Monday, September 30, 2013


dailyhelen_trix by dailyhelen
My dear little Trixie passed away last night. It was sudden and completely unexpected. I am grieving.
~ A year ago today I was visiting a friend in the Bo Kaap

Sunday, September 29, 2013

No. 230 Main

dailyhelen_230 by dailyhelen
I used to live in this house, many years ago. It looked better then! 
~ A year ago I was at the plant nursery

Saturday, September 28, 2013


dailyhelen_clivia by dailyhelen
I went to Kirstenbosch this afternoon. It's Clivia season again!
~ A year ago today I watched a documentary at the cinema

Friday, September 27, 2013


dailyhelen_stickyplaster by dailyhelen
Yesterday I got a small cut on my finger and it has bothered me all day today. Not sure what is more annoying... the cut itself or the silly plaster protecting it.
~ A year ago today it was pouring with rain

Thursday, September 26, 2013


dailyhelen_whatsap by dailyhelen
I've used WhatsApp for a while now, but only just learnt about group chats. My friend Michele was using it today to update friends and family on her cat's health. It's a brilliant way of sharing information. Smartphones are awesome.
~ A year ago today we won an award at work

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Purple Show

dailyhelen_shrimp by dailyhelen
Flowers growing in the bed next to my driveway. I like them so much.
~ A year ago today I was admiring the tree with the pink flowers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


dailyhelen_laugh by dailyhelen
A lovely sunny Spring day, at last! Friends and I went for a nice walk in lower Tokai forest.
~ A year ago today I had a braai for lunch

Monday, September 23, 2013

Rug Rat

dailyhelen_hooligan by dailyhelen
Every day I straighten this rug, and every day my little hooligan does this to it.
~ A year ago today I was fighting fleas

Sunday, September 22, 2013


dailyhelen_loaf by dailyhelen
I baked banana bread today. Came out perfectly! 
~ A year ago today I caught in the rain

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Cat and the Aquarium

dailyhelen_acquarium by dailyhelen
I visited Jenny and Iain this afternoon. We were entertained watching Max watch the fish. So cute!
~ A year ago today I was watching Blue Bloods

Friday, September 20, 2013


dailyhelen_prizewinners by dailyhelen
New book purchases! Can't wait to read them!
~ A year ago today I eating take-aways for supper

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Weather for Ducks

dailyhelen_forducks by dailyhelen
I'm sure even ducks are sick and tired of this long wet winter we're having!  I was at the Waterfront after work today and it was miserable out.
~ A year ago today I put books in a basket

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Watson & Holmes

dailyhelen_watsonholmes by dailyhelen
This evening I watched another episode of Elementary. It's got pretty good stories and I like the actors.
~ A year ago today my cats were playing together

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pita and Hummus

dailyhelen_pitahummus by dailyhelen
Lunch at my desk. I just grabbed what I could from the fridge as I flew out the door this morning. It was surprisingly yummy.
~ A year ago today I was wearing purple

Monday, September 16, 2013

Knee Highs

dailyhelen_kneehis by dailyhelen
I wore these new socks today. I bought them to replace worn ones. It's been a long winter... I'm really looking forward to sandal weather!
~ A year ago today I was picnicking

Sunday, September 15, 2013


dailyhelen_wisteria by dailyhelen
A friend sent me an image of a tunnel of wisteria. We did some googling and it turns out its from the Kawatchi Fuji Gardens in Japan. What an amazing place! 
~ A year ago today I was reading some non-fiction books

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sea Spray

dailyhelen_seaspray by dailyhelen
I went for a walk on the Promenade today. The sea was wild.
~ A year ago today I had some new plants in my garden

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bath Things

dailyhelen_bathtreats by dailyhelen
Recent gifts... they all smell delicious. And I will definitely be using one of them this evening. It's freezing cold again and I plan to take a hot bath to warm up.
~ A year ago today today I was looking at photos on the internet

Thursday, September 12, 2013


dailyhelen_clicker by dailyhelen
My hands like to fiddle with things as I work. At my own desk I usually play with a clothes peg , but today I was busy at my colleague's desk for much of the day and got to fiddle with this whatsit.
~ A year ago today I was admiring some pretty roses

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Morning Face

dailyhelen_morningface by dailyhelen
I woke up with this little one charging around the place like a lunatic. Who what, she says, me?! Yes you!
~ A year ago today I was watching Revenge

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


dailyhelen_arum by dailyhelen
I love these glossy leaves. Will be happy when the flowers open.
~ A year ago today my garden was showing other signs of spring ~

Monday, September 9, 2013

Andrew Walford Bowl

dailyhelen_walfordbowl by dailyhelen
This is my most recent pottery purchase, from the exhibition at Kalk Bay Modern.
~ A year ago today I had an unhappy cat on my lap

Sunday, September 8, 2013


dailyhelen_rondeberg by dailyhelen
Drove out of town, up the N7, this afternoon: flat land and big skies.
~ A year ago today I walked up Lions Head

Saturday, September 7, 2013

At the Cafe

dailyhelen_cafe by dailyhelen
Catching up with friends over a pot of tea and custard ├ęclairs.
~ A year ago today I was reading a so-so book

Friday, September 6, 2013

Miss Mindy

dailyhelenmissmindy by dailyhelen
Now watching the sitcom The Mindy Project. It's silly and makes me laugh.
~ A year ago today I had an egg for breakfast

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cat with Hosepipe

dailyhelen_tomhosepipe by dailyhelen
This cat! Tom mostly photographs looking serious which is odd as he is such a clown.
~ A year ago today I had flowers

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spring is Here

dailyhelen_freesias by dailyhelen
Birthday flowers. Freesias are probably my all-time most-favourite flower. 
~ A year ago today I was eating cake

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Little Pink

dailyhelen_littlepink by dailyhelen
My succulent collection continues to bring pleasure... especially when they flower!
~ A year ago today my neck was hurting

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Rumble Truck

dailyhelen_rumbletruck by dailyhelen
Every day, twice a day, the garbage truck comes past and empties bins and collects recycling from our building. It idles, right outside my window, for about ten minutes. Not my favourite thing in the world.
~ A year ago today I was walking in Silvermine

Sunday, September 1, 2013


dailyhelen_puffs by dailyhelen
Today I baked some cheesey puff things to take along to tea and movies at Dorothy's house. It was a good afternoon.
~ A year ago today the sun was out for Spring