Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dusted with Cinnamon Sugar

I shouldn't be eating donuts, but when a colleague brought a box into the office this morning I couldn't say no.

~ A year ago today I was sipping hot chocolate

Thursday, August 28, 2014


This usual view of the city caught my eye today.

~ A year ago today I was driving in the rain

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Little Vase

Latest addition to my ceramic collection: this squat little vase from Sarah Walters. 

~ A year ago today I was burning aromatherapy oils

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Supplements 'n Stuff

Things I put into my body today: my usual Vitamin D tablet as well as an immune booster and throat spray. There's a nasty cold doing the rounds at my office - I'm trying my best not to get it.

~ A year ago today I was relaxing with a book

Monday, August 25, 2014

Skirt and Sandals

I was misled by the lovely sunshine yesterday and dressed completely inappropriately for today's weather. Was so cold I had to have the heater on under my desk all day today!

~ A year ago today I was admiring a pincushion protea ~

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Manor House

It was a lovely sunny afternoon... went for a stroll at one of my favourite places, Groot Constantia. Spring is so very close.

~ A year ago today I went to see the flowers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Relaxing with a Book

This was another long work week. It felt good to put my feet up when I got home today. I had a cup of tea and a snack and read another chapter of my book. It's really very good indeed and I am reading it very slowly as I don't want it to end.

~ A year ago today I was wearing a spotty shirt

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lavender & Lemon

Today's grocery shop included a couple of cleaning products.

~ A year ago today I got a new phone ~

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


My new favourite show! I'm loving everything about it but particularly this character, Molly. Allison Tolman is awesome.

~ A year ago today I was in a shopping centre

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello Gorgeous

Duvie was in such a good mood when I got home. Mr Playful. He's such a delightful cat.

~ A year ago today I was loving another kittie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gado Gado

Tonight's supper. Veggies and chicken (instead of the usual boiled egg) with spicy peanut sauce. Doesn't look particularly good, but it's so yummy.

~ A year ago today I was visiting Kirstenbosch

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Another glorious day! Went down to Beta Beach for a dip, and wandered around Bakoven nearby. Maybe our new favourite swimming spot?!

~ A year ago today I was getting washing dry

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Beach Huts

I had a little time to kill before an appointment this morning so I went down to the beach. Love the primary colours of these old wooden bathing huts. 

~ A year ago today I was using a new body cream

Friday, August 15, 2014


Unexpected surprise spotted in my garden today: first daisy of this Spring. Not a bad way to end a long and tiring work week.

~ A year ago today I was reading

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lazy Leisure

Being at work today was a drag. I would much rather have spend the whole day lying in the sun with my cat.

~ A year ago today I was admiring a flower

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I plan to flick through this magazine this evening. I hope the article on Simon's Town doesn't give away too many secrets about this favourite place of mine- haha! 

~ A year ago today it was raining ~  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

I feel really quite sad about the death of Robin Williams, and touched by some of the tributes and reminiscences (like this one) that I read online today. Depression is just so horrible.

~ A year ago today I was nibbling on cookies ~

Monday, August 11, 2014


I got my little sewing kit out this afternoon. Bit of mending to do.

~ A year ago today I was snuggled under a rug

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Simon's Town Harbour

It was a beautiful weather today. Went down to Simon's Town for a swim in the sea (cold!), followed by a seafood lunch overlooking the harbour. Great day! 

~ A year ago today I had pizza for lunch

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cat Burglar

Every day this week I've come home to clothes pulled out of my cupboard. That damn black cat pries the cupboard open (it doesn't close properly) and makes a nest on one of the shelves.

~ A year ago today the skies were stormy

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Closed for Business

One of my succulents is flowering! But I haven't seen its flower properly yet as it shuts up shop when the sunshine goes.

~ A year ago today I was sick

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kettle On

With a morning cuppa.. how I like to start my day!

~ A year ago today I had a sore throat ~

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Storage Box

A new hard drive I ordered online arrived today. First thing I did was a complete backup of my Documents folder. Still have to tackle the photographs.

~A y ear ago today I was driving past a construction site

Monday, August 4, 2014

Jack & Phryne

I quickly gave up on that other nonsense and for the last week have been watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. These two... the whole show... it's a delight! 

~ A year ago today I was eating bananas and cream

Sunday, August 3, 2014


I visited Dorothy today and got to see the little kittens - who not so little any more. Cinnamon is such a gorgeous girl! 

~ A year ago today I went to a camelia garden

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014


I bought some new gym shoes today. They are super comfortable!

~ A year ago today I was watching Work of Art