08 October 2017 I have been off the radar for a while, because I have been traveling. Resting in New Jersey After my thrilling trip to Iceland – the land of fire and ice! – with Paprika, Oregano, Cheerio and Chamomile in August, we needed about a week to recover. It was lovely and peaceful … More A long journey back to Cape Town
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
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
Flat Kathy is currently heading to her next destination – New Jersey in the United States!! – and she has asked me to do some housekeeping on her blog in the meantime. You will see that she has added a new page to the top menu, rather ambitiously titled ‘My Travel Plans’. It has been … More Some housekeeping on Flat Kathy’s blog
10 June 2013 On our last morning together with my dear friends, Paula and Morton, as well as their son Roy and his wife Monique, we stopped off in Plymouth. This is the port city from which the famous ship, the Mayflower, departed for the New World America in 1620. After visiting the commemorative Mayflower … More Catching a ride on the Plymouth big wheel
12 May and 10 June 2013 While we were in London, we had visited the Mayflower Pub in Rotherhithe Village. This is the oldest pub on the River Thames, having been established in 1621. We went inside to have a bite to eat, and it was a very nice and cosy pub. From the outside … More The perilous voyage of the Mayflower pilgrims of 1620
10 June 2013 After catching a ride on the Plymouth Big Wheel, we headed to our next destination: Salisbury! “You look very excited, Flat Kathy,” remarked Paula with a smile. “Oh, Paula, I am! I can hardly sit still!” I exclaimed. “I am so looking forward to seeing Reggie and Richard again. I can’t believe … More Goodbye – and Hello – in Salisbury
09 June 2013 “Today, we are going to visit a very unusual place in Cornwall,” declared Paula, as we packed the car for the final leg of our journey around Cornwall. Tomorrow, we would be driving to Salisbury, and I was already very, very excited about that, because we were going to meet some special … More Enchanted by the garden of Eden
8 June 2013 After arriving at the Atlantic Ocean near Bude, we spent a couple of days driving around very scenic Cornwall, with my friends pointing out various sights to me. Once, we slept in a mousehole, which I thought was very funny! Paula said it wasn’t really a mousehole, but a village whose name … More We reach Land’s End
I have received the most astonishing email from Reggie: They will be flying to the United Kingdom this weekend! As you perhaps know, I am currently travelling around England with Paula and Morton, the lovely folk who just happen to be Reggie and Richard’s neighbours in Cape Town. (I am going to tell you all … More My South African host family is going to join me in England!
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