bodrum

I went to this bookstore/cafe place the other day in Bodrum and I loved it! 

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So here’s another memory about books from when I was a kid 😍

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I completely forgot about it until I remembered it the other day. It’s amazing, when you spend time somewhere you used to live, the energy of the place brings up memories.
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When we went to toy shops etc mum would say I’m allowed to buy one toy. But when we went to bookshops, she would say there’s no limit, I can buy as much as I wanted.
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Obviously I didn’t go over the top but thanks to that, I would read so many books. I was super shy and I didn’t speak much. I mainly observed people and got lost in stories in the books keeing myself entertained as the only child.
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To this day, I can spend hours in a bookstore ❤️
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Another thanks goes to my parents for giving me the love for books 😍👨‍👩‍👧
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Loads of love to you ✨
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This is our best family photo so far 😂

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Dad, mum and I were having dinner last night and mum asked me what I appreciated them doing while I was growing up. There are many of them but here’s the one that came to me ❤️

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I remember when we went out for food, mum would ask me to ask for the bill. So as a 6-7 year old, I would do that. Or if I wanted chocolate or something, mum would give me money and I would go off to buy it rather than her buying for me. I didn’t enjoy it at the time but now I’m really grateful for it.
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Once in France, right after just having learnt how to write, dad would write down how to ask for newspapers in French which he wrote in a readable Turkish way so that I could go off to buy newspapers from this French woman. I remember after giving me the newspapers, she would tell stuff and I’d just stare at her face. Little did she know, that was the whole of my French vocabulary back then 😃
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So thank you mum and dad for encouraging me to do things I was shit scared to do. I now continue to do that voluntarily like a crazy person 🙏🏼
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Swipe right for more decent photos 😃❤️
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Have a gorgeous Friday night! 💛
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