Monday, March 31, 2014


I stopped to look at a photo exhibition at my local shopping centre this afternoon. I didn't like all the images, but some were lovely. I particularly liked the forest one.

~ A year ago today I was at a concert

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Raspberry and Pecans

Ready for the oven: a slight variation on my current favourite cake recipe. It turned out well. 

~ A year ago today I was eating a hot cross bun

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Autumn Cleaning

Today I started some long-overdue cleaning and tidying at home. I started with my kitchen drawers and went on to my grocery cupboards. This project will keep me busy for a while.

~ A year ago today the morning sky was beautiful

Friday, March 28, 2014


Noogi has been around my place even more than usual recently - has practically moved in, even sleeping on my bed now. I'm rather fond of him, serious little boy cat.

~ A year ago today my kitchen was nice and clean

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Hmm, expiry date 08/2012. Does that mean the contents have spoiled, or simply lost their efficacy? And do I risk it? 

~ A year ago today I was watching Deadwood

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Found this game yesterday and can't stop playing. I've already got a couple of colleagues and friends hooked!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Laundy Man

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Currently reading this book. I don't usually go for real-life crime stories but I'm finding this quite interesting.
~ A year ago today I bought some herbs in pots

Monday, March 24, 2014


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Our office reception got a TV screen today. I can just see it from my office. I think it might become annoying.
~ A year ago today I was having green mash for lunch 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Early Evening

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The view leaving St James after Claudia's birthday lunch. Autumn is very much in the air!
~ A year ago today I was handing out with friends

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Curios by the Seaside

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As always we saw the vendors selling their wares down in Simon's Town when we went for our weekly swim. Water was chilly today! 
~ A year ago today I bought a new dressing gown

Friday, March 21, 2014


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A month or so back I started using these hair products. I really like the deep conditioning treatment.
~ A year ago today I was visiting a friend

Thursday, March 20, 2014


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My colleagues are having an absurd amount of fun with this electric fly swatter.
~ A year ago today I was enjoying a peach

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


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The classic and the best - my favourite afternoon cuppa.
~ A year ago today I was singing along to a catchy song ~ 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Mystery of MH370

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Like the rest of the world I've been intrigued about the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines plane ten days ago. Will we ever know what happened to it?
~ A year ago today it was raining

Monday, March 17, 2014

Snack Packets

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We has some visitors from Japan at this weekend's work conference and they brought us some little treats. The wasabi covered pistachios are fantastic.
~ A year ago today I was wondering around a garden

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hotel Room

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I was up early this morning after the first really good night's sleep I've had for a week or two.
~ A year ago today I was also staying in a hotel

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Fish Eagle

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Today we had a work function at the Eagle Encounter centre at Spier. It was fascinating and I learnt a lot. Including how hard it is to photograph birds in flight!
~ A year ago today Thomas was chillin'

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Soft One

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Duvet has the most gorgeous long fur and the most impressive fluffy tail. He's lovely!
~ A year ago today I was shopping for fruit and veg

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gathering Goodies

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We're very busy at work this week, preparing for a conference this weekend. This afternoon I put together goodie bags for those attending.
~ A year ago today I replaced a light fitting

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Pair

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I bought some new sandals today and - gasp! - they are not black.
~ A year ago today a lost dog was found

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sushi for One

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I grabbed a quick bite after gym this evening. It was yummy!
~ A year ago today I was reading

Monday, March 10, 2014

Grey Curtain

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My hair has got really, really long. I have an appointment at the hairdresser later this week. I wonder if I should cut it short again.
~ A year ago today I was at the castle

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Close to Empty

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I've done a lot of driving in the last week or so. Must remember to fill up tomorrow.
~ A year ago today I was attending a tea party

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Little Rex

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I visited a friend today and met his two little Cornish Rex kittens. This little black one had been named Anubis.
~ A year ago today I had a cold

Thursday, March 6, 2014


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Cape Town has had power outages all day. Fortunately I wasn't affected. But when I got home I plugged in my camping lantern to make sure it's fully charged and ready to go, just in case I need it later.
~ A year ago today I was watching cooking shows

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


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Corner of my garden this morning. Seasons are changing and the light is different. Still watering tho! 
~ A year ago today I was looking at the mountain

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cupboard of Capers

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This is what happens when I go grocery shopping without a list. Good thing I like capers ;-)
~ A year ago today my peach tree was dropping fruit

Monday, March 3, 2014

Stationery & Books

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I was running errands after work and popped into this shop. Usually they have very indifferent staff, but today I was served by someone helpful and smiley. In and out in no time at all.
~ A year ago today I was listening to a band

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Wrestlers

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I visited the kittens today. It's just non-stop play with these two. Go-go-go! 
~ A year ago today I was at looking at sculpture

Saturday, March 1, 2014


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Lots of lovely things to see the Design Indaba Expo this morning. I really like John's latest work, the blue and yellow pieces especially.
~ A year ago today I was eating Greek salad