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 April 2014 On the 20th of March this year, I said goodbye to my friend Birgitte from Denmark, with whom I had been staying for a couple of weeks. I was sad to go, as I’d been looking forward to doing a whole lot of interesting things with her. But I was also very … More At the post office
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
21 March 2013 Today, we visited Butterfly World, which happened to be one of the items on my Exciting Wish List. Reggie had told me that she and Richard had visited here sometime last year (see her blog), and that it was the most magical kingdom of butterflies and birds, with all kinds of other … More Fluttering butterflies, colourful birds, and sluggish iguanas at hot and humid Butterfly World
16 March 2013 “I’m going to the nursery this morning, Flat Kathy,” said Reggie. “Do you want to come along? “Ooh yes, are we buying some replacement catnip for Miss Tuffy-Cat?” I asked, eagerly climbing into the passenger seat and fastening my seatbelt. As you may recall from a previous post, the Cat’s ‘nip situation … More A visit to the nursery to purchase some lemon thyme, lemon balm – and catnip!
15 March 2013 I have been rather busy the last few days, writing my special Flat Kathy postcards to the nice people who asked me to write to them via my Contact Me form. I also wrote postcards to the people I have met so far during my time in Cape Town, as well as … More Hey ho! It’s off to the Post Office we go!
2 March 2013 “So, Flat Kathy, are you going to shave, spray or bail out?” Reggie asked me on the morning of Saturday, the 2nd of March 2013. We were in the car, on the way to the Canal Walk shopping centre, where we were going to meet our friends – Dr L, Dr V … More I sacrifice my hair during the 10th CANSA Shavathon
24 February 2013 Last week, Reggie and I were driving over one of the bridges that cross the Black River near Pinelands, when she braked sharply. “What on earth is that?” she exclaimed, peering through the passenger side window, as she drove slowly across the bridge. “Flat Kathy, look over there on the river, did … More Oh horror – is that the Grim Reaper on the Black River?!