Cyprus Squares

Here’s a selection of images from our ten days in the sun…



Post-siestal aims…

A siesta: a short sleep taken in the early afternoon, usually because the climate is hot – it’s taken as a break or time-out from the heat of the day. It also relates to a break after a heavy intake of food at a midday main meal.

If you’re like me then your days might often include heavy intakes and the heat of daily doings.

Yes, a change is as good as a rest, but occasionally a true break from our ongoing daily deliberations cannot be bettered!

Thanks to my wife, we were recently lucky enough to make the most of a break away in the sun.

Akamas Peninsula Cyprus
Akamas Peninsula Cyprus

Post-siesta observations:

While away for 10 days ‘time-out’ in our sunny suspension, among many other things, I appreciated the below:

  • No digital distractions – twitter, farcebook, email, etc

  • No drip-fed music – bbc, or any other more vibrant popcorn, etc

  • A remove from habitual routines: imbibing socialmeja frippery, tracking cycle-rides, surfing the net, watching tripe on the box etc

  • Refocusing and adjusting perspectives on habitual activities, worldview/s, mindset, social sphere etc.

Yes, all of the above has it’s place, just as popcorn and sherbet might have it’s occasional place on a saturday night. But, for the foreseeable future:

  • I aim to prune down who I ‘follow’ on twitter

  • I aim to considerably ignore, to the point of not using, the demigod ‘farcebook’

  • I aim to not “wake up to” the BBC or other piped stupefery

  • I aim to not compulsively track routine cycle rides, and not wear ‘cycle clothing’

  • I aim to be more selective of what’s being fed to me via ‘the box’ and boxlike tablets

  • I aim to review personal ‘community’

  • I aim to remember the sights, sounds, and smells of our 10 day siesta



Busy, tomorrow, yesterday, must,
Ambition, solution, target, trust,
Importance, whether, should be, later,
rules, expectations, compromise, sin…

Siesta, siesta, siesta, siest…
Sun, scorched sand,
Sea, breezed land,
Cyprus, siesta,
and a perfect simple caesar salad, with relish,
and an ice

JPR Cyprus 07/2013