It’s been a stressful few days for our family. On top of the simmering stresses that have marked the last few months we had a week in which Ruskin had a brain scan that showed a lump, and, much less important, our wedding reception venue cancelled our booking, and my wedding dress was lightly butchered by a seamstress in Kadiköy. On Monday some awesome friends took me to an aggressive but super-skilled seamstress and yesterday further tests showed Ruskin’s brain to be in good health. We are still working on our wedding reception! Today, after days of alternating between imploding and exploding (I am so grateful for dear friends listening to me and calling me from far away) Ville took me to Belgrade Forest for a bit of recovery.