Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bo Kaap

dailyhelen_bokaap by dailyhelen
A friend of mine has brought property in Chiappini Street in the Bo Kaap. Such an interesting part of the city.
~ A year ago today I was reading about words

Saturday, September 29, 2012


dailyhelen_nursery by dailyhelen
I had a bunch of errands to run today, including popping in to get some supplies from the plant nursery. It's one of my favourite places, even in the rain.
~ A year ago today I was watching footage of sharks ~

Friday, September 28, 2012


dailyhelen_watching by dailyhelen
I watched the documentary Search for Sugarman this evening. What a fascinating story.
~ A year ago today I was got my new paintings ~

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Driving Rain

dailyhelen_drivingrain by dailyhelen
There was something of a torrential downpour at 5 o'clock today. Heavy traffic on the way home. [Guest photographer: Michele]
~ A year ago today I had supper with my brother ~

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


dailyhelen-gold by dailyhelen
My boss came back from a conference this week. Our company won an international award. We think she should wear the medal at all times!
~ A year ago today Trixie was relaxing on the back of the sofa

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Pink Tree

dailyhelen_tree by dailyhelen
View from the office window.  I'm not sure what the tree is, but it sure is pretty.
~ A year ago today I was visiting my cousin

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chops and Salad

dailyhelen_braai by dailyhelen
Celebrated the public holiday (and braai day) with an excellent braai with friends at Claudia and Richard's. What a feast.
~ A year ago today I was watching a mini-series

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fleas Must Go!

dailyhelen_fleago by dailyhelen
With this warm weather the cats have picked up a few fleas. Some time this weekend I will be treating both the cats, their beds and my carpets.
~ A year ago today I was nibbling chocolate

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Walk in the Rain

dailyhelen_walkinrain by dailyhelen
Michele and I were walking in Newlands Forest this afternoon when the heavens opened. We got wet but it was beautiful in the rain.
~ A year ago today it was a beautiful day

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cop Show

dailyhelen-copshow by dailyhelen
This week I have been watching Blue Bloods, the family cop drama. It is pretty good.
~ A year ago today I was reading a thriller ~

Thursday, September 20, 2012


dailyhelen_takeaways by dailyhelen
Dorothy and I popped into the Hope Street Food Market this evening and picked up some supper. Delicious stuffed tomatoes and Caribbean kebabs.
~ A year ago today supper was a wrap ~  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Book Basket

dailyhelen_bookbasket by dailyhelen
It was book club this evening and I got another bunch of books to read. There is simply not nearly enough time to do all the reading I would like to.
~ A year ago today I was reading a favourite blog

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


dailyhelen_romping by dailyhelen
My cats, Tom and Trixie, had a nice play together when I got home today.
~ A year ago today I saw perfection in a rose ~

Monday, September 17, 2012


dailyhelen_royal by dailyhelen
This is the shirt I wore today. Purple!
~ A year ago today I was playing mahjong ~

Sunday, September 16, 2012


dailyhelen_meadow by dailyhelen
Today, after an excellent morning's walk in the beautiful Kogelberg we picnicked, and then lay down on the lawns for a nap. It was only when we got up did we notice all the wildflowers amongst the grass. [Guest photographer: Michele]
~ A year ago today I was getting a cold ~

Saturday, September 15, 2012


dailyhelen_non by dailyhelen
I am trying to add a bit more non-fiction into the mix of books I read. I'm currently reading the Pugh (inspiring!) and have the Google one in my TBR pile.
~ A year ago today it was raining ~

Friday, September 14, 2012


dailyhelen_replanted by dailyhelen
Some work was done in my garden today. Now that the warm spring weather has arrived it is sure to grow, grow, grow!
~ A year ago today my cat was drinking from the bath tap ~

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


dailyhelen_cerise by dailyhelen
I love roses. On my coffee table I have these lovely full pink ones in a vase with red pincushions. They look awesome together.
~ A year ago today I was doing some sewing ~

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


dailyhelen_revenge by dailyhelen
I'm now watching this new series... beautiful rich people plotting and planning, ho hum.
~ A year ago today I was having dessert ~

Monday, September 10, 2012

Last Leaves

dailyhelen_new by dailyhelen
My frangipani tree drops its leaves right at the very end of winter, just as the new leaves start to come out. It's happening!
~ A year ago today I had a look around the Irma Stern Museum ~

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Claws In

dailyhelen_claws by dailyhelen
Tom spend the afternoon on my lap, with his claws in my knees. Poor chap has a wound and will be going to the vet later this afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was scoffing chocolates ~

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Head

dailyhelen_thelion by dailyhelen
Michele and I did a morning walk up Lion's Head today.
~ A year ago today I received some really nice soap ~

Friday, September 7, 2012

Chick Lit

dailyhelen_chiclit by dailyhelen
I don't often read this genre, only when I am in the mood for something very easy and undemanding. Beautiful cover, but it is not very good.
~ A year ago today I was reading something much better ~

Thursday, September 6, 2012


dailyhelen_yolk by dailyhelen
I eat eggs just about any way. At the moment I'm liking them boiled for breakfast. This morning's one was perfection.
~ A year ago today I was wearing a favourite necklace ~

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


dailyhelen_treats by dailyhelen
Today I broke my healthy-eating plan with some delicious birthday cake (and birthday milktart). Yum!
~ A year ago today I was celebrating with my extended family ~

Monday, September 3, 2012

Deep Heat

dailyhelen_deepheat by dailyhelen
I woke up with a very sore neck today. This gel helped a bit.
~ A year ago today I was helping at my brother's exhibition ~

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Amphitheatre Path

dailyhelen_amphitheatre by dailyhelen
Silvermine is one of my favourite places. I went for a long walk there today and it was just gorgeous!
~ A year ago today I went to my brother's exhibition ~

Saturday, September 1, 2012


dailyhelen_daisy by dailyhelen
We got sunshine for Spring Day today, hooray!
~ A year ago today Trixie got a new blanket ~