Sunday, December 7, 2014


This weekend I started to use Instagram. It's easy and fun.

I've decided to take a break from posting here on Daily Helen and post there instead - maybe daily, maybe less, maybe more. We'll see. I may change my mind and come back here (but probably not). 

To the two dozen or so people who click on this blog every day... thank you so much for visiting!

I hope you come visit me across on the other platform too (you'll find me here). Better still, install the app and follow me :-)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Tidal Pool

Spring high tide at Dalebrook pool today...  we had a most excellent swim! 

~ A year ago today the nation was mourning

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Heading South

On the M3 early this evening, dramatic skies above.

~ A year ago today I was washing my hair

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eating My Greens

Today's lunch: a slice of quiche and this simple salad made from soft leaves, watercress, tomatoes, radish and garlic croutons, with a simple vinaigrette. Pretty good!

~ A year ago today I was eating chocolate

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Building Site

I see this signboard in our complex every day. The renovations next door are on-going.

~ A year ago today Thomas was being a good cat

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pretty Pan

Yet more shopping for my kitchen! I was thinking about buying this pan anyway, but when I saw it at 60% off I snapped it up chop-chop. I think it's going to be extremely useful.

~ A year ago today I was enjoying flowers and sunshine ~

Sunday, November 30, 2014

False Bay Day

I left the house this morning (first time since Wednesday). We went down to the False Bay coast... swam at Clovelly and Simon's Town, looked at Kalk Bay Harbour, visited a friend in St. James. It was a perfect warm, still summer's day.

~ A year ago today I had new books to read

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Things to do during loadshedding power cuts: watch Sean Bean in another episode of Sharpe on my laptop.

~ A year ago today we also had power issues

Friday, November 28, 2014

Add to Cart

I've bought this and that online before, but never food. But as I'm still feeling unwell and not able to drive, I did my grocery shopping from my bed today. My goodies get delivered tomorrow. So quick and easy! 

~ A year ago today I was in the garden