Thursday, May 31, 2012


dailyhelen_marigold by dailyhelen
I finally got around to seeing The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel this evening. Enjoyable movie to watch after a long and tiring work day.
~ A year ago today there was cloud on the mountain ~

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


dailyhelen_cuteness by dailyhelen
Both my cats are being completely adorable at the moment. Trixie is Miss Fluff, the cuddle monster.
~ A year ago today I hurt my finger ~

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Burnt Orange

dailyhelen_burnt by dailyhelen
Flowers in my colleague's office, almost over. A bit of brightness on a grey day.
~ A year ago today I was watching DVDs ~

Monday, May 28, 2012

Nest of Cables

dailyhelen_nest by dailyhelen
These days I feel like I am almost constantly charging one device or another.
~ A year ago today I was having steak and spinach for supper ~

Sunday, May 27, 2012


dailyhelen_dip by dailyhelen
Sunshine at Brittania Bay this morning! And the determined swimmers in our party headed for the waves.
~ A year ago today the sunset was so pretty ~

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Seaside Track

dailyhelen_track by dailyhelen
The cold misty weather improved just enough for us to take a delightful amble along the coast in the afternoon.
~ A year ago today the weather was gloomy ~

Friday, May 25, 2012


dailyhelen_eet by dailyhelen
Girls' weekend away up the West Coast. Lunch en route at Oep ve Koep in Paternoster... our table tucked into a corner of the shop due to bad weather outside... and some seriously yummy food.
~ A year ago today I was looking at a cookbook ~

Thursday, May 24, 2012


dailyhelen_pope by dailyhelen
Currently watching: The Borgias. Intrigue, skulduggery and magnificent costumes.
~ A year ago today I got my car back from the garage ~

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


dailyhelen_side by dailyhelen
I wasn't happy to see the painters painted over the exposed brickwork on the side of my building today. Don't know why they did that. I'm not mad about the colour either. Don't really care though... just want them to get finished.
~ A year ago today I was pleased with my garden was looking ~

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


dailyhelen_netgear by dailyhelen
More shopping, more money spent, yet another gadget. New router to replace my old one which has been acting up for the last while.
~ A year ago today I was listening to an old favourite ~

Monday, May 21, 2012


dailyhelen_shot by dailyhelen
I'm still feeling poorly. Not getting properly sick, not getting better. Taking my medicine though - echinacea three times a day.
~ A year ago today I was eating a custard slice ~

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Active Access

dailyhelen_swipeby by dailyhelen
I haven't been feeling very well for the last week, and haven't done any exercise. I did go to the gym today, but just to buy a smoothie. My friend D calls this a "swipe by".
~ A year ago today I was reading historical novels ~

Saturday, May 19, 2012


dailyhelen_stacks by dailyhelen
I did some pottering around at home today, including a bit of tidying of the wardrobe. I hate chores but I like it when everything is neat and tidy.
~ A year ago today my car wouldn't start ~

Friday, May 18, 2012


dailyhelen_pw by dailyhelen
The Pioneer Woman is one of the first blogs I started to read and I still click on it occasionally. I have tried out many of her recipes, including this one for cauliflower soup (good!).
~ A year ago today I voted in the local election ~

Thursday, May 17, 2012


dailyhelen_passport by dailyhelen
I collected my passport today, complete with Schengen visa. All set for my holiday next month!
~ A year ago today Trixie was looking fluffy ~

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Slip Ons

dailyhelen_slipons by dailyhelen
I impulse-bought these shoes a while ago but only started wearing them recently when the weather turned cold. So comfortable. Like slippers.
~ A year ago today I burnt my fingers ~

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


dailyhelen_kindle by dailyhelen
I took the plunge and decided to get a Kindle. It arrived today. Yay, a new toy to play with!
~ A year ago today I was baking cookies ~

Monday, May 14, 2012


dailyhelen_ by dailyhelen
I whizzed around the supermarket this afternoon. Groceries.
~ A year ago today I was walking in the forest ~

Sunday, May 13, 2012


dailyhelen_lawn by dailyhelen
It was a beautiful morning so I took my book along to Kirstenbosch and stretched out on the grass. The sunshine was divine!
~ A year ago there were Friday the 13th gremlins ~

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Autumn Orange

dailyhelen_orange by dailyhelen
Soup is one of my favourite parts of winter. Lunch today was home-made butternut soup flavoured with curry and orange. The colour, the flavour.... the very essence of this time of year.
~ A year ago today my Tom was stretching out ~

Friday, May 11, 2012


dailyhelen_scaredy by dailyhelen
Neither of my cats are enjoying having the painters around. Every day that run and hide and only reappear once the guys have gone. And then they both want lots of attention.
~ A year ago today I was having a dull day ~

Thursday, May 10, 2012


dailyhelen_mess by dailyhelen
The painting of the outside of my building is in full swing now. My cats aren't enjoying it and neither is my garden :(
~ A year ago today I saw Jane Eyre ~

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Everyone is Here

dailyhelen_bros by dailyhelen
This is one of my all-time favourite albums. I had it playing the background as I did a mountain of filing this afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was playing on the internet ~

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

On Tap

dailyhelen_ontap by dailyhelen
We have a new water cooler in the office. I like drinking water anyway, but having this delicious cold filtered water available all the time is super.
~ A year ago today I was attending a stretch class at the gym ~

Monday, May 7, 2012


dailyhelen_islands by dailyhelen
It's on! Booked my tickets for holiday in Greece next month. Can't wait :-)
~ A year ago today I was at the movies ~

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Lion

dailyhelen_lions by dailyhelen
Beautiful day today! Had tea with a friend on the balcony of her new flat in Tamboerskloof. What a splendid view she has.
~ A year ago today I was eating guacamole ~

Saturday, May 5, 2012


dailyhelen_crochet by dailyhelen
While browsing in a shop today I saw this amazing handmade throw and met the crafter who made it. So beautiful! Made my fingers itch to do some work with wool again.
~ A year ago today I was watching a great mini-series ~

Friday, May 4, 2012


dailyhelen_search by dailyhelen
Google image search is the best thing ever. Especially when planning and daydreaming about holidays...
~ A year ago today I was reading a new book ~

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A & B

dailyhelen_colours by dailyhelen
My building is going to be painted soon. The painters are on site already, preparing the walls. And final decisions about colour are being made....
~ A year ago today I was travelling by plane ~

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Countertop Mess

dailyhelen_mess by dailyhelen
Frantically busy work day with lunch on the run... leftovers!
~ A year ago today I was relaxing by the pool ~

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


dailyhelen_diaries by dailyhelen
I had a good day off today, doing some shopping and preparing food for a little dinner party in the evening. And I watched another episode of my latest 'guilty pleasure' TV show: Vampire Diaries. It is such nonsense, but oh, the drama, the supernatural shenanigans and the beautiful people!
~ A year ago today I was seeing elephants ~