Sima is from Turkey and did not, until recently eat any turkey.
She grew up in Istanbul, a sprawling metropolis of 15 million people, give or take 5 millon. She came to the U.S. to attend Harvard College and liked Boston so much that she stayed after graduation. Considering law school for her graduate studies, she first worked at a big multi-national law firm as a paralegal, where she decided not to become a lawyer. However the experience was not for naught, as it was also in this same firm that she met Paul.
After deciding not to pursue a career in the legal world, she decided that management consulting is where her interests laid and joined a Boston-based boutique strategy consulting firm, and started working in their London offices. She liked living in London, although not what it did to her finances. It was here that she took her first sailing lesson, on the Thames, sailing from East London to Greenwich on a spectacular spring day.
On the boat, Sima found that she liked to cook and bake and that she was not half bad at either. She loves experimenting with new foods and local produce. Making Paul try curries when he is not a fan of Indian food has become a hobby, as is making bread and trying to come up with a perfect recipe. The only thing she does not cook on the boat is pancakes, which are strictly in Paul’s territory.
She is also the computer “specialist,” having learned to do a lot of things for which she would have called her friends in the IT department in her previous life.
Oh and she takes care of the canvas, rigging fixes on the sails when they invariably rip. And she likes working with rope. She has a certain fondness for splicing three strand rope, which she puts to use at every opportunity.