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Squids and Picnics

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If the initial title hasn’t piqued your curiosity, you need help and I pity your existence. Now that we are through with the pleasantries, I shall inform you all of my lovely respite over the last few days.

Over the last five days I was lucky enough to have stayed in Noordhoek. In a lovely home near the Silvermine Nature Reserve. In the three days I stayed there, I hiked up and around Ou Kaapse Weg, which roughly translates to old Cape way, as well as managed to go on a 5km beach hike, where we walked among a shipwreck belonging to the SS Kakapo. And according to different internet sources the SS Kakapo, which I just realised has kak in it haha poor form, apparently ran aground after mistaking Chapman’s Peak for Cape Point, during a rather misty evening back in the day.

While the group I was with walked in and out of the sand submerged wreckage, I played it safe, practicing my safety first approach in preparation for Thailand.

Rust kills, people! Do not be fooled!

Regardless of my issues with tetanus, I shared a splendid sunset with a beautiful girl and it remains a memory I will cherish for a long time to come.

Now for the title: Squids and Picnics! On the last day of my retreat, I ended up making delectable cheese-griller-squids, which are very easy to make. You buy any sausage, preferably vienna-like in size, and all you really do is cut your vienna in half, then with each side exposed make diagonal cuts half way up the sausage and cook in a pan with butter and presto, Squidees are born! You can add sesame seeds as eyes for them but I think it’s cruel enough already that you’re going to eat them, rather not allow them to see what you’re going to do to them right?

The Squidees were accompanied by chicken wings and some fresh watermelon for dessert. Myself and the beautiful girl were dropped off in a park, known as the meadow, where we ate, talked and expressed how cruel life could be at timing. But once we were done, we accepted that we each had different paths to take.

And such is the beginning of my adventure dear, readers.

So I guess what I’ve been trying to say is that dreams are never easy and that sometimes you have to sacrifice to get to where you want to be, but never forget the lessons you learn along the way.

Until next time dear, readers.

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