us Southern softies are thin on the ground, most of you, my forum buddies are from up north!
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Post by: itstime on September 04, 2007, 08:35:46 PM
come on surely more than one scottish kalkan lover out there???????????????
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Post by: Chucky on September 04, 2007, 08:38:29 PM
We are use to fell walking!!!
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Post by: Enjoy Kalkan on September 05, 2007, 02:05:34 PM
Do we have any members from Ireland? We seem to have covered England, Scotland and Wales....
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Post by: Charlie on September 05, 2007, 02:48:26 PM
Yeah that would be me then!  From the north of this beautiful island and we have a few friends who visit Kalkan from the south.  Not too many of us about Kalkan.......................
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Post by: KislaBlue on September 05, 2007, 07:02:20 PM
My husband & I both work in Manchester but live in Bolton.

Ann
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Post by: philb1963 on September 05, 2007, 07:27:00 PM
Crikey, the North West has to be the most popular region on the forum!!! ;)
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Post by: Chucky on September 05, 2007, 07:52:53 PM
It just goes to show that we have good taste!!!
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Post by: felicity on September 05, 2007, 08:44:05 PM
It sure does show something....maybe us southern softies simply can''t afford to buy or holiday in Kalkan or else the weather is worse up north so you guys need your fair share of sunshine...mind you - after this summer I think that applies to even us southern softies..... :o  Whatever the reasons...it is very interesting....so if we want a Kalkan re-united gathering in the UK...does that mean me venturing north of the ''gap'' :o :o :o :o
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Post by: Kim on September 05, 2007, 09:31:53 PM
Hey....we are even further up North near ''Pink Panther'' country (Durum..durum..durum.durum..durum etc..) Durham!  So..yes this summer weather drives us back to Kalkan whenever possible and not long to go now guys..2 weeks today.  Planning starts this weekend...what to take, we have a wedding present for one of our turkish friends to sort, it''s hubbies birthday while we are there, our wedding anniversary, my brother''d b''day, sisters b''day and my fathers 80th the evening before we go!!  We are booked into Lumley Castle, so if any of you guys fancy a visit to this region, this castle is fantastic as a venue.  Next to a golf course, fab rooms, great restaurant and near Durham, Newcastle and the Metrocentre.  Hopefully we won''t be too hungover the next day for travelling! 
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Post by: Mrs B on September 05, 2007, 10:12:00 PM
Hey KislaBlue, off to Bolton tomorrow to see my mum, do some shopping and catch up with friends...I will wave in the general direction of any Kalkan vibes i get in case its you!!  :)
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Post by: Blue Lizard on September 05, 2007, 10:25:06 PM
kim...would your wedding present be for Erol by any chance? ;)
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Post by: felicity on September 06, 2007, 08:32:27 AM
We have a turkish wedding to go to in October - any advice on what to buy as a wedding present..??? ???
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Post by: Lantana on September 06, 2007, 09:32:01 AM
Born in London, lived in Singapore, The Phillipines. Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia. Put deposit on house in rural France on a Saturday, came to Kalkan for first time (1999) on the Sunday and bought apartments here on the Wednesday.  Cancelled purchase of  French house (no regrets).
 Started to build a house out of the village in 2001, completed in 2002. Now look down at all the new development in amazement but we are still surrounded by olive groves and pasture land and our sea views are completely uninterrupted.

Have sold our UK home and plan to be here  until we are too old to climb the hills - hopefully another 20 years.
 Lantana
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Post by: turkeyfan on September 06, 2007, 09:36:15 AM
Just be warned Felicity - it is true - we all wear flat caps and talk funny.  It permanently rains here and when we go out of a night we don''t wear coats - unless its reeeally snowing! ;D



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Post by: Blue Lizard on September 06, 2007, 09:58:35 AM
do you have a whippet? ;D
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Post by: turkeyfan on September 06, 2007, 10:04:21 AM
No - a pit bull terrier!! ;D
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Post by: alantj on September 06, 2007, 11:05:46 AM
Mind it doesn''t eat your ferret!!
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Post by: turkeyfan on September 06, 2007, 11:11:17 AM
No that''s safe - it''s down my partners trousers to keep him warm on our long, cold, dark days!
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Post by: Cosetta on September 06, 2007, 03:28:01 PM
Lantana, our first idea was also France or Italy but somehow it got switched to Kalkan!  Maybe because at the time we did not have the liquid funds to purchase the apt we wanted in Vence, couldn''t decide where we wanted to live in Italy, and we had only enough money for this land and to start building a house here.  I still wouldn''t mind having a little something, even shared, somewhere in France or Italy. 

Are you up near Peter and Joanie on the Berzigan road?
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Post by: Cosetta on September 06, 2007, 03:32:12 PM
There are lots of Irish here apparently, our neighbors are Irish but they don''t come often and keep to themselves.  There is another Irish family who bought a villa from Samira Deluxe, and I''m told there are several more.  Of course, if I can refer back to my great-grandparents, then I''m one of them too! 
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Post by: Charlie on September 06, 2007, 05:28:38 PM
Ahhh everyone wants to be one of them Cosetta!  Yes there are a few of us who have bought in Kalkan and we all probably all ''kind of'' know one another.  It''s just when you hear the accent, which is very different to the other UK ones we hear so many of (and no offence to any of you English/Scottish/Welsh people!)  you do notice it!  And just for the record I don''t know too many who keep themselves to themselves, we''re usually rather loud!
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Post by: Cosetta on September 06, 2007, 06:19:35 PM
Hmmm ... if you ''kind of'' know most of the Irish here, then WHO are our elusive neighbors? (villa in Kiziltas, built by Mahmoud of the Islamlar fish restaurant, just in front of the other American family who live on this hill)?  They come and go so silently I don''t realize when they''re here.  As for the accent, I could not tell one from another !  Will be interesting if I ever succeed in completing the family tree to find out where in the UK and in Ireland my ancestral blood flows from.
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Post by: Kim on September 06, 2007, 06:21:46 PM
Hi Blue Lizard, no the wedding gift is for Sherafa from the shoe shop on the main street who gets married in October (is this your wedding Felicity?) but we are unable to go unfortunately, hubbie has to be in the Middle East  just after we get back from Kalkan, so   :( a real pity cos we have known her for almost 12 years and would have been great to have gone....Maybe I could sneak back......
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Post by: felicity on September 06, 2007, 06:25:03 PM
Hi Kim - no not her - it is Yusuf who looks after our villa - any ideas on what to buy for a pressie??  And yes - why don''t you just sneak back by yourself - I would if I were you..as it''s half term - all the family are coming otherwise I would have gone by myself!!   :D
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Post by: KislaBlue on September 06, 2007, 06:58:18 PM
Hi Mrs B
Hope you had good day in Bolton and didn''t spend too much shopping - even the sun is shining now. Just returned from work in Manchester and logged on to forum for my daily fix of Kalkan gossip. It make me feel nearer some how or is that just wishful thinking!! Only came back from Kalkan last Saturday and already counting the days till end of October when we return with some friends who have never been there and I am really excited as I know they will love it.
Ann
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Post by: Kim on September 06, 2007, 11:20:13 PM
Hi Felicity, I deliberated over a prezzie, because transporting glass / crystal can be a bit tricky, so went to one of these specialist shops called Collectables, where you can get really nice carved, marble figures, so I got a nice contemporary white figure of a wedding couple....all smooth and carved out of one piece..  A good safe option I think cos you don''t know what other''s tastes can be, so I stuck to a very simple piece which I hadn''t seen another like and probably not in the least bit Turkish!  Not too heavy either and carefully boxed!
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Post by: felicity on September 07, 2007, 08:13:44 AM
Thanks Kim - I''ll bear that in mind - i think I definitely need to buy something ''non turkish''..but not too twee...!!

Cheers!
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Post by: Shirley Burley on September 07, 2007, 09:41:47 AM
Traditionally a wedding ''gift'' is money - which is pinned to the bride and groom after the ceremony.  Depending on the size of the wedding party they can gather upwards of 5000 YTL which goes towards helping them create their marital home.  Of course this removes the risk of buying something that is not to their taste, although I''m sure that a present would be gratefully received (particularly if you are unable to attend the ceremony in person).

Shirley B
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Post by: Mrs B on September 07, 2007, 01:19:16 PM
Hiya KislaBlue...had a great day in Bolton in the sunshine, though i had a shock when i saw them knocking down the old bingo hall/cinema near the market!
You''re so lucky to be going back to Kalkan in October...we have to wait till next June  :(

Have a great time and enjoy all the things we all know and love so much out there!  :)
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Post by: Chucky on September 07, 2007, 01:43:39 PM
I know what you mean Mrs B, I did not realise they were knocking down the Odean. It was a fantastic art deco building and I have fond memories of going there. My earliest memory is going with my parents and two brothers as my Dad wanted to see Spartacus, we could not all sit together as a family as it was so full. We children sat across the aisle from my parents and I caused havoc when i started sobbing inconsolably during the chariot race!!!!  I also went with my mum to watch South Pacific, it was our first "girls night out"!!!, and on my first "date".
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Post by: Brooksie on September 07, 2007, 05:54:22 PM
No, I''m Spartacus!
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Post by: Mrs B on September 07, 2007, 06:49:06 PM
Aww JoanH...what fantastic memories of such a lovely building!
I got a lump in my throat as i saw it from behind yesterday and the machines were knocking it all over the place...seemed disrespectful for a building that has been there for so many years and brought so much pleasure to people...tho i''m not sure how they would ''respectfully'' knock it down!
I think i first went in there as a youngster to watch a film just before it closed and became a bingo hall...then i went in many times to meet up with friends mums during bingo sessions for a free lemonade!
Ah....memories!!
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Post by: Diane on September 09, 2007, 07:05:52 PM
I have been looking at web sites about Turkish weddings (yes, I also have been invited to Errols wedding on 20th Oct) and it''s not strictly true that the ''normal'' gift is money, it''s actually a gold coin. Clearly that is beyond most people''s budget and innapropriate as a ''friend'' rather than close family.

My friends and I are still mulling over what to buy but probably something ''English'' (sorry, no offence meant to the Scots).

Anyway, I can''t afford to be offended about where I live .....it''s Essex (but hoping to make it Kalkan soon)
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Post by: blondie on September 09, 2007, 11:03:08 PM
like Turkeyfan I am from the Wirral
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Post by: turkeyfan on September 10, 2007, 11:35:58 AM
Hi Blondie,

Where abouts in Wirral?
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Post by: blondie on September 10, 2007, 12:20:21 PM
Hi Turkeyfan - West kirby - by the marina, how about you?
looking forward to my first visit here -2 weeks and counting.....
l
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Post by: turkeyfan on September 10, 2007, 06:11:17 PM
Hi Blondie,

We''re from Prenton.

You will really enjoy Kalkan.  The Nur is in a good position - just a short walk from the village and very near the market on a Thursday - great if you like "genuine fakes".

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Post by: Alfresco on September 10, 2007, 08:19:07 PM
I''m from Brighton too! 


Brighton Marina is not quite the same as Kalkan Bay though - Oh how I miss Kalkan :)  :)

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Post by: jfm on September 14, 2007, 11:46:19 PM
we are from bootle ,any one else
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Post by: JenJen on September 16, 2007, 08:48:31 PM
I am from the Wirral but now live in Liverpool (in Aigburth) with my boyfriend who is from Anfield.  Lots of Merseysiders on here!
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Post by: Cruisecontroller on September 17, 2007, 07:31:37 PM
I was born in Bletchley(now absorbed by Milton Keynes) but moved to Peterborough with work 26 years ago and am presently living in Whittlesey in the District of Fenland.  Because of the nature of my work, I have visited just about all the places mentioned on here in England, including Rustington.

Les
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Post by: lilly on September 18, 2007, 11:27:45 AM
 I live in a small seaside village called Helen.s Bay, 12miles from Belfast, in N Ireland.
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Post by: Eljhem on September 18, 2007, 05:55:59 PM
Hey Blue Lizard. I''m from Fareham too ;D
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Post by: Janey28 on September 18, 2007, 07:08:28 PM
Hey

what a small world we are from Romsey!
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Post by: felicity on September 18, 2007, 08:50:57 PM
 :P Ooohh am I glad to see some more southern softies now creeping out of the woodwork.....we were all a bit top heavy for a while..!!   :laugh:
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Post by: Blue Lizard on September 19, 2007, 08:54:57 AM
eljem...if you see some one in wetherspoons drinking efes....it''s me!!no one else seems to buy it!! ;D
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Post by: felicity on September 19, 2007, 09:19:22 AM
You can get EFES in Wetherspoons  :o :o - I have only seen it occasionally in our big Tesco.... will that be all Wetherspoons??  Im amazed!!  ::)
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Post by: Blue Lizard on September 19, 2007, 09:56:57 AM
hello felicity....hope you are well...yes wetherspoons sell efes..it''s £1.99...iv''e had it in fareham,gosport,and fleet...not that i spend all my time in wetherspoons!! :o
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Post by: Eljhem on September 20, 2007, 06:45:56 AM
You are not alone Bluelizard, I buy it, look out for the middleaged hippy lady.  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Blue Lizard on September 20, 2007, 08:39:46 AM
have you noticed that it just doesn''t taste the same as sitting in a bar in Kalkan?wether it''s the lines of traffic outside the window or the the lack of sun i don''t know....but it''s no the same!!  i know where i''d rather be sat guzzling..... ;) i will look out for you in fareham spoons!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Eljhem on September 20, 2007, 06:07:03 PM
Know what you mean BL, Fareham west St just hasn''t got the same feel.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: jackson on September 20, 2007, 10:09:40 PM
Newcastle upon Tyne
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: yarmites on October 18, 2007, 06:57:34 PM
We are from Yarm (really North Yorkshire but classed as Teesside), where we have been having fantastic weather for weeks now.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Buster on October 18, 2007, 07:06:19 PM
From November 12th Kalkan ;D

Regards: Buster
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: felicity on October 18, 2007, 08:46:40 PM
Buster - I think I''ve just gone off you big time.... >:D >:D  From Kalkan as from 12 November - I can''t wait to be there too...!!   :o
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: maddie on October 18, 2007, 09:34:21 PM
Hi Jackson, we are also from Newcastle
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Adrian on October 20, 2007, 05:21:15 PM
I''m in exotic, sunkissed Woking  :laugh:  Originally from Guildford though, lured over here a few years ago by marrying a Woking lass...
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: fiona1 on November 07, 2007, 10:21:06 AM
Anybody from the lovely Stockport, Cheshire????
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on November 07, 2007, 06:04:02 PM
Hi Fiona, Jon and Julie are near to you.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: ILoveKalkan on November 08, 2007, 09:50:04 AM
Leeds - West Yorkshire  ;D

Sarah
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: J. on November 16, 2007, 01:55:50 PM
Where is sunny Wales Honey?
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on November 16, 2007, 07:23:28 PM
Third aisle, middle shelf on left, next to the organic jam and marmalade!!! lol
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: felicity on November 16, 2007, 07:52:46 PM
LOL - well said Joan..!!   ;D ;D ;D  My thoughts entirely!! 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: J. on November 17, 2007, 12:11:19 AM
What shop and where.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: sue1945 on February 11, 2008, 02:52:48 PM
Hello I am from Rochdale but have lived allover the world since I was 21, now settled in Widnes in Cheshire with a home just outside Florence and have just become the proud owner of an apartment in Kalkan. I think I may be the new girl on the block (am I still a girl) in spirit. Love this site
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: singingjojo on February 11, 2008, 04:54:29 PM
Loughton in Essex  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: felicity on February 11, 2008, 05:07:18 PM
Welcome Sue and singinjo!!! 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Vieux con on February 18, 2008, 03:36:53 PM
Originally from Buckinghamshire, lived in Ashford, Kent in the late seventies, London (and again Bucks) in the eighties, bounced around Europe for a couple of years, moved to Geneva in 1992.

And no, I''m not planning on ''going home'' - I''m already here!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on February 18, 2008, 06:03:33 PM
Welcome Vieux con, nice to have a continental touch to the forum. I spent some months living and travelling around Germany and Switzerland. The air definitely smells sweeter in Switzerland!!! I mainly visited the German cantons, but did get to have a wonderful meal and overnight stay in Geneva. The views and scenery were stunning, don''''t blame you for staying there. 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Kim on February 18, 2008, 06:13:04 PM
My OH''s family live in a town called Thonon-Les-Bains on Lake Geneva which is beautiful but on the French side of Lake Geneva.  It sure is a different environment than some of the UK towns and villages!  Picture postcard beautiful with magical christmases and boy do they have good food and wine!  Lovely place to live though expensive!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Vieux con on February 19, 2008, 09:54:35 AM
Hi Kim,
Thonon is indeed blessed with a lovely setting, and plenty of good eateries. It tends to be overshadowed by it''s better known neighbour Evian, but all the better for us locals. It used to have an ''authentic'' Indian restaurant, sadly that closed about 8 years ago. When will the French learn to appreciate proper food? Ha!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: alice on March 04, 2008, 11:46:09 AM
Was born in Chiswick, spent most of my life in Woking, but when my parents retired we moved to Lyme Regis in Dorset.
But most of the time I''m in Brighton!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: fidimax on March 04, 2008, 04:41:53 PM
Hiya turkey fan,Im from bury in lancs,home of the black puddin.  :P
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Mrs B on March 04, 2008, 04:55:55 PM
Ooooh...i used to live in Radcliffe!
Bury market is a must for that Black Pudding!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Rachey on March 06, 2008, 08:56:17 PM
I now live in wonderful Edinburgh (just voted top small city in the world for quality of life  8) )  I arrived here via (most recent first...): St Andrews, Denver, Colorado Springs,  Poulton-Le-Fylde, Truro, Plymouth, Worthing, Barnes, and Bermondsey.  Phew.  Love Edinburgh best of all.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: BevJam on March 07, 2008, 11:01:54 PM
we''re from manchester, but my husband works in whitworth Rosie 2, what a small virtual world!

Bevjam
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Begonvil on March 08, 2008, 11:18:40 AM
We are from the land of Wedgewood and Doulton
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: The Reds on April 01, 2008, 07:05:13 PM
Originally Manchester then spent the last 5 years in High Peak, Derbyshire and now Permanent residents in Akbel...
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Kalkan regular on April 01, 2008, 08:21:12 PM
We are from Wigan in Lancashire. Home of the pie eaters!!!!!!!!!! Can''t wait until 23 days time when we will be back in Kalkan for our first visit of 2008 - the thought of sitting on our terrace, looking at the view of the bay & village sipping an Angora red, debating which restaurant to visit & anticipating a lovely meal is bliss.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: clara48 on April 01, 2008, 10:26:30 PM
We''re from a very hilly village in Mid Glam, South Wales, so HOPEFULLY the Kalkan hills won''t be TOO daunting for us and we can always get some training in trudging up the hills around here before we go. Mind you we don''t have the hills and the heat to cope with here just the wind and rain normally! Roll on June! Warm sunshine, cool drinks and fantastic views, can''t wait!!  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on August 08, 2008, 08:39:31 PM
I thought I would bring this thread up again so all our new members can tell us where they are from.

Joan
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: MartynE on August 08, 2008, 09:07:18 PM
I was brought up in Kent but we now live in Marlow in "leafy" Buckinghamshire. (Why do they always call it "leafy" Buckinghamshire? Admittedly it''s not exactly a concrete jungle but there are more picturesque places I can think of). Still, it''s pleasant enough. Damned expensive though.  ^-^
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chris18648 on August 09, 2008, 12:50:08 PM
 :-* East Anglia on the Essex/Suffolk border ,but was born and brought up deep in the heart of Suffolk. ;)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Pauline on August 09, 2008, 01:15:46 PM
New Malden in Surrey but was born and brought up in Wimbledon.   So a London girl.  I lived in central London during the sixties which was great fun.   Pauline
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Lougie on August 09, 2008, 01:47:46 PM
Kings Lynn in Norfolk, on the east coast of England with some very beautiful beaches.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chris18648 on August 09, 2008, 02:17:26 PM
 :-*Lougie,God built Norfolk first,then built the World around it. :D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Pebble on August 09, 2008, 04:33:43 PM
Lougie - We are originally from Kings Lynn although we live in Leicestershire now. Most of OH family are still there and we visit frequently. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: fidimax on August 09, 2008, 05:04:44 PM
mr & mrs fidimax,both born in Bury,Lancs, and still here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                            8) >:D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Lougie on August 09, 2008, 05:09:10 PM
Small world, I didn''t imagine there would be anyone else from Kings Lynn on here as it''s such a small town, it''s quite a nice town really, lots of history, the old parts of the town is nice & the new marina area, it''s one of the few places left in the UK where crime is still quite low.

I''m a norfolk girl born & bread, don''t drive a tractor though!  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Mrs B on August 09, 2008, 05:17:35 PM
Hey Fidimax...I used to live in Radcliffe and work in Bolton, till Mr B enticed me to Yorkshire a year an a half ago!  :D
Bury market and black pudding stalls...yuuummm!!  >:D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Cosetta on August 09, 2008, 05:20:01 PM
John, I may have moved more than you did before settling in Kalkan.  How about this?  Minnesota -> Arizona -> Pennsylvania -> California -> New York -> Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -> Accra, Ghana -> Tangier, Morocco -> Rome, Italy -> Marina Baie des Anges, France -> Mandelieu -> Boston, MA -> Kalkan, now shared with Ojén, Spain.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: katmanjock on August 09, 2008, 05:56:15 PM
Iam from Barrhead/Glasgow and Cheryl is from Newbury Park Essex.Sounds really crap after Cosetta!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Enişte on August 09, 2008, 06:40:13 PM
In a bid for an honourable second place behind Cosetta:

Born Enfield, Middlesex (now the London Borough of Enfield, so I could claim to be a Londoner), then up the road to Waltham Cross, Herts, then The Hague in the Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Hanoi in Vietnam, back to Hoddesdon in Herts, then Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Hoddesdon again, Prague in the Czech Republic and Broxbourne, Herts, with every chance of living somewhere called Kalkan, apparently in Turkey from next Spring.  Mrs is from Antalya and once lived in Hackney, Croydon and Golders Green.

Just think what that trip would have cost in a Kalkan taxi?  Good job it was primarily at the taxpayer''s expense.  I love you all.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkanchris on August 09, 2008, 08:08:00 PM
Hi we live right on the staffs cheshire border, we had magnificent views for thirty years over looking the cheshire plains with the welsh mountains in the background, that untill the year 2000, we had new neighbours, they started to plant trees,more trees, and more trees, now eight years later we have no views at all, they still have theire sunny garden and buitiful sun sets, we have lost all that, why ho; why are some people so selfish and inconsiderate.
But we still have our lovley Kalkan with our lovley views.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Kalkankiwi on August 09, 2008, 08:40:08 PM
Hubby is a Kiwi, born in Wellington New Zealand. I am from the Emerald Isle, born and lived in the Dingle Peninsula  in West Kerry.We now live in Esher in Surrey.We both love the mountains and sea and Kalkan is just perfect.

KK(Mr&Mrs)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Annie on August 09, 2008, 08:51:07 PM
From a smallish town called Belper in Derbyshire.  The lovely peak district is on our doorstep, so not a bad place to live.  Very envious of Cosetta living in Roma, how I envy you.  Am still struggling to learn the beautiful language.  Although I have a feeling Kalkan may become that special place.  Roll on the 24th Aug.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Pauline on August 10, 2008, 09:45:08 AM
HI Cosetta when and  where did you live in rome i lived there from 1967 to 1985.  Would be interested to know.   Pauline
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Cosetta on August 10, 2008, 10:37:53 AM
Pauline, I lived in Rome from 1971-1986. First lived in San Saba, near FAO, later Mostacciano near EUR. Left there having almost forgotten English. Worked in Italian. Still my favorite country.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Pauline on August 10, 2008, 12:44:43 PM
how small the world is!!!  What a great thread this is.   pauline
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkanlover22 on August 10, 2008, 02:08:36 PM
Medway towns in kent! :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: tiamaria on August 10, 2008, 09:45:33 PM
Nuneaton Warwickshire
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: The Reds on August 10, 2008, 09:55:33 PM
Were both from Manchester, Didsbury and Stretford respectively. But we lived in Chapel en le Frith, near Buxton.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: ian on August 10, 2008, 10:18:29 PM

We are from Woodford in Stockport.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chris18648 on August 10, 2008, 10:42:36 PM
Javmariesar.Hi,did you know Judi and Nick Bostin when you were in Chapel En Le Frith.?
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: coppers1 on August 14, 2008, 02:14:38 PM
Hi everybody,

I am a born and bred Ayrshireman (Rabbie Burns country), although most of my working life has been spent in Glasgow.
My better half was born in Ontario, Canada, but moved to Scotland when she was 8yrs old, so has dual nationality.

Looking forward to being in Kalkan in 3 weeks time, as the Scottish "summer" has been of the usual standard  -  rubbish!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: itstime on August 14, 2008, 05:57:17 PM
Here in sodden Lanarkshire we''ve got flooding. Roads closed, rivers/streams burst their banks and people being rescued by boat. Oh those lazy hazy crazy days of a Scottish summer ::)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Gary on August 14, 2008, 06:17:26 PM
My wife  Ilknur is turkish from Usak about 4hour drive from here met her in crawley west sussex about 8 years ago myself (Gary) from Worthing West Sussex been here in fethiye just over 2 years now
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Lorretta on August 25, 2008, 12:31:51 PM
Hi Gary,
I am from Crawley and know Worthing fairly well too. Where about''s in Crawley did you meet your wife.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Newbies on August 26, 2008, 12:17:46 PM
Hi we are living in Epsom, Surrey - very short drive from Gatwick Airport - an essential now for our Kalkan trips ! 
Pauline - small world, only down the road from you in West Ewell - close to Hook Road Arena.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Sheez on August 26, 2008, 01:16:30 PM
Hampshire
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Pauline on August 26, 2008, 03:56:36 PM
Hi Newbies

Not many people from around here - so nice to say hallo to you.   I''m at the moment in our shop in worcester park.  Im back in Kalkan 26th September until 6 October.   When are you next there or are you there now? Would be good to have a drink with you.   Pauline
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: poacher on August 26, 2008, 04:01:39 PM
Lincolnshire ....of course
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Newbies on August 27, 2008, 10:10:41 AM
Hi Pauline

Next out on 27th October just for a few days and then not until April !! How will we cope!  Where abouts is your shop in Worcester Park - quite often shop there
Ann - Newbies
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Pauline on August 27, 2008, 11:17:09 AM
Hi Newbies
At the top of the High Street on the left - opposite bairstow Eves estate agents.   Shop called Bronze - sunbeds and hairdressing.   Pop in if you are around - problem is not always there!   I have just realised we are out in Kalkan half term which is probably your time - so we can make that drink - will let you know exact dates. Pauline
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Gary on August 27, 2008, 12:19:50 PM
Hi Gary,
I am from Crawley and know Worthing fairly well too. Where about''''s in Crawley did you meet your wife.


on a blind date , it was in ashdown drive near the bp garage
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: SAINTS63 on August 29, 2008, 12:46:26 AM
Originally from Romsey in Hampshire, now living in Melksham, Wiltshire
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: JACQUIVIVA on August 29, 2008, 10:11:27 AM
Jacqui and Brad
We are both Nottingham born and bred am maid marion and he''s robin hood love the green tights !
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: annaron on August 29, 2008, 11:08:42 AM
we are from mansfield, famous for rebecca adlington gold medal winner who practised in nottingham
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: clarborough on August 29, 2008, 12:44:33 PM
Well to keep the Nottinghamshire theme going and going more north in the county I am from Retford. (Yes I know..............where??????)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Lorretta on August 30, 2008, 09:27:09 AM
Hi Gary,
I am from Crawley and know Worthing fairly well too. Where about''''''''s in Crawley did you meet your wife.


on a blind date , it was in ashdown drive near the bp garage

Gary, I used to live in Ashdown Drive, what a small world. I think you must have met your wife in a pub called the Grass Hopper, which was then renamed Hoppers and is now called The Gate.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: marinav on September 26, 2008, 05:56:31 PM
I''m from Fareham, Hampshire, and off to Kalkan on Weds 6th October - hurrah!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Blue Lizard on September 26, 2008, 06:16:36 PM
i''m from Fareham as well!!...just off the gosport road... ..but unlike you i won''t be in kalkan weds...boo hoo ;)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: marinav on September 26, 2008, 06:26:46 PM
Hi Blue Lizard. I''m just round the corner from Fareham College - small world!  Been twice before to Kalkan and stayed at the Asfiya, but chose the Meldi this time - can''t wait!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: felicity on September 26, 2008, 06:40:53 PM
Marinav - have a great time - you will LOVE the meldi - good choice!!  :D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: misty on September 27, 2008, 11:05:49 AM
Small world.....I''m also from Fareham in Hampshire.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkanlover22 on September 27, 2008, 01:13:04 PM
Marinav the 6th of october is a monday :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Eljhem on September 27, 2008, 04:40:45 PM
I''m from Fareham, down by the creek, or Fareham Lake as OH likes to call iy.  Unfortunately not due back in Kalkan until next August  :(,
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Del on September 27, 2008, 08:14:44 PM
only one other from Leicestershire?
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: helen1 on September 28, 2008, 04:22:10 PM
We''re from Marden in Kent. Only just under three weeks until my daughter and I will be back in Kalkan 17th - 25th October. My husband and son went to Egypt for a boys diving holiday so we decided it was our turn!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: DawnT on September 28, 2008, 07:54:28 PM
Loughton, Essex!!!  looks like there are 3 of us!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: yelkenite on September 28, 2008, 09:25:27 PM
I know Marden, Helen; used to be a gorgeous place that served Cream teas there on the road from Yalding.  Had a wall right round it and lots of ducks.  Superb it was.  Haven''t been there for a dogs age!   Enjoy your trip.  Bill
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Blue Lizard on September 28, 2008, 09:45:23 PM
did the locals build the wall not realising ducks could fly? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: marinav on September 30, 2008, 01:06:36 PM
Oops, silly me - I meant Weds 1st October - I''ll put it down to a bad day at work!  The good news is.....that''s tomorrow!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Amndwr on July 19, 2010, 02:55:16 PM
Sawtry, Nr. Peteborough - Cambridgeshire!
 
A xx
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: IssyG on August 13, 2010, 08:13:45 PM
Highbury (literally in the same road as the old Gooners stadium) is there anyone else from London?? Real London within the North Circular that is?? ;) 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: beachmeup on August 13, 2010, 08:38:14 PM
I'm from Hobart, Tasmania, the island state of Australia. Also known as the Apple Isle
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Babs on August 13, 2010, 09:51:01 PM
how strange....this thread has just resurfaced and I noticed that Helen1 comes from Marden......if you still look at this forum Helen then we live in Horsmonden!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: helen1 on August 13, 2010, 09:53:31 PM
What's even stranger is I've literally just looked at this thread, moved on and then went back to unread messages and you've just posted one!!! My mother in law is in Horsmonden. We're Sheephurst Lane, Marden Beech. Where are you?
 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Babs on August 13, 2010, 10:32:10 PM
we are in Oast View....off Goudhurst Road!
its a small world??
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: helen1 on August 13, 2010, 10:43:45 PM
My mother in law is 7 Oast View!!!!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: AllanChris on August 14, 2010, 12:05:17 AM
We hail from West Chiltington in West Sussex.
             
I was born and grew up in Sutton Surrey.
 
Pauline, my lovely wife Chris was born and lived in New Malden. She went to Coombe girls school and lived in Overdale Avenue. I used to get the 213 bus from Sutton to go and see her!  We got married in the C of E church in New Malden High Street in 1971 and had our reception at The Plough in Worcester Park. Is the go kart track still down the lane at the side of the Plough? So many happy memories.    Regards, Allan.   8)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Babs on August 14, 2010, 06:26:58 PM
Helen1......our next door but one neighbour.....Betty with Hetty!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: helen1 on August 14, 2010, 06:54:05 PM
Certainly is......or Mad Betty as we affectionately know her! What a very small world we live in.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkanchris on August 14, 2010, 11:19:49 PM
From Staffordshire, out on the 11th September, for two weeks, cant wait.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: paulie1955 on August 17, 2010, 09:59:43 PM
hi--we r from sevenoaks and tonbridge in kent--over on 21st august!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: antler on August 17, 2010, 10:04:02 PM
I am from Congresbury, between Bristol and Weston - super - Mare (M5 Junction 21!), and Mrs A is from the centre of Bristol, although now, due to Company move, we live near Wetherby in West Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Emmad on August 18, 2010, 08:53:57 PM
Stoke on Trent - Staffordshire
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: fidimax on August 18, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
Bury,Lancs,-home of the original Black pudd.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on August 18, 2010, 10:35:14 PM
Bolton, home of the trotter!!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Blue Lizard on August 19, 2010, 08:40:09 AM
Wrong!!!!!!!!!.............. Del Boy and Rodney are from Peckham..... :laugh:
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: maryjane on August 19, 2010, 11:02:10 AM
Hampshire - but not Pompey or "Gopo" - those in the know will understand!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: lorilou on August 19, 2010, 11:06:56 AM
On the southernmost point of South Wales - on top of the cliffs! Bit blowy ... but only 5 minutes from the airport ...
:)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Leigh on August 19, 2010, 02:35:35 PM
Hi, I live in the Lake District in a little market town called Ulverston - famous for being the birth place of Stan Laurel - wish we had the same weather as Kalkan but unfortunaly all it does is rain up here in the north.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Enişte on August 19, 2010, 02:46:21 PM
Also famous for the Glen Campbell song?.....
 
I was from Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, famous now as home to many ex-Tottenham players and Natalie someone (Sonia off Eastenders, apparently).
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: davidm on August 19, 2010, 03:14:12 PM
And we are from sunny Tunbridge Wells!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Babs on August 19, 2010, 07:25:53 PM
well there certainly seems to be a lot of us from the T Wells/Tonbridge area!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkanchris on August 19, 2010, 08:01:06 PM
Hi Emmad,
              We are from Stoke On Trent, Mow Cop, we have lovely view;s, but not as lovely as Kalkan.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Lindy on August 20, 2010, 11:30:56 AM
Hi all,
We're from Derbyshire, no sea and plenty of rain, out to Kalkan on the 13th Sept for 2 weeks
Lindy
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Bdancer on August 20, 2010, 12:18:03 PM
Sunny (except when its continually raining !!) Southport.
Isis
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: lucyandsteven88 on August 20, 2010, 06:02:11 PM
Newcastle...the place where people have a serious lack of vitamin d! haha !

Lucy
x
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: chrisbo48 on August 24, 2010, 12:49:12 AM
Another b----- northerner, from Clitheroe, in the Ribble Valley not a satanic mill in sight ! :laugh:
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkan4eva on August 24, 2010, 10:48:35 AM
..a few flat caps and whippets...??? :-*
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Chucky on August 24, 2010, 09:06:53 PM
No, Phillip and Charles rarely visit nowadays.  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkan4eva on August 25, 2010, 10:53:17 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: chrisbo48 on August 25, 2010, 05:32:16 PM
Good un Joan, I was trying to think of a witty riposte without being defensive, or resorting to sheep, but yours strikes the right note :laugh:
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Enişte on August 25, 2010, 05:43:29 PM
Just for the evening, my body will be in the Swan and my heart will be in London N17.  Come on you Spurs!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Kefgirl on August 25, 2010, 07:13:37 PM
Another Northerner, I'm afraid!
We're from Stoneycroft in Liverpool (between West Derby and Old Swan, near Alder Hey)
It's grim up North, as they say. I'm freezing today, but arrive in Kalkan on 25th September, Yay!  :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: pw on August 31, 2010, 07:35:18 PM
Originally from Consett. Been in Menston 16 years and a few 0places around Leeds & Bradford in between.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: skauser on August 31, 2010, 07:47:35 PM
Hi Kefgirl
I'm from good old Liverpool too, Garston to be precise and me and the family are off to Kalkan for the very first time this Saturday, cant wait. ::)
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Post by: Kefgirl on August 31, 2010, 08:06:25 PM
Hi Skauser!
 
Wasn't far from you yesterday, we had a walk along Otterspool promenade, then drove through Cressington Park to see how the other half lives!   ;)
Have a great time on your hols, looking forward to a report on the "Holiday Report" section. Cathy x
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Post by: skauser on September 01, 2010, 07:51:30 PM
Hi Cathy
I know what you mean by how the other half live, its like a seperate little world down there! I shall report back when i'm home, you have a good holiday too, i'll been getting the holiday blues as you go
Lynne
x
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Post by: annav on September 02, 2010, 06:02:35 PM
Stockport here!
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Post by: Mrs Enjoy Kalkan on September 02, 2010, 10:10:23 PM
Wahey us too !
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: seasick on September 12, 2010, 11:53:59 PM
a tiny place called old alresford between alton and winchester is sunny hampshire!
 
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Post by: maryjane on September 13, 2010, 08:55:29 AM
What a small world - Old Alresford!  Not far away from you and have a lot of connections with Alresford (including first husband!) :)
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Post by: Emmad on September 13, 2010, 12:54:48 PM
Hi Kalkanchris.

Not too far away from Mow Cop just down the road in Packmoor  :D
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Post by: Begonvil on September 13, 2010, 12:59:44 PM
Hi Emmad kalkanchris is my mum! I used to live in Packmoor Silverstone Crescent!
Living in Kidsgrove now, so not that far away.
Mum and dad are in Kalkan now, and I have been back a week  after spending 8 weeks there!!!
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Post by: bassett on September 13, 2010, 01:11:35 PM
been through all twelve pages. going back 2/3 years. seems i am the only one from the isle of sheppey in kent! :-\
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Post by: Chucky on September 13, 2010, 08:59:27 PM
That means you are unique and special, just like Kalkan  :D
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Post by: bassett on September 13, 2010, 10:21:14 PM
 :laugh:  thanks
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Post by: kris kadin on September 14, 2010, 03:49:23 PM
Sunny Coventry in the West Midlands.  Famous for Lady Godiva, The jet engine (my grandfather hand shaped the rotor blades on the first prototype), tricycle, Jaguar cars, Alvis, Triumph, the Enemy, the Specials, King and being bombed by the Hun in 1941.  Unfortunately out of the ashes a s**thole was built  ;)

Now residing in Perth Western Australia, but planning to retire in kalkan in 4-5 years.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: bigbird on September 19, 2010, 05:00:41 PM
From Preston in Lancashire.

Just back from our first visit to Kalkan. 

We had an interesting time and may come back next year, so decided to stop lurking and join the website.
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Post by: lorilou on September 20, 2010, 09:32:59 AM
Hello Bigbird
Glad you took the plunge, if you've hovered about on the borders for a bit, you'll already know that this is a great place to keep your Kalkan memories going that little bit longer ...

if you've got any Kalkan memories of your first visit that you'd like to share ... we'd like to hear them!
Cheers
Lorilou
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Post by: M n M on September 20, 2010, 11:42:51 AM
Hi Bigbird
Glad you enjoyed Kalkan and joined this forum.
We are one from Preston and one from Longridge.
Malc knows someone with the nickname Bigbird and was wondering if it is you. If so, you would be a lady in your fifties.
M n M
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Post by: Blue Lizard on September 20, 2010, 03:05:38 PM
Or A huge Yellow bird off Sesame Street? ::)
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Post by: bigbird on September 20, 2010, 06:46:09 PM
Hi

Thankfully I am not  (at least for a good few years yet) 50 or yellow. However, I am a 6ft3 redhead with a lively dress sense, so the Bigbird nickname was more or less inevitable.

I will get around to writing up my thoughts about our trip, although having to compete with the likes of Antler is a bit off putting as I don't quite have either his descriptive skills or fabulous glass is completely full (no in fact its self filling and overflowing) outlook on life.








 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: lorilou on September 20, 2010, 07:46:33 PM
Noooo BigBird - your writing skills are great! I can almost hear your voice as I read ... and want to hear more. So when you get a chance to catch your breath, let's have it, warts and all.

Cheers for now
lorilou
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Michael on September 29, 2010, 09:20:47 AM
5 mins from Gatport Airwick :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: cleworthallray on September 29, 2010, 10:46:55 AM
Originally a Swinton Lad......but now an old Tyldesley bloke. Place of a famous witch. Fidimax you live closer to the Black Pudding origin now, than you did before (or so I believe) Jack Morris from Whipple tree farm Westhoughton is the Black Pudding Company master. Of course he sells them in Bury. "E by gum, its grand init!" Pass meet mustard!
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Post by: deepasforever1 on October 15, 2010, 08:32:24 PM
Hi,
I live in Brighton, which can be lovely.  In fact I think that due to the fact it has the sea, beaches and restaurants it needs to be twinned with Kalkan - and I volunteer to be the local ambassador! ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Dorby Perry on October 16, 2010, 04:41:08 PM
I am from Colden Common Winchester - would rather be from Kalkan
Dorbyperry
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: kalkanval on October 16, 2010, 05:21:46 PM
I am from Dublin, Ireland, but live in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland.  I have been visiting Kalkan for about 10 years now and love it.  Its my second home.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Villa B on October 23, 2010, 12:19:58 PM
There are very few from London - we are. My wife is from Knutsford. We have a 16 year old boy. Normally we resemble a hotel - at this time of year we are on our own. If there are any other teenagers who want to meet up be good to hear from you. W
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Agent Ottoman on January 04, 2011, 03:59:14 PM
Lytham in Lancashire!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: advent fairy on January 23, 2011, 08:08:07 AM
Near Buxton, High Peak, Derbyshire. Often beautiful but very grey and misty today. Roll on Kalkan.
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Post by: TCTRAVELLER on January 25, 2011, 03:14:09 PM
From Leicester in the East Midlands. We gave the world Walkers crisps, Pork Pies, Gary Lineker and the Attenborough Brothers !

Don't quite know where to post this question ?
We are looking to buy a highchair for our villa "Villa Sienna" in Kiziltas. My husband is in Kalkan at the moment but as most places are closed he tried Kas but still couldn't find a highchair - will he have to go to Fethiye ?

Thanks
Tracey
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Post by: Blue Lizard on January 25, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
Hey TC!! (top cat?)...clicK onto forum top of page ,scroll down through list to bottom  ,you will see "Trading Zone Wanted" ;)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: suziq on March 08, 2011, 12:42:01 PM
New to the forum but just love it. I am from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands - not at all handy for Heathrow! A trip to Kalkan involves a flight to Gatwick, transfer to Heathrow and an overnight stay there before flying the next day. the same happens on return in reverse. We love Kalkan so much this does not put us off and we are returning for the 9th time in May!
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Post by: BarbH on March 08, 2011, 02:54:11 PM
Another one from London.
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Post by: kalkancrazy on March 08, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
hiya everyone,
I'm from pudsey in leeds (the home of pudsey bear)   :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: onelove on March 09, 2011, 06:29:15 AM
Hi Suziq1957.........Just thought you may find this report about Jet2.com taken from Dalaman airport website interesting  ;).......

Leading Friendly Low Fare airline announces further expansion from DalamanLeading Low Fare Airline, Jet2.com has today announced a new exciting route from Dalaman to the Scottish city of Glasgow, bringing the number of routes from Dalaman to the UK to five.

The new route to Glasgow will begin on 7th May 2011 and will operate twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays – with fares starting at just 54,99€.   This new route comes as Jet2.com announces a new UK base at Glasgow Airport and a total of nine new routes.  Glasgow is the eighth UK base to be served by the award-winning company.   Jet2.com now operate a total of eight routes from Turkey to the UK: Dalaman to East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle and Bodrum to East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.

The new route, on sale now, will not only give the travelling public in Glasgow and the West of Scotland more value and choice to fly directly to the popular destination of Dalaman and bring large amounts of tourism revenue into the area but will also be fantastic for people living in the region to fly directly to the UK for a short break or to visit friends or family.
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Post by: nisan79 on March 09, 2011, 10:36:07 AM
Freshly arrived in Kalkan from.... Faringdon, Oxford, Birmingham, London, Banff, Marbella, Dusseldorf and Alberta, Canada where I was born. : )
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Post by: fidimax on March 09, 2011, 01:58:38 PM
You must be completely cream crackered Nisan79,now you are in Kalkan you can relax,welcome .    ;D
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Post by: suziq on March 09, 2011, 05:39:10 PM
Thanks Kalamar Dream for info re. New Scottish flight -it is too late for us to change this May holiday but will certainly look in to it for the future. Hopefully it means we can visit even more often.
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Post by: itstime on March 09, 2011, 06:10:19 PM
Suzyq we've flown many times from both Glasgow and Edinburgh to Dalaman. We're much closer to both than you though but still would be easier than London?
Have used Thomas Cook, Onur Air, Thomsons amongst others. Onur air for us in July but have booked with Jet2 for September
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Post by: suziq on March 09, 2011, 06:25:36 PM
Thanks its time, the other problem is we have always chosen to travel with Exclusive Escapes who no longer fly from Scotland. As from next year we hope to travel to Kalkan more frequently and independently and will use all the flight advise we have been given.
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Post by: luv2run78 on April 21, 2011, 09:40:59 PM
Greetings from the Pennsylvania, USA. 
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: itstime on April 21, 2011, 09:55:21 PM
Howdy luv2run :) glad to have you on board :)
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Post by: luv2run78 on April 21, 2011, 10:07:26 PM
Thanks!!!!  So happy I found this website.  My very first trip overseas was to Kalkan this past January.  I decided to come back for the Spring/Summer.  I am so excited.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Dorby Perry on June 16, 2011, 06:17:08 PM
Hi
I am from Winchester in Hampshire - but originally from South Africa - Bit of a give-away with my flag!
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Post by: misty on June 16, 2011, 06:42:58 PM
Hi Dorby Perry......just up the road from you in Fareham  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: neil22 on June 16, 2011, 08:39:35 PM
Neil and Angie Owen from sunny south Lincolnshire (near Spalding)

We will be in Kalkan in less than 48 hours  yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
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Post by: Zorba the Geek on June 17, 2011, 10:42:34 AM
Pudsey,,, LOL I'm from New Farnley but now live in Angus Scotland, I remember the days of my childhood playing in Pudsey park whilst my mam went to Pudsey Library and then onto the Asda when it used to be in Pudsey  :laugh:
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Potter on June 21, 2011, 06:17:02 PM
Mark & Kay from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs
 ;) :D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: HEATH on June 21, 2011, 06:59:59 PM
Debbie,Heath and Amy

From Pudsey Leeds West Yorkshire, home of Pudsey Bear ;)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Bob & Jayne on January 25, 2012, 03:33:32 PM
Kicking the topic back off again...
We're from Poole in Dorset. Not seen any other members from Dorset?
The blue flag beach at Sandbanks is almost comparable to Patara!
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Post by: Blue Lizard on January 25, 2012, 05:07:50 PM
no it's not
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Post by: Bob & Jayne on January 25, 2012, 05:29:13 PM
Hi BL.
I did say almost!
I lived in Fareham for 10 years, and the beach is definately beter than the stones at Lee-on-'the'-Solent!!!
Don't forget Burns night in The Crown tonight, Haggis, Neeps & Tatties with a wee dram to wash it down!
Bob
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Post by: BarbH on January 25, 2012, 11:28:09 PM
No beaches anywhere near us in south East London, could be some mud by the Thames!!!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: onelove on January 26, 2012, 06:25:14 AM
Ditto.................South London  8)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: hodstar on January 26, 2012, 07:45:41 AM
Kevin and Elaine from Ryton in the North East of England.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Blue Lizard on January 26, 2012, 08:15:20 AM
Bob...you've rumbled me The Crown is one of my haunts along with the Lord Arthur Lee(both W/Spoons selling EFES) and Red Lion Hotel.....as for Haggis??? without wishing to upset our scots friends it's like eating a burst inner tube...i'm a steak man!!!! ;D
 
As for the stones at Lee on Solent?if your missus asks if shes got cellulite never tell her her a**e looks like shes sat on the beach at Lee :-\
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Post by: Lizilu20 on January 26, 2012, 10:46:16 AM
Rossendale in Lancashire. Home of the Britannia Coconutters and Jane Horrocks!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: suziq on January 26, 2012, 07:02:10 PM
Susan and Robin from Inverness in Scotland, taking early retirement soon and heading out to Kalkan for 3 lovely months. Can't wait!
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Post by: Neil and Denise on February 02, 2012, 08:59:39 PM
Neil,Denise,Ricky,Melody,Dave,Irene,Walt,Sharron and Batch from The Star Inn,Ryde,Isle of Wight.Going to Kalkan in August for 2 weeks(first timers),Hope its warmer than it is here right now brrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Mrs Enjoy Kalkan on February 03, 2012, 12:57:10 PM
welcome to the forum Neil... it will be roasting in August  8)
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Post by: Pompeyalbie on February 10, 2012, 09:35:00 PM
Albie & Janet from Portsmouth home of Charles Dickens, Ismbard Kingdom Brunel, Neville Shute, Jim Callaghan, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Peter Sellars. Twice League champions and FA Cup winners ( 3 trophies more than that shower to the west).
Stony beach but a little sand when the tide goes out at Southsea
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Skunk on February 11, 2012, 12:37:44 PM
We will be there in August too - went last year in August and it is hot hot hot!! We are from a little village about 7 miles south of Cambridge, but OH is a Devonian and I'm a Yorkshire lass originally. Maybe see you in the Moonlight Bar Neil? 
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Post by: keith on February 11, 2012, 03:56:54 PM
Tracey and Keith from the home of horseracing - Newmarket. We are coming back for our third visit in September.
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Skunk on February 11, 2012, 04:09:08 PM
We are about 20  mins away from the racecourse coming down the A11 - Stapleford just down from Shelford and 3 miles from Sawston.  Not far away then!
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: tillymint143 on February 13, 2012, 01:37:24 PM
Liverpool.... roll on August...
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: brian j p on February 13, 2012, 09:09:26 PM
Brian and pauline from Leeds, 70 sleeps to go. Bought our own place in oct 2011 , so will be our first holiday as owners, our own little home from home in paradise
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Post by: Mrs Enjoy Kalkan on February 13, 2012, 09:22:57 PM
How lovely for you, we bought our place in October 2006,I remember that first summer holiday there..and I still get the same excited feeling every-time I go back ! :)
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: stigred on March 12, 2012, 04:35:18 PM
Poole in Dorset...a beautiful part of the country
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Bob & Jayne on March 12, 2012, 07:17:25 PM
Hi stigred
Welcome to the forum.
We're also from Poole in Dorset.
Actually, you're the only other members from Dorset we've spotted so far......
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: Cuddles on March 13, 2012, 08:16:46 AM
Hi stigred
Welcome to the forum.
We're also from Poole in Dorset.
Actually, you're the only other members from Dorset we've spotted so far......

Try searching on "Dorset", there are at least 4 more of us.
I'm in even more beautiful Christchurch, "Where time is pleasant".
Title: Re: Where are we all from??
Post by: stigred on March 13, 2012, 07:15:47 PM
Thanks for the welcome...i am sooooo looking forward to my holiday!