Friday, January 31, 2014


dailyhelen_stop by dailyhelen
My car's thermometer informed me it was 37 degrees in a covered underground parking lot this afternoon. Way hotter outside. The radio station happened to be scrolling 'stop'. Seemed appropriate! 
~ A year ago today my shoulder was sore

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Covers are Blue

dailyhelen_bluecovers by dailyhelen
I'm currently reading the latest Margie Orford (so far excellent). I've more thrillers in the mix - might read one of these next.
~ A year ago today I got new goodies from the stationer ~ 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hello Mountain

dailyhelen_heymountain by dailyhelen
I spend a lot of time looking at this peak. I see it out of my office window, and always look up at it when I wait to turn at this intersection (which was three times today). Pretty cloud on it this afternoon.
~ A year ago today I was seeing a play

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


dailyhelen_rawalmonds by dailyhelen
Snacking on raw almonds today. I feel a bit fragile after a nasty migraine last night, and my tummy is queasy from the painkillers I took. I hope I feel better tomorrow.
~ A year ago today I was reading reviews online

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cheer up!

dailyhelen_shortraw by dailyhelen
I love this song - it's so catchy! And only just realized they're a local band.
~ A year ago today I was looking at flowers

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Genius

dailyhelen_thegenius by dailyhelen
This morning I went down to the Waterfront and visited the Da Vinci exhibition. It was really interesting!
~ A year ago today I was having lunch with friends

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Morning Swim

dailyhelen_atthesea by dailyhelen
I'm really enjoying my weekly swims this summer. It's well worth making an early start and getting down to the beach before the crowds and traffic get bad. Today was glorious. 
~ A year ago today I my favourite succulent was flowering

Friday, January 24, 2014

Retired Goods

dailyhelen_retiredgoods by dailyhelen
A friend of mine regularly buys things off this website. I wish I'd seen these measuring cups before they'd sold as I would definitely have scooped them up. So cute!
~ A year ago today my cat was feeling better

Thursday, January 23, 2014


dailyhelen_sponge by dailyhelen
I came home to a lovely sparkly clean house today, thanks to my efficient cleaning lady. I don't miss doing housework at all. 
~ A year ago today I was using my cute polka dot shopping bag

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Three Veg

dailyhelen_veg by dailyhelen
Tonight's supper was one of those meals I had to throw together from the veggies lurking in my fridge. I stir-fried these, and ate them with some bacon.
~ A year ago today I was making the bed

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


dailyhelen_circuits by dailyhelen
My colleague decided to dismantle a broken TV today. It was interesting to see what's inside the box.
~ A year ago today one of my succulents was in flower

Monday, January 20, 2014


dailyhelen_vandalism by dailyhelen
Arrived at work this morning to find that someone had lobbed a beer bottle threw one of our windows. Urgh, what a mess! 
~ A year ago today I was reading historical novels

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baby Boy Cat

dailyhelen_button by dailyhelen
Visited my friend for tea and kittens this afternoon. This is little Button in a rare calm moment.
~ A year ago today I went for a walk on the beach

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Angel Mermaid

dailyhelen_mermaid by dailyhelen
This lady lives on the verandah of one of my friend's houses. I've known her for a long, long time.
~ A year ago today I was noticing the razor wire in my neighbourhood

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tea Table

dailyhelen_teatable by dailyhelen
I met Dorothy after work and we caught up over tea and delicious peach slices from Cassis.
~ A year ago today I was also eating a delicious treat

Thursday, January 16, 2014


dailyhelen_doov by dailyhelen
My neighbour's cat Duvet has been visiting a lot this week. He (he's a boy cat!) was lying on the sofa arm when I left this morning and was back there (or still there?) when I got home after work. No complaints from me...  he is a love and I like having him around.
~ A year ago today it was beautiful day

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lion Heart

dailyhelen_lionheart by dailyhelen
I got some nice books to read at Book Club this evening - like this new one from Justin Cartwright.
~ A year ago today I picked up my new specs

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Planner Fourteen

dailyhelen_planner by dailyhelen
I've been back at work for over a week now, have put a few important things into my year planner - but I can't get my head around 2014.
~ A year ago today I was making stir-fry ~

Sunday, January 12, 2014


dailyhelen_boat by dailyhelen
Spent an excellent morning at Long Beach. The swimming was superb, and there was a bit of cloud around so it wasn't too hot. Days like this make me like summer. 
~ A year ago today I was sorting out books

Saturday, January 11, 2014


dailyhelen_fairview by dailyhelen
My friend Dorothy lives in this street. Fantastic views of the mountain.
~ A year ago today I was giving my cat medicine

Friday, January 10, 2014

Munching on a Muffin

dailyhelen_muffin by dailyhelen
I went to get salad for lunch and came back with a blueberry muffin. When I'm not feeling 100% (like today) I am completely unable to resist baked goods.
~ A year ago today I thinking about security

Thursday, January 9, 2014


dailyhelen_suede by dailyhelen
My current purse. It's a couple of years old now, and looking a bit scruffy.
~ A year ago today my cat was sick

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


dailyhelen_octopus by dailyhelen
I bought this cat toy to try to get Thomas to move more. Yeah. Not working.
~ A year ago today I was ordering takeaways

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sofa Slug

dailyhelen_sofaslug by dailyhelen
My big boy, sharing the sofa with me. He stretches out and takes a whole seat.
~ A year ago today I was reading a funny blog

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pink & Yellow

dailyhelen_frangi by dailyhelen
My frangipani tree is in full flower at the moment. The flowers look extra bright on a grey day like  we are having today.
~ A year ago today I was drying washing

Sunday, January 5, 2014


dailyhelen_rocher by dailyhelen
I had friends over this afternoon - we sat around chatting, drinking tea and eating chocolates.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Water's Edge

dailyhelen_beach by dailyhelen
Back to the beach today, making the most of the lovely weather.
~ A year ago today I bought a new handbag ~

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Chillout Session

dailyhelen_chilloutsessions by dailyhelen
I was digging through my old cds today and found this. Ten-twelve years ago I was listening to it pretty much non-stop. It was nice to hear it again.
~ A year ago today I was watching the excellent Boardwalk Empire

Thursday, January 2, 2014


dailyhelen_killer by dailyhelen
I've been watching The Killing. It's super-intense. Good acting too, particularly from Peter Sarsgaard.
~ A year ago today one of my succulents was about to flower

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


dailyhelen_rosy by dailyhelen
Happy New Year! I had a quiet but good start to 2014. Haven't made any resolutions as such, but I do want lots of fresh flowers in my life this coming year.
~ A year ago today I was preparing food