Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012


dailyhelen_sniff by dailyhelen
On our walk on the slopes of Table Mountain this afternoon Michele stopped to smell the sweet scent of the Sweet Pea.
~ A year ago today I was at a concert ~

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ginger Jar

dailyhelen_gingerjar by dailyhelen
One of my new purchases: this beautiful tenmoku ginger jar from potter Yogi de Beer. Love it!
~ A year ago today I was admiring my new aloe ~

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


A week or so back one of my keys broke. Finally got around to have another one cut. In fact, did a whole spare set. One chore done off my long non-urgent to do list.
~ A year ago today I was sitting outside in the sunshine ~

Monday, August 27, 2012


dailyhelen_sizzle by dailyhelen
It feels like I'm spending a lot of time cooking lately. Mostly I enjoy it but tonight was a bit of a frantic scramble. Made curry; started off by frying batches of chicken pieces.
~ A year ago today I had a civilized lunch at a restaurant ~

Sunday, August 26, 2012


dailyhelen_pots by dailyhelen
Dom and I went to a ceramics exhibition today and bought lots of new treasures.
~ A year ago today Thomas was scavenging ~

Saturday, August 25, 2012


dailyhelen_otis by dailyhelen
I dug out some old cd's today. Otis Redding is good music to listen to when doing chores and pottering around the kitchen.
~ A year ago today I had a new security light put up outside ~

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Towers

dailyhelen_thetowers by dailyhelen
My neighbourhood, from above, catching the late afternoon sunshine.
~ A year ago today I was listening to music ~

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


dailyhelen_strawbs by dailyhelen
These Sabrosa strawberries from Woolies are a thing of beauty. A delicious thing of beauty!
~ A year ago today I was planting succulents ~

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


dailyhelen_unlocked by dailyhelen
My camera has been telling me my memory cards are locked when they aren't. All I'd managed to establish was that it was intermittent and that it was the camera's problem not the cards'. Thank goodness for my handy colleague - he managed to mcgyver them with little pieces of sticky tape to successfully fool the camera. Genius!
~ A year ago today I bobotie for supper ~

Monday, August 20, 2012


dailyhelen_news by dailyhelen
It's one thing to read crime stories in the news, but something else entirely when bad things happen to people I know, in my neighbourhood. Shocking stuff.
~ A year ago today I got a new phone ~

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Award Winners

dailyhelen_awardwinners by dailyhelen
I'm currently enjoying reading The Tiger's Wife; the other one is next in the pile.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk in the Biodiversity Garden ~

Saturday, August 18, 2012


dailyhelen_waterfall by dailyhelen
It was a perfect morning and I went for a long walk on the mountain. It was gorgeous... sunny skies, lots of flowers and all the waterfalls flowing strongly.
~ A year ago today I was spouting sprouts ~

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Green

dailyhelen_green by dailyhelen
I'll say one thing about all this rain we've been having.... it is good for the garden. Everything is looking very green and healthy.
~ A year ago today I was working hard ~

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Black Box

dailyhelen_blackbox by dailyhelen
I did computer backups today. Work, home, everything!
~ A year ago today I was eating toast ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


dailyhelen_droplets by dailyhelen
And then some. Torrential downpours and freezing temperatures in Cape Town today. It's time for winter to end now!
~ A year ago today my hot water geyser was broken ~

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Leaf Rafts

dailyhelen_leaf by dailyhelen
The low-carb eating plan is going pretty well. My lunch today was tuna salad on baby gem lettuce leaves - they work as a good substitute for bread or crackers.
~ A year ago today I put a new quilt on my bed ~

Monday, August 13, 2012

Departure Hall

dailyhelen_departurehall by dailyhelen
I took my friend to the airport this afternoon. Safe travels and happy holidays Dorothy!
~ A year ago today I was giggling at a funny T-shirt ~

Sunday, August 12, 2012


dailyhelen_pillow by dailyhelen
I was not feeling well today. All I wanted was my bed.
~ A year ago today I was watching dvds ~

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dark Knight

dailyhelen_darkknight by dailyhelen
I went to the movies for the first time in ages. Dorothy and I saw The Dark Knight Rises. It was a little disappointing.
~ A year ago today I was feeding a mongoose ~

Friday, August 10, 2012

Heavy Lump

dailyhelen_lump by dailyhelen
Thomas wants to be on my lap all.the.time at the moment. Cold weather makes him cuddly.
~ A year ago today I visited a bird park ~

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Winter Trees

dailyhelen_wintertrees by dailyhelen
Yay, a warm, sunny public holiday. Went for a walk in Newlands Forest this morning. It was lovely!
~ A year ago I was having tea and cake ~

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Avo Bowls

dailyhelen_bowls by dailyhelen
I bought this little set of bowls on the weekend and then forgot about them! I finally unwrapped them today. I think they are rather sweet - perfect for serving prawn cocktail appetizers.
~ A year ago today I was on holiday in Plett ~

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by dailyhelen
Brr! The whole country is in the grip of another cold snap. I'm keeping my eye on the Norwegian weather site which my colleague introduced me to a while ago. It is remarkably accurate. And I love weather stats!
~ A year ago today I was driving through the countryside ~

Monday, August 6, 2012

Little One

dailyhelen_stix by dailyhelen
Trixie had her annual visit to the vet today. She is a little underweight so I bought her some special high-nutrition food. Got to fatten her up a bit!
~ A year ago today I met Ian and John's kitten again ~

Sunday, August 5, 2012


dailyhelen_501 by dailyhelen
I spent the morning cooking meals for the first part of the coming week. This low-carb diet I'm following requires quite a lot of thought, preparation and effort. This recipe book is giving me lots of great ideas.
~ A year ago today Tom had a bandage ~

Saturday, August 4, 2012


dailyhelen_LM by dailyhelen
Some friends and I went to Harbour House for lunch. I had seafood: calamari followed by the Mozambique-style prawns. It was all delicious!
~ A year ago today it was raining ~

Friday, August 3, 2012

Knock Knock

dailyhelen_knockknock by dailyhelen
Somebody is always on the wrong side of the door.
~ A year ago today Spring was in the air ~

Thursday, August 2, 2012


dailyhelen_silhouttes by dailyhelen
Dorothy and Dayne admiring the sky on the Prom this evening. Winter has the best sunsets.
~ A year ago today Tom was covered in grit ~

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


dailyhelen_homeland by dailyhelen
I watched the last couple of episodes of the series Homeland this evening. It is excellent... a serious drama that is really thought-provoking yet also incredibly exciting. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis are wonderful in it.
~ A year ago today I was singing along to Coldplay ~