Saturday, 10 June 2017 After resting a little at Hotel Emma, our home in Rotterdam for the week (blog), we were ready for a little adventure. We decided to take the train to Delft, a very pretty town about 16 km north of Rotterdam. We were joined by two of Richard’s colleagues from work, Donald … More An outing to pretty Delft: Quaint canals, church towers and crunchy chips
Saturday, 10 June 2017 After all the excitement of flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam, and then taking the train to Rotterdam Central Station, my friends and I were feeling rather tired. We walked south along the Westersingel with our heavy suitcases and rucksacks, until we reached the hotel, where we would be staying for … More Hotel Emma, Rotterdam: Our home from home
Saturday, 10 June 2017 Our fast intercity train did not take long to reach Rotterdam Central Station. This is a very odd-looking building – someone remarked that it resembles the open mouth of a shark about to leap out of the water. What do you think? I was very hungry and thirsty by then, so … More Arriving in Rotterdam
Saturday, 10 June 2017 Did you figure out where we were going from the photo I posted a few days ago? Well done! Yes, we are in The Netherlands! On Friday night (yesterday), I flew into Schiphol Airport Amsterdam with my dear friends Richard and Reggie. We shared a cup of tea at Cape Town … More We fly to Amsterdam!
09 June 2017 It has been a very busy morning for us. Reggie and I dashed about doing some last-minute shopping for our big trip to Europe. I had asked Reggie whether we could take some gifts with us, that we could give to friends overseas. We got some delicious chocolates, which were handmade right … More Botanical tea and curious dachshunds among the flowers
08 June 2017 We are flying to Europe tomorrow evening! When I say ‘we’, I mean me and my dear friends Reggie and Richard. They had asked me a month or two ago, when they were booking their flights, whether I felt like an overseas adventure. Well, of course I did! At first I thought … More Exciting news!
07 June 2017 Cape Town and the Western Cape have been experiencing a terrible drought. We have had almost no rain since last year. Even the autumn rains did not happen. Everyone is frightfully worried at the steadily dropping dam levels. We have been trying to save water wherever we can, but it doesn’t seem … More The Cape of Storms
03 June 2017 Do you remember Miss Tuffy-Cat, the pretty tortoiseshell cat who greeted me with such affection when I first arrived in Cape Town after my long, long trip from Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada? From the beginning, she made me feel so welcome in her home. We spent many happy … More R.I.P. Miss Tuffy-Cat
01 June 2017 Hello my dear friends! I have really missed talking with all of you. How long has it been? Two-and-a-half years? I don’t quite know where to start, so let’s just start with what happened today. This morning, Reggie said to me, with a twinkle in her eye, “Flat Kathy, I have planned … More I am back – with a surprise makeover