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
05 September 2014 My dear friends, what a day we had today!! Last night over supper, Rosemary turned to me and asked, “Have you ever gone apple-picking, Flat Kathy?” “No,” I said, shaking my head regretfully. “Reggie had wanted to take me strawberry picking… and cherry picking… but I wasn’t in South Africa at the … More A day on the farm
1 September 2014 My dear friends, I cannot wait to tell you how much fun I had today with Rosemary and Basil! A few days ago, I learned that Americans celebrate Labor Day on the first weekend of September; this public holiday honors all the workers who have contributed to the economic development and prosperity … More A Labor Day Party
30 August 2014 My hosts in Virginia, Rosemary and Basil, have really made me feel like I am part of their family. Today, we went shopping together. They even allowed me to help push the shopping trolley for them, while they bought some things for the house. It seems that they only moved to Virginia … More We go shopping
27 August 2014 Oh, I had so much fun today with Rosemary! Rosemary and Basil live in the lovely town of Winchester, which is situated in the Shenandoah Valley. The town is home to a University and a Conservatory. Perhaps my friends will take me for a bit of a tour of the town one … More I meet ‘Library Lil’ at the Handley Library – and (almost) take a bite of a huge red apple
26 August 2014 Like Reggie’s mom Karin, back in faraway Cape Town, my hosts in Virginia also seem to be big fans of tennis. My arrival coincided with the start of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Rosemary, Basil and I sat down to watch the first rounds of this huge tournament, to determine the best … More Whack! Smash! Sprint….!
25 August 2014 I have arrived in Virginia! As you know, my New Jersey family – Paprika and Oregano – had dropped me off at their local post office a few days ago. I was already missing them – and particularly playful little Otis and cuddly Linus. Although I was traveling in a comfortable, padded … More Hello, Virginia!
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
15 August 2014 Our Alaskan adventure was coming to an end, but our long flight back to the east coast didn’t leave until late afternoon. Paprika and Oregano decided to squeeze in a visit to one more museum before heading to the airport. During our trip through Alaska, we have all been fascinated by how … More Making the most of our last day in Alaska
14 August 2014 Today we went to visit Denali National Park and Preserve. This park is 7,370 square miles and covers over 6 million acres. The stewards of the park have kept it intact and it appears today, much has it did hundreds of years ago. The park is home to what rangers refer to … More A Day in Denali National Park