Claire's Blog

  • 18/03/2024
    In search of deeper meaning

    During the month of Ramadan, Duygu and I spent another 24 hours at Güneşköy, and Çiftlik: better weather, after a too warm "winter" period. Seasonal flowers haven't appeared. Why? And many more questions...

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  • 09/12/2023
    Two rainy December days

    Since my last visit, the perimeter fence has been renewed, after 20 years.  Amazing work, well done Ali Gökmen.   Dull grey and damp British like weather, but still warm enough for some insects... 

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  • 11/09/2023
    4 days as the season turns

    September is a busy month! The UNDP SGP fair, two solid days at the Çiftlik farm, then a day visit with friends in the Active Güneşköy group.  

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  • 16/08/2023
    Cooler night. Hottest days

    We'd escaped from Ankara, sweltering in temperatures nearing 40C, to see what has been happening in the last three months.

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  • 06/05/2023
    Re-thinking

    This sunny May morning, a dozen students from TED University came to discover Güneşköy.  Meanwhile, another Doğuş excavator was digging water channels for trees to be planted under the viaduct. And a train from Sivas quietly passed overhead. 

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  • 28/10/2022
    From Different Perspectives

    Two days after a partial eclipse, the setting new moon again reminds me of our transient place in the universe.  

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  • 29/07/2022
    When a goatherd meets Balaban goats

    Well over a year since he returned from Spain, Mert had to come before goat number dropped. So many other events too...

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  • 13/07/2022
    Eid seeds

    During the 4 day Eid holiday, Ali, Inci and I were are Güneşköy: seeds to be harvested, weeds to be "brought under control", and I spent much time with Seda.  

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  • 03/07/2022
    In one day

    How much can change in 24 hours...

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  • 24/06/2022
    The weather alone is enough

    Celal's first visit since he had to leave in January after 11 years at Güneşköy.

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