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Author Topic: The Secret Kalkan Diary of Lizilu20 - 2 Irresponsible Adults at Easter!  (Read 9889 times)

Offline Lizilu20

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 Thursday 6/04/17

The frenzied preparations are underway in earnest!

I have 1 suitcase packed (mine) with 3 kg's spare for make up and other essentials and I'm estimating that OH's will take up the slack that mine won't with more of my essential items and if not, then that's one shirt less for him  ;D

I've been co-ordinating the run up to our child free holiday at the Lizilu household with military precision. Eldest 2 daughters at Uni and now driving themselves backwards and forwards (still don't feel comfortable there, insisting on tracking them remotely every mile of the way with surveillance worthy of an undercover cop) and youngest daughter with a list of house rules as long as your arm! Thankfully Grandma Babs and Grandad Keith are once again stepping into the breech and keeping their beady eyes on her to our relief, however she tells us all she wants to do is revise and she was unable to do this in the batcave last year, due to disturbance from 2 irresponsible adults! I don't know what she means by that  ??? ::) ;)  So there you have it, just me and Automan, child free and only ourselves to consider...yippee!!!

Tonight we are being escorted to Wetherspoons for our evening meal (and briefing) by our bodyguards/friends/neighbours who are also keeping guard remotely on our girls  - plenty of curtain twitching going on I hope while we are away  ;D

Tomorrow is our final day at work and the final preparations before we are let loose on the unsuspecting public. We will try to behave with decorum, especially while in Fethiye with our friends for 2 days, but after that, watch out Kalkan here we come!

I will try to report back over the next few days  - we will arrive in Kalkan on Monday so normal service will definitely be resumed then, if not before.

See you soon... 8) 8) 8)



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Brilliant! So glad to hear the final preparations are under way  and can't wait to hear all about your antics when you are let loose on the unsuspecting public! ;D ;D ::). Hope you and Automan have a fantastic holiday and yes we are very envious but look forward to your blog!  :D x

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Good luck with your mission don't forget your country needs you. The hopes and dreams of your fellow EK ers goes with you I hope you have a safe journey from the town of Earnest to Turkey. ;)
(you might even get an Efes in wetherspoons to get you in the swing!)
People Of Britain.. When your missus asks "Does my bum look big in this? Never say "Dunno your blocking the light."... just sayin ????

 ta ta for now
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Yay!!!! Its almost here...your child-free holiday! Soon you wil be able to go outside of school holidays too - hello cheaper flights ;D ;D
Looking forward to hearing all about your stay, whenever you can manage the odd post or seven. More if you're up to it, naturally!
I must ask this...does every woman on here who travels with a male partner use up space in their cases for our "essentials" (read *things i wanted to take but had no room in my own case*).
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt :)

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Just as well we're not paranoid here, otherwise we would be noting the lack of any mention regarding the surreptitious and disguised webcam surveillance devices secreted around the home >:D

The blogging season starts now… 8)
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My case is full of Sausages so NO room for Lady Lizards togs I'm afraid 8)

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Bill insists on travelling with cabin baggage only - for himself! Unfortunately, this means my case is full of his "non-essentials"! Going to be even worse this year as I'll have to make room for his iPad, chargers, etc on the way home!

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 :) Very excited. So looking forward to your posts. Have a wonderful time.

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Monday 10.04.17

We are here!

Many apologies for the lack of posts so far, but blame it on our friends who entertained us far too well in fethiye.  :) ;)

What a fab start to our holidays, freebies galore in the airport lounge and it didn't matter that our flight was delayed by an hour. Another house white? Oh be rude not To?   ;D

The flight was called and down we sailed to speedy boarding, I love speedy boarding, but not so speedy unfortunately. We were stuck at the bottom of the stairs waiting for the door to the tarmac  to open for approx an hour.  :o We were like the grand national runners in their stalls, chomping on our bits, ready to flee the minute that the door swung open, and it did and we were off!

The flight was good, apparently the delay was because the plane had to come from corfu, but all was well and we were sat in our friends apartment before we knew it, quaffing more alcohol! 

Sunday dawned, the sun streaming in through the curtains and what a welcome sight it was. We had a lovely day, lunch at the Sat restaurant in Calis and I can definitely recommend going there. Quiet chilled out vibe and view to die for, looking out towards Sovalye island and the curve of fethiye in the distance.


Dinner was at Mancero which was delicious and we had the pleasure of meeting some lovely new friends, who introduced themselves as members of one of the Kalkan Facebook group's we belong to. So lovely to finally meet. They are travelling to kalkan too so hopefully we will bump into them here also.

So that brings us to today!

Alper picked us up at 11am and before we knew it, we were swept along the D400, our hearts in our mouths waiting for that moment us kalkaners love,  the majestic view of the bay, mouse and snake and the glitter of the sun sparkling off the villas high up in kisiltas. It doesn't matter how often we come. That moment is the best feeling in the world.

We are Home! 
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oh my goodness, I actually got goosebumps reading the last bit about arriving in paradise.  I am so looking forward to reading your reports.  I am usually in the kitchen with a coffee at about 6am, so if you would be kind enough to have posted your blog before 8am (your time) I would be very grateful!! ;D


Yeah right!!  Have a fantastic time!!!!!!

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Just catching up after a weekend away......I'm so excited, a Lizilu holiday report! Enjoy every minute and don't forget to tell us all about it!
With regards packing.....my technique is to split our things between two cases, just in case one goes missing! That way OH never knows what is where, or how much essential or not necessarily essential I have packed!  ;D

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I heard a loud cheer go up throughout Kalkan..it turned out to be that the Bar owners had just found out Lizilu had arrived! >:D ;D

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Three cheers for Lizilu and Automan's arrival...is that chinking glasses I hear?

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Hurray! Get those blogs coming you two and have a fantastic holiday. Can't wait to see lots of photos and yes I'm sorry to keep on, but am still very envious!  :D :D x

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Tuesday 11.04.17

So we arrived and I set to unpacking while OH went to the shops for the essential fridge fillers, he mostly came back with efes malt, wine and bomonti, ::) thankfully there was a very good welcome pack greeting us when we got here, or he'd have been in trouble.  ;)

What to do now? Sadly the yelken restaurant is not open yet (but they are busy working down there, preparing and setting the garden furniture up this morning) so off we traipsed to cafe vita and had a marvellous snacky lunch of borek,  chips, bread and haydari. Just the job. We got back home and I must have nodded off. The evidence was right in front of my eyes as I opened my whatsapp - a delightful photo of me with my mouth open and dribble trickling down my chin. The photo was entitled, my babies (sic  ::) ) panned out! So I glanced over and there he was in full glory, head lolled,  chin doubled and one arm still pointing at the TV with the remote in his hand, it was too good an opportunity to miss, so all our friends and family now know that my baby was panned out too! Just wish I dare post it on here but he'd only get his own back.

So the children aren't with us but since we are acting like a pair of kids without  adult supervision, we seem to have assumed their roles!

Our friends arrived from fethiye and after a bottle of fizzy bubbly or 2 to celebrate their arrival, we didn't want to go too far as it was getting late, so we dined at the Brothers and it was absolutely delicious.

Today, we have booked in for the wine tasting at aubergine, this could get messy.  :o

Ah well, my coffee cup is drained and so am I, time get my vitamin D levels topped up after the harsh winter.

Thank you for your comments guys, I wish you were all here with us.  8)

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Well, you might as well go for it..! No Batgirl to frown her disapproval at your antics and die of shame at your behaviour. It'll be a very different holiday and one that might involve some excesses. Sounds utterly fabulous..
Looking forward to hearing more from Mr and Mrs Irresponsible  :laugh:

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I wish I was there too!
Look forward to hearing about all your disgraceful behaviour!  ;D

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Wednesday 12.04.17

We awoke for the first day not feeling groggy whigh we hope is a good start to a day that looks a bit dodgy weather wise. At least it's not us feeling dodgy for a change.  :)

Yesterday we spent the morning around the pool, our friends little girls actually doing a little bit of swimming and then time to get ready for lunch and wine tasting.

We drove down to the harbour, OH intending to leave the car there and taxi home as there was no way on this earth we were spitting that wine out!  ;D

We stopped off at Marina restaurant first, to have a nosy around at the new refurb. Wow it looks fab  :o
There is a cosy seating area above the new steps, of which they were still working on, looks like they were doing a bit of painting of decorations and we got talking to a builder who was also having a nosy too. He told us he has just built some apartments up in kisiltas which all have their own pools,  sound lovely and we should have asked him exactly where they are situated as we could have had a nosy up there too.
Civan  AKA Mario dropped a bombshell, NO GEORGE  this year!!!  That's right, George will not be in kalkan this summer, he is staying in Anatalya this season. I'm sure he will be sadly missed however,  just as kalkan always survives and rises like a phoenix from the ashes after the winter, so will life at the marina without George. We have booked for the Kapsa Good Friday lunch and OH is very much looking forward to his fish and chips.  :)

We settled in at aubergine and had a fab table overlooking the harbour, the small boats bobbing about, while the day boats are still in dry dock.
Lunch was amazing, I had a chicken ceaser salad that has to be the best one I've ever eaten. OH had a spaghetti bolognaise that he said rivalled mine, our friends had 2 enormous pide and their children had chicken sis. We had a side order of chIps and a huge salad, comp starters of bread and tapenade/dips/olives, 1 bottle of white wine and soft drinks and a beer. This came to a grand total of...225 lira.  :o OMG, how cheap is that. It annoys me when people sneer at aubergine/harbour restaurants on places like TripAdvisor as that lunch for 6 people was amazingly good value for money.
Anyway, onto the wine tasting, that sadly never was for us  :( I blame OH, he blames red wine  ::)
When I mentioned soft drinks, that was including OH. He was, shall I say, a little queasy from too much of a good time the previous evening and the thought of more wine nearly tipped him over the edge, plus the the children were getting bored, they just wanted to get back to the pool and the elder child wasn't feeling too well either, so rather than  disgrace ourselves at the tasting table, we profusely apologised and cancelled our booking. It looked amazing too. All the tables were decked out with sparkling  glasses and gorgeous nibbles with cheeses, figs and fruit. Hope we manage it another time.

So we slunk off with OH's tail between his legs, but at least he could drive home so he got a gold star for that.

Last night we dined at Sade on their rooftop. Oh wow. What a fantastic meal. It's a while since we've been ano it was just as good as we remembered. The food is so delicious and the whole dining experience and ambience is fab. I needed a pashmina as the sun dropped from the sky as it got nippy, but it was so lovely sitting on a rooftop in April overlooking a very quiet kalkan. Dinner was double the price of lunch but this was reflected in our meal choices and was definitely worth it.

We were home by 9.30pm and after a swift nightcap, tucked in our beds for 11pm. Hence this morning we are bright and breezy and blue eyed and bushy tailed, ready for what a rather dull and blustery day weather wise, will throw at us.

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Great post Liz....keep 'em coming 👍
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Lizzie sounds like you are definitely holidaying in style, loving reading your posts this morning! shame about the wine tasting, tell Automan he's a lightweight!  ;D ;D, lets hope they still have that passtime on offer in August, sounds just up our street! and I have the whatsap evidence tell him ;D ;D

Look forward to hearing how today pans out  :D

J&B xx


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