-A South London childhood

Ours was a house full of kids with dual personalities: when our parents were around we were quiet, obedient and respectful Turkish children; when we were home alone, we were wild and unruly London street kids. 

We spent most of our time out on the street, skipping or playing Had, Knock Down Ginger, Marbles, Ker Knockers and Jax. During the time we lived at Balham’s Kenilford Road in the early 70s, we were the street’s wild kids – and don’t forget, there were eight of us.
An extract from: The Green Line – Holiday in a Warzone – Cyprus 1974

History before my eyes

As I write this, thirty-seven years have passed since that momentous year. I do not mention dates as I kept no diary as the events unfolded before my wondering eyes. I have done some research to pinpoint them, but dates do not matter, and neither do the politics.
An extract from: The Green Line – Holiday in a Warzone – Cyprus 1974

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