August 29, 2013
Ali brings me a piece of fruit (usually an apple) and some lollies pretty much every morning, always in a small plastic bag. Today however he bought me a banana wrapped in a piece of paper towel. 

Ali brings me a piece of fruit (usually an apple) and some lollies pretty much every morning, always in a small plastic bag. Today however he bought me a banana wrapped in a piece of paper towel. 

August 24, 2013
It was a beautiful sunny day in Berlin today. Here’s Ali on his way out to do the grocery shopping.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Berlin today. Here’s Ali on his way out to do the grocery shopping.

August 21, 2013
Someone was feeling theatrical today! 
I visited Ali at his work and he bought me a falafel for lunch. We had a nice moment back in the shop where for the first time we actually told each other our last names. For some reason that hadn’t come up before! 

Someone was feeling theatrical today! 

I visited Ali at his work and he bought me a falafel for lunch. We had a nice moment back in the shop where for the first time we actually told each other our last names. For some reason that hadn’t come up before! 

August 17, 2013
Ali stopped by the cafe this afternoon on his way out to watch the football at a local bar. Initially I thought I wouldn’t photograph this outfit, as I already have a couple of photographs of him in this suit. However when I did suggest we take a photo, (Ali never asks me to) he jumped at the chance to pose in front of the customers at the cafe. And I think the depth of the lean is a good indicator of his enthusiasm!

Ali stopped by the cafe this afternoon on his way out to watch the football at a local bar. Initially I thought I wouldn’t photograph this outfit, as I already have a couple of photographs of him in this suit. However when I did suggest we take a photo, (Ali never asks me to) he jumped at the chance to pose in front of the customers at the cafe. And I think the depth of the lean is a good indicator of his enthusiasm!

August 16, 2013
Another vest and graphic tie combination today. 

Another vest and graphic tie combination today. 

August 12, 2013
A Rather Jazzy Tie!

A Rather Jazzy Tie!

August 9, 2013
I saw Ali for the first time in about three weeks yesterday. It was a happy reunion, and I think he was quite pleased to hear how much I enjoyed my holiday in Turkey.
He wasn’t expecting to see me yesterday and seemed disappointed that he didn’t have any lollies in his pocket to give me, as he always does. He compensated for that this morning by bringing me a large block of chocolate and a whole bag full of lollies. 

I saw Ali for the first time in about three weeks yesterday. It was a happy reunion, and I think he was quite pleased to hear how much I enjoyed my holiday in Turkey.

He wasn’t expecting to see me yesterday and seemed disappointed that he didn’t have any lollies in his pocket to give me, as he always does. He compensated for that this morning by bringing me a large block of chocolate and a whole bag full of lollies. 

July 12, 2013
Classic summer neutrals. 

Classic summer neutrals. 

July 8, 2013
I had my first Sunday afternoon off from work in a while yesterday, and so I joined Ali and his boss for a trip out to the fruit orchards near Potsdam. Unfortunately we’d missed the best of the strawberry season, but we got to pick some cherries across the road from where this photo was taken. 

I had my first Sunday afternoon off from work in a while yesterday, and so I joined Ali and his boss for a trip out to the fruit orchards near Potsdam. Unfortunately we’d missed the best of the strawberry season, but we got to pick some cherries across the road from where this photo was taken. 

July 7, 2013
Ali stopped by on his way out to meet a friend for a beer late this afternoon. While in the cafe he handed out some Raffaello chocolates to my colleagues and I. These come in a red and white wrapper, and I admit I found myself wondering if it was purely a coincidence that he decided to distribute these particular treats while wearing this outfit!

Ali stopped by on his way out to meet a friend for a beer late this afternoon. While in the cafe he handed out some Raffaello chocolates to my colleagues and I. These come in a red and white wrapper, and I admit I found myself wondering if it was purely a coincidence that he decided to distribute these particular treats while wearing this outfit!