Saturday, March 31, 2012


dailyhelen_platter by dailyhelen
Lunch at the Kirstenbosch tea-room today... the middle eastern vegetarian platter is the best.
~ A year ago today it was a beautiful sunset ~

Friday, March 30, 2012

Natural History

dailyhelen_naturalhistory by dailyhelen
On my coffee table at the moment: this book about my favourite mountain.
~ A year ago today I was reading lists of words ~

Thursday, March 29, 2012


dailyhelen_downpour by dailyhelen
Some serious rain this afternoon. Dark and gloomy at 5.30pm. I thought I was keen for winter to arrive but now I'm not so sure.
~ A year ago Trixie was hopping out the window ~

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


dailyhelen_toy by dailyhelen
Morning sunshine and her catnip toy... all Trixie needs to be a happy little kitten.
~ A year ago today it was foggy ~

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


dailyhelen_carbonara by dailyhelen
I didn't have a very good day today, but pasta makes everything better ;-)
~ A year ago today I was checking the sea for sharks ~

Monday, March 26, 2012


dailyhelen_plumbago by dailyhelen
I see this creeper when I arrive home every day. I like it... so very pretty, especially in the late afternoon sunshine.
~ A year ago today it was Earth Day ~

Sunday, March 25, 2012


dailyhelen_strand by dailyhelen
Morning walk on the beach at Strand... exhilarating in the wind.
~ A year ago today I was enjoying tea and biscuits ~

Saturday, March 24, 2012


dailyhelen_muses by dailyhelen
The horrid gold statues at Spier always make me smile. This evening I went with Sarah and Aafke to see a performance of Moulin Rouge at the outdoor venue.
~ A year ago today I was wearing my heart necklace ~


dailyhelen_pillars by dailyhelen
I was on the mood for another historical saga and found a fun one: The Pillars of the Earth. Highly entertaining!
~ A year ago today I was celebrating Claudia's birthday ~

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fish Plates

dailyhelen_bowls by dailyhelen
It was great to see John's wonderful ceramics in the new West Elm catalogue (4MB download) today.
~ A year ago today I was picking out something to read ~

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Out to Lunch

dailyhelen_dearme by dailyhelen
After a walk around town Dorothy, Michele and I popped into Dear Me for lunch. Such a nice spot - and the food was delicious.
~ A year ago today Tom was lurking under my washing ~

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mr Cat

dailyhelen_chilling by dailyhelen
For the second time I had to chase a rat out of my flat this afternoon. I have cats... aren't they meant to take care of this sort of thing?! Mine are useless. All looks and no skill.
~ A year ago today I met a baby ~

Monday, March 19, 2012

No Sale

dailyhelen_alwaysright by dailyhelen
The anecdotes about bad customers on this site often amuse me.
~ A year ago today I was staying in a hotel ~

Sunday, March 18, 2012


dailyhelen_paddle by dailyhelen
After the work conference ended today I went for a stroll on the beach and around the lagoon. Mmm, nice to get my feet wet in the cool clear water.
~ A year ago today I was eating chocolate ~

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pool and Sea

dailyhelen_poolside by dailyhelen
Today I was at Lagoon Beach Hotel... not there to lie by the pool unfortunately, but for a conference.
~ A year ago today my garden was in flower ~

Friday, March 16, 2012


dailyhelen_delicious by dailyhelen
I'm meant to be eating fewer carbs but it's not going too well. I love toast. This slice has pineapple curd on it - just about the most delicious thing on the planet.
~ A year ago today I was doing laundry ~

Thursday, March 15, 2012


dailyhelen_spy by dailyhelen
I saw the movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy this evening. It was good! And an excellent movie poster don't you think?
~ A year ago today I was following a news story ~

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A to Z

dailyhelen_admin by dailyhelen
This evening I did a spot of book club admin.
~ A year ago today the cat sat on the pack ~

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cloud Cover

dailyhelen_cloud by dailyhelen
I'm so over summer! Out my office window today I saw cloud come across Devil's Peak but the heatwave continues...
~ A year ago today I finished the hike ~

Monday, March 12, 2012

Plastic Fantastic

dailyhelen_comb by dailyhelen
Most essential items to deal with my mop of hair: the wide-toothed plastic comb.
~ A year ago today I was having fun on the Whale Trail ~

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lacy Grey

dailyhelen_lacy by dailyhelen
My new winter cardigan, bought on impulse yesterday. I think it is going to be very useful. As soon as the weather cools!
~ A year ago today I was hiking along the Cape coast ~

Saturday, March 10, 2012


dailyhelen_bleachcloth by dailyhelen
Trixie has a thing for bleach. She pulls cleaning cloths that still smell of bleach out of my washing basket and rolls around on them. According to the internet some cats do this. I think she's a bit of a freak!
~ A year ago today I was relaxing after a long day's hiking ~

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cold One

dailyhelen_bev by dailyhelen
Today was one of those days when I wished I still drink alcohol. I could have murdered a gin & tonic. Instead I had a tall glass of granadilla juice.
~ A year ago today I was photographing flowers on the Whale Trail ~

Thursday, March 8, 2012


dailyhelen_m3 by dailyhelen
I did a fair bit of driving around today. Went through this particular intersection five times, and each one was a wait.
~ A year ago today I was on the open road ~

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


dailyhelen_jackie by dailyhelen
I'm busy watching the first season of Nurse Jackie. It's excellent.
~ A year ago today I was making lists ~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dawn at De Mond

dailyhelen_dawn by dailyhelen
Today I took an early morning stroll by myself, along the water's edge. Aaah!
~ A year ago today I was packing snacks ~

Monday, March 5, 2012


dailyhelen_samphire by dailyhelen
De Mond. We spent the day beaching... and taking photos.
~ A year ago today I was also eating out for lunch ~

Sunday, March 4, 2012


dailyhelen_kassies by dailyhelen
Away for a long weekend! We stopped for lunch at Willene's Restaurant in Kassiesbaai, near Arniston. Bobotie, yum ;-)
~ A year ago today I got my new sunglasses ~

Saturday, March 3, 2012


dailyhelen_san by dailyhelen
For March's "Museum a Month" excursion we caught the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the SA Museum and also whizzed through this exhibition of old paintings of local rock art. I'd love this collection on my walls.
~ A year ago today I had an ant invasion ~

Friday, March 2, 2012


dailyhelen_floor by dailyhelen
My office floor was covered in stuff today! A bunch of new stock items arrived this week and I had all of the products out as I tried to make sense of the different ranges. Making price lists and loading new products onto our website is a fun part of my job.
~ A year ago today Tom was causing chaos ~

Thursday, March 1, 2012


dailyhelen_link by dailyhelen
This little old modem has given me years of trouble-free service. I made some changes to my internet plan today and had to reset my connection and login. I managed to get it going all by myself!
~ A year ago I won a book in a competition ~