Friday, September 30, 2011

Some Trouble

dailyhelen_troublesome by dailyhelen
I've been dipping into this book this week. It's fascinating!
~ A year ago today my kittie was in her basket ~

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Shark

dailyhelen_shark by dailyhelen
There was a shark attack at one of my favourite beaches yesterday. I'm a little obsessed with the video footage of sharks available on YouTube. OMG, so scary!
~ A year ago today I was watching dvds ~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Moments of Clarity

dailyhelen_paintings by dailyhelen
So exciting... today I got my two new paintings! (Artist: Rae Hearn). Now I need to make a plan to hang them up.
~ A year ago today I was doing the grocery shop ~

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old Chums

dailyhelen_friends by dailyhelen
This evening I went out for supper with my brother and one of his school friends whom I haven't seen in about twenty years. There was a lot of news to catch up!
~ A year ago today I was chuckling at Go Fug Yourself ~

Monday, September 26, 2011


dailyhelen_sausage by dailyhelen
This is where I usually find Trixie on sunny mornings. I don't think a creature exists that could out-relax this one.
~ A year ago today my succulent was flowering ~

Sunday, September 25, 2011


dailyhelen_mask by dailyhelen
My cousin has mounted several of her ceramic sculptured heads onto the posts of her veranda. Adorable!
~ A year ago today I was buying more media storage ~

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Olden Times

dailyhelen_romantical by dailyhelen
Like others I really enjoy stories of English People Having Romantical Problems in Olden Times. Today I found a new mini-series to watch: the BBC's North & South. It's good - bit like Pride & Prejudice, but with industrial revolution.
~ A year ago today I had takeaway pizza for supper ~

Friday, September 23, 2011

Silver Linings

dailyhelen_silverlining by dailyhelen
After an exhausting week it was great to get together with my girl friends this evening. We caught up news, ate a yummy supper, played a few rounds of mahjong and finished with tea & chocolate.
~ A year ago I was collecting new crystals ~

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Devil's Peak Vredehoek

dailyhelen_devilspeak by dailyhelen
This time of year is wonderful in my neighbourhood. Everything is green, the days are getting longer, people are out and about enjoying the sunshine, and the south-easter winds are still a month or two away. I'm so lucky to live here!
~ A year ago today I was having eggs for supper ~

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


dailyhelen_pageturner by dailyhelen
I'm reading another Safrican author now: this one by Margie Orford. Daddy's Girl is a thriller set in Cape Town and I am finding it unputdownable.
~ A year ago today I was trying out a new hand-cream ~

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


dailyhelen_unwrapped by dailyhelen
On the weekend I made a batch of chilli con carne and for the third night in a row my supper's been chilli, grated cheese and avo in a wrap. Quick and delicious!
~ A year ago today I was at the Caledon Wild Flower Garden ~

Monday, September 19, 2011


dailyhelen_hrd by dailyhelen
I've read blog Honey Rock Dawn since it started - it's one of my favourites. The writer is is currently living 'off the grid' up in the mountains of Wyoming and only posting sporadically. I'm really looking forward to hearing more about her adventures in the the coming months.
~ A year ago today I was at De Mond ~

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Roses are Pink

dailyhelen_roses by dailyhelen
I think this colour variety - pink with greenish-white outer petals - is perfection.
~ A year ago today I was walking on the beach ~

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Red Dragon

dailyhelen_reddragon by dailyhelen
For my birthday a few weeks back I got both a fabulous new mahjong set and a book detailing how to play and the complicated rules for scoring. I read through it this afternoon and am all set to get playing.
~ A year ago today I was at the southernmost tip of Africa ~

Friday, September 16, 2011


dailyhelen_effervescent by dailyhelen
I've been fighting a cold for over a week. Despite the echinacea, Cal-c-vita, etc. I'm not winning.
~ A year ago today I saw a bokkie on a walk ~

Thursday, September 15, 2011


dailyhelen_rainy by dailyhelen
It was pouring down as I left for work this morning. I've really been enjoying the spring showers we've been having.
~ A year ago today I was on holiday in Stanford ~

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lap Lap

dailyhelen_laplap by dailyhelen
My funny old boy cat has taken to drinking from the bath. He squeaks when he wants a drink and his loyal servant opens the tap so he can lap up cold running water.
~ A year ago today Tom was lying in the sun ~

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Movie House

dailyhelen_moviehouse by dailyhelen
For the first time in simply ages I went off to the movies this evening. Fun!
~ A year ago today I was watching Survivor ~

Monday, September 12, 2011

Needle & Thread

dailyhelen_needlethread by dailyhelen
I had to do some emergency repairs on a seam that same adrift this afternoon. Sewing is not my strong suit.
~ A year ago today work was being done in my garden ~

Sunday, September 11, 2011


brulee by dailyhelen
Michele and I went for a walk then lunch at Kirstenbosch today. Delicious soup, so-so dessert. Michele was willing to share.
~ A year ago today a baboon ate my picnic ~

Saturday, September 10, 2011


dailyhelen_irma by dailyhelen
I went to visit Ian at his exhibition again this morning, and this time I had a good look around the Irma Stern museum itself. Very interesting.
~ A year ago today I was joining friends for supper ~

Friday, September 9, 2011


dailyhelen_chocs by dailyhelen
These are extremely delicious! It's very hard not to eat the whole box in one sitting.
~ A year ago today I had roses ~

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Garden Flowers Soap

dailyhelen_soap by dailyhelen
Good soap is one of life's little luxuries, and I was delighted to receive these two bars yesterday. They have a wonderful fragrance, and isn't the packaging gorgeous?
~ A year ago today I was eating strawberries ~

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


dailyhelen_homemaking by dailyhelen
One of my birthday presents is this new one from Finuala Dowling. I'm really looking forward to reading it - I love her writing.
~ A year ago today I was collecting cookbooks ~

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


dailyhelen_trinket by dailyhelen
Fastened around my neck this morning: this little bit of colourful junk jewellery.
~ A year ago today I was doing some online shopping ~

Monday, September 5, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

dailyhelen_daisies by dailyhelen
I had the afternoon off today so that I could spend some time with my mom and dad. It was a beautiful day and we went to Kirstenbosch.
~ A year ago today I was arranging a bunch of pincushions ~

Sunday, September 4, 2011


dailyhelen_moms by dailyhelen
My aunt and my mother at a large extended-family gathering at my cousins' today.
~ A year ago today I was had friends around for birthday tea ~

Saturday, September 3, 2011


dailyhelen_confluence by dailyhelen
I spent the day helping out at the exhibition. Wonderful art. It is on til the 24th September at the Irma Stern Gallery. Go see it. Tell your friends.
~ A year ago today I was baking ~

Friday, September 2, 2011


dailyhelen_exhibition by dailyhelen
Too busy to take any photos today! Family in town for my brother's ceramic exhibition, which opens tomorrow.
~ A year ago today I was watching a musical show ~

Thursday, September 1, 2011


dailyhelen_blankie by dailyhelen
I'm so pleased Trixie seems to love the mini-rug I knitted for her (spoilt little princess).
~ A year ago today I was paying my bills online ~