In November, I attended a talk on Ancient Halicarnassus given by Prof. Pedersen, this content has now been published in full on H3A talks on Halicarnassus and Local Herbal Remedies and if you scroll down you can also read the full text of my talk on local herbal remedies.
In October I wrote about Melon seed sherbet, I later had a go at making it myself without any added sugar and I can recommend it as an alternative to milk. It tastes great on morning muesli.
In September, I introduced you to Bitter Gourd as a "universal cure". Ten days ago, at a Christmas dinner, a gentleman I didn't know came up to shake my hand. He had followed the instructions to take the gourd in olive oil and his sugar levels had dropped 10 points. He really made my evening.
The Spiralo I bought in the summer has been getting plenty of use, our consumption of wheat based pasta has dropped to almost zero and my husband is proud of his new flat stomach. (Mine is not flat, but better than it was this time last year).
We are hopeful that 2015 will not see any captive dolphins performing in Bodrum. The premises will not be issued a licence to use live animals, it is to be seen how this is enforced.
Mumcular Market is settled in its new purpose built site, it doesn't have the character of the old street market, but the stall holders are happy (and dry in the winter).
I started the year with an ominous post about village life being under threat. We are all now under one municipality. Nothing has changed in the village yet, except that we get our rubbish collected. There is a five year introduction period so we have no council tax to pay and the cost of our water has gone down and no one has been asked to move their chickens or cows from their gardens.
As the third year of BacktoBodrum comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone who reads my posts, especially those of you who take the time to comment. I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.