Claire's Blog

  • 02/09/2019
    Tomato Paste Time Again

    Ever wondered how to turn 400kg tomatoes into jars of tomato paste? Read on...

  • 18/08/2019
    A cold mid August

    Layers of clothes in August? Unheard of! 

  • 15/08/2019
    Four Quiet Days

    During Eid, Ankara is empty, left to the birds, street dogs and cats.  Each day at Güneşköy was quite different.

  • 21/07/2019
    90m up in the air...

    A chance to see Güneşköy from the air, without flying.

  • 18/06/2019
    CRY-Gen - first camp

    The first camp of Climate Resilient Youth Generation - CRY-Gen

  • 08/06/2019
    Kitchen mutation

    How to rip out the old kitchen, scrub it down and repaint the walls then fit in and connect all the appliances? I was speechless watching the team

  • 02/06/2019
    Pond at night

    3.5 months without teaching!  Flora adapts as heat rises.  Above us, MSS viaduct construction carries on through the night, sounds of shouts and banging in the dark behind the frog choruses.


  • 19/05/2019
    A day can change

    How many intentions happen as planned?  At the end of the day, are you happy and satisfied? 

  • 05/05/2019
    Belgian Surprise

    Just before they cycled past Hisarköy, we crossed 2 loaded cyclists, one on a recumbent.  They followed us to Güneşköy before continuing to Cappadocia, Iran, Mongolia...

    Others helped plant two more elder trees.

  • 27/04/2019
    Meet, listen and see what happens

    This is the green season in the Anatolian steppe.

    Just being somewhere can allow changes to happen.