Welcome to my blog!

Hello, dearest friends – and dear friends-to-be!

My name is Flat Kathy, and this is what I look like:

As you can see, I am a very cheerful person – and I think I am very easy to get along with
As you can see, I am a very cheerful person – and I think I am very easy to get along with

Do you want to know where I come from?

I was born on or around 13 November 2012, with the help of a group of blogging friends – Amy-Lynn of Flandrum Hill, Sybil of Eastern Passage Passage and Lynne from Five Good Things. The three friends were planning a hike in the woods near their home, on the beautiful island of Nova Scotia off the eastern coast of mainland Canada.

They wanted to take along their blogging friend Kathy of Lake Superior Spirit. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Kathy enjoys the outdoors quite a lot; she and her beloved Barry live on the shores of Lake Superior in what really does look like a snug cabin in the woods! But it is a long 31-hour drive of 1,627 kilometres from Kathy’s cabin to Sybil’s forest, and what with the lakes being all frozen in November and the heavy snow and ice on the roads making this trip quite dangerous, they asked me to stand in for Kathy from the UP.

You can read all about that adventurous hike in the forest on Sybil’s blog. We had a fabulous time together, as you can see! Kathy from the UP (I suppose you could call her one of my alter egos… hm… or perhaps I am one of hers… I’m not so clear on that, actually) thought this was such a fun thing to do, that she raved about it on her own blog.

Unfortunately, over Christmas, things went a little pear-shaped. It’s not something that I’d like to discuss in a public forum such as this. Suffice it to say, that I was summarily banished from Amy-Lynn’s home, and the friends got together to decide on my fate. From my prison in the cupboard, I heard some alarming words being yelled, like paper-shredder, incinerator, shark-infested waters… Shudder…. the mere memory of this near-death experience gives me palpitations!

Eventually, they roped in a mutual blogging friend of theirs: Reggie from Grains of Sand. After some back and forth, she and her husband generously agreed to be my host family for an extended visit to the southern hemisphere.

I create my own blog!
I create my own blog!

I want to tell my story, so I have asked my South African host to help me create a blog. She has kindly given me access to a laptop, so that I can tappity-tappity away on the keyboard as much as I want.

I thus welcome you all to my brand new blog, and hope that you will enjoy hearing all about my travels around the world.

Well, so far, I haven’t actually done much travelling yet, but – with your help and guidance, and the cooperation of the postal services – I look forward to seeing many, many beautiful countries and cities and villages across the globe. Perhaps, after hearing my story, you will feel inspired to invite me over for a visit, and show me around your home for a bit? I am very curious and eager to see as much of the world as I can!

So, dear friends – and friends-to-be – please drop me a line!

7 thoughts on “Welcome to my blog!

  1. This is adorable! I’d be very happy to host Flat Kathy someday! Massachusetts is sure not so exotic and exciting, but I’m sure we could find some fun here.


    1. Ohh! Thank you, Karma. I would be happy to visit you. Your state is, I think, on the east coast, and fairly near Nova Scotia, where I was born?


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