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!
15 October 2014 After a perfectly scrumptilicious breakfast, Rosemary and Basil took me down to their local post office today. I had butterflies in my tummy. I wasn’t looking forward to saying goodbye to my friends. “We’ll need to find you a very strong envelope, Flat Kathy,” said Rosemary, as we walked into the post … More I’m on my way again
13 October 2014 Rosemary and Basil and I sometimes went for a little stroll around the neighbourhood. It’s very pretty here. I noticed that some unusual decorations were starting to appear in people’s front gardens and in their windows. “What are all those decorations for, Rosemary?” I asked. “Pumpkins and gourds, spiders and creepy-looking things, … More Preparing for Halloween
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
09 October 2014 I have been feeling rather lethargic these last couple of weeks, and have been sleeping for long hours. Basil and Rosemary and I drove up to Cleveland in Ohio for a couple of weeks in September, to visit Basil’s brother, who used to be a doctor. But the weather wasn’t playing along. … More Lazing about…