I’m on my way again

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

Preparing for Halloween

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

Re-routed to the UK

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

Lazing about…

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…

A day on the farm

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

A Labor Day Party

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

We go shopping

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

I meet ‘Library Lil’ at the Handley Library – and (almost) take a bite of a huge red apple

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