Wednesday, April 30, 2014


I'm nearly at the end of my weeks-long spring cleaning marathon. Today I started tidying my chest of drawers. I threw away almost all of these accumulated bits and pieces. 

~ A year ago today I was feeling sad and eating cookies

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

With a View

I've been rewatching A Room with a View for the umpteenth time. I love this film - the actors, the dialogue, the music, the scenery. And Florence! 

~ A year ago today I was enjoying roses

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Sweetest

Public holidays on a Monday are the best! Went down to Simon's Town for a swim followed by tea and treats at my favourite patisserie.

~ A year ago today I had a lazy day

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Portrait of the Kitten as A Young Man

After work today I popped over to Dorothy's house to feed her cats as she's away for a couple of days. The kittens are getting so big! Button is growing into a most beautiful cat. So is his sister, but she's not at all cooperative about being photographed. 

~ A year ago today I was snacking at my desk

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fabulous Figs

Fresh figs with a spoonful of mascapone - delicious! 

~ A year ago today Tom was playing in the garden


My camera took a knock and this happened. Thank goodness it happened to the filter and not the lens itself.

~ A year ago today I tidied my desk

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cat on a Bag

Thomas continues to like playing with and sitting on paper bags. He is a strange one! 

~ A year ago today I was researching flights

Monday, April 21, 2014

Another Beautiful Morning

A went to a friend's for breakfast this morning. He has a lovely garden and a super view across the city to the eastern side of Table Mountain. 

~ A year ago today I was watching the end of a favourite show

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Choppy Seas

While I wasn't expecting the perfect weather we had last week I was surprised at how cool and windy the beach was this morning. It didn't look like very good swimming weather at all but we went in anyway and it was actually pretty nice. 

~ A year ago today I was roasting tomatoes

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Long Street for Lunch

Joined the gang for burgers and shakes at Royale Eatery today. Yum! 

~ A year ago today I was having fruit for breakfast

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oats Porridge

A fortifying breakfast to set me up for a busy day.

~ A year ago today I was reading a new book from a favourite author ~ 


Two very large books to read. I started the Wally Lamb a couple of days ago... so far so good. It's reminding me a lot of Franzen and Eugenides.

~ A year ago today it was raining hard

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three Towers

The Disa Park towers at the top of my suburb are so ugly! And what a strange orange light there was, late this afternoon. 

~ A year ago today today it was miserable

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


My spring cleaning project continues. Polishing furniture, washing ornaments, wiping out cupboards, sorting shelves etc. It's very tedious but I'm trying to do a little every day. I think it's going to take another two weeks to finish. 

~ A year ago today my little kittie was waiting for my attention

Monday, April 14, 2014


I heard American Authors' Best Day of My Life on the way to work this morning and I had it in my head all day long.

~ A year ago today I was walking through the forest at Kirstenbosch

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Boyes Drive

Went back out to False Bay for another morning of swimming today. Conditions were superb.

~ A year ago today I had lunch with friends

Saturday, April 12, 2014


After a long morning swim I spent the afternoon napping and finishing my book.

~ A year ago today I saw a tahr on the mountain

Friday, April 11, 2014

Shades of Grey

In hot weather, like we've been having this week, the fluffy grey and white one is almost always to be found lying - or lolling - in the hollow in my driveway, catching the breeze coming in under the gate. Trixie used to lie there too.

~ A year ago today I picked up my new passport

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


My little bookshelf is choc-a-block. Either I must get rid of some books or get more shelving. 

~ A year ago today I was enjoying a cup of tea

Monday, April 7, 2014


Now flowering in my garden: abelia. So pretty! 

~ A year ago today I was wasting time on the internet

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Beautiful sky at the end of a beautiful day.

~ A year ago today I wasn't feeling well

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Food Festival

I popped in to the Taste of Cape Town event at lunchtime today. There were crowds of people and it was hot in the sun, but I was glad I went - it's fun to try new things.

~ A year ago today I was thinking about my friend

Friday, April 4, 2014


My friend Michele brings me fresh catnip every so often, for the cats. I can't grow it myself as Tom destroys the plants. He's a catnip fiend! 

~ A year ago today I was sorting papers

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Changing Room

I had a really busy day today. Even managed a visit to the gym. I couldn't figure out why it was so quiet there and then remembered it's school holidays.

~ A year ago today my cat was lying next to me on the sofa

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Watching Will

I'm currently hooked on Hannibal. It's so creepy! 

~ A year ago today I was driving home

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mr Mantis

I spotted this beastie in my garden this afternoon. 

~ A year ago today I had some easy reads