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
31 July 2017 On Saturday evening, it had been too windy for the balloons to be launched (see yesterday’s blogpost) – but during the last launch of the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, we were treated to quite a show. Normally the launch on Sunday is smaller than on the other nights because many of … More Balloons everywhere!
30 July 2017 This weekend is going to be an exciting one, Flat Kathy,” announced Paprika at breakfast one morning. “It’s the 35th annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.” Ooh, now doesn’t that sound quite marvelous? My friends explained to me what it … More My hopes of seeing a hot air balloon pop
23 July 2017 I have finally recovered from jet lag after my lengthy trip to the United States. Last night I went with Paprika and Oregano to meet their traveling companions: Cheerio and Chamomile. (Don’t you just love their names? I sure do…) They were so welcoming to me and are excited to have me … More I meet my fellow travellers
18 July 2017 My dear friends, I am sure you will be happy to hear that I have survived my long-haul flight across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town to the United States. Reggie had tucked me into my bubble-wrap envelope only ten days earlier, and here I am, on the other side of the … More A kitty-cat welcome at Paprika and Oregano
07 July 2017 My South African family and I had barely returned to Cape Town last weekend, when I received a most marvelous invitation via a comment on my blog. We had spent most of Sunday unpacking and tidying things away after our three-week journey around Europe, and I had helped Reggie to download all … More Goodbye Cape Town – USA, here I come!
08 October 2014 One day, my friends Paprika and Oregano phoned us to hear how we were doing. They’d been looking at some of the blog posts we’d written about the time I spent with them in July and August. It was lovely to reminisce about the adventures we had together. At first, I stayed … More Curling up with Paprika & Oregano
23 August 2014 After our Alaskan adventure, we were all happy to return to sunny summer weather in New Jersey. Paprika and I spent a few days relaxing in the courtyard and garden, but we both knew that I would be leaving again soon. “Flat Kathy, it’s time for you to continue with your travels. … More I’m off to Virginia
5 August 2014 As you probably know, I am currently staying with my friend Paprika (who runs her very own blog over here) and her husband Oregano, and their two playful kitties, Linus and Otis. They live in New Jersey, which is in the Eastern United States. A few days ago, just after I had … More Packed and ready!
30 July 2014 What a busy weekend we had! The balloons at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning launched Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Paprika said I must be a good luck charm because they haven’t had a balloon festival with such cooperative weather in many years. Saturday night we watched the balloons with Paprika and … More Just chilling with my friends