Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
A very good turn-out for Pompey Kanka's `Surprise` Brirthday Party in the Cappadokia Bar last night.
In attendance were....... Pompey Kanka, his wife Yasmine, daughters Sophiya and Lara, sons Adam and Daniel, Maniac Kanka Harun, his wife Asuman and daughter Hazal, Murat Kanka and his wife Selin, Battle Hardened Kanka Damon, Oz Kanka Chris and Eski Kanka and his wife Aysen.
First up, Pompey Kanka was given a conducted tour of the Kanka `Watering Holes` by Eski Kanka. A visit to The Chopin was followed by a visit to Maniac Kanka's Shop (Esse Spor) to buy some ANKARAGUCU tops for Pompey Kanka and his sons.
Then it was on to The Cappadokia where an unsuspecting Darren was greeted by everyone. Gasps of surprise from Darren when he was welcomed with the Happy Birthday song.
This was Yasmine's idea for a 40th Birthday present for her husband !
The amber nectar was flowing and the entertainment was rivetting. On the Big Screen was the Hibs build-up to last season's Scottish League Cup Final. Then the lights were dimmed and the birthday cake arrived with sparklers and candles. It was yummy !
It was then `goeshomey time` for ladies and children and into the League Cup Final accompanied by yet more amber nectar. As a reminder (for those with short memories) we witnessed FIVE great goals from Hibs and the return of the League Cup to its rightful resting place......... Easter Road Stadium !!
A great night was had by all and the fact that Pompey Kanka, Oz Kanka and yours truly were `kicked out` of the Cappadokia at 12.30am speaks volumes !!
I think we came home in a taxi, but I'm not 100% sure !!!
Photos of the great event will appear soon courtesay of Oz Kanka.
and............. as we say in Scotland................ haste ye back to Ankara in the future Pompey Kanka !
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim