Friday, November 30, 2012

Eee-eee Eee-eee

dailyhelen_eeeeeee by dailyhelen
The wind has been howling for three days running and annoying everybody. One of the things I hate most is how this outside gate squeaks.
~ A year ago today I had a migraine

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Salads and Sandwiches

dailyhelen_kitchen by dailyhelen
The Kitchen, Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. This is the place where Lunch Happens.
~ A year ago today my cats came out to greet me

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On His Throne

dailyhelen_thomas by dailyhelen
Thomas spends a lot of time on his favourite spot: on the quilt at the bottom of my bed.
~ A year ago today I got a new hard drive ~

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

People's Post

dailyhelen_peoplespost by dailyhelen
I don't read newspapers very often, but sometimes I flick through the local rag. It comes in Tuesdays.
~ A year ago today I was cooking kale

Monday, November 26, 2012


dailyhelen_drier by dailyhelen
Gear I can't live without: blow-drier This one serves me well.
~ A year ago today the wind was blowing

Sunday, November 25, 2012


dailyhelen_forensics by dailyhelen
Currently watching: old seasons of Bones.
~ A year ago today I was planning for the new year

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fold the Mixture

dailyhelen_foldmixture by dailyhelen
I'm doing some baking today... Cape Brandy Tart.
~ A year ago today I bought myself some flowers

Friday, November 23, 2012

Little Babies

dailyhelen_succulent by dailyhelen
Some loose leaves taken from one of my succulents are all growing new plants. I think they are adorable.
~ A year ago today I was making fruit salad

Thursday, November 22, 2012


dailyhelen_mashed by dailyhelen
Rushed lunch at my desk today: mashed avo, on crackers, with some cheddar. It was a perfect avo: creamy and delicious. I'm sad that avo season will be coming to an end soon.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


dailyhelen_weeds by dailyhelen
My garden is well looked-after by my garden service, but every now and then I need to a little bit of weeding. 
~ A year ago today I was thinking about my skin care regime ~

Monday, November 19, 2012


dailyhelen_woven by dailyhelen
Little memento from Michele, all the way from Peru.
~ A year ago today I was at the Potter's Market ~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Under the Brolly

dailyhelen_beach by dailyhelen
Spent the day at the beach today, and it was good. Summer is here, hooray!
~ A year ago today I was eating grapes

Saturday, November 17, 2012


dailyhelen_translucent by dailyhelen
Today I went to the Open Garden at Ina Paarman's home in Constantia... it was gorgeous! And the heliotrope and lavender beds were full of bees and butterflies.
~ A year ago today I went to a music concert ~

Friday, November 16, 2012


dailyhelen_thrillers by dailyhelen
I don't read many thrillers, but occasionally pick them up when I'm stressed. This week I have the read Nicci French one, and will probably read the Margie Orford soon (yes, it was a tough week).
~ A year ago today I shopped for groceries

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Stalker

dailyhelen_stalker by dailyhelen
Tom's new favourite toy is a cardboard shoe-box.
~ A year ago today I was watching The Big C

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ducati Monster

dailyhelen_monster by dailyhelen
This is my colleague's new motorcycle. He waited eight months for it, and it finally arrived this week! It's a beautiful piece of machinery.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk in my neighbourhood

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Devil's Peak

dailyhelen_devils by dailyhelen
I had a very frustrating day at work today. I found it helpful to look out the window and contemplate the mountain. It was a beautiful day outside.
~ A year ago today I was spring-cleaning

Monday, November 12, 2012


dailyhelen_bundle by dailyhelen
This one is just a bundle of cuteness at the moment. Love her!
~ A year ago today I was cooking onions

Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Aid Gel

dailyhelen_gel by dailyhelen
I have a sore heel. A friend gave me this gel to try and it really helped. Great product!
~ A year ago today I started reading the Game of Thrones series

Saturday, November 10, 2012


dailyhelen_metro by dailyhelen
Today, for the first time in years, I got on a local train. Dorothy and I walked from Fish Hoek to Simonstown, had lunch and a swim, and then travelled back by train.
~ A year ago today the jasmine in my garden was flowering

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Notes

dailyhelen_notes by dailyhelen
Today I got some of the new banknotes. I think they are rather cool. 
~ A year ago today I had Trixie on my lap ~

Thursday, November 8, 2012


dailyhelen_printer by dailyhelen
The office got new printers last week. Today was the first time I got to try them out properly. Success! 
~ A year ago today I drove home from work in the rain ~

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fire Lily

dailyhelen_pilansii by dailyhelen
Kogelberg is treat for anyone keen on flowers. I was particularly pleased to see this one: Pillansia templemannii.
~ A year ago today my cats were enjoying some catnip

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Alongside the River

dailyhelen_path by dailyhelen
The Palmiet River Walk at Kogelberg is one of my all-time favourite routes - nice to have the opportunity to show it to my family.
~ A year ago today  I was at an exhibition ~

Sunday, November 4, 2012


dailyhelen_valley by dailyhelen
At Oudebosch camp in Kogelberg Nature Reserve: the guys saying hello to Dot, the tortoise.
~ A year ago today I got a new media player

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Green and Leafy

dailyhelen_garden by dailyhelen
Dorothy and I visited the open gardens at Stelleberg today. They were beautiful!
~ A year ago today I was reading my favourite entertainment blog

Friday, November 2, 2012


dailyhelen_duster by dailyhelen
I did a spot of cleaning and tidying at home today.
~ A year ago today I was settling into the new offices

Thursday, November 1, 2012


dailyhelen_evening by dailyhelen
It was a beautiful evening tonight, warm and still. Goodbye, day.
~ A year ago today I was looking at a rose