Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Signs of Spring

Hello, old friends, good to see you again.

~ A year ago today I said goodbye to Trix

Monday, September 29, 2014


This landed on my desk today, but I was too busy to have a proper look at it. Hopefully I'll be able to give it a test drive soon - if I like it, I might buy it.

~ A year ago today I was in Kalk Bay

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I finally finished Deadwood yesterday, so time to pick a new drama series. More of this I think.

~ A year ago today I was enjoying clivia season

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Dorothy and I did a bit of driving around District Six today. I had no idea that the building site that I go past every week day is so vast. It's going to be interesting to watch the development in this area over the next few years.

~ A year ago today I had a sore finger

Friday, September 26, 2014


I bought this little bowl a few weeks ago. It found its way into a cupboard and I completely forgot about it. Nice to find it again today! 

~ A year ago today I was texting ~

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Brights

First half of the books I choose for book club this month. I really enjoyed Bernadette, and am now reading Instructions.

~ A year ago today the shrimp plant was in flower

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Eating out again this evening. Curry with the brother at Masala Dosa.

~ A year ago today I went for a walk

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Burgers & Shakes

Went out with the gang this evening. Cheeseburger with sweet potato chips - yum! 

~ A year ago today my kittie was playing under the rug

Monday, September 22, 2014

Green Eyed Monster

There's nothing about this cat that I don't love (except that he isn't mine).

~ A year ago today I was baking

Sunday, September 21, 2014


I use an extension cord to power my washing machine in the bathroom. I had to buy a new one this morning as my old one shorted out. The loud poof was rather scary! 

~ A year ago today I was watching a cat watch fish

Saturday, September 20, 2014

City Below

View from the top of Table Mountain. Snow on the mountains in the distance.

~ A year ago today I had super new books to read

Friday, September 19, 2014


It's not often you find this vegetable on the shelves. I always buy it when I see it. Yum! 

~ A year ago today it was pouring with rain

Thursday, September 18, 2014


I've been watching The Script songs this week. They're coming back to SA next year and I've got tickets. It's really feel-good music. It appears this vid was filmed in Soweto. 

~ A year ago today I was enjoying Elementary

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


This is the old kist I use as a coffee table. The extra storage for rugs and quilts is handy.

~ A year ago today I was eating pita and hummus for lunch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pink Lady

My favourite kind of apple, crisp and sweet. I ate this one with some slices of cheddar.

~ A year ago today I wore new socks

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bath Mat

Recent purchase for my bathroom. I like the colour.

~ A year ago today I was looking at pictures of wisteria

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vygies Galore

Kirstenbosch was ablaze with these purple vygies today. Quite spectacular! 

~ A year ago today I went for a walk along the Prom

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Four of us went up Table Mountain this morning (via the aerial cableway) and had a picnic up-top to celebrate B's birthday. Super! 

~ A year ago today I was having a bath ~  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fitting Room Four

I went shopping after work. Trying on clothes is one of my least favourite things to do. I lasted about ten minutes!

~ A year ago today I was playing with a clicker ~

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Second Last Day

This has been an awesome bunch of flowers, but I think they are close to being over :(

~ A year ago today my little cat was being adorable ~

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Roiling Cloud

First strong south-easter of the season today. It looks pretty but it's cold, blustery and horrid.

~ A year ago today my arum lily was in bud ~

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Last Week Tonight

Recently I've been watching a lot of John Oliver youtube clips. Especially the financial ones - he manages to make dry topics entertaining.

~ A year ago today I bought a new bowl

Monday, September 8, 2014

First in the Series

I've recently finished Wool, first in Hugh Howey's Silo series and am now reading Stormbird, first in Conn Iggulden's War of the Roses series.

~ A year ago today I took a drive out of town ~

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Living Room

I went to lunch at a friend's place today. Ended up spending the rest of the afternoon lounging around on his sofa paging through decorating books. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday :-)

~ A year ago today I was out with friends ~

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014


Some of the lovely things I received for my birthday this week. 

~ A year ago today I was taking photos of my cat

Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Thurs

This evening some of us went to the First Thursday art event in town. Saw lots of lovely and interesting things.

~ A year ago today I was enjoying freesias ~

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Almost Complete

The knitting project I started a couple of months ago is about 95% complete - just one more band to knit and some side seams to sew. I'm finding it very hard to make myself do it though! 

~ A year ago today one of my potted plants was in flower

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Bee

I'm thoroughly enjoying The Great British Sewing Bee. I have zero sewing skills myself so I'm fascinated by the techniques and creativity shown by the contestants. It's really fun to watch!

~ A year ago today I was being disturbed by a noisy truck

Monday, September 1, 2014

The End-of-Winter Cake

This amazing cake is from yesterday's lunch party. I has a second slice with my afternoon tea today. Bye-bye winter, hello spring.

~ A year ago today I baked some cheese puffs