Saturday, February 11, 2012
2 weeks in Cyprus
It's relaxing, and interesting, and fun, and weird being back in Cyprus. A few things have changed, many people come and go, which is usual...
We've been catching up with loads of people from the local church (various congregations), been sailing with my dad twice, been to a performance at theatre antidote, looked at their lighting system and helped look at the audio stuff they have, played loads of Settlers of Catan & Ticket to Ride with my parents and their usual Catan-Cronies (hi guys! Hope you like your new title...), we visited Nicosia, and went across (briefly) to the North, spent time with the cats (me being somewhat cat-starved), went for walks by the salt-lake, I bought a Cyprus coffee maker, and some other bits of (tasteful) Cypriotness. Partly because I like Cyprus coffee, and partly because I hope we'll be heading back towards the ship(s) at some point, and would like to have some stuff from the country to show people.
I can't figure out how to make the webcam take pictures (I'm writing on mum's chromebook) so you'll just have to wait for photos of the coffee maker.
Anyway. (I can't write a blogpost without at least one paragraph starting with 'Anyway'.) We're off to the UK again in a couple days, which will be odd again.
As I mentioned, briefly, we are looking at heading back towards the ship(s) at some point. Probably for a few months at the end of the year, if we can, and see if maybe we should be going out there for a few years again at some point - when, we don't know.
I'm looking forward to seeing our friends in the UK again soon, but not really looking forward to the weather, or work, to be honest. Seeing live theatre stuff again... I miss it a lot. And being at sea, even if it is on a little boat. And warm weather, even if not that warm. OMNIvision is doing some cool stuff, and the team is amazing, and I'm glad to be part of it. But documentary-type video production, media-engineering and web development are kind of interesting, but not really exciting any more for me.
Thinking that next week I'll probably be fixing broken mic cables and fighting stupid Internet Explorer broken-ness makes me very gloomy.
Still. I'm in Cyprus now, spent the day sailing with my wife, my dad, currently I have a cat purring on my lap, about to play a game of Settlers, and go out for a meal this evening with some old friends, so, I really shouldn't complain! This has been a really good fortnight.