Tuesday, 17 December 2013


 Last week we had quite a bit of snow in Istanbul. Obviously it caused major traffic problem and heaps of class cancellations which, in turn, lead to a rather heavy Raki night, the consequences of which were felt well into the next day.
I like the snow though. Big slushy piles all over Taksim Square, so much nicer than concrete. My little physically-challenged feline friends have been very  quick to adapt to total indoor living to the extent that I think Three-Paw may have lost her outdoor house to a large menacing white cat.

 Luckily one half of the Canadian sandwich decided to help me with the cat winter housing problem by building a kedi evi (cat home) out of a cardboard box, a plastic umbrella and a couple of discarded jumpers. As an ex street punk he has great survival skills and could probably macgyver a space ship out of  three pipe cleaners, a couple of ring pulls and a sheet of bubble wrap. Lucky Kedis.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

We be Winners

So last weekend I went to another quiz run by Cihangir..Cool for Cats to raise money for the street animals of Istanbul. This time I was joined by a few teaching pals so we made out own team called The Pirates ( after my little ┼čansl─▒). The quiz was tough but we be the winners...woohoo...although of course the real winners are da animals :-)
The Pirates - aka - Another Canadian Sandwich
There were actually a few laydees in our team too but they left before the award ceremony.   Now we have very nice Cihangir..cool for cats..key rings and the animals have more food in their bellies.

Which is most fortunate because it is snowing quite heavily in Istanbul right now. 

At least The Pirate knows how to stay warm!

As does Three-Paw who has moved into my cupboard!