Monday, October 31, 2011

From Woodstock

dailyhelen_woodstock by dailyhelen
This is my new office-window view. Nothing terribly appealing about the Woodstock streets nearby but I'm so pleased I can still see the mountain.
~ A year ago today I was enjoying the open gardens in Elgin ~

Sunday, October 30, 2011


dailyhelen_scrunch by dailyhelen
I've been far to busy with the move this last few days to find the time for cooking any proper meals. I've been living off toast and tea, sandwiches, ready-made meals and take-aways. No, not very good for me - but the best part has been no washing up!
~ A year ago today I was shopping at Kamersvol Geskenke ~

Saturday, October 29, 2011


dailyhelen_mess by dailyhelen
This is a working weekend, as we all help to unpack and sort of the new offices.
~ A year ago today my cat was sitting on her platform ~

Friday, October 28, 2011


dailyhelen_tape by dailyhelen
After a couple of weeks of preparation the big move is finally upon us! I worked like a demon today with all the last-minute packing of the office and warehouse.
~ A year ago today I was doing the banking ~

Thursday, October 27, 2011


dailyhelen_feather by dailyhelen
Trixie says "I'm not quite sure what this thing is but I think I love it."
~ A year ago today I was using the water pistol to stop a cat fight ~

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


dailyhelen_kol by dailyhelen
Second concert of the month! Kings of Leon put on quite the show, but sound was not good from our seats at the back of the stadium.
~ A year ago today I was watching Crowded House ~

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Boxes and Boxes

dailyhelen_boxes by dailyhelen
Work is moving premises at the end of this week and we're all super-busy with packing.
~ A week ago today I was hanging up washing ~

Monday, October 24, 2011


dailyhelen_pelargonium by dailyhelen
The latest addition to my garden: this rose-scented pink Pelargonium. So pretty!
~ A year ago today I was making icing ~

Sunday, October 23, 2011


dailyhelen_brocollini by dailyhelen
I haven't been eating very well for the last few days, so today I took all the must-use-up-now veggies in my fridge and made a big delicious, nutritious curry.
~ A year ago today I was buying concert tickets ~

Saturday, October 22, 2011


dailyhelen_rose by dailyhelen
I did open gardens today. In the rain!
~ A year ago today I was weeding my garden ~

Friday, October 21, 2011


dailyhelen_polka by dailyhelen
I did a little retail therapy after work today... bought some old-fashioned cotton sleepwear.
~ A year ago today I got a new cat bowl ~

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pantry Supper

dailyhelen_ingredients by dailyhelen
I was too lazy/tired/sore back-y to swing past the shops today so I had to make my dinner from what I could find in my cupboards. Tuna-pepper-tomato-pasta.
~ A year ago I was laughing at Flight of the Conchords ~

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


dailyhelen_antiinflamatory by dailyhelen
For the last few days I've had a sore back. It's bad enough to take drugs and see a physio. Ow!
~ A year ago today I got a new bowl ~

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


dailyhelen_concerthall by dailyhelen
The Concert Hall at the Baxter, after the SACM concert this evening. I thoroughly enjoyed all the performances, particularly the piano. I must make an effort to listen to more classical music.
~ A year ago today I was sitting in traffic ~

Monday, October 17, 2011


dailyhelen_sorted by dailyhelen
I hadn't done any filing since May, so this evening I sorted out all the papers that I'd shoved into a drawer, and then filed them away properly. Feels good to have this done. Next up, tax.
~ A year ago today I was reading the new Shardlake novel ~

Sunday, October 16, 2011


dailyhelen_picnic by dailyhelen
Feels like I haven't seen much of my friends lately, so it was really good to get together today, and share some food and some laughs.
~ A year ago today I was eating mussels ~

Saturday, October 15, 2011


dailyhelen_lighthouse by dailyhelen
I was down in Mouille Point this afternoon, getting some exercise and sunshine.
~ A year ago today I was taking painkillers ~

Friday, October 14, 2011


dailyhelen_tvshows by dailyhelen
This has been an exhausting work week and several evenings - tonight included - I've collapsed on the sofa and watched silly TV shows to relax. Parks and Recreation, Entourage, Party Down. The last one is particularly funny.
~ A year ago today we were having computer problems at work ~

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Building Site

dailyhelen_renovations by dailyhelen
Our work is relocating at the end of the month and today I went to see the new premises. Renovation is under way, but there is still a lot to be done!
~ A year ago today I was watching the morning news ~

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


dailyhelen_offbeat by dailyhelen
My latest selection of reading matter, after this evening's book club meeting. most of them are skinny books of the 'quirky little read' variety. I don't think I can manage much more at the moment!
~ A year ago today my garden was bursting into flower ~

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


dailyhelen_greens by dailyhelen
Spinach for my supper this evening. Love the stuff.
~ A year ago today I was listening to new music ~

Monday, October 10, 2011


dailyhelen_knitting by dailyhelen
I'm nearly finished my latest knitting project, but am about to run out of wool. Rats!
~ A year ago today I was napping ~

Sunday, October 9, 2011


dailyhelen_tomster by dailyhelen
I think Tom likes it when I stay home. He enjoys human company. Today there were romps and naps, and some serious chats. He's a good cat.
~ A year ago today I was at a birthday party ~

Saturday, October 8, 2011


dailyhelen_pines by dailyhelen
It was a very hot day today, but gloriously cool under the tall pine trees in Newlands Forest, where I went for a walk.
~ A year ago today I had hayfever ~

Friday, October 7, 2011

Berry Nice

dailyhelen_sorbet by dailyhelen
Little treat at the end of a tiring week: mixed berry sorbet lolly. Yum!
~ A year ago today I was eating chocolate tart ~

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Men Digging

dailyhelen_digging by dailyhelen
There's a whole lot of this going on in my road this week. Noise and mess.
~ A year ago today I wore one of my favourite necklaces ~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


dailyhelen_coldplay by dailyhelen
2011 is really turning out to be the year of the concert. Tonight was Coldplay - they were fabulous!
~ A year ago I got exciting new novels to read ~

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


dailyhelen_bag by dailyhelen
I've been on the lookout for a small handbag than I can wear across my body, messenger style. Found one!
~ A year ago today I was photographing birds ~

Monday, October 3, 2011


dailyhelen_sprinkler by dailyhelen
I put the sprinkler on when I got home today - poor old garden got hammered by the south-easter wind all weekend.
~ A year ago today I was driving home ~

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Roast

dailyhelen_sundayroast by dailyhelen
Lazy Sundays are the best! Late lunch (thanks, D!) then games... good times.
~ A year ago today spring was in the air ~

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Edinburgh Drive

dailyhelen_edinburghdr by dailyhelen
I had a bit of running around to do this morning, and when I was done I whizzed home along this stretch of road. Nice to see some bright green trees on an otherwise cold, dull and blustery day.
~ A year ago I was dancing to favourite music ~