Thursday, July 31, 2014

Supper on the Run

I don't often eat take-aways, but when I do this is what I like: home-cooked roast and salad, from my neighbourhood market.

~ A year ago today I noted new road markings on my street

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Digging through my CDs today I found a bunch I haven't listened to in ages. Yay, Sarah McLachlan! 

~ A year ago today I was starting a new book

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Snouts in the Trough

Sometimes it feels like all I ever do is feed these little piggies.

~ A year ago today I bought some bread

Monday, July 28, 2014

Falling Skies

Now watching (or more accurately, what's on the background while I potter around): this show. I was reminded about it on the weekend, and decided to give it another try, catching an episode this evening. It's not particularly good, but quite entertaining!

~ A year ago today I was down the coast ~

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Plastic Fantastic

Went to see the Design and Making exhibition at the Castle this afternoon... varied and interesting. I'm not entirely sure what this display of plastic containers was all about, but I found it visually appealing.

~  A year ago today I was happy to see my cats

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Had friends around this afternoon. Baked a cake: chocolate and hazelnut. Wasn't awful.

~ A year ago today I was admiring the Eiffel Tower ~

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Reads

I really enjoyed The Red Book, and am now about a quarter of the way through The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.

~ A year ago today I was in Paris ~

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scan Results

I had the last of my routine medical tests today. I got feedback straight away... all a-okay.

~ A year ago today I was listening to music ~

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cuffs and Cables

I had a medical check-up today. Lots of tests, including my first EKG.

~ A year ago today I was enjoying the smell of lavender ~

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winter Tree

'Tis the depths of winter now. I can't wait for spring!

A year ago today I was visiting an abbey ~

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I missed an exhibition of one of my favourite potters when I was travelling a couple of month's back. I sent a friend to buy a piece for me, and this is it. It's a lovely bowl.

~ A year ago today I was driving through the French countryside ~

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014


I just love this sculpture. Wish I could see it in real life. Instead I'll have to be content to look at lots and lots of pictures of it online. Amazing! 

~ A year ago today I was nibbling on an almond croissant ~

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Faint Bow

It poured with rain today. For a short while in the afternoon, the sun came out and a rainbow appeared. Fifteen minutes later it was raining again! 

~ A year ago today I was looking down on a village

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greenest of Greens

Not much going on in my garden this time of year. But I am loving these leaves! 

~ A year ago today I was admiring some lilies

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


At my work desk I am always fiddling with something. Very often it's a paperclip. I'll bend it back and forth til it breaks. Poor paperclip! 

~ A year ago today I was exploring Burgundy ~

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Memory Lane

Went down to Kalk Bay today, took a stroll along Main Road, popped into a few shops and had lunch at The Annex. Nice way to spend a Sunday!

~ A year ago today I was in Noyers in the French countryside

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pot on the Stove

Chicken and vegetable soup. Good for the soul and the body! 

~ A year ago today I was at the airport

Friday, July 11, 2014

Harbour Cranes

 Down at the Cape Town Waterfront, late afternoon.

~ A year ago today I had a sore throat

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quiet Time

After work today I sat in the garden and read my book for half an hour or so. It was so nice to be outside... I've had far too much inside-time the last couple of weeks.

~ A year ago today Thomas also wanted to be outdoors

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cords & Cardy

Today I am wearing warm winter clothes. And they're not black! 

~ A year ago today I broke a dish

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014


My day started with a visit from the AA. More car troubles. Back to the garage. So annoying! 

~ A year ago today my little kittie was getting cuddles ~ 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Black & White

Went down to the National Gallery to see an exhibition of photographs by George Hallett this afternoon. It was really interesting! 

~ A year ago to day I was doing some shopping

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sun Stripes

There were only a few brief breaks in the rain today, but they were very welcome.

~ A year ago today I was wearing jeans

Friday, July 4, 2014


This week I've watched a few episodes of Laura Dern's show Enlightened. I'm intrigued... it's sort of funny, sad, uncomfortable, thought-provoking. She's wonderful in it.

~ A year ago today I was snacking on Tim-Tams

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Old Cape Town

I love this old pic of Cape Town (found here). And snow on the face of Table Mountain! 

A year ago today I was watching a nice movie ~ 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


For a while now my car has had an intermittent problem not starting properly. Finally got it fixed today! 

~ A year ago today I was reading fan fiction

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On the Bedside Table

One more chapter left of The Red House, and then I'm starting Seating Arrangements.

~ A year ago today I was getting ready for my overseas holiday