I spent a great afternoon with friends and their two daughters in Bachesehir Park. We had a lunch of kabobs overlooking the small lake and joined the other families walking on the paths by the water and throughout the park. The tulips were blooming in profusion in large beds under planted with other colorful low flowers. Sunshine, gardens, good food and good friends the perfect combination on a Sunday afternoon.
This family will be coming to Canada for a visit this summer bringing along their older son as well. It will be our delight to be their Canadian ‘guides’. We have shared many miles together hosting others as they have toured in Turkey and so there will be lots of friendships to renew along the way in Canada.
Today I was looking their twin daughters thinking to myself ‘where has the time gone?’. It was in 2003 when we first met here in Istanbul and the girls were babes in arms and now they are so grown up. Yes, time is zinging by at an alarming rate but I am so aware that I would not have wants to miss a moment of this past decade; today included, it was a very good one….