My journey so far. The coverage of some stories as a teenager when I lived in a nature reserve off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, how I chose the name 'Gwiilo', and a bit more.
When I was around 13 years old, I was apart of a group of friends when I lived in a nature reserve off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. We would frequently roam around the estate and go down to the various beaches. On one particular day, we were all walking barefoot along the gravel paths surrounded by kilometres of bushes, when the group leader jokingly started giving everyone nicknames, just for fun. When he decided that I 'looked like a 'Gwilo'' I immediately loved the name. Unfortunately, the name was taken when I decided to change my Minecraft name, and instead I decided to change it to 'Gwiilo'. The name has stuck with me ever since, and it is a constant reminder of the journeys we had in the nature reserve, ranging from being apart of the creation of our amazing bush base and it's infamous, powerful catapult which could shoot all the way down into the sea water, to the hot, sunny days when we would sit in the road, hiding in the shade of an unnecessarily large bush.