Changing The Scenery: From Home Office to The Sea!

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This happened quite a while ago, but I believe I got some lovely pics along the way and a lasting memory.


This was during the earlier days of lockdown. We’d been cooped up at our home office for quite some time already, and the restrictions imposed on Restaurants had just been lifted.

It was a difficult period, as @jusipassetti had been hard at work trying to get Healthloveza off the ground. We can talk more about that at a later stage, however, Healthloveza is aimed at providing top quality, natural Mental Health products to the local market. Think of things like CBD, Mushroom Capsules, Natural Sleep Aids, and so on.


So, we decided that not only would a change in scenery be great, but it would be wonderful if we can show some love and support to the industry since they were some of the hardest hit during the lockdown.

Armed with a notebook and our cellphones, we skedaddled out of the house, then headed down towards Big Bay.

We’re lucky in the sense that we live a mere 10-minute drive from the beach. We’ve spent many a day there over the years, especially during nice sunny weekends. It’s great free entertainment for the kids and leaves everyone feeling refreshed and recharged.

First things first, we had to get into some business discussions. For those in the know, marketing an online store can be painfully hard. Marketing CBD online is 10X worse. You’re extremely limited in your approach since the legalities surrounding it are still an online nightmare.

We quickly learned about this as our Google ads and posts either got blocked or removed by various platforms. Here, on Hive, I can talk about CBD all day long without any issues, haha.

Anyway, moving along, we discussed some strategies over a lovely brunch, the details of which I won’t bore you with.

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We didn’t get all that much work done, but it was a refreshing change of pace and scenery.

Afterward, we took a stroll along the beach, and I managed to capture some lovely shots of Table Mountain in all its glory.

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I'd usually have the focus point closely framed, but those beautiful whisks of white against the blue sky added to the beauty of Table Mountain that day.

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In the end, it’s true what they say, change is as good as a holiday. Even if that change was a small one, it was a big one on the day that helped us to get recharged and ready to take on the world again.

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I think great inspiration comes in the moments between perspiration. When working hard to achieve a dream, sometimes taking a few moments to focus on nature will clear the mind. Thanks for sharing the great photos. How is the online CBDbusiness going?

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Agreed 100%!

My wife had to go back to work full time, so we haven't carried on with the online drive. At the moment, it's a side hustle, that brings in a bit of money here and there. We have a few regulars, but at some point, I'll look into getting someone on board to run with it in the online space 😊

Structurally, everything is in place, so it's just a matter of getting it out there.

Thanks for popping in!

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Ah I remember this day well, and what a relief it was to spend some time outside and eating out for a change. I've always known that together ❤️ we can achieve anything. I love you very much ❤️

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It was a great day indeed! Thanks bb, love you too 😘❤️

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Table mountain looks great, SA is on my list of places to visit.

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Oh wonderful. Let me know if you come to Cape Town. I'd love to meet some of my foreign friends in person and can show you around from a local perspective. Get the inside scoop, you know 😁

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Very nice to see a bit more you and a bit of your lovely meisje !CTP

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Thank you 😁 I'm not one for photos, but that one turned out okay.
!CTP

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Great pictures. The food looked really good. I am going to make lunch now. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you so much! We really are blessed with beautiful beautiful scenery.

The food was okay... I think the picture looked better than it tasted, haha. It wasn't bad, but not great either. All round though, it was a refreshing change 😊

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A change of scenery is always a good thing. Looks like it was an awesome time.

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It was indeed. Much needed at the time too.

Congratulations to you though, #1 on LISTNERDS!

Awesome stuff 🎊🎉

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One day...I'll get to Cape Town. Table Mountain is something I've wanted to see with my own eyes for decades. Just amazing!

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Great stuff! When you do, feel free to reach out to me. I'll give you a localised tour 😁

The beauty of Table Mountain is it's always changing with the lighting and sky. Truly marvellous 😊

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Good pictures and I also think a nice change of scenery is nice. I should go out a bit more because I am couped up in my room most of the day.

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Luckily, with the work I do, I'm forced to go out, or else I might spend too much time indoors myself. I felt that difference when we were forced to stay indoors.

So get out there and catch some fresh air 😂

!CTP

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It's so nice to finish work and get to have scenery like that. We have this kind of half-cut mountain view in Cappadocia, but it's a hinterland, with no sea. !CTP

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goodness gracious that breakfast looks to die for!! Eggs benedict and heaven knows what that deathly delicious pancake bacon stack thing is!! Oh. Also, the flowers are very pretty 🤣🙈

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Thanks Claire. Well, the photos of the food looked better than it tasted, lol. It wasn't bad, but I can do a better job at home 😜

It was a great change of pace though. Much needed!
!CTP

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Ooooooooh listen to you bragging 🤣🤣 that's good to know though!

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