27 April 2014 For days, my friends had been talking about our upcoming weekend at a luxury game lodge in the bushveld. Much to my delight, Edward and I were going to go along. Finally, the day came. We packed everything into the 4×4 vehicle of Sister Tanya’s friend K, and headed east along a … More Enjoying a life of leisure at a luxury game lodge
24 April 2014 “What are you going to do with those bananas?” Richard asked Aunty Lissi this morning at breakfast. “They’ve all gotten ripe at once.” He gave me a wink, and whispered, “Flat Kathy, I think there’s a secret plan afoot, to bake my favourite banana loaf.” “Oooh!” I exclaimed, giggling. “Yes, indeed, there … More Have bananas? Bake a cake!
23 April 2014 Life in Aunty Lissi’s household in Windhoek is always exciting. I love visiting her. There is always something happening, or something to do: the fish in the fishpond need to be fed, the beautiful flowers in the garden need to be watered, the tortoises need fresh lettuce and cucumbers… And if Mr … More Mr Tiger is a real tiger!
22 April 2014 “Flat Kathy, you were so helpful earlier today, when you and Richard mixed the cement for the paving,” remarked Aunty Lissi, looking at me proudly. “I was wondering whether you and Reggie might like to feed the fish for me?” Aunty Lissi has a small fishpond in the front garden, complete with … More Feeding the fishies
22 April 2014 “Flat Kathy,” said Richard this morning. “I need your help.” “Oh! Alright,” I replied. “What can I do?” “I have to mix a bit of cement,” explained Richard, as he hefted a heavy-looking bag onto his shoulder. “You’ve probably seen the two holes in the paving on my mom’s driveway. I want … More Lending a hand – or a stick
22 April 2014
19 April 2014 I’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it just happens to be my favourite meal of the day. Even more so, when it can be enjoyed with family and dear friends. Every morning, Edward T Bear and I shared a grapefruit. “It’s full of … More Breakfast – my favourite meal of the day
20 April 2014 “The Easter Bunny was here this morning,” announced Aunty Lissi. “I happened to see something running around the garden when I was making breakfast earlier. At first I thought it was Tiger, but it was white-and-tan in colour, whereas Tiger is dark-grey-and-black.” “So it must have been the Easter Bunny?!” I cried. … More Hunting for Easter eggs
20 April 2014 “What’s in those plastic bags, Aunty Lissi?” I asked, while we were tidying up the kitchen. “Nuts. They were a present. But they’re so hard, that I haven’t been able to crack them open to eat them.” Richard, who had overheard our conversation, piped up, “I’ll open them for you. Do you … More A hard nut to crack
20 April 2014 I had told Edward T Bear all about meeting the many tortoises in Aunty Lissi’s garden. So the next day, he insisted that he wanted to come along for the feeding. “You’re a very little bear, Edward,” Reggie cautioned him. “Those big tortoises are much bigger than you. So you will need … More Edward T Bear riding high!