Thursday, June 30, 2011

Metal Chicken

dailyhelen_metal chicken by dailyhelen
I've been reading The Bloggess for a couple of years...I think she is hilarious. And after this post it seems like the rest of the world does too.
~ A year ago today the cat was in front of the heater ~

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pillow Cat

dailyhelen_pillowcat by dailyhelen
This morning I woke up with a cat on my head.
~ A year ago today my new garden was getting planted ~

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


dailyhelen_charger by dailyhelen
My current phone is four years old now, and I need to keep the charger with me at all times 'cos its battery is shot. I'm due to get a new phone in a few weeks' time. Can't wait!
~ A year ago today I was shopping ~

Monday, June 27, 2011


dailyhelen_cuppa by dailyhelen
Lunch today: hot cup of soup at my desk.
~ A year ago today I was looking at maps ~

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Script

dailyhelen_thescript by dailyhelen
The Irish rockers put on a very enjoyable concert.
~ A year ago today I had fruit in a bowl ~

Saturday, June 25, 2011


dailyhelen_cuz by dailyhelen
This afternoon I did touristy things with my cousin and her delightful family, visiting from KZN. Super to see them again.
~ A year ago today I had a night out at Madame Zingara ~

Friday, June 24, 2011


dailyhelen_foundling by dailyhelen
I'm loving David Gray's most recent album Foundling. Very melancholic... perfect listening for a quiet Friday evening in after a long week.
~ A year ago today I was checking out Missed Connections ~

Thursday, June 23, 2011


dailyhelen_shiny by dailyhelen
I got yet another new key today. Far too many on the bunch these days I reckon, but what can one do? Got to be safe and secure.
~ A year ago today I was admiring the sculpture on the Promenade ~

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Notice Board

dailyhelen_noticeboard by dailyhelen
Had a few moments to kill before a movie this evening so I browsed the community notices at the Lifestyle Centre. Haha, someone put up one of those "Free Chicken Strips" signs!
~ A year ago today I was sad when Bafana Bafana got knocked out off the World Cup ~

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


dailyhelen_cirrus by dailyhelen
It was a sunny day this winter solstice, but these clouds, although very pretty, suggest to me that some more rainy weather may be on the way. Oh yes, winter is in full swing.
~ A year ago today I was sitting in traffic ~

Monday, June 20, 2011

On the Bedside Table

dailyhelen_reads by dailyhelen
I enjoyed Molly Fox's Birthday, and have just started The Glass Palace. I wish I had more time to read!
~ A year ago today Dinkie was wrapped in a blanket ~

Sunday, June 19, 2011


dailyhelen_tiles by dailyhelen
Mahjong is an intriguing game. After an afternoon's play I was only just starting to get the hang of the game.
~ A year ago today I was sorting out my scarves ~

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moss Stitch

dailyhelen_mossstitch by dailyhelen
I'm doing some knitting again... a small rug in lovely mohair wool.
~ A year ago today the new wall was up ~

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cranberry Light

dailyhelen_cranberry by dailyhelen
Went to supper at friends' new home this evening. It is full of Victorian features, furniture and treasures, including beautiful pressed ceilings. So envious!
~ A year ago today I finished knitting some woolly hats ~

Thursday, June 16, 2011


dailyhelen_dutch by dailyhelen
I was given a bunch of irises yesterday. They have already started to open. I think they are magnificent flowers, definitely one of my favourites.
~ A year ago today I was disturbing Max the cat ~

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


dailyhelen_hedgehog by dailyhelen
My friend Dorothy recommended this book to me. She said I would love it and she was right!
~ A year ago today my garden was being dug up ~

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


dailyhelen_sailboat by dailyhelen
I guess it is the time of year, but I seem to be seeing more sunrises and sunsets than usual. Tonight's was spectacular. I had a bad day and headed to the coast afterwards to clear my head after work. It was so moody: inky sea, threatening sky and intensely orange sliver of sky. Beautiful!
~ A year ago today I was going to the World Cup ~

Monday, June 13, 2011

Black Shoes

dailyhelen_shoes by dailyhelen
Been shopping again! I bought some new work shoes, worn for the first time today. Smart, aren't they?
~ A year ago today I was watching The Tudors ~

Sunday, June 12, 2011


dailyhelen_ruby by dailyhelen
Today's breakfast: grapefruit, oats porridge and tea. This time of year I just love my ruby grapefruit!
~ A year ago today I was having soup for lunch ~

Saturday, June 11, 2011


dailyhelen_sheepskin by dailyhelen
Someone got a new bed today and it was an (almost) instant hit.
~ A year ago today I was watching the start of the Soccer World Cup ~

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blue Bird

dailyhelen_bluebird by dailyhelen
I left work a little early today, and went down to Muizenberg for a short walk and then a visit to the Blue Bird Garage Market for a look-see and a bite to eat with friends. Fun evening.
~ A year ago today Trixie was being adorable ~

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Discs

dailyhelen_coldplay by dailyhelen
I bought a bunch of new CDs the other day, including the two most recent Coldplay ones. I'm excited to have tickets to their concert in Cape Town later this year.
~ A year ago today I was getting World Cup fever ~

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

All Fall Down

dailyhelen_fence by dailyhelen
The terrible wind storm that raged all night blew down three panels of the wooden fence. One fell on my car. Now it all has to get fixed. What a bore!
~ A year ago today I was cosy by the fire ~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


dailyhelen_nyc by dailyhelen
This time lapse video of Manhattan is amazing. Makes me want to go. See it here.
~ A year ago today I was at Dom's house for dinner ~

Monday, June 6, 2011

Half Circle

dailyhelen_rainbow by dailyhelen
There was a beautiful rainbow across the city bowl this afternoon.
~ A year ago today Thomas seemed to be feeling poorly ~

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lagoon Sunrise

dailyhelen_sunriselagoon by dailyhelen
Heavenly misty morning at Churchhaven.
~ A year ago today I got my new camera ~

Saturday, June 4, 2011


dailyhelen_wetlands by dailyhelen
I drove up to Churchhaven this afternoon. We went for a walk alongside the lagoon. The wetlands here are extraordinarily beautiful.
~ A year ago today I was having computer problems ~

Friday, June 3, 2011

Little Miss Casual

dailyhelen_crossedpaws by dailyhelen
Trixie on the mohair rug at the end of the bed, first thing this morning. The crossed paws kill me!
~ A year ago today I was reading The Elephant Whisperer ~

Thursday, June 2, 2011

On the Sofa

dailyhelen_onthesofa by dailyhelen
Supper at my place this evening, to celebrate my brother's birthday, with Cate and Ian. [Guest photographer: Ian H]
~ A year ago today I was enjoying the flags in St George's Mall ~

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


dailyhelen_bowls by dailyhelen
My newest purchase: four large plain white bowls. For curry!
~ A year ago today I was punching numbers ~