T is for Turkey

It’s 10 o’clock at night and we’ve just landed in Turkey. It’s our first family holiday with our baby, who is 9 months old. Despite my concerns about the flight, she slept through the entire journey. Easy.

Fast forward two hours and we still haven’t found our villa. Between the four adults on this trip, not one of us has remembered to bring the directions.

Another hour in and still no sign of the villa. We’re driving down a deserted dirt track with no idea where we’re heading. I look at my sleeping baby, in her rickety Turkish carseat and feel sick.

And so began our first family holiday to Turkey last Easter.

Despite the rocky start, we had a brilliant time.



And swimming…

After a hectic nine months getting used to parenthood, it gave us some time together as a family to relax. It also gave my parents some time with Frog, to get to know the person she was becoming.

A person intent on “helping” with her grandfather’s crossword…


This is my post for this week’s Gallery, where the theme is “The letter T”. Head over to Sticky Fingers to see the rest.



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29 responses to “T is for Turkey

  1. Oh my thought was the bird…but the country makes so much more sense! Looks like you had a fab time and brilliant photo’s! xx

  2. Haha, I thought it was going to be about the bird too! Looks like great fun, and even better with the grandparents there are you could have a bit of a break! We took Iyla to Spain when she was 3 months old and I spent most of the time indoors! x

    • That’s the problem with going away when they’re tiny I guess. Luckily the weather wasn’t too hot so we got to spend lots of time outside. Meant the swimming pool was a bit chilly though!

  3. I thought you were doing an early Christmas one too!!

    Looks like you had a gorgeous holiday! xx

  4. I’ve never been to turkey but really want to go! Nice T! 🙂

  5. Makes me want to go on holidays! Lovely pics.

  6. mutteringsofafool

    There is a distinctly cheeky grin on frogs face in that last photo, she knows how to cause trouble and that a sweet smile will get her out of it. A tactic that will no doubt work for many years to come!

  7. what I wouldn’t do for a trip to Turkey now!

  8. Glad it turned out ok in the end. It sounds like the sort of thing that would happen to us.

  9. Lovely pictures & how lucky you are to have been anle to have an enjoyed a lovely holiday with your baby & your parents.

  10. I too thought you were very organised for Christmas. Looks like a lovely time was had, thanks for sharing.

  11. How lovely! I love Turkey. I go to Kas fairly frequently on hols and i’d love to go again soon. Frogs looks as if she’s really getting to grips with the crossword!

  12. Looks like a great holiday, what fab photos 🙂

  13. I also thought I was going to see a fat, stuffed turkey! But pleased to see your lovely holiday snaps!

  14. That bottom picture is priceless! ^^

  15. oooh wow, looks like a brilliant holiday!

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