Thursday, October 31, 2013


dailyhelen_lifetime by dailyhelen
When I've had a stressful day I like to dig through my cd's and listen to an old favourite. Today it was Talking Heads.
~ A year ago today I had some interesting books to read

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


dailyhelen_bubbles by dailyhelen
I got caught in the rain this evening... thoroughly soaked! Hopped into a hot bath as soon as I got home.
~ A year ago today I was watching the weather

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hidden Flower

dailyhelen_flower by dailyhelen
I found this wild iris flower flopped over in a corner of my garden. It's so pretty!
~ A year ago today I was having hummus for lunch

Monday, October 28, 2013

Beautiful Ruins

dailyhelen_beautifulruins by dailyhelen
I'm about eighty pages into this novel and really enjoying it.
~ A year ago today I was visiting some open gardens

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Two Trees

dailyhelen_path by dailyhelen
Today was hot, still and sunny.. it felt like the first day of summer. I went for a walk on the mountain and then had lunch with a friend. It was a good day!
~ A year ago today I had hayfever

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Above Lakeside

dailyhelen_lakeside by dailyhelen
This is the view from my beautician's house, down in the south peninsula. The cloud billowing down off the mountain this morning was quite spectacular.
~ A year ago today there was  cat on my kitchen counter

Friday, October 25, 2013

And Then There Were Three

dailyhelen_three by dailyhelen
It seems all the cats in my neighbourhood now think its cool to come hang out at my place. 
~ A year ago today I was eating sesame seed treats

Thursday, October 24, 2013


dailyhelen_tumbling by dailyhelen
I'm spending more and more time on tumblr sites these days. There are several movie/TV show ones I like to visit daily.
~ A year ago today my garden was growing

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


dailyhelen_fridge by dailyhelen
Not sure what should have for supper. Feeling uninspired by the contents of my fridge. Hmm, egg on toast perhaps?
~ A year ago today I went to the movies

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Open Window

dailyhelen_window by dailyhelen
There was a bit of a breeze blowing this afternoon, which made the blinds bang. But still so good to have fresh air.
~ A year ago today I was doing laundry

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Big Glass of Water

dailyhelen_glasswater by dailyhelen
I had a back massage today - trying to sort out my problem shoulder and neck. It was intense and a bit painful. I made a point to drink plenty of water afterwards.
~ A year ago today I admiring pretty pelargoniums

Sunday, October 20, 2013

3D Movie

dailyhelen_gravity by dailyhelen
For the first time in ages I went to see a movie on the big screen: Gravity. It was very good.
~ A year ago today I got my hair cut

Saturday, October 19, 2013

For the Twins

dailyhelen_forthetwins by dailyhelen
Gifts ready for me to take to K & D's birthday party this afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was reading a thriller

Friday, October 18, 2013

The White Cat

dailyhelen_ghost by dailyhelen
The little funny face has more or less moved in. For the last few days it has been eating here and sleeping here. I'm calling it Ghost.
~ A year ago today I was looking at Thomas

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jasmine in the Rain

dailyhelen_jasminerain by dailyhelen
It looks like Spring out there but it doesn't really feel like it. Was cold and wet again today.
~ A year ago today I was armchair travelling

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mini Cookies

dailyhelen_minicokies by dailyhelen
I didn't intend to buy cookies when I went shopping today, but somehow I came home with some.
~ A year ago today my car needed a wash

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


dailyhelen_grip by dailyhelen
I buy hair clips often - I always seem to break them. This is my current favourite and probably the best one I've even had. I bought it in a supermarket in France. Wish I'd picked up several!
~ A year ago today I was drinking Earl Grey

Monday, October 14, 2013

Little Snake

dailyhelen_snake by dailyhelen
First thing I had to deal with when I got home today was removing a snake that Thomas had brought in and was playing with in my living room. Fortunately it was easy enough to catch in a tupperware. *Shudder* I hate snakes.
~ A year ago today I was having lunch with friends

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Gone Girl

dailyhelen_gone by dailyhelen
I read over half of this book today, and will probably finish the rest tomorrow. Its dark and twisted and compulsively readable.
~ A year ago today I was watching Justified

Friday, October 11, 2013

Portly Gentleman

dailyhelen_portlygentleman by dailyhelen
Thomas, my big old boy, has been excellent company the last couple of weeks. He is such a dear, loyal cat. Always at my side.
~ A year ago today we were unpacking a truck

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Baby Aeonium

babyaeonium by dailyhelen
I recently added a red (or is it black?) one of these to my succulent collection.
~ A year ago today I was scrambling around my kitchen cupboard

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Can't Stop

dailyhelen_can't stop by dailyhelen
I enjoy the Music on Late Night youtube channel, especially the stuff with The Roots. This latest one with Miley Cyrus is fantastic. Love this version of the song!
~ A year ago today I was wearing new shoes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Koeberg Road

dailyhelen_koebergrd by dailyhelen
I did a lot of driving today. My car had to go to the mechanic all the way out in Montague Gardens. Along Koeberg Road four times!
~ A year ago today the wind was blowing

Monday, October 7, 2013


dailyhelen_ratatat by dailyhelen
All those tired-looking vegetables lurking in my fridge got chopped up and chucked in a pot today.
~ A year ago today I had steak and salad for lunch

Sunday, October 6, 2013


dailyhelen_superspar by dailyhelen
I haven't done any proper grocery shopping for a couple of weeks. I just keep grabbing a few supplies whenever I pass a shop like this one. Not eating very healthily at the moment either.
~ A year ago today I was spotting spring bulbs on the mountain

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fynbos Slope

dailyhelen_fynbosgarden by dailyhelen
Friends and I did the Oranjezicht & Higgovale Open Garden circuit today. I particularly enjoyed this colourful fynbos garden.
~ A year ago today I was reading a memoir

Friday, October 4, 2013

Face at the Window

dailyhelen_facewindow by dailyhelen
This white cat has been hanging around for the last few months. This week, without Trixie here to guard the window, it has become a complete pest. It's in my flat all the time, mewing outside the door when I get up, waiting on the steps when I get home. Stressing me out a great deal! I'm not ready to take on another animal! 
~ A year ago today I was at the market

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dumplings & Spring Rolls

dailyhelen_dumplings by dailyhelen
I had supper at the market this evening. It was all delicious.
~ A year ago today it was raining

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

+ -

dailyhelen_plusminus by dailyhelen
One thing I love about my car is the control for the sound system on the steering wheel. Today I went for loud.
~ A year ago today I was lunching on salad

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Late Afternoon Sky

dailyhelen_sky by dailyhelen
I went for a walk on Tafelberg Road today. Beautiful weather for being outside.
~ A year ago today I came home to my kittie