My South African host family is going to join me in England!

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!

Flying above and tunnelling below the Thames

31 May 2013 After our leisurely sightseeing cruise by ferry along the Thames, Morton turned to me and asked, “Flat Kathy, do you feel like another little adventure?” “Oh yes!” I cried. “I love adventures.” “Fantastic,” he said, smiling broadly. “Now that you’ve floated along the Thames, on the ferry, it is time for you … More Flying above and tunnelling below the Thames

Gloucester’s the place of Beatrix Potter – and Harry Potter

23 May 2013 Today, we visited the city of Gloucester, which lies on the River Severn, close to the Welsh border, and a bit north-east of Bristol. If you remember, Bristol is where we visited that big ship that the famous Brunel had built – the SS Great Britain. I was surprised to learn how … More Gloucester’s the place of Beatrix Potter – and Harry Potter

Hankie-flapping, bell-ringing and stick-thumping: The Morris dancers of Beaconsfield Fair

18 May 2013 We went to a fair at Beaconsfield today, just west of where we were staying outside London. We walked around looking at the stalls, and admiring all the little arts and crafts that people were selling. Suddenly, we became aware of a crowd gathering in an open space among the stalls. A … More Hankie-flapping, bell-ringing and stick-thumping: The Morris dancers of Beaconsfield Fair