Sunday, June 30, 2013


dailyhelen_gulls by dailyhelen
It's fun when I find photo's I'd forgotten I'd taken on my memory card. These gulls were in the park yesterday, dive-bombing us a they swooped in to grab french fries from the people standing next to us.
~ A year ago today I hopped on a ferry

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Stroll in the Park

dailyhelen_park by dailyhelen
Went for a walk with Ian and John in the Biodiversity Garden at Green Point Park this afternoon.
~ A year ago today I spent the day on the beach

Friday, June 28, 2013

Trixie's Turn in the Cat Basket

dailyhelen_trixiesturn by dailyhelen
I took Tom to the vet earlier this week for his annual check-up. Today I had an appointment for Trixie. But once I got there I realized I'd got my dates all wrong and she's not due yet. Not sure how my memory got so muddled!
~ A year ago today I was eating Greek Salad in Greece

Thursday, June 27, 2013


dailyhelen_shattered by dailyhelen
Poor mug. A casualty of my clumsiness today.
~ A year ago today I was on a Greek Island

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

27th Floor

dailyhelen_27thfloor by dailyhelen
I had an appointment with my physiotherapist first thing this morning. This is the view from her rooms, downtown City Bowl.
~ A year ago today I was eating out ~

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Shepard's Warning

dailyhelen_shepardswarning by dailyhelen
There was a strange orange-pink light in the sky when I got up this morning. Sure enough, in a couple of hours it was got really cold and started raining. Winter's back.
~ A year ago today I was meandering around Naoussa

Sunday, June 23, 2013


dailyhelen_wintersun by dailyhelen
Winter sunshine and fresh air at Muizenberg beach this afternoon, with my aunt.
~ A year ago today I was having fun with friends

Saturday, June 22, 2013


dailyhelen_watefront by dailyhelen
I went down to the Waterfront today - got some errands and shopping done, and bumped into an old friend.
~ A year ago today I was at the beach

Friday, June 21, 2013


dailyhelen_kalanchoe by dailyhelen
Another addition to my collection of succulents. I love the colour and shapes of these leaves.
~ A year ago today I was loving the view in Lefkes

Thursday, June 20, 2013


dailyhelen_france2013 by dailyhelen
I'm off on holiday in a few weeks! It's time to do some research on the places we're visiting.
~ A year ago today I was eating delicious food

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rye with Caraway

dailyhelen_ryecaraway by dailyhelen
I had another difficult and frustrating work day today. I'm not handling my stress very well either. Turning to old comforts - like tea and toast.
~ A year ago today I was visiting a museum

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Force Majeure

dailyhelen_eddie by dailyhelen
I went to see Eddie Izzard this evening. He was very funny!
~ A year ago today I was exploring Santorini

Monday, June 17, 2013


dailyhelen_picnic by dailyhelen
Spent the day relaxing at Kirstenbosch. Lovely day!
~ A year ago today I was on my way to the Greek islands

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Brown Afrikaner

dailyhelen_glad by dailyhelen
Spotted on the slopes of Table Mountain this morning: the beautiful autumn-flowering Gladiolus maculatus.
~ A year ago today I was on holiday  ~ 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Scalloped Edges

dailyhelen_scalloped by dailyhelen
I went shopping this morning. Amongst other things, I bought these new vests. All geared up for winter! 
~ A year ago today I was buying medicine

Friday, June 14, 2013

Little Black Kitten

dailyhelen_kitten by dailyhelen
This little muchkin seems to have moved into my friend Dorothy's house. She's so cute!
~ A year ago today I went to function at the castle ~

Thursday, June 13, 2013


dailyhelen_twisted by dailyhelen
Today was an annoying and frustrating day. I impulse-bought myself a koeksister, thinking it would make me feel better... but after I ate it I actually felt worse. Should have known better!
~ A year ago today I was writing lists

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

On the Steps

dailyhelen_waiting by dailyhelen
Part of my daily routine: calling in the cat.
~ A year ago today I had a long bath

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

An Emotional Time

dailyhelen_emotionaltime by dailyhelen
The other day I found some old mp3 tracks I'd forgotten I had. Amongst them was the Hothouse Flowers' Songs from the Rain. OMG I love that album... have been playing it non-stop.
~ A year ago today I was admiring some aloes

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wood Stove

dailyhelen_warmth by dailyhelen
Tea at my friend Taryn's house this afternoon... a cosy fire, apple pie and the cat curled up in the dog's basket.
~ A year ago today I tried a new chocolate

Saturday, June 8, 2013

African Nurture

dailyhelen_nurture by dailyhelen
I'm trying out a new bath soap. Smells good!
~ A year ago today I collected by foreign exchange

Friday, June 7, 2013


dailyhelen_juice by dailyhelen
Today I was really in the mood for some fruit juice. Passionfruit is my favourite. 
~ A year ago today I had a good selection of books to choose from

Thursday, June 6, 2013


dailyhelen_books by dailyhelen
I'm not having a very good reading month. Nothing is holding my attention, even the sorts of books I usually like. Not sure why that is. 
~ A year ago today the cat was on the kitchen counter

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Into the Dustbin

dailyhelen_trash by dailyhelen
Wednesday's chore: taking out the rubbish.
~ A year ago today I had the heater on

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


dailyhelen_firestone by dailyhelen
I had a flat today. I'd been meaning to get my tyres looked at anyway. A couple of hours later I had my car back on the road, all sorted with new wheels.
~ A year ago today I prepared fish for supper

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tree Line

dailyhelen_clouds by dailyhelen
The dramatic winter storms that the Cape experienced over the weekend continued this morning. Towards the end of the day though there was a bit of blue sky to the west. It looked so pretty! 
A year ago today I went for a walk on the beach

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spy v Spy

dailyhelen_americans by dailyhelen
Now watching: The Americans. It is a good drama, very intense! Perfect for a weekend TV marathon.
~ A year ago today I bought a new suitcase

Saturday, June 1, 2013


dailyhelen_double by dailyhelen
Just as we were leaving Table View (friends' lunch at Michele's) there was a short break in the bad weather, and these rainbows appeared. An hour later there was thunder and lightning and it was bucketing down again.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk along the Promenade