30 March 2013 “Do they bake hot cross buns in Namibia?” I asked Reggie. She had explained to me that these buns were an Easter tradition, and I had such happy memories of munching hot cross buns in Cape Town. “Of course we do,” interjected Aunty Lissi. “And as it happens to be the Easter weekend, … More A quick trip to the shops for Easter buns
29 March 2013 A piercing shriek echoed through the house, followed by the scampering of little feet. The Twins hurtled into the kitchen and threw themselves at Reggie and me, crying hysterically. “What’s wrong? What happened?” I asked, embracing Bheki and patting her back in a calming sort of way. Reggie had picked up Thabo, … More Help! There’s a Tiger in the house!
29 March 2013 One morning, Aunty Lissi was busy in the kitchen, slicing up some cucumbers and tearing some lettuce leaves off a fresh and crunchy head of lettuce. “Are you making a salad?” I asked, trying not to appear too curious. We’d just had breakfast after all, and I thought it was a little … More The Twins and I meet Herbie and his – or her – family
28 March 2013 When we arrive at Aunty Lissi’s home in a lovely suburb of Windhoek, she encourages us to make ourselves at home. Richard and Reggie, as well as I and the Twins, will be staying in a cosy little garden flatlet at the back of the house. While Richard helps Aunty Lissi to … More Kaffee and Kuchen at Aunty Lissi’s: The twins and I meet the family
28 March 2013 After checking in at Cape Town International Airport, we made our way through the security checkpoint and the passport control point to a corridor with lots of expensive shops along one side, and big windows all along the other. We found a restaurant – Cafe Dulce – near our departure gate, where … More Windhoek – Nambia – here we come!
28 March 2013 The Big Day has finally arrived! We have been packing frantically for my very first aeroplane flight! Reggie and Richard and Aunty Christa and I are flying to Windhoek, which is the capital city of Namibia. I am going to meet their families in Windhoek, and then we’re planning to drive down … More Packing for our flight to Namibia
24 March 2013 “We are going to do a Woefie Wandel today,” announced Reggie at breakfast this morning. “Pardon? What’s a Woffie Wonder?” I asked, getting my tongue into knots. “Woffie Wonder! Woffie Wonder!” chanted the Twins in unison, giggling hysterically at each other. It took a few minutes before Reggie and I could continue … More Wandering through the vineyards of Durbanville with hundreds of woefies
23 March 2013 “Have you ever been on an Easter Egg Hunt, Flat Kathy?” asked Reggie. I shook my head sadly. “Well, we’re going to have one with Little N this morning,” she explained, beaming broadly at me: “and you and the Twins are coming along too.” Now that was wonderful news! I always love … More Hunting for chocolate Easter eggs with the Twins
22 March 2013 This morning, there was a loud racket in the back garden. “Squawk! Haaaaa-haaaaa-haaaaa! SQUAAAAwk!!” Miss Tuffy-Cat came racing inside the garden flatlet, all bushed up and flustered. “Oh!” She cried, “Oh! Those horrid birds are back!” She found herself to a sunny spot on the tiles, and starting licking herself furiously in … More A hadeda delivers a surprise package: May I introduce you to the Twins?
22 March 2013 “Phew, it’s HOT today,” I groaned, fanning myself as the sweat trickled down my back. “I thought it’s supposed to be autumn already?” “It’s the end of summer,” agreed Reggie, “but it can still get very hot in Cape Town. How about we go for a swim?” “Um… how?” I inquired, puzzled. … More A refreshing dip in the pool