At October half-term I was lucky enough to be able to get away on holiday for a week.
Rather than my usual foodie sketches of whole meals on a single page I instead decided to devote an A4 double spread to all my meals across the week.
The funniest of all the sketches to do, was the outgoing trip on the airline; trying to balance an open A4 book whilst I tried to eat and draw! Blimey!
Lost in amongst the hubbub of the food on show – was a welcome return visit to Sykaminia Cafe up in the old town of Paphos; it was pretty cool catching up with owner again, who remembered my visit from a couple of years ago. I had the Pork Kebab Pitta again – just as delicious as I remembered from my first visit. The old town has been hit pretty hard by the building of a spiffy-looking new shopping centre/mall; which many high-end shops have migrated to leaving the old town as pretty much of a ghost town, where it had once been a popular tourist shopping area for clothes and other trinkets.
Why bother travelling all the way up there when the shopping mall is closer, covered, air-conditioned and has all our favourite eating places?
I hope the cafe’s there the next time I get a chance to visit.
It amused that many of the people who spotted me drawing and chatted with me about it, seemed rather bemused/amused/mystified why I was doing it ‘just for my own amusement’. Well, either I’m crazy, or they are!
I enjoyed drawing my whole-week food diary – but I have to admit I didn’t half miss jotting my notes down next to my meals.
I’m grateful for those times when I can sit and wait.
And take in my surroundings.
It sometimes feels to me that everyone is so caught up in their own world that they can’t see the world that they are in.
You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a little while. It was a deliberate choice to avoid social media for a while, and I can tell you – it was pretty nice looking at the real world instead watching cats doing funny stuff.