Friday, October 31, 2014


Phew, the end of the busiest of months. After work I went to have a smoothie, and spent a few minutes reading The Top of the Times. First moment I had to relax the whole day.

~ A year ago today I was listening to the Talking Heads

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Out With The Old

I've been using this scruffy old oven/mini kitchen for way longer than originally intended. And now - at last! - it's been replaced. I've moved it out of the kitchen and into the living room, and it will be gone forever soon.

~ A year ago today I found a flower in my garden ~

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Not Quite White

Noogi is such a grubby little boy. Too much lurking under cars.

~ A year ago today I was reading a very enjoyable novel ~

Monday, October 27, 2014

Orphan Black

I really like this show (including its title sequence). Tatiana Maslany is terrific in all her roles.

~ A year ago today I went for a walk

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014


I got my two pictures back from the framer this morning. They will sit on this shelf with my brother's pot until I get them hung on the wall.

~ A year ago today I had cats at my house

Friday, October 24, 2014


I drink Coke only very occasionally, but I had a little today - and it was perfect.

~ A year ago today I was wasting time on Tumblr

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cosy Corner

Had guests this evening. Bunged some fynbos in a jug... decorating done! 

~ A year ago today I was wondering what to have for supper

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tatty Ol' Recipe Book

This is a collection of recipes I put together when I left home. I still use it every so often. Today I referred to it for an apple and walnut cake recipe.

~ A year ago today I had the windows open ~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fresh Cut Flowers

I had a look at the flowers for sale today, but couldn't decide which ones to get. I thought I'd get my groceries first... but then completely forgot to go back and choose a bunch.

~ A year ago today I was drinking water ~

Monday, October 20, 2014

Upside Down Cat

The cats seem to love the new rug, Thomas especially. He's been sleeping on it, stretching on it, rolling around on it, asking me to play with him on it. I think he knows he's irresistible when he does this overture to play.

~ A year ago today I was watching a movie

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Latest addition to my sitting room. It's bold, but I like the colours and the pattern.

~ A year ago today I went to a birthday party

Saturday, October 18, 2014


The things I purchased earlier this week were delivered this morning. New mattress! 

~ A year ago today Noogi moved in (it's been a year?!)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Covers Off

Chores after work: I stripped the sofa and put all the covers in the machine.

~ A year ago today I was smelling jasmine

Thursday, October 16, 2014


When I'm stressed I like watching reality shows. Usually it's cooking competitions, but now I've started Project Runway. It's fun! 

A year ago today I was eating cookies ~

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Convenience Food

I'm having a tough time this week (migraines) so popped into Woolies and bought some lunches and suppers. Now at least I don't have to think about food for the next couple of days.

~ A year ago today I was using my favourite hair grip ~

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Welcome Mat

I love the underside of this little idiot. He's so soft and fluffy.

~ A year ago today I was dealing with a snake

Monday, October 13, 2014


I had to go to the dentist today. My worst! 

~ A year ago today I was visiting a garden ~

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Other Side of False Bay

Beach visit at the Stand this morning. I didn't swim, but the others did. 

~ A year ago today I was reading Gone Girl ~


I went shopping today. All I bought was this small gift for a friend. But I did visit a couple of showrooms, and once I've made my decisions, will most likely be making some large purchases in the coming weeks. Presents for me! 

~ A year ago today my cat was with me

Friday, October 10, 2014

Little Etchings

I'm taking these in for framing tomorrow. Only been meaning to do so since I purchased them in, um, 1998 (!!!)

~ A year ago today I had a new succulent

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Board

I replaced my ironing board a few days ago. Took the new one for a test drive this afternoon: it does the job.

~ A year ago today I was singing along to The Roots

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I love watching the way games start with these two. 

~ A year ago today I was eating vegetables

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Pales

The second half of my book club buys. I loved Age of Miracles, and am almost finished The White Princess. Looking forward to reading the latest Kate Atkinson most of all.

~ A year ago today I was buying groceries 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Meat Pie

First swim of the summer at Water's Edge this morning. On the way back we stopped up my favourite bakery and I brought back a yummy lamb and rosemary pie for my lunch.

~ A year ago today I was looking at gardens

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I bought some new work clothes today - a couple of plain skirts and patterned tops.

~ A year ago today Noogi was moving in

Friday, October 3, 2014


I was in town for a bit this morning. St George's Mall was thronging with people.

~ A year ago today I had supper at the market

Thursday, October 2, 2014

TV Table

Leaving the house this morning... grab keys, say goodbye to cat.

~ A year ago today I was listening to my car radio

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I did a grocery run after work today, filled up the fridge and freezer.

~ A year ago today I went for a walk after work