Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chocolate Chocolate Chip

dailyhelen_choc by dailyhelen
Today was a difficult day. I self-medicated with cookies.
~ A year ago today I was reading a local novel

Monday, April 29, 2013


dailyhelen_blooms by dailyhelen
I picked some roses at Chart Farm over the weekend and they are opening up beautifully now. They have such a lovely scent.
~ A year ago today I ate a bran muffin

Sunday, April 28, 2013


dailyhelen_doze by dailyhelen
Today I had a really l-a-z-y day. Miss Trixie also snoozed the day away.
~ A year ago today I put on the winter duvet

Saturday, April 27, 2013


dailyhelen_king by dailyhelen
Today I saw beautiful proteas on a walk in Silvermine.
~ A year ago today I was off to the gym

Friday, April 26, 2013

Window Display

dailyhelen_inthewindow by dailyhelen
I always walk past the bookshop when I'm at the Gardens Centre doing my grocery shop. Today I saw lots of new books I'd like to read sometime.
~ A year ago today it was raining

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mid-Afternoon Snack

dailyhelen_snack by dailyhelen
A couple of sweet naartjes, eaten at my desk.
~ A year ago today the sunset was beautiful

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pouncey Cat

dailyhelen_pouncey by dailyhelen
Beautiful afternoon! I sat outside after work today, and the cats romped round the garden.
~ A year ago today I was not very impressed with something I'd made ~ 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


dailyhelen_tidy by dailyhelen
I was feeling tired and out of sorts today. Just before I left the office I straightened up my desk a bit. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.
~ A year ago today my cats were romping

Monday, April 22, 2013


dailyhelen_hipmunk by dailyhelen
Today I spent the whole day in front of computer screens. Busy work day and then a whole evening researching possible flights for my holiday in July. Found the travel website Hipmunk really helpful!
~ A year ago today I was having soup

Sunday, April 21, 2013


dailyhelen_Sparty by dailyhelen
I watched to the end of the series over the course of this last week. What a finale... I love this crazy show!
~ A year ago today I was out and about with friends

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ready to Roast

dailyhelen_readytoroast by dailyhelen
This afternoon I packed a baking tray with tomatoes, garlic cloves and fresh thyme, and popped them in the oven. Later on I made them into soup... mmm, delicious.
~ A year ago today I bought tomatoes (ha!) ~

Friday, April 19, 2013


dailyhelen_rubies by dailyhelen
This morning's breakfast bowl. Pomegranates are in season now. Loving them!
~ A year ago today there was a fire on Signal Hill

Thursday, April 18, 2013


dailyhelen_wonder by dailyhelen
I'm haven't been doing much reading this week. Not really in the mood, and not sure why. Especially as I have the new book from one of my favourite authors.
~ A year ago today I had a sore foot

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


dailyhelen_gushing by dailyhelen
The first hard rains of winter arrived today. The drains outside our offices couldn't cope and the water came flooding in. Also, we had several leaks from the roof and had to get the buckets and mops out. Got to get some repairs done as soon as the weather improves.
~ A year ago today I was trying to clear my inbox

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gloomy, Again

dailyhelen_grey by dailyhelen
Grey day, dirty windows. Bad weather on the way. Feeling sad about grim news out of Boston, and also closer to home.
~ A year ago today I was in a nature reserve

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pet Me

dailyhelen_trix by dailyhelen
I am Trixie and I want your attention. Now, please.
~ A year ago today I was walking in the Anysberg ~ 

Sunday, April 14, 2013


dailyhelen_woodland by dailyhelen
Michele and I went strolling around Kirstenbosch this afternoon. The Plectranthus is in full bloom now and looking so pretty.
~ A year ago today I was in the Klein Karoo

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lunch with Friends

dailyhelen_friends by dailyhelen
We had a lovely girls' get-together today.
~ A year ago today I was driving out of time

Friday, April 12, 2013


dailyhelen_tahr by dailyhelen
We saw a tahr on the mountain this evening! It was right in front of us on the contour path, then posed for a moment on a rock above. I didn't have my camera with me, but managed to snap it with my cellphone... not the best photo unfortunately, but look, a tahr! 
~ A year ago today I was packing books and games

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New One!

dailyhelen_newone by dailyhelen
I collected my crisp new passport from the Dept of Home Affairs today. I'm going overseas in a couple of months. Next up, tickets and visas.
~ A year ago today I bought a new shirt

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ghost Cat

dailyhelen_ghostcat by dailyhelen
There is a new kittie in the block and there are some complicated cat politics going on between my two and this one. It is shy but I think it would like to be friends. Tom might be amenable but Trixie is having none of it. 
~ A year ago today I was eating a delicious supper

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cool Cuppa

dailyhelen_coolcuppa by dailyhelen
Had such a busy day at work today I missed my afternoon cup of tea... so first thing I did when I got home was put on the kettle! Tea tastes especially good when you're dying for a cup, and when you have it out of a pretty new mug.
~ A year ago today my cat was heading out the window ~   

Monday, April 8, 2013


dailyhelen_sock by dailyhelen
I need a knitting project for the winter, not sure what though. Last thing I made was this sleeve for my kindle.
~ A year ago today I was doing other crafting

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Des Hommes

dailyhelen_deshommes by dailyhelen
I'm still not feeling well today so a quiet day at home: reading, watching TV and surfing the net. This site made me laugh... so silly but so funny.
~ A year ago today I had a similarly quiet day

Saturday, April 6, 2013


dailyhelen_uhoh by dailyhelen
I've got an upset tummy today. Yikes... extremely unpleasant!
~ A year ago today I took a walk in the forest ~ 

Friday, April 5, 2013


dailyhelen_flowers by dailyhelen
Today my thoughts are with a friend who just got bad news about her health. Life can be so random and cruel.
~ A year ago today it was the start of the Easter weekend

Thursday, April 4, 2013


dailyhelen_messydesk by dailyhelen
I don't have anyone to help me in the office at the moment so today I had to do a bunch of sorting and filing myself. Urgh, horrible job.
~ A year ago today I was hosting bookclub

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Little Face

dailyhelen_littleface by dailyhelen
In the evenings Tom likes to lie next to me on the sofa.
~ A year ago today I was filling up

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Road Up

dailyhelen_russellsteet by dailyhelen
I'm trying out a new route on my daily commute.
~ A year ago today I was surrounded by workmen

Monday, April 1, 2013


dailyhelen_escapism by dailyhelen
I'm into easy reading at the moment: . I'm racing through Kate Morton's latest and will then read the Deon Meyer.
~ A year ago today I also spent the day reading