Monday, April 30, 2012

Lost Ground

dailyhelen_lostground by dailyhelen
I'm reading this now. My last book (David Guterson's Ed King) was such a slog. What a pleasure it is to have something that's so easy to read and relate to.
~ A year ago today I was on a canoe safari ~

Sunday, April 29, 2012


dailyhelen_muffin by dailyhelen
A great way to spend a Sunday morning: bran muffin and pot of tea with a friend after a brisk walk at Kirstenbosch.
~ A year ago today I was on a game drive ~

Saturday, April 28, 2012


dailyhelen_feathers by dailyhelen
The weather's cold this weekend so I got the down duvet out of storage and onto the bed. The black cat went nuts - he loves fluffy covers and clean linen.
~ A year ago today I was on holiday on the Zambezi ~

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lock Down

dailyhelen_padlock by dailyhelen
Today I dug out my gym paraphernalia - in the bag is this padlock for the changing room lockers - and got my lazy ass down to Virgin for a bit of cycling.
~ A year ago today I got a pedicure ~

Thursday, April 26, 2012


dailyhelen_buckets by dailyhelen
This afternoon we had thunder and lightning and a proper hard downpour. I liked it.
~ A year ago today I was ironing ~

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


dailyhelen_salmon by dailyhelen
There was an extraordinary pink cloud in the sky at sunset this evening. Beautiful!
~ A year ago today I bought new sandals ~

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


dailyhelen_stripes by dailyhelen
This is the little bowl I painted the other day. I need to work on my painting technique. Next time I'll do better.
~ A year ago today Tom curled up on a rug ~

Monday, April 23, 2012


dailyhelen_munchkins by dailyhelen
The kitties have been getting on very well lately. Lots of playing.
~ A year ago today I met my friend's little baby girl ~

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fun with Friends

dailyhelen_bench by dailyhelen
Spent an interesting and relaxing morning at the beautiful gardens at Babylonstoren.
~ A year ago today I was eating crab. Yum! ~

Friday, April 20, 2012


dailyhelen_rosa by dailyhelen
Phew, another tough day. After work I went grocery shopping and was so distracted that I forgot to get half the things I needed. I did buy a bag of tomatoes though and they were so pretty I put them out in a bowl.
~ A year ago today the ticky creeper was growing up my garden wall ~

Thursday, April 19, 2012


dailyhelen_smoulder by dailyhelen

Today was a hectic day, all sorts of crazy stuff going on. And the City Bowl was aflame... a wild-fire on Signal Hill burnt for several hours.

~ A year ago today I was reading a favourite blog ~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


dailyhelen_foot by dailyhelen
I can't see anything wrong with my left foot (other than a need for a manicure) but it is really painful. It hurts on top of the foot, across from left to right. Started a day or two ago and now it's so sore I'm starting to hobble. Silly foot!
~ A year ago today I was dodging roadworks ~

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


dailyhelen_inbox by dailyhelen
I had a very busy work day today. Had a gazillion emails in my inbox from yesterday.
~ A year ago today I was using a new skin cream ~

Monday, April 16, 2012


dailyhelen_gem by dailyhelen
Spotted in the road home today, as we were leaving the nature reserve: a magnificent gemsbok.
~ A year ago today I was out to lunch ~

Sunday, April 15, 2012


dailyhelen_kloof by dailyhelen
We went on a long walk this morning, into one of the kloofs in the Anysberg. It was wonderful! I'm in love with the Klein Karoo.
~ A year ago today I received a book ~

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Karoo Morning

dailyhelen_karoo by dailyhelen
After traffic jams and wrong turns we arrived at our accommodation in the pitch dark yesterday. This morning I was up early to a stormy dawn and beautiful mountain views in every direction.
~ A year ago today I was watching a new TV series ~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Toll Plaza

dailyhelen_plaza by dailyhelen
Heading out of Cape Town via the N1 this afternoon... off to the Anysberg. Holiday!
~ A year ago today I was looking up at Table Mountain ~

Thursday, April 12, 2012


dailyhelen_games by dailyhelen
Packing for a long weekend away... mahjong to play and a fat novel to read.
~ A year ago today the cats were chasing a mouse ~

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Leaf Pattern

dailyhelen_leaves by dailyhelen
I did some clothes shopping this pm. This is my new blouse. I really like the fabric.
~ A year ago today I was at a concert ~

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


dailyhelen_baba by dailyhelen
Dorothy and I popped into to The Cedar for an early supper. It was all delicious, especially this baba ganoush.
~ A year ago today I was having tea with a friend ~

Monday, April 9, 2012


dailyhelen_squeeze by dailyhelen
That's 8kg of cat oozing through the burglar bars. He was meant to stay inside today (the vet gave him some meds this morning for injuries sustained in a cat fight yesterday) but I allowed him to catch some sun in the garden in the afternoon. He's doing fine.
~ A year ago today the leaves were turning ~

Sunday, April 8, 2012


dailyhelen_crafters by dailyhelen
Aafke hosted a pottery painting day - it was such fun to do something creative again.
~ A year ago today I was eating out ~

Saturday, April 7, 2012


dailyhelen_remotes by dailyhelen
I had a quiet day at home today... watched series all afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was choosing books ~

Friday, April 6, 2012


dailyhelen_pines by dailyhelen
A very late afternoon walk in Newlands Forest... gloomy clouds, bad weather on the way for the weekend. Very autumnal.
~ A year ago today I was cooking bacon ~

Thursday, April 5, 2012


dailyhelen_eggs by dailyhelen
Easter weekend starts today, and not a moment too soon!
~ A year ago today I was filling up my car ~

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Laying Table

dailyhelen_soupbowls by dailyhelen
Getting things ready for my book club meeting this evening. Serving soup and bread.
~ A year ago today I was wanting to stay home ~

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Way Out

dailyhelen_wayout by dailyhelen
More like No Way Out when it comes to price increases. Filled up after work... petrol going up 71c at midnight.
~ A year ago today I was playing with pendants ~

Monday, April 2, 2012


dailyhelen_tools by dailyhelen
It is a wonder I got any work done at all today - had workers in the building, fixing our plumbing, workers outside my office window, loading and offloading building supplies, and workers on floor above doing who knows what. Noisy!
~ A year ago today I was getting excited about March lilies ~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Hunger Games

dailyhelen_games by dailyhelen
I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about. I'm surprised... it's actually a very exciting story and a fun read. Definitely going to see the movie now!
~ A year ago today I was eating a custard slice ~