A little-little Easter egg hunt

A little-little Easter egg hunt

17 April 2014 “Do you remember last year’s Thrilling Easter Egg hunts?” asked Reggie this morning. “Yes!” I cried, fondly reminiscing. “I remember hunting for chocolate Easter eggs with the terrible twins, Thabo and Bheki, and Little N, and I also remember how much fun we had in Windhoek, when we were visiting Aunty Lissi, … Continue reading

A little gift

A little gift

12 April 2014 “Flat Kathy, it is customary for a guest to bring a little gift,” explained my friend Birgitte from Denmark, as she was getting me ready for my long flight to South Africa. “Especially if you’re going to be staying with Reggie and Richard for a while.” “Oh!” I said. “I would love … Continue reading

A treat

A treat

12 April 2014 As a reward for our help in the garden, and because it is Easter, after all, Reggie buttered us some hot cross buns, and made us a cup of tea to share. I still remember the first time I had these delicious buns – it was during our visit to Windhoek in … Continue reading

Planting some lawn

Planting some lawn

12 April 2014 “Flat Kathy, are you up for some garden work?” asked Richard. “We need to re-plant some of the lawn that we removed while they were paving the courtyard. There used to be some grass growing around this big old rhus tree, but we had to take it all out and leave it … Continue reading

Tidying up

Tidying up

11 April 2014 My hosts in Cape Town are in the middle of some building work – teams of workers have been coming and going, laying down pavers for the courtyard, tiling the patio, and building a wooden pergola. When they finished their work for the day, Edward T Bear and I decided to lend … Continue reading

Bacon and eggs

Bacon and eggs

11 April 2014 “Would you like a little snack, Flat Kathy?” asked Reggie. “I’m making myself some bacon and eggs…” “That sounds yummy,” I said. “Edward T Bear was just saying to me that it would be lovely to have a bit of snack around about now…” “Yes, I thought I could hear his tummy … Continue reading

Edward T Bear returns from Lost Luggage Land

Edward T Bear returns from Lost Luggage Land

10 April 2014 When I arrived in Cape Town, it was in the middle of some drama involving lost luggage. Richard had just returned from a trip to the exotic sounding country of Chile in South America, but his suitcase hadn’t come home with him. Reggie was particularly distressed, because Edward T Bear was inside … Continue reading

Home-baked bread

Home-baked bread

09 April 2014 Today, I helped Reggie to bake a fresh loaf of wholewheat bread. Oh, there are few things nicer in life than a slice of home-baked bread, fresh out of the oven and still warm enough so that the butter can melt into it. Delicious.

Quality control

Quality control

08 April 2014 I had been given instructions to keep an eye on the workers, who are creating a new patio and courtyard for my friends in Cape Town, and so I did. Despite the baking heat, the team put in long hours of work to finish the grouting between the tiles. I must confess … Continue reading

Chilling out

Chilling out

08 April 2014 After my lengthy trip by airmail from a still-wintery Denmark in the far northern hemisphere, to an oven-hot Cape Town, I was feeling rather exhausted. “Flat Kathy, today is a very hot day, and it’s going to get even hotter in the next few days – into the high 30s,” Reggie told … Continue reading

A lovely welcome

A lovely welcome

08 April 2014 “I know someone who will be very happy to see you again,” said Reggie, as we made our way home from the post office. “Here we are,” she said, as we pulled into the driveway. “Look familiar, Flat Kathy?” “Ohh, yes,” I replied. “Very familiar.” We went inside to drop off the … Continue reading

At the post office

At the post office

08 April 2014 On the 20th of March this year, I said goodbye to my friend Birgitte from Denmark, with whom I had been staying for a couple of weeks. I was sad to go, as I’d been looking forward to doing a whole lot of interesting things with her. But I was also very … Continue reading

Guess who’s home?!

Guess who’s home?!

08 April 2014 Oh, my dear friends around the world, I have finally arrived in Cape Town again! What a journey the last few months have been. I don’t quite know where to start. I hope that my friend Reggie will help me to tell the stories of what has been happening to me since … Continue reading

Some updates on Flat Kathy’s blog

If you’re a subscriber of Flat Kathy’s blog, you may have noticed a flurry of posts yesterday and today. OK, let’s call it an avalanche. There is no need to panic. I won’t be flooding your inbox like that every day. It is simply because our sunshine-yellow friend leads such an exciting and varied life. … Continue reading

MIA no longer: Flat Kathy has re-surfaced!

MIA no longer: Flat Kathy has re-surfaced!

11 September 2013 If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed that our cheerful yellow friend has been missing in action (or MIA) for a while. Nary a peep has been heard from her since she gave a final goodbye hug to Paprika and Oregano on 19 August 2013, and took to … Continue reading

A sign of life from Flat Kathy!

A sign of life from Flat Kathy!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been wondering how Flat Kathy is doing, and whether she is alright, since saying goodbye to Paprika and Oregano on 19 August 2013. I wish I could’ve said that she’d managed to write it from the airplane, which is currently ferrying her to Western Australia to visit Gudrun … Continue reading

It’s time to leave New Jersey

It’s time to leave New Jersey

19 August 2013 Dear readers and friends around the world, After my exciting travels with Paprika and Oregano, it was time to say goodbye so that I could travel to western Australia for the next leg of my fantastical voyage. Reggie’s great-aunt (?) Gudrun, who lives in the town of Karratha, had invited me to … Continue reading

Enjoying the Rocky Mountains in Colorado

Enjoying the Rocky Mountains in Colorado

18 August 2013 Dear readers and friends around the world, We left South Dakota with its Jewel Caves and Mount Rushmore, and headed to Colorado to stay in Estes Park in the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Paprika and Oregano decided to take the long way around just so we could all get a glimpse of Nebraska. … Continue reading