27 April 2014 For days, my friends had been talking about our upcoming weekend at a luxury game lodge in the bushveld. Much to my delight, Edward and I were going to go along. Finally, the day came. We packed everything into the 4×4 vehicle of Sister Tanya’s friend K, and headed east along a … More Enjoying a life of leisure at a luxury game lodge
24 April 2014 “What are you going to do with those bananas?” Richard asked Aunty Lissi this morning at breakfast. “They’ve all gotten ripe at once.” He gave me a wink, and whispered, “Flat Kathy, I think there’s a secret plan afoot, to bake my favourite banana loaf.” “Oooh!” I exclaimed, giggling. “Yes, indeed, there … More Have bananas? Bake a cake!
23 April 2014 Life in Aunty Lissi’s household in Windhoek is always exciting. I love visiting her. There is always something happening, or something to do: the fish in the fishpond need to be fed, the beautiful flowers in the garden need to be watered, the tortoises need fresh lettuce and cucumbers… And if Mr … More Mr Tiger is a real tiger!
22 April 2014 “Flat Kathy, you were so helpful earlier today, when you and Richard mixed the cement for the paving,” remarked Aunty Lissi, looking at me proudly. “I was wondering whether you and Reggie might like to feed the fish for me?” Aunty Lissi has a small fishpond in the front garden, complete with … More Feeding the fishies
22 April 2014 “Flat Kathy,” said Richard this morning. “I need your help.” “Oh! Alright,” I replied. “What can I do?” “I have to mix a bit of cement,” explained Richard, as he hefted a heavy-looking bag onto his shoulder. “You’ve probably seen the two holes in the paving on my mom’s driveway. I want … More Lending a hand – or a stick
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22 April 2014 “Now that we have a new patio at home,” remarked Reggie at breakfast this morning, “we want to give our garden a bit of a make-over. And I want to offer a new home to a couple of gnomes.” “I know just the place,” said Tanya. “We can go to Wilde Eend … More Gnomes looking for homes
19 April 2014 I’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it just happens to be my favourite meal of the day. Even more so, when it can be enjoyed with family and dear friends. Every morning, Edward T Bear and I shared a grapefruit. “It’s full of … More Breakfast – my favourite meal of the day
21 April 2014 During our explorations of the garden, Edward T Bear and I found these little bright red fruit. We didn’t know what they were, so we picked one, and asked Aunty Lissi. “Those are miniature guavas, Flat Kathy,” she explained. “They have a strongly sour and tart flavour, but they are very rich … More Baby guavas
20 April 2014 “The Easter Bunny was here this morning,” announced Aunty Lissi. “I happened to see something running around the garden when I was making breakfast earlier. At first I thought it was Tiger, but it was white-and-tan in colour, whereas Tiger is dark-grey-and-black.” “So it must have been the Easter Bunny?!” I cried. … More Hunting for Easter eggs