Wednesday, February 29, 2012


dailyhelen_sparkles by dailyhelen
Detail on the top I was wearing today: cut-outs and tiny sequins and shiny bits.
~ A year ago today there was no 29 February. Happy leap year! ~

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sneaky Snail

dailyhelen_snail by dailyhelen
Something has been munching my daisy bushes and after a shower of rain this afternoon I found the culprit. Garden crawling with snails!
~ A year ago today I was fighting with the copier ~

Monday, February 27, 2012

Still Life

dailyhelen_debris by dailyhelen
This little arrangement next to my outside gate caught my eye this afternoon. I find these colours pleasing.
~ A year ago today I went to the movies ~

Sunday, February 26, 2012


dailyhelen_101 by dailyhelen
For February's "Museum a Month" outing a bunch of us went to the Castle and had a look at their permanent collection, their excellent ceramics exhibition (Fired) as well as this fun installation called "101 Place Settings".
~ A year ago today I was in a shopping mall ~

Saturday, February 25, 2012


dailyhelen_pause by dailyhelen
Little feet... three grey ones and one orange one. We completed stock take yesterday so it was really nice to be at home today instead of working. Trixie and hung out together on the sofa. I read a book, cover to cover.
~ A year ago today I was also doing stock take ~

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cop Show

dailyhelen_copshow by dailyhelen
After a busy work day and a short walk in Newlands Forest I put my feet up and watched a couple of episodes of Castle. I'm not a huge fan of police procedurals in general, but this one is rather fun.
~ A year ago today I bought a new backpack ~

Thursday, February 23, 2012

La, La, La

dailyhelen_earworm by dailyhelen
I've had this silly song stuck in my head for the last few days. The lyrics go:
La, la, la, whatever
La, la, la, it doesn't matter
La, la, la, oh well
Profound stuff, hey ;-)
~ A year ago today I was feeling inspired to cook ~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Spoodle

dailyhelen_hen by dailyhelen
At my friend Dom's house this evening: his dog Henry on the new kelims. I love this animal!
~ A year ago today I was receiving instructions ~

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bit of Brie

dailyhelen_brie by dailyhelen
A little snack when I got home today: cheese on crackers with a bit of tomato jam. Yummy!
~ A year ago today I was under a palm tree ~

Monday, February 20, 2012

Million Little Pieces

dailyhelen_littlepices by dailyhelen
I had a stressful day at work and then came home to chores. While I was putting away dishes I dropped - and broke - my favourite mug. %^&**@!!. Not a good day.
~ A year ago today I did some garden maintenance ~

Sunday, February 19, 2012


dailyhelen_sweetness by dailyhelen
My favourite floral scent is gardenia. Today in Kirstenbosch I walked past this wild gardenia and have a good sniff. Mmm, delightful.
~ A year ago today I was scoffing French pastries ~

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Book Sale

dailyhelen_booksale by dailyhelen
The Wordsworth at the Waterfront is closing down and they are having a 40% off all books sale, so I went along first thing today and bought my book club books for March. For the first time ever I was a little bit under budget!
~ A year ago today I was at the U2 concert ~

Friday, February 17, 2012


dailyhelen_growth by dailyhelen
Most of my succulents seem to be thriving at the moment. These ones have got so big!
~ A year ago today one of my favourite necklaces broke ~

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Black Forest

dailyhelen_cupcake by dailyhelen
I grabbed these off the shelf at Woolies and we ate them after supper this evening. Very yummy!
~ A year ago today I was appreciating having a clean kitchen ~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


dailyhelen_debuts by dailyhelen
In my book pile for this month are two first novels. I've finished Alice Bliss and thought it was very good indeed. I've started Solace but so far it isn't grabbing my attention.
~ A year ago today I was giggling at Marc Lottering ~

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Leaf Tiles

dailyhelen_tiles by dailyhelen
These tiles came out the kiln during my visit to Swellendam, destined for a border detail in Ian & John's bathroom. Aren't they great?!
~ A year ago today I was at the Waterfront ~

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Pink House

dailyhelen_pinkhouse by dailyhelen
Ian and John's house is looking very smart after a coat of paint.
~ A year ago today I was at the movies ~

Sunday, February 12, 2012

River Swim

dailyhelen_swimhole by dailyhelen
The highlight of today was a drive through the scenic Tradouw Pass and a refreshing swim in a rock pool on the way.
~ A year ago today I was listening to U2 ~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cleopatra Eyes

dailyhelen_cleopatraeyes by dailyhelen
In Swellendam, visiting my brother. I love this cat. She's beautiful, but a wild thing.
~ A year ago today I was out in Long Street ~

Friday, February 10, 2012


dailyhelen_disas by dailyhelen
I went on a hike up Table Mountain today to find the orchid, Disa uniflora. Success!
~ A year ago today I was using a flashdrive ~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Telephone Table

dailyhelen_tele by dailyhelen
On my little round table I have a landline that is currently on the blink, and a cat that does not move out of her bowl all day. (Her bowl? I guess it is!)
~ A year ago today I was moaning about February ~

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Au Revoir

dailyhelen_goodbyes by dailyhelen
Today I said goodbye to my friend Sarah who is moving back to Ireland to live. She'll be missed!
~ A year ago today Tom was basking ~

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sit Down

dailyhelen_rest by dailyhelen
It was a fabulous afternoon for a walk on the mountain. Here Dorothy & Dayne taking a breather and enjoy the view.
~ A year ago today I was being a useless shopper ~

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stormy Dawn

dailyhelen_stormyskies by dailyhelen
I woke this morning to a full-on thunder lightning downpour-of-rain storm. It was awesome!
~ A year ago today I was training for a hike ~

Sunday, February 5, 2012


dailyhelen_setters by dailyhelen
Sunday afternoon games at Dom's, with tea and cake and drinks and snacks and friends and dogs and chatter.
~ A year ago today I was making curry ~

Saturday, February 4, 2012


dailyhelen_shower by dailyhelen
Temps are in the mid 30s this weekend. This morning I gave my garden some relief.
~ A year ago today I was looking at spiders ~

Friday, February 3, 2012

29 Days

dailyhelen_feb by dailyhelen
February is my least favourite month. Too hot, too busy. But at least it is short!
~ A year ago today I got caught in a storm ~

Thursday, February 2, 2012


dailyhelen_keisersgracht by dailyhelen
My drive home takes me through District 6 and past the Cape Tech (or whatever it calls itself these days). A howling wind was blowing today... look at that cloud billowing on top of Table Mountain.
~ A year ago today I was eating delicious blueberries ~

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Parks & Rec

dailyhelen_parks by dailyhelen
I've been watching Parks & Recreation lately... finding it very amusing.
~ A year ago today Trixie was looming ~