Saturday, June 30, 2012


dailyhelen_port by dailyhelen
On my way home today. I spent some time waiting for the ferry to arrive at Parikia. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of a port town.
~ A year ago today I was chuckling at The Bloggess ~

Friday, June 29, 2012

Beach Girl

dailyhelen_beachgirl by dailyhelen
My last full day in Greece was spent at Soros Beach, sunbathing and swimming.
~ A year ago today Tom slept on my pillow ~

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Greek Salad

dailyhelen_salad by dailyhelen
Tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, olives, feta, capers and lots of olive oil. Yum!
~ A year ago today I was charging my phone again ~

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Harbour Town

dailyhelen_antiparos by dailyhelen
Today I caught a ferry to another island, Antiparos. The final leg of my Greek adventure.
~ A year ago today I had soup for lunch ~

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Taverna Time

dailyhelen_taverna by dailyhelen
Eating out is a pleasure in Greece. Fabulous food, efficient friendly service, and pretty darn cheap.
~ A year ago today I saw The Script ~

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012


dailyhelen_bourg by dailyhelen
Josie and Dom larking about. I'm having lots of fun with my travelling companions.
~ A year ago today I added a new key to my bunch ~

Friday, June 22, 2012


dailyhelen_aegean by dailyhelen
A full day of sightseeing ended with a visit to the beach. The sea is super for swimming, and I am fully behind sun loungers and trees on the beach.
~ A year ago today I was reading a community noticeboard ~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cyprus and Olive

dailyhelen_cyprus by dailyhelen
Lefkes village, Paros.This is the view down the valley from our rooms at the hotel. Greece is so beautiful!
~ A year ago today their were clouds above ~

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


dailyhelen_dip by dailyhelen
I'm sick with bronchitis, so not much energy for sightseeing today. Luckily my appetite is fine, as the food in Greece is excellent. This was the best eggplant dip I've ever eaten.
~ A year ago today I had some great books to read ~

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ancient Treasures

dailyhelen_treasures by dailyhelen
I explored Fira today, including the excellent Archaeological Museum.
~ A year ago today I was playing mahjong ~

Monday, June 18, 2012

Caldera View

dailyhelen_oia by dailyhelen
Exploring Santorini. This morning I took the bus to the village of Oia and wandered around for hours. Love it!
~ A year ago today I was knitting a blanket ~

Sunday, June 17, 2012


dailyhelen_islands by dailyhelen
Still travelling. I got my first glimpse of the Greek Islands - Paros and Antiparos I think - as I flew over them. So exciting!
~ A year ago today I was admiring a friend's new home ~

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Landing Gear

dailyhelen_landinggear by dailyhelen
... And I'm off! I began the long trip to Greece in the afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was thinking how pretty irises are ~

Friday, June 15, 2012


dailyhelen_pills by dailyhelen
I did the last of my pre-holiday shopping today. Top of my list: anti-nausea meds.
~ A year ago today I was loving the book I was reading ~

Thursday, June 14, 2012


dailyhelen_castle by dailyhelen
This evening I went with Ian and John and friends to the launch of another friend's excellent new book. It was held at the Castle. I love going there!
~ A year ago today it was a spectacular stormy sunset ~

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


dailyhelen_spiral by dailyhelen
Today was all about the Writing of Lists.
~ A year ago today I was wearing new shoes ~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


dailyhelen_tub by dailyhelen
The first thing I did when I got home from work today is run a hot bath. Best way to relax and warm up after a busy - and freezing cold - day.
~ A year ago today I had grapefruit for breakfast ~

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Gazer

dailyhelen_gazer by dailyhelen
Just yesterday I was thinking that my cats aren't using their platforms as much as I'd hoped, and that maybe I should use them for potted plants instead. But today when I got home Trixie was sitting on the top one, staring out over the wall. Just like she's meant to. Clever girl!
~ A year ago today Tom was snoozing in his new bed ~

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Red Hot Poker

dailyhelen_pokers by dailyhelen
Colourful aloes in flower, spotted at the Biodiversity Garden today. Good to see a blue sky too after a week of rain.
~ A year today I was eating supper at the market ~

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Flavour

dailyhelen_nougat by dailyhelen
It's good to try new things, right? Dark chocolate with nougat... what an excellent idea.
~ A year ago today I was listening to my new CDs ~

Friday, June 8, 2012


dailyhelen_euro by dailyhelen
Forex for my holiday! I'm starting to get excited!
~ A year ago today the wind blew down my fence ~

Thursday, June 7, 2012


dailyhelen_covers by dailyhelen
These are some of the books I selected at my book club meeting last night. Not sure when I think I am going to find the time to read them all!
~ A year ago today I was watching a time-lapse video ~

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Counter Cat

dailyhelen_counter by dailyhelen
Thomas knows he isn't allowed on the kitchen counter, but do you think he pays the slightest bit of attention?
~ A year ago today I saw a rainbow ~

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


dailyhelen_vent by dailyhelen
My little friend. Now that the weather is has turned cold again I warm up my fridge of an office with this heater. Does the job perfectly!
~ A year ago today I was up in Churchhaven ~

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tin Foil Parcel

dailyhelen_parcel by dailyhelen
Fresh hake, sprinkle of chopped parsley, couple of slices of lemon, salt and a knob of butter. Wrap up and bung in the oven for 15 to 20 mins. Steamed vegetables in the side. Supper sorted!
~ A year ago today I was wandering around a wetland ~

Sunday, June 3, 2012


dailyhelen_strand by dailyhelen
Perfect sunny day. Muizenberg. Long walk on the beach.
~ A year ago today Trixie was on the rug ~

Saturday, June 2, 2012


dailyhelen_suitcase by dailyhelen
I got me a luggage. I'm trying not too spend too much money on purchases for my holiday, but I really did need a new suitcase. Or so I tell myself ;-)
~ A year ago today I hosted a supper to celebrate my brother's birthday ~

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Promenade

dailyhelen_prom by dailyhelen
A friend and I went for a walk on the Sea Point Promenade after work today. It was beautiful out, and a nice end to the week.
~ A year ago today I bought new bowls ~