Blowing into Chesterfield

21 October 2014 Oh my word! What a storm-tossed flight it has been! I am so relieved to have landed safely in the United Kingdom! When I had said goodbye to my Virginia friends, Rosemary and Basil, last week (see: I’m on my way again), I had no idea that it would be such a … More Blowing into Chesterfield

I’m on my way again

15 October 2014 After a perfectly scrumptilicious breakfast, Rosemary and Basil took me down to their local post office today. I had butterflies in my tummy. I wasn’t looking forward to saying goodbye to my friends. “We’ll need to find you a very strong envelope, Flat Kathy,” said Rosemary, as we walked into the post … More I’m on my way again

Preparing for Halloween

13 October 2014 Rosemary and Basil and I sometimes went for a little stroll around the neighbourhood. It’s very pretty here. I noticed that some unusual decorations were starting to appear in people’s front gardens and in their windows. “What are all those decorations for, Rosemary?” I asked. “Pumpkins and gourds, spiders and creepy-looking things, … More Preparing for Halloween

Re-routed to the UK

10 October 2014 “Flat Kathy, we have figured out a way for you to get back to Cape Town,” announced Rosemary at breakfast this morning. She and Basil were busy in the kitchen, preparing our customary bowl of muesli and fruit. I love that, it’s such a healthy combination, and always leaves me feeling full … More Re-routed to the UK

Lazing about…

09 October 2014 I have been feeling rather lethargic these last couple of weeks, and have been sleeping for long hours. Basil and Rosemary and I drove up to Cleveland in Ohio for a couple of weeks in September, to visit Basil’s brother, who used to be a doctor. But the weather wasn’t playing along. … More Lazing about…