Saturday, August 31, 2013

Snug as a Bug

dailyhelen_snugasabug by dailyhelen
I visited my friend Sue today. While we had lunch and chatted her old kittie, Fidget, napped in front of the heater. Fourteen years old and still going strong.
~ A year ago today I spending time with family

Friday, August 30, 2013

Winter Wonderland

dailyhelen_snow by dailyhelen
Last night the cold snap we're experiencing this week intensified - it was freezing cold, the rain came down hard and there was even snow on the mountain. The local news sites had lots of pictures. I love reading about extreme weather!
~ A year ago today I the sweet pea was in flower on Table Mountain

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hot Chocolate

dailyhelen_hotchoc by dailyhelen
The cold weather continues this week. It's nice to warm up with a hot beverage.
~ A year ago today I was admiring my latest ceramic purchase

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Darling Street

dailyhelen_parade by dailyhelen
I did a bit of driving around in town today. Lots and lots of rain!
~ A year ago today I had new keys cut

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


dailyhelen_burner by dailyhelen
I've been using aromatherapy oils again. Today: rose and sweet orange.
~ A year ago today I was cooking

Monday, August 26, 2013

Taking Five

dailyhelen_table by dailyhelen
After a frustrating day at work it was so good to get home this afternoon. I made myself some tea, ate a couple of cookies and finished the last few chapters of my thriller.
~ A year ago today I went to an exhibition

Sunday, August 25, 2013


dailyhelen_pincushion by dailyhelen
I was in Kirstenbosch again this afternoon - the Pincushion Proteas are at their best this time of year.
A year ago today I was listening to some old cds

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fields of Flowers

dailyhelen_daisies by dailyhelen
Went up to see the daisies in West Coast National Park today. It was a great day out!
~ A year ago today I was looking down at the City Bowl ~ 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Shoulder Bag

dailyhelen_shoulderbag by dailyhelen
Got myself a new camera bag today. I think it's a good one - it has space to carry all my stuff.
~ A year ago today my kittie was in the garden

Thursday, August 22, 2013


dailyhelen_sleeve by dailyhelen
I was rockin' some polka dots today.
~ A year ago today I was eating strawberries

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Level C1

dailyhelen_levelc1 by dailyhelen
I had errands to run after work, and ended up going to two different shopping centres.
~ A year ago today I was reading about crime

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013


dailyhelen_phylica by dailyhelen
Featherhead, one my favourite types of fynbos, seen looking lush and lovely at Kirstenbosch this afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was walking on the mountain

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Drying Rack

dailyhelen_horse by dailyhelen
The sun came out today and I managed to get some washing dry.
~ A year ago today I noticed new leaves on my shrubs

Friday, August 16, 2013


dailyhelen_shea by dailyhelen
Things I like: body butter for my dry winter skin.
~ A year ago today I was doing backups

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Light Between

dailyhelen_lightbetween by dailyhelen
I choose this book for its beautiful cover. It's a slow read though - the dialogue keeps taking me out of the story.
~ A year ago today it was raining

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blurry World

dailyhelen_blur by dailyhelen
We have had some serious downpours today, and it's freezing cold. Winter is back.
~ A year ago today I was at the airport

Monday, August 12, 2013

Eid Cookies

dailyhelen_eidcookies by dailyhelen
My colleague Shafick's wife always send him to work with treats to share with the office staff after Eid. All her cookies are delicious, but the one with the Kit-Kat inside is pure genius.
~ A year ago today I wanted to stay in bed

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fluffy Fringe

dailyhelen_soft by dailyhelen
The best part of winter is rugs. This is my newest one, the softest mohair.
~ A year ago today I was at the movies

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thin Crust

dailyhelen_thincrust by dailyhelen
I caught up with some friends over lunch today. I had a vegetarian pizza... yum.
~ A year ago today i had a heavy cat on my lap

Friday, August 9, 2013

Relaxed Cat

dailyhelen_thebasker by dailyhelen
I never get tired of watching Thomas bask in the morning sunshine. He loves it so much.
~ A year ago today it was also a sunny day

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


dailyhelen_nurse by dailyhelen
I'm sick. After visiting the doctor and picking up my meds I took to my bed for the rest of the day. I slept and watched Call the Midwife.
~ A year ago today I was checking the weather forecast

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


dailyhelen_lozenge by dailyhelen
My throat is killing me today. I sucked Stepsils practically non-stop, but they have offered little relief.
~ A year ago today I took Trixie to the vet

Monday, August 5, 2013


dailyhelen_crane by dailyhelen
Every day I drive past this construction crane. It's on a very big building site so going to be there a while I reckon.
~ A year ago today I was looking at recipe books

Sunday, August 4, 2013

With a Sprinkle of Sugar

dailyhelen_withcream by dailyhelen
Can't beat banana and cream for an after-lunch treat. 
~ A year ago today I had prawns for lunch

Saturday, August 3, 2013


dailyhelen_camelia by dailyhelen
The gang and I  went to Vergelegen to see their camelia gardens today. Magnificent!
~ A year ago today it was raining

Friday, August 2, 2013

My Green Wall

dailyhelen_greenwall by dailyhelen
Two year ago I planted ticky creeper to cover my vibracrete wall. Mission almost accomplished!
~ A year go today it was a spectacular sunset ~ 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Next Great Artist

dailyhelen_workofart by dailyhelen
Now watching: the reality show Work of Art. It's pretty entertaining.
~ A year ago today I was also watching television