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I met a Prince today

Very high up on my list of favourite people is this guy, Prince Nkomazana. He’s a manager at Woolworths Café Nicolway. There are very few people I genuinely enjoy spending time with (even if that’s only for as long as it takes me to finish a coffee). There are even fewer who possess the character traits I aspire to. Prince is a guy you want to spend more time with. And after every bit of time I spend with him I realize that if I could be only half the man he is, I’d be twice the man I am. I suppose one wouldn’t expect any less from a Prince.


I remember the first time I visited Paris. It was everything I hoped it would be. Charming. Romantic. Just like the movies. On the day I arrived I did what I normally do on the day I arrive anywhere. I boarded a red bus tour. It’s a quick and easy way to get the lay of the land to map out what you really want to do for the rest of your stay. I ticked all the boxes on that trip. Went up the Eiffel. Ate a crêpe. Got shouted at by a local. Ate a crêpe. Got lost on the subway. Ate a crêpe. Shopped on the Champs Elysées (for a t-shirt that said “Paris”). Ate McDonalds (maybe it tastes different in Paris?). Saw the Mona Lisa. Ate a crêpe. I left the city 5 days later with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Thinking that I had seen all of Paris. Loving her even more. And accepting that I would never again be able to stand the sight of crêpes. I’ve been lucky enough to return to …