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there later this month with my darling friend, Leslie. One full week in Istanbul--no touring outside the city, just completely absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells of that fascinating and ancient place.
Following Istanbul, we will be returning to the Mother Country to roam around the English countryside, attend a week-long class at Oxford, and then spend a few days in London. I shall take loads of pics and report back all the happenings.
Here are a few things we've already booked:
A private guide for the day to tour Istanbul
Class at Cooking Alaturka
Tickets for a Whirling Dervishes ceremony
A day on the Bosphorus
Visiting the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent
Chatsworth House (finally!)
Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, Surrey (thank you, Jeanne!)
Lunch at the Wolseley, London
Dinner at Rules, London
And, of course, a return to all the faves: Liberty, Fortnum and Mason, Mulberry, Abbott and Holder, etc. My, oh my, I cannot wait.