Friday, September 28, 2007

the day after..

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
— (William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2/7)

how do you think was Cindrella the end of the ball..
tired and happy..
she must have felt unhappy.. more then ever..
you don't miss what you don't know..
now she has seen.. another style of life..
she knows the differences..
of being the ball beauty..
and the maid..
why do I always have the awkwardest way of thinking..
about life..
where do they pop-up..
this time I know.. the shoes..
just the shoes..
let's leave her there.. and ..
let's talk about our bloglandia ball ..

being a woman at her golden age =P..
I now how to appreciate every single opportunity to have be happy..
I don't have time to loose with small problems..
as tubbing feet because of dancing..
aching head.. because of all the champagne I have had..
pain in the neck.. due to too much headbang..
and back.. because of all the swinging and spinning..

I have enjoyed it all..the ambiance.. the moon light..the music.. the dance.. the dancing queens.. and the friendship..
thank you EB for the has been a real dissertation from daily routine..

Some of you who have been dancing with me..
asked about my very special music playing at the blog..
it is.. Elalem (other people) from gripin (a turkish rock group)..
Explaining the changes happening in life and at the blog I had also mentionned that..
I will play different rock songs in sweet rough voices..
I really like them..and will try to share my preferred ones.. from time to time..
the rock music.. has made a real boom in my country..
It may be because ..
young people have a lot more to protest then we used to do..
it is harder to find an aim..
harder to get concentrated .. to succeed .. all the way to the aim..

coming back home.. my candles were still lit..
the white rainlilies were the moon and candle light..
I made some more wishes..
sssh.. they are between Chang'e and me..

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

bloglandia ball and Chang'e

I have always loved ball dresses..
and fancy accessories..
and .. tailor's mannequins..

when I have learned there is a ball project going on..
I loved it..
the idea.. of making my own ball dress and go to bloglandia ball

I have also read about the moon festival.. that Sandy has mentionned..
I learned a lot..
about Chang'e.. and the traditions..
I even have a plan..
of litting lanterns.. and preparing a place for the moon girl..
of putting some toiletries at this place..
under the moonlight.. and wish for.. beauty.. and love.. (more is never enough)..
then I will fly off to the ball..
wearing this dress..
I have designed..
and taken the picture.. while it is still on the tailor's mannequin itself..

I don't have a real sized one..
and even if I had..
I don't do real sewing..
small things..embellishment..refashioning..
that is all I can handle..

but..I have one ideal for holding accessories..
which stands on my dressing table..
I couldn't loose the opportunity of using it..
for this miniature ball dress could I.. and I didn't..

I have also prepared a collar..
a pompom fur collar.. perfect for exaggerating .. =P

a close up to show the details of the model and the material I used to do it..
velvet.. and lace.. and fur.. and black.. love the combination..
a strapless and sequin bordered top..
a baloon mini skirt.. both in velvet..
the lace part goes over the mini skirt part.. and makes the dress romantic..
it goes high and it has a fluffy volume..something I can't wear in real life..
not to show off my gorgeous figure =P..
but a bloglandia ball is the perfect place to be showy..

to go with the dress..a perfect handbag..
and heigh heeled fancy shoes..
not made of crystal..
I am nor cindrella anymore..
but of porcelain..

come from miles around..
to hear the music makers..
bring your friends and children too
to hear the music makers..
have some fun out in the country..
celebrate the music in the open air..

who's song was it..

does anyone remember??


I wish I wish dear Chang'e..
that I this dress be the first of the others to follow..

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

a weekend's story..

(see.. I am here.. after just 2 days.. I will soon start writing daily.. as I used too.. )

the weekend..
I have worked a while in the garden..
and I noticed that I enjoy to garden on autumn sundays.. more than I do on spring sundays..

well I have finally found the reason =P
I am running away from kids who are doing the first weekend-homeworks of the scholar year...
they have so many excuses to get off the ask me .. questions..
to not to use dictionnaries..
so many distractions.. that I feel a swelling inside me..
and I fly off to the garden.. before exploding..

nope here they come .. they follow me outside..
all they want is motherly love and tenderness.. they say =)

''how do we say it is nice hot.. but I don't want the word ''warm''..
I want it to be sophisticated.. and I want to use it for describing the weather..
well the one thing I am not good at.. is translation..
I think and talk.. in all the languages I know..
I am forced to answer..
well .. eee...lemonade?? ..
he went on..
is this an adjective .. lemonade weather.. or what??..
I tried to run off.. but he insists..
finally.. WE have taken the dictionnary..
WE.. because.. he didn't by himself..
(is the dictionnary a wild animal or what else)..
I did.. taking him at my sides..

so I have managed to change some pots..
to rince pebbles and decors..
to take some things in .. some out..
I saluted a few snails and slugs..
they are so few this year due to hothothot weather..
that I salute them when I meet them .. they are under protection this year.. =P

I re-arrenged my pots.. at the front porch..
and placed some candle holders.. around them ..
I scissored the overgrown ivy..
and I have found the spare keys of the car..
DH was looking for them for a month..
they were under the ivy..
no-one knows how they have got there..

I did the things I promessed.. my hobby room.. remember..
the green heaven of mine

I have read blogs..
beautiful posts about crafts ..
and visiting Sandy I have noticed I am just on time for my fancy dress and join the bloglandia ball
well you will hear from me too..

I read your comments.. and enjoyed them so much.. thanks for not forgetting this crazy woman..

I have changed a bit my blog's appearence..
grey.. is the autumn sky.. cool..
the image at the top of the page..
is Istanbul..
the ships are called ''vapur'' .. dating back to the french.. ''à vapeur'' ..(steam-boat)..
they are not steamed any more.. but the word is used for ''ship''.. in Istanbul.. although the we have a perfect ''gemi'' for all Türkiye.. Istanboulotes prefer vapur..
oh I live in a peculiar city =)

the vapurs.. and the seagulls.. and the beautiful lavender coloured sky.. the bluish-greenish sea.. they are perfect for the blog..

there are some more changes..
I have prepared a corner on the right side..
things under protection..
this will be a corner for people I have loved but not met in person..
people or objects who need to be protected.. and remembered.. from my point of view..
for my personal reasons.. I will tell you about them.. their stories.. ou might finf interesting too..
I have added.. the links of my three blogs in turkish..
just to see how they are..

I will change the music..
and sometimes the words..
as I love.. misty voices..( and misty voices) man or female.. we will hear some misty turkish rock groups..
'' to be happy is in your power..
do not forget..
they don't appreciate.. do not cheat yourself..
do not wear yourself out..''
there will also be some other changes..

we'll see .. we'll see..

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back again.. ?th time =)

Short summary..

I am back..
I have finished my holiday time.
As every year, I went to my summer house in the southern part of Aegean sea.
Beautiful surroundings,pine forests, fresh sea breeze,the cicadas (les cigalles.. as a more romantic saying) , no news, no tv, no disturbances.
It was a rejuvenating refreshing zen like experience to my much harcelled soul.

I decided to call it my iguana holiday.
No more movements than just the necessary ones, and in a very slow motion speed.
Not an attractive holiday style for those who like the lively.. sportive leisure time..
But I do have a most culturally active and lively city life during winter, so
a bit of inactivity will do no harm.

When back..
I finished school preparations of the kids.
have out-grown all their school uniforms,it is funny to notice how they grow during summer,dear passion flowers of mine =);
and they have already started their school.

So... I can restart blogging .
I can restart to tell you about my my kitchen.. even in my hobby room.. I hope..
Don't worry, no more lamenting on this blog, even though there is a lot to worry about in my country.
I have decided to share my feelings and I will let you know what happens in here, from time to time.

First amongst all..
Daily life..

I am trying to tidy up nowadays..
tidy up the house and the garden too..
The ecological changes have struck my small garden ..
As we were warned about the limitation of water consumption in Istanbul..
this summer, I had not planted any perennials.
Some self seeding plants have come out by themselves ..
but they were not very happy to be here..

Even at the hottest time of the summer.. I have watered the remaining evergreens ..
just enough to not let them die back totally..
those of you who take care of a garden must know it becomes like your kid..
you start to care about it with passion..
and it really frustrated me.. to see them bend their necks during day time..
we just survived the summer .. my garden and me..
and now the rainy days are doing them so me too following the hot hot humid weather..
My pear tree had plenty of fruits.. they have got ripe in a week..
they re all waiting to be picked up.. and to be cooked.. My preferred
a cinnamon scented golden puree that I use while making pear pies..cookies..

I have also started to make plans for next year..
I will dig up a few evergreens and relocate them for a more balanced look..
change the place of the garden seats..
re-arrange the decorations to be visible from the inside..
and change the soil of the house plants..and take them inside..including the tree ..
Do you remember.. my ''tree in the house''..once again will be moved into the house..
the same as I did for the last 19 yrs..

Habits.. routines.. things we are accomodated to do.. are building a security wall around us..
this is an undistinguished wall .. that we notice if we loose or fear to loose it..

I wish to all of you .. a wonderful beautiful autumnal weekend..
and start my daily round on your blogs ..