Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good evening everyone...

....got back this morning from a fabulous holiday in Turkey, had a brilliant time although the daytime weather was just a bit too hot, so I'm cooling off now! Spent most of the day catching up with the sleep I didn't get thanks to that night flight, and tonight I've been catching up with everything else that I've missed in recent days.

In the great tradition of this blog, my holiday diaries will be published over the weekend, with lots of very nice pictures of beautiful Turkish scenery and equally beautiful Turkish food :)

Anyway, I go away for a week and come back to discover that last year's X Factor winner Joe McElderry has only gone and covered Donkeyboy's "Ambitions", the original version of which has been one of my most loved and most played tracks of this year. I'm pleasantly surprised by this, as it's a pretty decent version and a vast improvement on the usual r'n'b-influenced dross being churned out at the moment. I recently read that he's been working with Darin too - could Joe become the nearest thing that we have to a Swedish boy-pop star? I hope so!

What else did I miss? Well, Lena Philipsson got married, Reinfeldt got re-elected in Sweden, and 5% of the Swedish voting public are very sick, sad people indeed.

I'm off to bed (again) now for tonight's sleep. Goodnight!


Damian said...

Was it so hot in the end of September??? Hm, didn't know. When I'll finally decide to go to Turkey (most popular place for Russian tourists - cheap, hot, on a seaside and all inclusive) I need to plan it for October. Gonna read your Turkish blogs now :)

Laura (EuropeCrazy) said...

Yes it was much hotter than usual- in the high 30s most days and then it went over 40 a couple of days. You would need to go before the end of October as that's when the holiday season ends.

Last year and this year I noticed there were a lot of Russian tourists in Turkey, and many of the shops had signs in Russian. Although some of the restaurant owners told us they didn't like the Russian tourists because they went all-inclusive and never left their hotels to go out for dinner at night.

I've also been told that Antalya is the most popular place for Russian tourists in Turkey.