Saturday, May 31, 2014


I did a clean and tidy of the tupperware cupboard today.

~ A year ago today I'd lost a favourite CD

Friday, May 30, 2014

Let's Try These

I seem to have lost my reading mojo. At book club I selected these two easy reads. I'm hoping they hold my interest and get me back into the reading habit. 

~ A year ago today it was wet

Thursday, May 29, 2014


I'm now watching Vikings. It's violent but very watchable.

~ A year ago today I was working at my colleague's desk

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Purple Brolly

I bought a cheap umbrella when I was overseas, and used it again today when it rained. I like the colour but there is no way it will survive a Cape winter! 

~ A year ago today I was eating white chocolate ~

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Soup Weather

Warm soup on a cool evening. Leek and potato.

~ A year ago today I was at the shopping mall

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Caught up with friends today at a get-together to celebrate Dorothy and Jenny's birthdays.

~ A year ago today I was wrapping gifts

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Clouds and Mountains

Another day of travelling. We flew over the Alps - twice! 

~ A year ago today I was preparing vegetables for my supper

Friday, May 23, 2014

Catch of the Day

We watched the fishing boats come in at the port of Rome this afternoon,. They offloaded an impressive amount and variety of seafood, most of which was quickly sold to the waiting merchants.

~ A year ago today I was watering my garden

Thursday, May 22, 2014


I think my favourite church in Florence is San Miniato on the Mount. Was well worth the climb up the hill to see it today.

~ A year ago today my baby cat was being adorable

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Floating Island

Visited the Boboli Gardens this morning - definitely a highlight of our visit to Florence. 

~ A year ago today I was watching New Girl

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tea Light Tree

Been visiting a lot of churches as a tourist this last week. Of course many people visit them for religious purposes, often lighting a candle at the altar. I like the candles a lot.

~ A year ago today I was playing with my cat

Monday, May 19, 2014


Today we took a little day trip into the Tuscan countryside.

~ A year ago today I was eating tapas

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Lovely, delicious ice-cream... a daily treat while on holiday! 

~ A year ago today I was visiting Kirstenbosch

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Climbed 414 steps up the Campanile to get a view of Il Duomo and the city.

~ A year ago today I was admiring one of my succulents

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Arno

Arrived in beautiful Florence today. We're staying south of the river so will be crossing the bridge to the centre of town most days. 

~ A year ago today I had a sandwich for lunch

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Inside the Museum

I've seen a lot of museums this week! This new one at Casa Romana was small but interesting.

~ A year ago today I was wearing tights ~ 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Raphael Rooms

We toured the Vatican City museum today. Full of incredible treasures.

~ A year ago today I'd just started an easy read

Monday, May 12, 2014


We spent a couple of hours at the Protestant Cemetery today... unexpectedly pretty and peaceful.

~ A year ago today I met a friend's puppy

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tiny Little Car

Seen in our Roman 'hood, around the corner from our apartment. I love the cobbled streets, creeper-covered walls, graffiti and adorable automobiles.

A year ago today I was walking in the sunshine ~

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Mmm, delicious lunch at a trattoria in Trastevere.

~ A year ago today I was watching a presentation

Friday, May 9, 2014

Roman Fountain

On holiday in Rome! Our first stroll included the grand Piazza Navona. 

~ A year ago today my garden was smelling sweet

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Boarding Gate

At the airport, start of a long journey. 

~ A year ago today the sky was lovely

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


General election 2014: civic duty done.

~ A year ago today I got some photos printed

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


My life at the moment involves lots of lists and piles of paperwork. 

~ A year ago today there was cat drama at my house ~ 

Monday, May 5, 2014


My holiday is close and plans are falling into place. I'm enjoying doing a bit of research.

~ A year ago today there was an accident in my neighbourhood

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pork Belly Roast

Today's lunch - roast at Dorothy's house - was delicious.  

~ A year ago today I was also sharing a meal with friends

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Airing the Bedding

Today - finally - I put away my light summer duvet and put my down winter duvet on my bed. 

~ A year ago today I was watching Louie

Friday, May 2, 2014


Today was another beautiful warm and still Autumn day. I hardly had time to notice though as I was so busy. But the sky made me stop for a moment and go 'wow'. 

~ A year ago today I had a few interesting books in my 'to read' pile ~

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mayday Market

Today friends and I had lunch and a lazy afternoon at the Cape Point Vineyards Food Market in Noordhoek.

~ A year ago today I went for a walk