Monday, February 28, 2011


Right from day one this machine and I have not got along. Today I had to waste fifteen minutes of precious time, on one of my busiest days of the year, pulling bits of paper from out of its innards after it accidentally-on purpose ate some of my copies. Grrr!
~ A year ago today I put my feet up for the day ~

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pick a Show

There are so many good movies on at the moment. This afternoon we saw The King's Speech and it was as charming and entertaining as I'd been lead to believe.
~ A year ago today I was also watching a movie ~

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I'm no fan of shopping malls but I had stuff to get so this afternoon I headed to that temple to consumerism, Canal Walking Shopping Centre. I managed to find most of what I was looking for, but it was pretty ghastly and exhausting. Won't be rushing back there any-time soon!
~ A year ago today I was playing sudoku ~

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Big Count

It's our annual stock take at work today... always a long tiring day.
~ A year ago today I went for a drive ~

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Flat Pack

I finally made a decision about a new backpack... opted for this small ladies' one, full of nifty features. Its first outing will be the Whale Trail.
~ A year ago today I was puzzling over a toothbrush ~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm always inspired when I page through the Moro cookbook. Mmm, doesn't Saffron Rice sounds delicious?
~ A year ago today I was stressing out at work ~

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How To

There are a couple of web-comics I read regularly but my favourite by far is Scott Meyer's Basic Instructions. Makes me chuckle every time.
~ A year ago today I was playing with my cat ~

Monday, February 21, 2011


I know they're not indigenous but I like palm trees... they are so summery, especially against a blue sky. And today was just such a lovely day!
~ A year ago today I was eating out ~

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I managed a little work in the garden today, mainly weeding and scooping up dead leaves. Also did a lot of sighing at the damage a week of gales has done to my plants. Poor garden isn't looking very good right now :(
~ A year ago today I made stuffed mushrooms ~

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Teatime Treats

I took a box of decadent goodies from my favourite patisserie to Dom's house for tea this afternoon. Pure evil!
~ A year ago today I got some new chairs ~

Friday, February 18, 2011


Saw U2's 360° show at Cape Town Stadium this evening. Awesome!
~ A year ago today I attended a lecture ~

Thursday, February 17, 2011


One of my favourite pieces of junk jewellery snapped in two today and can't be repaired. I'm sorry to say goodbye to it.
~ A year ago today Trixie nearly broke a pot ~

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Clean Kitchen

For the last couple of months I have had someone come in to clean for me once a week. It is wonderful to arrive home after a busy work day to a house that is tidy and sparkly-clean.
~ A year ago today I was doing some light reading ~

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I went to see Not in 3D this evening. Marc is a funny guy!
~ A year ago today it was Michele's birthday ~

Monday, February 14, 2011

Victoria Wharf

Sometimes I don't go to the Waterfront for months at a time, and then suddenly I'm there every week! I popped in after work today to run a few errands, and then I went for a walk.
~ A year ago today Trixie was refusing to look at the camera ~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Swan Song

Went to watch Black Swan this afternoon: meh.
~ A year ago today I got a haircut ~

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Less than a week til the U2 concert. I've dug out some of my old CDs and have been giving them a listen again. Bringing back memories from the 80s and 90s, big-time!
~ A year ago today the sky made me sigh ~

Friday, February 11, 2011

Long Steet

A bunch of us went down to Royale Eatery for burgers and milkshakes this evening to celebrate Michele's birthday. As always, Long Steet was a-buzz with party people.
~ A year ago today I bought new make-up ~

Thursday, February 10, 2011


These gadgets must be one of the most useful inventions ever... I use them every day.
~ A year ago today I stopped to smell the flowers ~

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dreadful Feb

This month is always an extremely busy and demanding one for me, and this week has proved particularly challenging. And we're having another heatwave. February can't be over soon enough!
~ A year ago today I put out my new cushions ~

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Tom is a creature of habit. Every day he comes out with me as I leave in the mornings and settles down against the wall to sunbathe for a while (probably the rest of the day!)
~ A year ago today I made Indian food for supper ~

Monday, February 7, 2011


After work today I went down to the Waterfront and spent over an hour in Cape Union Mart looking at gear. But I couldn't make up my mind about anything and left without a single purchase. I am truly a terrible shopper!
~ A year ago today I was at the museum ~

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Michele and I are doing the Whale Trail in a month's time. As we'd like to manage the five day hike without too much difficulty we're getting out and about as often as we can now to maintain and hopefully boost our fitness levels. It seems to be working - I'm feeling stronger. And it is an absolute pleasure to be outside enjoying nature. Today's walk in Silvermine was fantastic!
~ A year ago today Thomas was being cuddly ~

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Making a vegetable curry... onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and spices fried up, then peppers, carrots and butternut stirred in. This mixture will be cooked for a bit. Then I'll add peas, butter beans, lentils and coconut milk. Simmer some more. Supper!
~ A year ago today I was going to gym ~

Friday, February 4, 2011

Eight Legs

One of my colleagues brought a spider into the office today. He was large and very frisky, but not nearly as scary as the red roman spider I saw in Vermaaklikheid.
~ A year ago today Trixie was watching the world from the gatepost ~

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stormy Weather

After a couple of very hot days a storm rolled in this afternoon.. black clouds and big raindrops. I was out walking and got thoroughly soaked!
~ A year ago today I was browsing food blogs ~

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blue & White

Dessert on a hot day: cold plain yoghurt with juicy blueberries, served in a pretty bowl.
~ A year ago today I was swearing at my alarm clock ~

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Hoverer

Trixie likes to sit on the armrest of my sofa. If I look left I have this little face staring directly into mine, waiting for attention. It's hard to get anything done when Little Miss Long Whiskers is hovering. The cuteness!
~ A year ago today I had a terrible headache ~