Two weeks of relaxing

View from the beach in Agia Napa
Agia Napa beach view

I’m writing this on my mobile from a beach in Agia Napa. It’s blisteringly hot and there are only faint wisps of cotton wool clouds in the sky.

Sadly, this is our last day here. We’ve had two weeks of relaxation — our last before Baby Godbolt comes along and changes our lives forever. We’ve visited the hotel where we got married over two years ago and spent a lovely evening in its Cliffside bar. We’ve eaten out more than we ought to have, spent lazy day after lazy day on the beach and slept endlessly. It’s been fantastic!

Picture of Ness in the Cliffside bar
Ness chills out in the Cliffside bar at the Grecian Park Hotel

I’ve even had time to do a spot of hobby coding; mainly playing about with Google’s AppEngine and doing a bit of Python coding on an Amazon S3-based backup solution I’ve been thinking about. I also took some time going over some old algorithms that I perhaps should use more often. I lectured Ness on the wonders of different sorting techniques, trees and even assembly versus compiled versus interpreted code. As ever, she was patient and humoured me while I blathered on. It really does help though — the very act of explaining something to someone else is great for showing up weaknesses in one’s own understanding.

Now we’re soaking up our last few rays of sun before going back to the flat to pack. Next time we go on holiday we’ll have a baby with us!

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Posted at 14:30:00 BST on 10th May 2008.

About Matt Godbolt

Matt Godbolt is a C++ developer working in Chicago in the finance industry.