Tuesday, July 31, 2012


dailyhelen_finished by dailyhelen
We ate cake in the office today to celebrate my colleague's birthday. Yum. Last cake for me for a while though... it is time for me to get back on track with my health. So I'm cutting out sugar and refined carbs for the month of August.
~ A year ago today I was admiring an orchid ~

Monday, July 30, 2012


dailyhelen_tray by dailyhelen
I bought yet more succulents over the weekend. Cannot resist them!
~ A year ago today I went out for breakfast ~

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tafelberg Road

dailyhelen_tafelbergrd by dailyhelen
This was the start of my long walk on Table Mountain this morning. Fantastic walk, but only a few photos possible due to a memory card malfunction. Grr.
~ A year ago today I had a sore eye ~

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Winter Days

dailyhelen_winterdays by dailyhelen
At last... a weekend with some sunshine! I had breakfast and a stroll around Kirstenbosch with my friend Dom - lots of news to catch up.
~ A year ago today my car got a polish ~

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Messy Desk

dailyhelen_messy by dailyhelen
This is turning out to be a busy, busy work week. Getting lots done.
~ A year ago today I was walking around town ~

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

From 0 to 60%

dailyhelen_0to60 by dailyhelen
I had a blah day. I plan to have a better evening with an episode or two of Downton Abbey and some dark chocolate.
~ A year ago today I was wearing my winter coat ~

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


dailyhelen_trilogy by dailyhelen
These are in my reading pile right now. I'm just finishing Stay With Me... not sure which one I am going to read next. Red cover or blue?
~ A year ago today I was eating lemon meringue pie ~

Monday, July 23, 2012


dailyhelen_want by dailyhelen
I saw online today that Canon has announced their first mirrorless camera, available later this year. I want one so badly!
~ A year ago today I was giggling at the goslings ~

Sunday, July 22, 2012


dailyhelen_scritch by dailyhelen
I visited my friend Michele today. Her kittie Scrap was very friendly and affectionate. She's really grown up in the years since I first met her.
~ A year ago today I was petting another friend's cat ~

Saturday, July 21, 2012


dailyhelen_assemble by dailyhelen
I've been feeling in the mood for vegetable lasagne for a while and today was the day (vegetarian friends coming over for supper). Layers of roast vegetables, spinach, mushroom and lashings of bechamel and cheese. Yum!
~ A year ago today I went to the movies ~

Friday, July 20, 2012


dailyhelen_chenille by dailyhelen
I felt like wearing something bright today so I picked my fluffy orange scarf.
~ A year ago today I found a favourite little ceramic bowl ~

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Look Up

dailyhelen_lookup by dailyhelen
The skies have been beautiful the last couple of days. I love wispy clouds.
~ A year ago today I was looking at the lobby ~

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


dailyhelen_slope by dailyhelen
I went for a walk on the mountain after work today... gorgeous golden light and masses of flowers.
~ A year ago today I was bought eggs ~

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


dailyhelen_mountain by dailyhelen
After weeks of cold and rain it was really good to have some fabulous weather today. And see the mountain again.
~ A year ago today it was balmy ~

Monday, July 16, 2012


dailyhelen_rabbit by dailyhelen
This is what I am reading now. Just started, but so far it is as delightful as I was lead to believe.
~ A year ago today I was looking at serrurias ~

Sunday, July 15, 2012


dailyhelen_plateful by dailyhelen
Delicious roast and veggies for Sunday lunch. Perfect fare for the chilly wet weather.
~ A year ago today I was sneezing ~

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mine All Mine

dailyhelen_bag by dailyhelen
Thomas made me laugh today as he attacked a bag of cat food on the kitchen counter. Almost got into it too!
~ A year ago my garden was needing some attention ~

Friday, July 13, 2012


dailyhelen_arrows by dailyhelen
Wherever I go this week I keep hearing music from The Arrows - I love them!
~ A year ago today I choosing a book to read ~

Thursday, July 12, 2012


dailyhelen_flames by dailyhelen
Bit of a drama in the neighbourhood this evening... fire! It took the emergency services a couple of hours to get everything under control.
~ A year ago today I was watching The Good Wife ~

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Russel St

dailyhelen_russel by dailyhelen
This morning in the traffic, on my way to work. I hate getting up in the dark, but at least it wasn't raining today.
~ A year ago today I got my socks ~

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


dailyhelen_bars by dailyhelen
View from my office window today: grey, grey, grey.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk on Boyes Drive ~

Monday, July 9, 2012


dailyhelen_polar by dailyhelen
I love these polar tracksuit pants. A dull colour and deeply unfashionable, yes, but also so snug and comfy. First thing I did when I got home today is put them on.
~ A year ago today it was warm enough for cold drinks ~

Sunday, July 8, 2012


dailyhelen_underside by dailyhelen
On cold days like today Trixie cuddles up close.
~ A year ago today I was being bitten by mosquitoes ~

Saturday, July 7, 2012


dailyhelen_sang by dailyhelen
We made an impromptu visit to the National Gallery this afternoon. It was nice to see the Barbara Tyrell exhibition, but there wasn't much else going on. Afterwards we walked around the Company's Gardens, enjoying the winter sunshine.
~ A year ago today Trixie was jumping into shot ~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Plugged In

dailyhelen_pluggedin by dailyhelen
It has been good to be online again after my holiday break.
~ A year ago today I had delicious sushi for supper ~

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Green Season

dailyhelen_green by dailyhelen
There was lots of rain in Cape Town while I was away - my garden is looking lovely and green.
~ A year ago today I had the heater on ~

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


dailyhelen_soap by dailyhelen
I didn't do much shopping in Greece but I did bring back some olive oil soap. Love the stuff!
~ A year ago today it was raining ~

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Thomas

dailyhelen_blackcat by dailyhelen
My favourite boy cat has not left my side since I arrived home. He even jumped on the bonnet of my car when I left for work this morning.
~ A year ago today I saw a sunbird ~

Sunday, July 1, 2012


dailyhelen_washing by dailyhelen
... and big pile of dirty laundry to deal with!
~ A year ago today I was paging through a new book ~