Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cloudy Peak

It has been raining hard the last few days, so it was lovely to see a bit of blue sky and sunshine this afternoon. This cloud was just sitting on Devil's Peak. No wind at all - very unusual!
~ A year ago today my pot plant was looking poorly ~

Monday, May 30, 2011


I don't know what's going on with me... I'm so accident prone at the moment! On the weekend I broke a finger nail... badly... there was blood and it was sore. I'm keeping it covered until the nail grows. At least two weeks I reckon.
~ A year ago today I was sipping chamomile tea ~

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I went to visit Michele today, and after a brisk walk on the beach (brrr) we watched movies all afternoon. There are worse ways to spend a cold wet grey day.
~ A year ago today I was eating milk tart ~

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Iron Deficient

I've been feeling weak and listless the last few days... I think my anaemia might be back, and I should probably get an iron supplement again. In the meantime I'll adjust my diet. I haven't been eating much red meat lately and today I have been craving a steak. And spinach! So I went shopping and that's what I got for my supper.
~ A year ago I was reading Veld & Flora magazine ~

Friday, May 27, 2011


Another sunset, but what a spectacular one!
~ A year ago today I was getting new specs ~

Thursday, May 26, 2011


View from my office window at the end of the day. I've been working hard and long hours recently and I feels like it is taking a toll. I am weary.
~ A year ago today I was fiddling with flashdrives and card readers ~

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This is an image from a cookbook that I bought as a gift for a friend (happy birthday, D!). The recipes look good but I really love the styling.
~ A year ago today I had lunch with the birthday girls ~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Finally got my car back this afternoon. Starter-motor and battery replaced. So happy to be mobile again :)
~ A year ago today there was a rainbow in town ~

Monday, May 23, 2011


Parts of my garden are looking a little scraggly at the moment but I am very happy with the way the mondo-grass is growing between the pavers.
~ A year ago today I was strubbing the floor ~

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Today I listened to this music again, first time in ages. Love it! My disc is a copied one, years old, but I see that the album has been remastered. If I can find it available online I will buy it.
~ A year ago I was up on top of the mountain ~

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Now this is a custard slice! Delicious treats for tea, from Cassis.
~ A year ago today I was jumping over boulders ~

Friday, May 20, 2011


My latest reads... The Book of Fires is a novel about fireworks. I enjoyed it very much. I've just started 1492, and so far it is fascinating.
~ A year ago today I was wearing a new cardigan ~

Thursday, May 19, 2011


My car wouldn't start this morning so I had to dig up my warranty documents (luckily the car is is still covered - just!) and get towed to the garage. Not fixed yet. What a huge nuisance it all is.
~ A year ago today I was getting treats from my favourite bakery ~

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Election Day

I voted in our local government elections this morning.
~ A year ago you got a peeked into my pantry ~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Trixie fits right in to this season... she's exactly the right colours! Super-fluffy at the moment too, as she grows her winter coat.
~ A year ago today I was walking on the Prom ~

Monday, May 16, 2011


I did such a stupid thing on the weekend: burnt three fingers on my right hand, on a hot stove-top. So painful! But fortunately they are starting to heal already.
~ A year ago today my cat was basking in the sun ~

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This morning I made a batch of these cinnamon cookies. I'm not sure why they didn't spread like last time I made them. Didn't matter though... they were delicious!
~ A year ago today I saw oystercatchers on the beach ~

Saturday, May 14, 2011


For the first time in ages I went for a walk in Newlands Forest. It was wonderful to be amongst the trees again, good for my well-being.
~ A year ago today I took a stroll past my old flat ~

Friday, May 13, 2011


Today Blogger went down and posts, drafts and comments on both my blogs disappeared. Oh boy, Friday the 13th!
~ A year ago today I was noticing how early it's getting dark these days ~

Thursday, May 12, 2011


(1) My boy knows knows how to relax, and (2) he is huge isn't he?!
~ A year ago today I went to watch Arno Carstens at The Fugard ~

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Today was a completely ordinary and uneventful grey day... work, chores, sitting in traffic...
~ A year ago today I was wearing new clothes ~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I saw Jane Eyre this evening and it was excellent. Beautifully shot and utterly compelling... one of the best movies I've seen this year.
~ A year ago today I got a new pic of Brenin ~

Monday, May 9, 2011

Making Music

I love how the internet is full of cute things... like this!
~ A year ago today I was put on hold ~

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gym Class

After a lazy couple of months I'm trying to get back into the habit of daily exercise again. This morning I went to an early stretch and tone class at the gym.
~ A year ago today I was buying second-hand books ~

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Afternoon movies are always fun aren't they? Michele and I went to watch Unknown at the Labia Theatre... it was moderately entertaining.
~ A year ago today I was microwaving my lunch ~

Friday, May 6, 2011


Delicious quick lunch: avocado, tomato, chilli and garlic. Yum yum!
~ A year ago today my cats were shredding newspaper ~

Thursday, May 5, 2011


It is cold and rainy today... perfect time to start a new BBC series.
~ A year ago today I was downtown ~

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


My next read is this fascinating history, another of my purchases for book club.
~ A year ago today I was working hard ~

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Charter Flight

My holiday in Zambia sped past too quickly and today was a full day of travelling to get home. The first leg was on this small plane, from which we got a fabulous view of the mighty Zambezi.
~ A year ago today I was doing the hoovering ~

Monday, May 2, 2011


After the morning's excursion, I chilled at the swimming pool... so relaxing.
~ A year ago today I went out for lunch ~

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Elephants are one of my favourite wild animals, and I got to see several today.
~ A year ago today I was noticing the Cape Holly berries ~