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hello all ive just got back from our week in turkey and glad to be home as it wasnt the holiday we expected, the flight was fine and we got off ok with the ash cloud that was about hours before we were due to go, anyway on arriving in turkey we set off to get our transfer to hotel, 30mins later and still couldnt find our bus,also a rep was helping us but no-one had us on their list, i had booked it online after booking the holiday, so in the end we had to pay £55 to get to our hotel which the taxi gave us a reciept to bring home in hope to get it back, then of course another £50 to get back to airport to return home,
a mess really,
once at hotel all seemed lovely, the hotel and our room were just right set in the hills overlooking the sea and islands, so beautifull.
then it started,, first the walk in shower had no water so we had to get that fixed, no problem they came right away, but no hot water for anyone that day or any day after that, grrr, solar powered but even no hot water when sun was shining, but nothing changed all week,
next was the food… oh my god it was awfull, same thing most days, no meat as chef was veggie and didnt like cooking meat we were told, but not just that it all tasted foul , everyone was complaining and my friend had been the week before and felt the same.
so in the end we ate out a few times but so expensive and we hadnt bugeted for eating out, but we had no choice, anyway all in all a bad holiday and wont go there again, none of the resturants or bars were open in hotel only the pool bar and resturant, this was a 5 star hotel and then we all found out it was in dept and they were cutting back on everthing, mostly food and water, so we are going to complain to company tomorrow about it all,
anyway i did get a few pics but not alot, we were to far out of the way of anything so not alot to do in all


cacti for hywel as promised


not sure what the yellow exotic flowers on the trees were but beautifull, also lots of bottle brush shrubs which were just comming into flower


a major thunder storm on friday and saturday morning to


the fish were in the marina which people could feed, it was great to get them so close and take bread out of your hand,
well thats about it guys, shame about the hotel but so glad im home and hope to get my garden straight now,
hope you all enjoyed the sun here while i was away xx

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What a shame hope you get some recompense. I wonder if your poppies have opened? mine any day now.

24 May, 2010

 

hi Drc, thanx will see if we manage to get anything back,, my poppies have some buds so thats something good and my lupins have grown huge while away to, im going to have to divided my plants next year for sure ;o))

24 May, 2010

 

Shame about the hotel as it looks a lovely place to be. With the weather being so nice here now you can get back to your garden and enjoy the summer

24 May, 2010

 

thanx pipsqueak, yes it was a lovely place but we were just in the wrong place lol, im looking forward to getting back in my garden to ;o))

24 May, 2010

 

sad you had a poor hol. but glad you got home safely.

24 May, 2010

 

I have often noticed when we are away and not watering the plants seem to have grown a lot.

24 May, 2010

 

Sorry that you had a bad time Sandra. I was wondering if you managed to get away OK with all the disruptions. Such a disappointment for you and Baz after you have been looking forward to your holiday. Glad you got home OK.

24 May, 2010

 

thankyou sea ;o)
its strange really Drc how fast they have grown in a week and like you say either no water or very little in my case lol

24 May, 2010

 

cheers richard we at least had a rest and eachother, not often we get time alone , so that was lovely, cant believe i had the lawn cut in my first hour back haha

24 May, 2010

 

omg wot u like ,did u lose weight not being able to eat anything lol . pretty pics tho . u can come an mo my grass if like haha

24 May, 2010

 

lol cristina, i just had to cut it, it looked awfull and untidy haha, think we both lost weight on hols ;o)) off to bed now im so tired after traveling all day, nite all, catch up tomoz x

24 May, 2010

 

Sorry about your holiday hotel not living up to it's 5* rating I hope all goes well with your complaints procedure, lovely flower/plants pics :o)

24 May, 2010

 

Nice pix Sandra! but POOR YOU!! I'm not a big traveller myself... don't think I'll ever go to Turkey frankly...

25 May, 2010

 

I'm sorry to hear your holiday wasn't all you expected Sandra. I hope you can get some compensation. It looks such a lovely place too.
Thanks for showing some photos of cacti. I love those with pads .

25 May, 2010

 

sorry to hear about your holiday.....so anoying after all that saving and planning...but i love the cacti pics....nice to have you back...:-)

25 May, 2010

 

thankyou neelan will call them today and see what happens, may have to put it down to experience , glad you enjoyed the pics though ;o))
thanx pip, think your better off here in your own home and garden ;o))
thankyou hywel it had some beautifull places, we saw on our way to and from the airport, guess we were unlucky not being before didnt know where to stay, glad you like the cacti i brought you back lol ;o))
cheers sandra i thought you would like the cacti also, they were spectactular, sooo big and lovely flowers on them to ;o))

25 May, 2010

 

Well, it's lovely to have you back home, San, but am so sorry that your holiday was one problem after another my friend, what a disappointment for you both! :~(( Have you had your new tree delivered yet, or is it later this week?

25 May, 2010

 

hi flori nice to see you and im ok now home and we did enjoy some parts of the holiday inbetween bad bits hahah, im going to call today about delievery of my tree, they said they would send it right away when i was home, so watch this space lol, got to go now, taking hubbys car to have work done and some shopping in preston while there, catch you later flori, have a great day ;o))) xx

25 May, 2010

 

hi Sandra and welcome back,
that is a shame about the hotel , these things are sent to try us but seems you made the best of it, good on you. the photos look lovely.xx

25 May, 2010

 

Sorry to hear about your holiday Sandra, but there is no place like home and our gardens :))

25 May, 2010

 

Sorry, San, that your Holiday to Turkey was a bit of a let down...lets hope
you had the rest, that we all need once a year?...we had a bit of bother when
we booked, on line to go to portugal, a long story, so i will not bore you,,
I hope you get back, what is due to you?..you deserve it after all..nice to see
you back `Welcome home...: ~)))

25 May, 2010

 

I forget to thank you, for those lovely pics..you cannot fault the sights
just gorgeous!! loved the fish, how great you got to feed them...no
wonder they are so large LOL

25 May, 2010

 

Sorry to hear your week away wasn't too good, you must complain to the travel company asap., we've been there, done that, so to speak ! For a 5 star hotel not to provide good food or hot water is appalling for the guests. Still, your home safely to lovely warm weather here. : o ) ) )

25 May, 2010

 

Oh,dear,San.so sorry it turned out so bad,especially as it was supposed to be a 5*.I know their ratings abroad aren't sometimes the standards we get here,but it
shouldn't have been so bad.We haven't been to Turkey,but have thought about it,but always changed our minds.I guess you were just unlucky.Anyway,glad you are happy to be home,but so ironic,that it has been so good here.At least you had a nice time on your own...

25 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Oh San ! beautiful photos but what a shame about the hotel , Welcome back :o)))

25 May, 2010

 

sorry you didnt hav ea very good holiday sandra.... nice pics though...

25 May, 2010

 

Thought it had been a bit quite last week, That explains it. Hope you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing with us.

25 May, 2010

 

Hi Sandra sorry you did not enjoy your holiday, bet you glad you had that nice holiday in January, but not being mean but nice to have you back, although the week as flown, as for the weather it as been fantastic, heard its suppose to be coming back again this weekend , hope it does x

25 May, 2010

 

lol TOG, cheeky monkey haaha ;o))
thanx everyone for your kind comments on the pics and our not so good holidays, im so glad to be doing my garden and its just about straight now, weeded, watered and looking fresh again, bourght myself some new hanging baskets today ,so will get some new plants tomoz and plant them up, thats my treat to make up for my hols haha, baz just followed me round preston today carrying my bags ;o)) xx

25 May, 2010

 

oops sorry carol missed you there , we crossed, thankyou and nice to see you, will be in touch about our fish shopping at weekend ok ;o)) x ps i sent you a msg yesterday carol

25 May, 2010

 

OK look forward to hearing from you. :o)))

25 May, 2010

 

Its a real bummer when this kind of thing happens .Hope you get it sorted...

A friend at work ended a really bad holiday in Gambia lying on a beach asleep, when she woke up there was dead body washed up next to them ..!!

25 May, 2010

 

oh my god mushy,, how awfull for for your friend ;o((

25 May, 2010

 

Oh Sandra this is poor no excuse for it in 5 star hotels if they cant do it then cant change suddenly to one or no stars talk about Turkish Fawlty towers ..

You manage to find the only veggie chef mind the meat eaters probably all over here selling us dodgy kebabs .. still you came home to find town buzzing with excitement Blackpool back in top division .Might only be for a year but hey great news ..

25 May, 2010

 

lol deffernatly faukty towers ray haha, but its the first time its happened to us, i will tell the travel place though,
i loved listening to the wailing from the mosques though, very spiritual,, mind some said they must have eaten at our hotel, wailing in pain lol
yes there was a parade when we were coming home, blackpool was very busy that day, im made up for them, but like you say could be short lived, but let them enjoy their fame for once ;o))

25 May, 2010

 

Sounds awful! Good job you were only there for a week then Sandra.
I'm not much of a one for holidays, much prefer to be out in the garden......trouble is I still have to do the housework and the cooking! :o(((

25 May, 2010

 

yes the best bit was having time together without any kids and hastles , i think i enjoy being in the garden to lily if we could get a chef and cleaner for two weeks and have sunshine, what a holiday that would be ;o))

25 May, 2010

 

Oh No! Oh No! and once more....OH NO!!! So sorry San....thank goodness you're home safe and well. Blimey, if there's one thing about holidays in my experience is they make you appreciate your home!! NO HOT WATER? Crikey!! Glad you're back, I missed you!! x

25 May, 2010

 

aww thanx karen, yes was lovely to have a hot bath and some real food, oh and see our lovely green fields and hills when we came into land, nowhere beats the uk for that scene ;o)) x

25 May, 2010

 

Blimey....sounds a terrible place San...lets hope you can get it sorted and some money back.....pleased you're home...:o)

25 May, 2010

 

im going to call tomorrow janey and see what they say, thankyou so much ;o)) x

25 May, 2010

 

I hope you get some satisfaction San....I mean, honestly!

25 May, 2010

 

if not i just put it down to experience karen, not had a bad one untill this, so lucky i guess compared to others, but i will make it known about the hotel, cheers

25 May, 2010

 

So sorry to hear your hols wasn't great. On a positive note, great to have you back on GOY as we all missed you.
I've sent you a PM.

25 May, 2010

 

thanx steve, nice to be back to ;o))

25 May, 2010

 

If part of package deal registered with ABTA or booked through credit card you should have some recourse to compensation Sandra.

25 May, 2010

 

thanx ray will check it out and see what happens

25 May, 2010

 

Good to have you back, sorry to hear your holiday was a disaster, do hope you get some compensation you certainly deserve it. It looked such a beautiful place (going by your pictures).

25 May, 2010

 

Hi Sandra, now I see what you mean about not enjoying your holiday that much:-( Reminds me of my family holiday last year in Tenby....ok not quite so exotic lol, but same sort of problems. I did get a few hundred pounds back from Haven though after a hard fight, so stick to your guns San. What really matters is who you are holidaying with as you say , and it does look a lovely place...see, just like Tenby:-) Your photos are lovely, especially that large yellow flower, I wonder what it is? Great to have you back:-)

26 May, 2010

 

nice you got sum new baskets hun that shud cheer u up xxx wether rubbish to day 4 being out there tho . but keep having a wonder lol inbtween client lol do u go to southport flower show , was thinking bt going this year ,taton show was not that gud wen we went . do u no wen its on , carnt b that far from you !

26 May, 2010

 

thanx dotty it did have some beautifull places , im writing it all in a letter as told by the travel company i booked with, then just wait for a reply ;o)
cheers bornagain sorry you had a bad hols in tenby and i will be seeking something back from them, the yellow flowers were stunning but i dont know what they were, it was more like a tree than plant ;o))
hi cristina ive done my baskets and pots today even though there was light rain, my son dug another small border from the grass for me as i got another shrub lol, hubby said i would start digging up the lawn next,as for southport think its july or august im going with clarice off here, she lives a 5min drive from me so looking forward to that, will let you know when i get dates ;o)) it will be the sunday when i go cause of work

26 May, 2010

 

We enjoyed our holiday in Tenby, just because it was lovely especially for the children and because we all enjoy each others company, but the site we were on was dire ditto caravan. Your travel agent should bear a lot of the responsibility to get you compensation Sandra, otherwise what is the point of booking through an agent? Looking forward to seeing your garden pics now:-)

26 May, 2010

 

glad you still enjoyed your hols and your right whats the point if they dont do their job properly,, ;o))

26 May, 2010

 

o thats brill look 4 ward to that then x

26 May, 2010

 

I 'liked' your blog San because the photo's are lovely, but sorry to hear about the rest of it. You must feel like you were ripped off?

26 May, 2010

 

thanx dotty, yes i do and have called travel firm and have to put it in writing now to them, so have to do that tomoz,

26 May, 2010

 

Oh Sandra sorry to read this, we so look forward to our holidays don`t we,bet you`re glad you hadn`t booked 2wks, as you said it was nice spending time with Baz and your photo`s are lovely.
My neighbour goes to Turkey loads and loves it so I guess you were just unlucky.....

26 May, 2010

 

thanx sue yes i think we were unlucky, ive writen a letter but damn printer playing up now, so baz going to print it at work so i can send it off, is nothing simple lol, glad you enjoyed the pics sue ;o))

26 May, 2010

 

oh dear Sandra..glad i waited for your report before we booked,Turkey is supposed to be like Marmite you either love it or hate it ..i dont like it..but as i told you a pal of mine lives there & loves it.. another pal is going for her daughters wedding next week so i will see how she goes on ,your hol sounds like the nightmare we had in Malta in november..could you not have swapped hotels..sorry you didnt enjoy it, this is why im so fussy as we have had a few bad deals i hope you get some compensation you should do ...:0))

28 May, 2010

 

thanx joan, we thought about changing hotel, but thought we may end up somewhere with different problems, at least this one looked good and was clean, so just made the most of it, i will send letter to holiday company tomoz

28 May, 2010

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