The sweetness of doing nothing…

The other day I was wandering around Can Verru as the final preparations were being made for our first guests of the season.
The sun was starting to set and our brilliant team were putting the finishing touches to the villa and the Moroccan Cottage.
The four-poster day beds were all laid out with fresh linen, with the evening sunshine filtering through the white muslin curtains. the new cushions and sun loungers were in place, the hammocks were hung from the palm trees and all of the outside seating and dining areas were set up in their comfortable and inviting positions.
At this point it occurred to me….
We are always talking to our potential  guests about how much there is on offer to do, both at Can Verru and on the island in general.
But sometimes, the most beautiful thing on offer is the opportunity to do nothing at all.
The Italians have a wonderful saying, which is “Il dolce far niente” which means ‘The sweetness of doing nothing.’
Any fans of the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ will remember this part of the movie, where Julia Roberts sits on the floor of her apartment in Rome, eating poached eggs and asparagus, reading the paper and totally indulging in the moments of quietness and peace.
As I wandered around the grounds of Can Verru that evening, with the sun dipping down behind the trees, this is the exact thought that came to me.
Can Verru is the perfect place in which to do absolutely nothing…
We all live such fast-paced lives these days. We are constantly on ‘high alert’ for the next email, the next Social Media prompt, the next digital interaction. We forget how to turn inwards, to our family and friends, to embrace the fact that it doesn’t matter if we are not immediately available.
Even when you take the whole ‘digital’ element away, we seem to be finding it ever more difficult in modern life to just switch off. We feel like we have to always be doing something, achieving something, experiencing something – even on holiday!
Maybe we have forgotten how to just ‘Be.’
A worrying trend, along with all the other pressures of life, is that there seems to be a new ‘competitiveness’ about holidays. “Oh, you’re going to Ibiza? You must go here, you must go there, you must try this restaurant, you must go to this night at that club..”
Doesn’t that sound exhausting? I would be on the floor if I had to go on holiday only to tick off loads of boxes of what I ‘should’ be doing to have the ultimate experience.
When was the last time you lay in a hammock and did absolutely, unashamedly nothing?
When did you last make the time to read that book you bought months ago?
When did you last say “No, I’m not going to do anything today.”?
Let’s get back to doing nothing very much! “Il dolce far niente!”
If you are ready to explore the art of doing absolutely nothing, we are here for you!
Plus we can also coordinate the best chefs, babysitters, massage and wellness therapists, drivers – and any other support you need – to make your holiday at Can Verru a peaceful sanctuary from the outside world.
Come and find your Happy Place…
N.B; High speed Wifi, kids activities and all-round entertainment concierge are available for those who want it! The Can Verru team are here to help you find your own happy balance and make the most of your wishes for YOUR own ideal holiday x
I hope we will be welcoming you soon!
Contact us for Summer 2019 availability x