Friday, February 28, 2014


dailyhelen_abed by dailyhelen
I finally started watching this sitcom. I began to find it really funny about a third of the way into the first season. Abed is a delight.
~ A year ago today Tom was playing with a cardboard box

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Tale or Two

dailyhelen_reads by dailyhelen
I'm finishing off a mediocre thriller and looking forward to getting stuck into a better book... it will be one of these two next I think.
~ A year ago today I was also starting a new book

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


dailyhelen_oj by dailyhelen
It was really hot and I had a lot of running around to do today. I fuelled up on fresh orange juice.
~ A year ago today I was looking at movie schedules

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Yin & Yang

dailyhelen_yinyang by dailyhelen
Some nights it's one, some night's it three, but tonight it was two cats for supper.
~ A year ago today my peach tree was full of fruit

Monday, February 24, 2014

The End of Feb

dailyhelen_march by dailyhelen
... can't come soon enough! It's close - autumn was in the air this last weekend, and the March lilies are out!
~ A year ago today I was at the movies

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Afternoon in the Garden

dailyhelen_gardenbridge by dailyhelen
Friends and I made our way to Kirstenbosch today for a late afternoon picnic. As always it was lovely to be there. We could hear the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra concert in the background.
~ A year ago today my little kittie was being a sweetheart

Saturday, February 22, 2014


dailyhelen_kateo by dailyhelen
It was my friend's daughter's kitchen tea this afternoon. 
~ A year ago today I was buying hair accessories

Friday, February 21, 2014


dailyhelen_specimen by dailyhelen
The stem on this succulent flower broke, so I put it in a vase. I'm curious to see how long it will last.
~ A year ago today I was eating takeaways at my desk

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Convenience Stop

dailyhelen_conveniencestop by dailyhelen
This week I'm too busy to shop, too busy to cook. Popped in here today to grab some ready-to-eat meals and salads to keep me going for the next couple of days.
~ A year ago today I was following a news story

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mottled Blue

dailyhelen_mottled by dailyhelen
I wore this top today. I think it is so pretty but it is rather irritating to wear. The sleeves always slip down my shoulders!
~ A year ago today my geyser was leaking

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


dailyhelen_shocker by dailyhelen
After another attempted break-in over the weekend we had an electric fence installed at our offices today.
~ A year ago today I was trying to photograph my cats

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bake Off

dailyhelen_bakeoff by dailyhelen
My brother recommended this show to me, and I love it! 
~ A year ago today I was at a concert in the park

Sunday, February 16, 2014


dailyhelen_triangles by dailyhelen
I threw together some sandwiches to take to a birthday party this afternoon. Totally old fashioned ones too: egg mayo on brown, and cucumber and cream cheese on white.
~ A year ago today I was picnicking

Saturday, February 15, 2014


dailyhelen_fluoro by dailyhelen
The lime green beach bag had another outing today.
~ A year ago today I was eating chocolate

Friday, February 14, 2014

101 Slips

dailyhelen_101slips by dailyhelen
I sorted out my purse today. It is now tidy and no longer bursting at the seams with receipts.
~ A year ago today I was watching music videos online

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Funny Feline

dailyhelen_catsculpture by dailyhelen
I got a pressie today. Such a funny face, and I love the birdie on top!
~ A year ago today I was replacing light bulbs

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

View from the Top

dailyhelen_ontop by dailyhelen
I took the Aerial Cableway up to the top of Table Mountain this evening. It was awesome!
~ A year ago today I was folding laundry

Monday, February 10, 2014


dailyhelen_combination by dailyhelen
Part of my daily routine is locking and unlocking this chain. We've a burglar alarm and security gates but this is just one extra level of security, just in case.
~ A year ago today I was shopping for gifts

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hello Again

dailyhelen_oldfriend by dailyhelen
My grey succulent is flowering again. The main flower head is twice as big as last year's one, and there is a second spray of buds about to open. Makes me happy to see it so happy.
~ A year ago today it was raining

Saturday, February 8, 2014


dailyhelen_sweetestthings by dailyhelen
We stopped in at The Sweetest Thing for tea and treats after our morning swim. As always, delicious!
~ A year ago today I replaced the battery in my phone ~ 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Google Maps

dailyhelen_googlemaps by dailyhelen
... are the best thing ever! And I now have a reason for my endless browsing: a trip to plan! Italy for two weeks in May. Bought plane tickets this morning.  
~ A year ago today my garden was looking messy

Thursday, February 6, 2014

In the Aisles

dailyhelen_eastereggs by dailyhelen
At the supermarket today I saw rows and rows of Easter eggs. No, just no! Easter is over two months away!
~ A year ago today my Tom cat was waiting for me

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


dailyhelen_bromance by dailyhelen
These two often hang out together - they have the sweetest little friendship going. It's too cute!
~ A year ago today I was buying snacks

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


dailyhelen_caddy by dailyhelen
One of the things I love and use every day: this jar. It's where I keep tea bags. Pottery check: Christo Giles.
~ A year ago today I was reading blogs

Monday, February 3, 2014

7 O'Clock News

dailyhelen_7oclocknews by dailyhelen
There's been lots going on in the world the last few days so I watched the local news tonight to learn more. They covered all the political shenanigans but had very little on the other stories I'm interested in. It's so much easier to read news online! (BTW RIP PSH)
~ A year ago today I was admiring an orchid

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cool Pool

dailyhelen_coolpool by dailyhelen
My aunt is in Cape Town house- and dog-sitting for my cousin. I visited her today, had lunch and then a lovely refreshing swim in the pool.
~ A year ago today I bought new cutlery and crockery

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tassled Fringe

dailyhelen_tasslefringe by dailyhelen
I'm using this purple sarong a lot this summer. It was a Christmas gift from my mom.
~ A year ago today I was caught the bus