23 March 2013 “Have you ever been on an Easter Egg Hunt, Flat Kathy?” asked Reggie. I shook my head sadly. “Well, we’re going to have one with Little N this morning,” she explained, beaming broadly at me: “and you and the Twins are coming along too.” Now that was wonderful news! I always love … More Hunting for chocolate Easter eggs with the Twins
22 March 2013 This morning, there was a loud racket in the back garden. “Squawk! Haaaaa-haaaaa-haaaaa! SQUAAAAwk!!” Miss Tuffy-Cat came racing inside the garden flatlet, all bushed up and flustered. “Oh!” She cried, “Oh! Those horrid birds are back!” She found herself to a sunny spot on the tiles, and starting licking herself furiously in … More A hadeda delivers a surprise package: May I introduce you to the Twins?
21 March 2013 Today, we visited Butterfly World, which happened to be one of the items on my Exciting Wish List. Reggie had told me that she and Richard had visited here sometime last year (see her blog), and that it was the most magical kingdom of butterflies and birds, with all kinds of other … More Fluttering butterflies, colourful birds, and sluggish iguanas at hot and humid Butterfly World
3 March 2013 On Sunday 3 March 2013, the day after the CANSA Shavathon during which I sacrificed my hair too, Reggie, Aunty Karin and I joined our friends, Little N, Dr Felix and Dr Lizette on a drive out to a very interesting and unusual farm called Babylonstoren. The place is famous for its … More A visit to the vast gardens of Babylonstoren
17 March 2013 After our leisurely stroll around the Silvermine Reservoir on Sunday morning, we continued through to the suburb of Noordhoek, where we had visited the Noordhoek Garden Emporium for lunch that time – remember? Suddenly, Richard pulled over into a small lay-by and squeezed himself into a parking spot behind a huge tour … More Breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive from Noordhoek to Hout Bay
5 March 2013 When was the last time that you received a postcard or a letter in the mail? I don’t mean an invoice, bank statement, letter of demand, bulk advertising or plea to donate to another charity. I mean a proper handwritten postcard, lovingly addressed to you? With a postage stamp on it? And sent … More My special Flat Kathy postcards are waiting to be sent across the world!
2 March 2013 “So, Flat Kathy, are you going to shave, spray or bail out?” Reggie asked me on the morning of Saturday, the 2nd of March 2013. We were in the car, on the way to the Canal Walk shopping centre, where we were going to meet our friends – Dr L, Dr V … More I sacrifice my hair during the 10th CANSA Shavathon
23 February 2013 “We’re going to cross the Cape Fold Mountains today,” announced Reggie on the afternoon of Saturday, 23 February 2013. “We’ll be driving over Du Toit’s Kloof Pass to the small town of Rawsonville on the other side. One of the farms in the Breedekloof Valley is hosting a picnic concert by a … More Across the majestic mountains via Du Toit’s Kloof Pass
01 February 2013 Banished (a bit unfairly, I feel) from the vast snowfields and frozen lakes of my homeland, I have arrived – at last! – in Cape Town, South Africa! Can you imagine, that I am now at the tip of deepest, darkest, hottest – and windiest, it seems – Africa. I had been … More I have reached Cape Town at last!
Hello, dearest friends – and dear friends-to-be! My name is Flat Kathy, and this is what I look like: Do you want to know where I come from? I was born on or around 13 November 2012, with the help of a group of blogging friends – Amy-Lynn of Flandrum Hill, Sybil of Eastern Passage … More Welcome to my blog!