This morning I am sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee, with only a light sweatshirt on. Spring is definitely here! It was beautiful yesterday too, around 65. So we invited friends to walk with us an Eymir Gölü. We walked around lake, about 10k, and stopped at Bağ Evi to have a bite of lunch. Unfortunately they no longer serve beer (as is becoming more common here) so instead we got a samovar of tea and had fresh gözleme.
Today was Daylight Savings. I always hate too lose an hour, and it puts us ahead of the U.S. by seven hours again, instead of six. That one hour really makes a difference.
Today is also Easter. Happy Easter! I know there are people in my building who are celebrating it at their church, but as a non-believer I passed on the invitation. However, it seems strange not at least to do Easter Brunch. It is funny to find how culturally ingrained holidays are, even if you aren’t religious. I made hot cross buns the other day. It seemed seasonally appropriate. However, the next time I make them I will forgo the icing on top and rather than making buns, will use the though to make a loaf of bread. I think it will be very tasty sliced and toasted. I will be tweaking the recipe and posting it soon.
Happy Spring! Happy Easter! Happy Nevruz!