Friday, May 31, 2013


dailyhelen_emptybox by dailyhelen
I went to play one of my favourite old CDs today and it was missing from the box. Where is it?!?
~ A year ago today I was at the movies

Thursday, May 30, 2013


dailyhelen_sodden by dailyhelen
The smells of late autumn: rotting leaves and wet tarmac.
~ A year ago today Trixie was cute and cuddly

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Second Desk

dailyhelen_seconddesk by dailyhelen
My colleague wasn't in the office today so I spent my work day hopping between my desk and his, fielding a zillion emails.
~ A year ago today I was admiring some roses

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Touch

dailyhelen_atouch by dailyhelen
Little treat after a very busy day... good white chocolate. Delicious!
~ A year ago today I was plugging in a charger

Monday, May 27, 2013

Exit Myrtle Str

dailyhelen_exitmertylest by dailyhelen
I found myself at the Gardens Centre again today (fifth day in a row!). This afternoon I was picking up food for dinner with my parents.
~ A year ago today my friends went for a swim in the sea

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Red Ped

dailyhelen_redped by dailyhelen
Focused on the body a bit this weekend: haircut, facial and pedicure.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk along the coast ~ 

Saturday, May 25, 2013


dailyhelen_wrapup by dailyhelen
'Tis my friend Dorothy's birthday today... cookbook as pressie.
~ A year ago today I went away for the weekend

Friday, May 24, 2013

Top 'n Tailing

dailyhelen_dailyveg by dailyhelen
Preparing vegetables for my supper: green beans and gem squash.
~ A year ago today I was watching The Borgias

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Water, Water

dailyhelen_spray by dailyhelen
We are still having gloriously mild and sunny weather... I'm enjoying it so much! But how strange it is to still need to water my garden this late in May.
~ A year ago today my building was getting a new coat of paint

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Golden Eyes

dailyhelen_golden by dailyhelen
Evening spent at home with a cat on my lap. She's very cute and cuddly at the moment.
~ A year ago today I was shopping

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Who's That Girl

dailyhelen_whosthatgirl by dailyhelen
Now watching: the sitcom New Girl... it is silly, but quite amusing.
~ A year ago today I was fighting a cold

Monday, May 20, 2013

Wild Thing

dailyhelen_wildthing by dailyhelen
I came home tired and grumpy today but when my cat saw me he just wanted to play. After half an hour of crazy time with the little hooligan I felt much better. Here he is, grabbing the camera strap and pulling, just as I take a photo.
~ A year ago today I swung past the gym

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Chalkboard Menu

dailyhelen_menu by dailyhelen
Walked from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay today, and had lunch at the new Spanish restaurant, La Parada. We had a selection of tapas... so good! 
~ A year ago today I tidied my wardrobe

Saturday, May 18, 2013


dailyhelen_orange by dailyhelen
I joined friends for a wander around Kirstenbosch this afternoon... we took lots of pictures of flowers!
~ A year ago today I was getting recipe ideas from a blog ~  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013


dailyhelen_sammich by dailyhelen
I've been so busy lately... don't think I've cooked a single meal since last week. Today's lunch was a rather delicious take-away sandwich.
~ A year ago today I was wearing new shoes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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Today I am wearing my favourite pair of old winter tights.
~ A year ago today my kindle arrived

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Function Room

dailyhelen_function by dailyhelen
Dorothy and I went to a literary event at the Mount Nelson Hotel this evening. It was fun!
~ A year ago today I was doing the grocery shopping

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Fever Tree

dailyhelen_fevertree by dailyhelen
I've just started reading this book. I think I am going to enjoy it... a proper old-fashioned saga. I need a good easy read... my the last few books have been difficult or disappointing.
~ A year ago today I was reading a book at Kirstenbosch

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ball of Fluff

dailyhelen_fluffball by dailyhelen
Had Sunday lunch with Dorothy's kids today. Here is Dayne with the cutest little puppy.
~ A year ago I had butternut soup

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Elephant's Back

dailyhelen_elephant by dailyhelen
We're having fantastic weather this autumn. Dorothy and I had another excellent morning walk in Silvermine. It was great to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and the fynbos.
~ A year ago today my kittie was freaking out

Friday, May 10, 2013


dailyhelen_jl by dailyhelen
This morning I listened to a talk by conservationist John Lucas about his year on Marion Island. It was extremely interesting!
~ A year ago today there was mess in my garden

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sweet Smelling

dailyhelen_sweetsmelling by dailyhelen
My Murraya exotica - orange jasmine - is in full flower at the moment. It has the most wonderful intoxicating fragrance.
~ A year ago today I was listening to the Finn Brothers

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


dailyhelen_watercolour by dailyhelen
The sky this morning.. a little before 8am... was simply spectacular!
~ A year ago today I was drinking water

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Snap Shots

dailyhelen_prints by dailyhelen
Today I had some prints done from a recent get-together and passed them on to my friends. We will remember our friend Vanessa (who passed away so suddenly last week after a short illness). V, we can hardly believe you're gone and will miss you terribly.
~ A year ago today I booked my tickets for Greece

Monday, May 6, 2013


dailyhelen_watching by dailyhelen
When I came home today there was a visiting cat (this little pest) actually in my garden. Trixie was having conniptions. I chased it away but she was twitchy for a while, watching closely to see if it returned. Tom doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. 
~ A year ago today I was admiring the view from a friend's flat

Sunday, May 5, 2013


dailyhelen_whoops by dailyhelen
This morning there was an almighty racket outside and the whole neighbourhood came out to see what had happened. A car had crashed right through someone's wall! Luckily the driver was unhurt, but - eeek! - poor car, poor wall.
~ A year ago today I was admiring a crocheted throw

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013


dailyhelen_CK by dailyhelen
I watched a few episodes of Louie this evening. Such a strange show... funny, yes, but also full of absurdity, awkwardness and pathos.
~ A year ago today I was looking at paint colours

Thursday, May 2, 2013


dailyhelen_variety by dailyhelen
Assorted books from my 'To Read' basket. I've just started the thriller.
~ A year ago today I had lunch on the run

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Change in Weather

dailyhelen_mist by dailyhelen
Went for a walk along the Atlantic seaboard this morning. A mist was rolling in from the sea.
~ A year ago today I was watching The Vampire Diaries ~