Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011


I went on a game drive this afternoon and was blown away at how beautiful the landscape and animals looked in the late afternoon light. Zambia is gorgeous.
~ A year ago today I collected my World Cup tickets ~

Thursday, April 28, 2011


On holiday! Today I travelled to the wonderful Royal Zambezi Lodge in the lower Zambezi valley in Zambia, for my friend Dom's birthday long-weekend. It's heaven.
~ A year ago today I was sorting out problems at the bank ~

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I got a proper pedicure today, with a lovely dark nail varnish. My funny little feet look better than they have in a long while.
~ A year ago today I was playing with my microplane ~

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ironing Board

I had to spend an hour doing some ironing this evening. Not my favourite chore!
~ A year ago today I was giggling at Don Estorbo ~

Monday, April 25, 2011


My new black sandals, the last (I think!) of my pre-holiday purchases.
~ A year ago today I was walking in the Helderberg ~

Sunday, April 24, 2011


It was cold and rainy today so I curled up with a book, wrapped snugly in my new furry blanket. I got up for a half a sec and when I returned to the sofa I saw that Tom had moved in.
~ A year ago today I bought a box of yummy macarons ~

Saturday, April 23, 2011


This is Claudia holding darling little Lucy, eight month old daughter of friends S&A, visiting from England.
~ A year ago today it was movie night ~

Friday, April 22, 2011

Stripey Spotty

I spent the morning shopping... buying some new clothes for my upcoming holiday. One evening is going to be dress up... our instructions are to wear something furry or stripey or spotty. I found this scarf which is going to be incorporated into my outfit somehow.
~ A year ago today tree-fellers were at work in my garden ~

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Soft Shell

I tried soft shell crab for the first time this evening. It didn't look pretty but it was delicious!
A year ago today I was parking my car in the garage ~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Two creepers in this photo: ticky, which is suddenly growing vigorously and will soon be covering my ugly wall, and Trixie, who snuck into the frame as I took the photo.
~ A year ago today I conditioning my hair ~

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Even though I don't have kids there are a few mommyblogs I read regularly. One of my current favourites is Girl's Gone Child. She is an amazing writer.
~ A year ago today I organized my books on my new shelves ~

Monday, April 18, 2011


There are roadworks all over Cape Town at the moment.
~ A year ago today I was scoffing delicious sour dough bread ~

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Not sure if it's the weather or the season but my skin is incredibly dry and itchy at the moment. Today I got some new moisturising body butter to nourish the skin. Mmm, smells delicious.
~ A year ago today I whizzing along the highway ~

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lunching Ladies

I had a lazy lunch with friends Vanessa and Dorothy down at Noordhoek this afternoon. Cafe Roux really is a pleasant spot.
~ A year ago today I was listening to the radio ~

Friday, April 15, 2011


One of my photographs was published in this academic book. My copy arrived this week.
~ A year ago today I was wearing one of my favourite necklaces ~

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On the Couch

I'm totally engrossed in the show In Treatment at the moment. It is fascinating and Gabriel Byrne is excellent.
~ A year ago today I was whipping up a salad dressing ~

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Slab of Rock

I visited some friends up at the very top of Oranjezicht this afternoon. I love it up there. Looking up at Table Mountain looming above almost made me dizzy.
~ A year ago today I took a walk with my friend Dominic ~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I had an early start this morning... Trixie brought a mouse into my living room. It managed to escape into the garden, but then both cats spent a hour hunting for it. So exciting for them... not so fun for me, or the poor mouse.
~ A year ago today Trixie was being cuddly ~

Monday, April 11, 2011

Beautiful Noise

Tonight was the Neil Diamond concert.... lots of fun... the old boy's still got it!
~ A year ago today I was admiring the plectranthus at Kirstenbosch ~

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lap Cat

Delphi and Itza. Lazy Sunday afternoon, taking tea on the balcony of D&J's new house.
~ A year ago today I was doing laundry ~

Saturday, April 9, 2011


For the last couple of days we have been having wonderful autumn weather... calm and sunny, with a nip in the air. I saw these leaves in Constantia today. I don't know my trees... is it perhaps a pin oak? Love the colours!
~ A year ago today it was a cloudy day ~

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dim Sum

The girls and I went out for an early supper this evening. It was most enjoyable.
~ A year ago today I was fighting a cold ~

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Club Books

Today I did some book shopping, one of my favourite things to do. Two more titles are on order. I'm very happy with my selection; can't wait to start reading.
~ A year ago today I was amused by the internet ~

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Breakfast for Supper

Eggs and bacon for an early bite after work. Mmm, yes, bacon :-)
~ A year ago today I was packing lunch for work ~

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


First thing this morning I was at the garage, filling up my car before the big petrol price increase comes into effect.
~ A year ago today I was listening to music~

Monday, April 4, 2011


Today I really didn't feel like being at work, or anywhere else, other than at home. On the sofa. With my kitties. I couldn't stay home of course, so went to work like a good girl.
~ A year ago today I had Easter Brunch with friends ~

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Michele's glass pendants....a box of glittery treasure. Love 'em.
~ A year ago today I chose my books for bookclub ~

Saturday, April 2, 2011

March Lilies

I made my friend stop on the side of the M3 highway today so that I could hop out the car and photograph these beauties growing on the wayside. Amaryllis belladonna.
~ A year ago today I was gazing at the view out over False Bay ~

Friday, April 1, 2011

Custard Slice

After the most incredibly busy and exhausting work week there was simply no willpower left to resist this.
~ A year ago today I was snacking on something way more healthy ~