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Scooting about Pinnacle Point Estate in Mossel Bay (2019-09-28) Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions 01 FEB 2020

Last year September saw me take the girls up for a weekend away at Pinnacle Point in Mossel Bay, a slightly more out of the ordinary visit than normal given that mom and dad were restricted to home in Bellville (due to mom’s hip replacement) and Chantelle was busy frantically churning out cakes in Gordon’s Bay, meaning that it was just me, my two girls, and my younger brother Ryan inhabiting the great big house for the handful of days.

Obviously we made the most of it (despite the damp, overcast, predominantly grey conditions). Lots of sport on TV, golf cart shenanigans, animal and fynbos spotting in the estate, fish and chips at the Sea Gypsy (as is now customary for any visit to Mossel Bay), Lego building, colouring in, and the highlight of each and every day – a swim in the warm water pool at ATKV Hartenbos.

We also confirmed that scooting around on scooters in such a hilly estate is no fun at all – if you’re little.

Screenshot Saturday: Michiko to Hatchin (Episode 1) Anime 09 JAN 2010

Michiko to Hatchin is one roller-coaster of a ride in terms of anime series, always keeping fresh, always pulling out the surprises and genuinely managing to stay original and thoroughly enjoyable. Hence it is no wonder it managed to sneak in for a Screenshot Saturday showing!

Funnily enough, a window will break when you jump a scooter through it...

Towards the end of the first episode of Michiko to Hatchin we have this absolutely fantastic sequence where Michiko comes careening out of nowhere on her over-powered turquoise super scooter, ramping through the big glass window into the unsuspecting evil foster parents’ dining room in order to locate her missing daughter Hatchin.

Now up to this point we’ve been subjected to the sad abuse that poor little Hatchin has had to contend with for each and every day of her miserable life here with the rather worldly priest and his family and so one can’t help but feel utter elation at this sudden and unexpected burst of a ray of sunshine, but at the same time, one can’t help but wonder just what the heck Hatchin has to deal with now.

After all, Michiko is rude, crude, an escaped convict, doesn’t flinch even when bullets whiz by (the priest is a lousy shot anyway) and couldn’t give a toss about what anybody might think of her – in other words not exactly the perfect, happy escape from her life of misery that young Hatchin was hoping for after all…

Um no. No, it's not me you're looking for, honest!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiko_to_Hatchin