Visitations My Life 15 JUL 2008

Gordons BaySo after returning not all that late from what was a really spectacular wedding on Saturday evening, the sick as a dog me was understandably more than a little eager to simply spend the rest of Sunday in bed recovering, a particularly tantalising option considering that I would have the house to myself anyway seeing as Chantelle was once again at work serving the family.

And of course, at that very moment that particular thought crossed my mind, the universe stepped in to intervene… as is always the case! :)

First up to disturb my Sunday sick break was none other than the intrepid trio of Terrance, Zania and Dean who had decided on a fishing trip to Gordon’s Bay, taking advantage of the absolutely fantastic weather we experienced here in the Cape over the weekend. And while the fishing apparently turned up little more than a plastic bag and seaweed, the tantalising prospect of takeaways from Ooskus Fisheries was more than enough of a beacon to draw Terrance into a longer visit in Gordon’s Bay, hence the knock on my door early afternoon.

Along for the ride, Dean had also brought with him his brand spanking new purchase of a Zoga TV game system, basically a Chinese rip-off of all those wonderful 8 bit gaming systems we used to enjoy as kids back in the day. The system comes bundled with two controllers, a light gun and a cartridge purporting to have 9999999 games on it, but obviously being the knock-off system that it is, only really contains around five or so different games on it. Nevertheless, it does contain Super Mario Bros. on it, and Dean immediately set about showing us who is king at the old classic, while I in turn showed off my shooting prowess in Duck Hunt of all things! …And Zania in turn was left fuming as we kept hogging the turns after she died so quickly every time! :)

As always, it was tons of fun to have the three of them over for a visit (even if I was sitting huddled under a blanket for most of the time) and despite their best efforts, I sadly declined joining them for takeaways when they finally left my place just after 15:00, a sad but necessary decision for sure. Still, it doesn’t help to learn that apparently the Ooskus WAS delicious as always! :(

But like I said earlier, my opportunity for grabbing some much needed rest time to try and beat the sickness was not going to be forthcoming, because next on the visitor’s list was Mom and Pops, who had decided that a visit in Gordon’s Bay was now finally in order seeing as they had last been here well over two months ago! Chantelle was also quite eager to see them again, and so when they arrived just after 16:00, I quickly gave C a tinkle to let her know that the time to duck work was now upon her.

The four of us had a fabulous visit as always, thanks especially to the scrumptious milk tart that Chantelle quickly picked up on the way over (and which my stomache allowed me to eat), and the visit extended so long that we even ended up inviting Mom and Pops to hang around for some snackwiches and soup for dinner. I think it was only around 21:00 or so that Dad finally had enough and declared it time to go, leaving us with just enough time to clean out the honking fish tank and do the dishes, before going straight to bed for some well deserved recovery rest time at last!

Oh and in case you were wondering what the number one topic in all these visits actually was – look no further than the ever adorable Olympus and Coco. Truly if you are single and in the market, do yourself a favour and buy a kitten or puppy ASAP! Your chances of hooking up will surely never be higher! :P

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About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.