Chilling out

08 April 2014 After my lengthy trip by airmail from a still-wintery Denmark in the far northern hemisphere, to an oven-hot Cape Town, I was feeling rather exhausted. “Flat Kathy, today is a very hot day, and it’s going to get even hotter in the next few days – into the high 30s,” Reggie told … More Chilling out

A lovely welcome

08 April 2014 “I know someone who will be very happy to see you again,” said Reggie, as we made our way home from the post office. “Here we are,” she said, as we pulled into the driveway. “Look familiar, Flat Kathy?” “Ohh, yes,” I replied. “Very familiar.” We went inside to drop off the … More A lovely welcome

Art in a Park: A visit to the Grounds for Sculpture

3 August 2013 Greetings to my dear readers and friends – and adoring fans – around the world, Paprika and Oregano decided to take advantage of my visit to go someplace they’d never been before: The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. This 42 acre park-like setting has over 270 sculptures of all styles … More Art in a Park: A visit to the Grounds for Sculpture

Thabo and Bheki hunt the chocolate Easter bunnies

01 April 2013 “Thabo? Bheki? I think I saw something running through the garden very, very early this morning,” announced Reggie at breakfast on Easter Sunday. “Really?” I asked, intrigued. The Twins, who had been smearing yoghurt over their faces in their attempt to feed themselves, stopped what they were doing, and stared at Reggie, … More Thabo and Bheki hunt the chocolate Easter bunnies

The Twins and I meet Herbie and his – or her – family

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