Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
I've started to gather some of the gear I'll be needing for the Whale Trail. Today I bought a new sleeping bag. Much as I'd have loved to get one of those super-light, super-compact ones, I made a pragmatic choice: a standard inexpensive one. Not exciting, but I think it will do the job just fine.
~ A year ago today I put more fruit into a bowl ~
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A parcel arrived in the post today and it was this cat tent, a prize in a promotion that I participated in last year. I think it's rather nifty and Trixie went inside straight away. I think she likes it!
~ A year ago today I was cleaning out my wardrobe ~
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A friend has had to cut out all salt from his diet due to a heart condition. He is finding it very difficult. I hope I never have to do the same as I love salt. I use the flakes - this small bowl lives next to my stove.
~ A year ago today I was picking up geckos ~
Monday, January 17, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This afternoon Dorothy and I went to look at the Wildlife Photos of the Year at the SA Museum, and then took a quick stroll through the Company Gardens. It was delightful to play tourist in my own town.
~ A year ago today I was enjoying the view in St James ~
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I love it when shrubs in my garden flower. This month the abelias are looking particularly pretty with their glossy dark leaves and little white flowers. I spent some time sitting in my garden reading today. Thank goodness the weather is cooling off. And fortunately there's been no wind at all!
~ A year ago today I was being greeted by my little kittie ~
Friday, January 7, 2011
Had some friends round this evening, got a fire going in the corner of the garden (easy with this new-fangled instant charcoal stuff) and feasted on wors, chops and salad. Feels good to follow good old South African tradition ;-)
~ A year ago today I was drinking my glass of water every morning ~
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Day four of Cape Town's first big heatwave of this summer... phew, it is SIZZLING. When I got home today I had a small bowl of fiery habenero chips and a big glass of cold water with ice. Hot and cold, does the trick every time.
~ A year ago today I was eating salad ~
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
One of the taps in my kitchen sink has broken - for the last few days I have been using a pair of pliers to open and shut the flow. But now I have bought a new mixer device, and just need to get it installed. Nearly there!
~ A year ago today I was having sundowners with my friends ~
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Year's Day snack: cream cheese on a cracker, with thin slices of cucumber, salt flakes and lots of black pepper. Perfect.
~ A year ago today I was trying out my home-made jam ~