Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cypriot Delight


Being a bone idle sort who takes great pleasure in watching other people enjoying themselves malingering on holiday, I rarely go on holiday myself.

I’m a short break specialist myself. I don’t pop on a plane to Barcelona equipped with the Rough Guide and a yearning desire to immerse myself in Catalonian culture; I book into a 4 star hotel within easy driving distance and seek out the nearest kebab shop. It’s the simple pleasures that appeal to me; albeit augmented with a monogrammed bath robe and some superior toiletries.

This year I’ve decided to go on a proper holiday. I briefly toyed with the idea of a four centre experience encompassing Baghdad, Kabul, Beirut, and Pyongyang. Thankfully my pathetic physical coward tendencies kicked in and I’ve decided to spend November in Cyprus instead.

It makes sense. The Cypriots all speak English, drive on the (proper) left hand side of the road, sell 12 year old brandy at five quid a pop, and have been known to rustle up the odd splendid kebab.

Maybe I’ll drive up to the Green Line and shake my fist at the Turkish soldiers (before running away very fast).

13 comments:

Arabella said...

The WHOLE of November?
Why try and hide it - you're Prince Charles, aren't you?

Sniffy said...

I need to plan my next holiday. It's looking like something cheap in Greece.

garfer said...

I don't take kindly to accusations of inbreeding.

I am in fact a cousin of King Zog, twice removed

First Nations said...

love their trees. i have one in my front yard and it's turned in a very commendable performance over the years.

funny thing said...

If you get homesick you could always buy a whole load of cheap flights and keep nipping back in the evenings to let the cat out and watch Eastenders...

Arabella said...

Oh no, the wrath of Garfer.
OK. I'll give you Noggin the Nog.

pissoff said...

All I got was Sniffy and the Methow. How do you fucking rate?

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Yes, well....I think you should check out he Hoff on Yahoo.com.

He is obviously in dire need of your ministrations.

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what about your sailing holiday? did you do that yet? I thought you were off for some heavy drinking and male bonding up in the Hebrides somewhere.

S.I.D. said...

Shake a fist??

Come on man, you were Belfast born!

MHN for short said...

Just be sure that they don't ACTUALLY see you shake your fist. It might be shot off, with your head...


Come to Houston, Texas in November. We'll be home and the weather is nice at that time of the year!

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