Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cat in a Box

dailyhelen_catbox by dailyhelen
Thomas's obsession with cardboard boxes continues unabated.
~ A year ago today snails were invading my garden

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


dailyhelen_fillers by dailyhelen
I often pick up short, easy books to read between longer, more demanding ones. I've just finished Luca Spaghett's very light memoir and will now begin the Justin Cartwright.
~ A year ago today I was admiring a little area in my garden

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Movie Schedule

dailyhelen_schedule by dailyhelen
Boo! The Labia on Kloof cinemas are closing down this week. This evening Dorothy and I went there to see one last film there (Anna Karenina, which was... peculiar.)
~ A year ago today I went to a ceramics exhibition

Monday, February 25, 2013


dailyhelen_fruits by dailyhelen
My little peach tree is having a bumper crop this summer. There must be about two dozen fruits on it! The insects and birds are making the most if it.
~ A year ago today I was hanging out with my little cat ~

Sunday, February 24, 2013


dailyhelen_argo by dailyhelen
Went to the movies today, finally seeing Affleck's Argo. It was good!
~ A year ago today I was watching Castle

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Little Pink Nose

dailyhelen_pinknose by dailyhelen
Trixie has the sweetest little cat face. She is being a delight today.
~ A year ago I was singing along to a silly pop song

Friday, February 22, 2013


dailyhelen_scrunchies by dailyhelen
My hair has grown very long again, and today, like most days, I just tied it back in a ponytail. These new bright scrunchies look straight out of the 80s don't they?
~ A year ago today I was petting a dog

Thursday, February 21, 2013


dailyhelen_ham by dailyhelen
I'm so tired today after a late one last night (Rodriguez concert!) and such a busy work-week. Lunch on the run was a takeaway: assorted salad with the most delicious cooked ham. The Kitchen FTW.
~ A year ago today I was snacking on brie

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Special Report

dailyhelen_mediafrenzy by dailyhelen
I spent much of today obsessively refreshing twitter streams and other live updates on the bail application in the Reeva Steenkamp murder trial. All the speculation, misinformation and general media frenzy is totally repellent but I just cannot look away.
~ A year ago today I broke my favourite mug (aw, I'm still sad)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mopping Up

dailyhelen_moppingup by dailyhelen
I had to call the plumbers today... I thought the geyser had burst due to all the wet, but fortunately it was just a leaking pipe which had sprayed water everywhere. Hang on, didn't I do this just the other day?!
~ A year ago today I was smelling flowers

Monday, February 18, 2013

Looking Away

dailyhelen_catheads by dailyhelen
Ha, getting my kitties to look at the camera is not that easy!
~ A year ago today I bought a bunch of books

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Concert in the Park

dailyhelen_concertpark by dailyhelen
I spent the afternoon at the free concert in De Waal Park. We listened to Robin Auld. It was very chilled!
~ A year ago today I was looking my succulents

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Creepy Crawly

dailyhelen_creepy by dailyhelen
Some friends and I had a picnic in Kirstenbosch today. There were a lot of these little guys around.
~ A year ago today I ate a cupcake ~ 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mmm, chocolate!

dailyhelen_chocolate by dailyhelen
Healthy snacks be damned... some days just require chocolate! The dark stuff with hazelnuts is so yummy.
~ A year ago today I had some new books to read

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sound & Vision

dailyhelen_soundvision by dailyhelen
Nice find on the internet... Beck's version of the Bowie classic. Watch the video. Love it! 
~ A year ago today I was watching a kiln being unpacked  ~ 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


dailyhelen_fitting by dailyhelen
Yet another thing that needs fixing (or better still, replacing) in my house... kitchen light. Damn bulb blown again.
~ A year ago today I was at my brother's house

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gav & Stace

dailyhelen_gavstace by dailyhelen
Recently I've been watching the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey. It's very silly but rather sweet. Today I caught the wedding episode.
~ A year ago today I was swimming in a river

Monday, February 11, 2013


dailyhelen_piles by dailyhelen
Mondays usually involve doing some laundry. Today I folded the clean washing, ready for ironing later in the week.
~ A year ago today I was visiting my brother and his cat ~

Sunday, February 10, 2013


dailyhelen_pressie by dailyhelen
It's a friend's birthday tomorrow so I went gift-shopping this morning.
~ A year ago today I hiked up a mountain to see find the red disa

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Summer Rain

dailyhelen_summerrain by dailyhelen
I woke to the sound of rain today - glorious, glorious rain!
~ A year ago today Trixie was sleeping in a bowl

Friday, February 8, 2013


dailyhelen_cell by dailyhelen
At last, a new battery for my cellphone. The old one is kaput!
~ A year ago today I said goodbye to a friend

Thursday, February 7, 2013


dailyhelen_tatty by dailyhelen
This is what one of the corners of my garden looks like at the moment. Sad, isn't it. All thanks to the dreadful gales which have been blowing the last few weeks. This area gets the worst of it... the wind shreds the plants, blows away the soil and scatters leaves everywhere. Poor, poor garden.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk up the mountain

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


dailyhelen_waiting by dailyhelen
This one is either waiting on the steps when I come home, or comes running when he hears my car. It's cute, I like it.
~ A year ago today I woke to a thunderstorm

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chip, Dip

dailyhelen_chipsdips by dailyhelen
I have the book club ladies coming around tomorrow evening, so after work today I charged around the supermarket for food and drinks. Not very creative with snacks... just good old chips and dip!
~ A year ago today I was playing Settlers of Catan

Monday, February 4, 2013

Daily Dozen

dailyhelen_dailydozen by dailyhelen
This checklist for being present and making progress addresses several things I am not particularly good at. Definitely food for thought! I always enjoy the writing on this blog - it is one of my favourites.
~ A year ago today I was watering my garden

Sunday, February 3, 2013


dailyhelen_orchid by dailyhelen
My friend Dorothy has an orchid that is flowering profusely at the moment. They are such magnificent flowers.
~ A year ago today I was thinking about February

Saturday, February 2, 2013


dailyhelen_settings by dailyhelen
I bought some new plates and cutlery today. I went for plain and simple.
~ A year ago today it was blowing a gale

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pay Pass

dailyhelen_paypass by dailyhelen
I got a MyCiti card and rode the new bus for the first time today.
~ A year ago today I was watching Parks & Rec