14 August 2013 Today was a special day on the stats page of Flat Kathy’s blog: Her Fan Club now has 51 members – on behalf of Flat Kathy, Thank you to each and every one of you! And her blog has had 5001 visitors since she wrote her very first blogpost at the start of … More Hip-hip-hooray! We celebrate a milestone on Flat Kathy’s blog
04 April 2013 This morning, the Twins were over the moon with excitement. All through breakfast, they refused to sit still, but bounced up and down, clapping their hands and pulling each other’s hair. I tell you, I was at my wit’s end. Reggie had let it slip last night that they would be meeting … More Thabo and Bheki have a thrilling playdate
01 April 2013 “Thabo? Bheki? I think I saw something running through the garden very, very early this morning,” announced Reggie at breakfast on Easter Sunday. “Really?” I asked, intrigued. The Twins, who had been smearing yoghurt over their faces in their attempt to feed themselves, stopped what they were doing, and stared at Reggie, … More Thabo and Bheki hunt the chocolate Easter bunnies
30 March 2013 “Do they bake hot cross buns in Namibia?” I asked Reggie. She had explained to me that these buns were an Easter tradition, and I had such happy memories of munching hot cross buns in Cape Town. “Of course we do,” interjected Aunty Lissi. “And as it happens to be the Easter weekend, … More A quick trip to the shops for Easter buns
29 March 2013 A piercing shriek echoed through the house, followed by the scampering of little feet. The Twins hurtled into the kitchen and threw themselves at Reggie and me, crying hysterically. “What’s wrong? What happened?” I asked, embracing Bheki and patting her back in a calming sort of way. Reggie had picked up Thabo, … More Help! There’s a Tiger in the house!
29 March 2013 One morning, Aunty Lissi was busy in the kitchen, slicing up some cucumbers and tearing some lettuce leaves off a fresh and crunchy head of lettuce. “Are you making a salad?” I asked, trying not to appear too curious. We’d just had breakfast after all, and I thought it was a little … More The Twins and I meet Herbie and his – or her – family
28 March 2013 When we arrive at Aunty Lissi’s home in a lovely suburb of Windhoek, she encourages us to make ourselves at home. Richard and Reggie, as well as I and the Twins, will be staying in a cosy little garden flatlet at the back of the house. While Richard helps Aunty Lissi to … More Kaffee and Kuchen at Aunty Lissi’s: The twins and I meet the family
28 March 2013 After checking in at Cape Town International Airport, we made our way through the security checkpoint and the passport control point to a corridor with lots of expensive shops along one side, and big windows all along the other. We found a restaurant – Cafe Dulce – near our departure gate, where … More Windhoek – Nambia – here we come!
28 March 2013 The Big Day has finally arrived! We have been packing frantically for my very first aeroplane flight! Reggie and Richard and Aunty Christa and I are flying to Windhoek, which is the capital city of Namibia. I am going to meet their families in Windhoek, and then we’re planning to drive down … More Packing for our flight to Namibia
24 March 2013 “We are going to do a Woefie Wandel today,” announced Reggie at breakfast this morning. “Pardon? What’s a Woffie Wonder?” I asked, getting my tongue into knots. “Woffie Wonder! Woffie Wonder!” chanted the Twins in unison, giggling hysterically at each other. It took a few minutes before Reggie and I could continue … More Wandering through the vineyards of Durbanville with hundreds of woefies