Good Evening

I thought I should write something before everyone gives out a “blogger lost in action” report, but I am still here alive and not kicking but rolling along with my various assistant helps. Not a lot has been happening lately: the sunshine changed to stormy weather but I braved the rain and even visited Mr. Swiss in his golden oldie refuge. We sat outside and watched the rain falling and when I left him I used the towel I brought with me to wipe the seat dry on my scooter. Actually just after I left the rain stopped and we got a very interesting cloud formation in the evening.

Otherwise I have been busy sorting books that have been sleeping in our hobby room for the past 10-20 years and I got a few surprises.

I had read all these books some years ago, in German: the authors were not english so wrote them in their own language of Swedish and Danish so what difference does it make, I could not read them in the original language and reading German or Englsh makes no difference to me. Mr. Swiss bought the books in German. They were quite a success when they were published. The two red books were written by two German co-authors and they were very good.

So I rescued all these books from oblivion as I now had plenty of space in the apartment on some shelves I had cleared away.

I also found some Simon Beckett and Jeffrey Deaver books, although in German as Mr. Swiss had bought them. I am reading again and mainly Jeffrey Deaver and the adventures of his New York police hero Lincoln Rhyme, but upload them onto my Kindle in english, as I prefer the original language. This is one of the reasons why I am neglecting my blogging experience at the moment. You cannot do everything.

Otherwise I still spend most afternoons with the love of my life in his home with the turtles. The chickens now stay in their house out of the suns rays. The warmth does not seem to bother the turtles too much.

Mr. Swiss has made good progress with his new iPhone 13 and everything is now working perfectly. There were some guys helping out in the home where he is that were doing their civil defence duties and they were excellent in helping to organise his phone.

We had a few stormy days but they are now gone and we are back to hot sunny weather. Actually I am glad as I did not have to water the garden. On Monday morning the gardener is coming as my hedges are looking quite unkempt and need a short back and sides. I also have some unwanted plants growing between the gravel.

It is now time to eat the evening meal and afterwards I will probably again be exploring the crimes that Jeffrey Deaver has written for me. Keep safe and well – see you around.

Good Evening

The photo sums it up. This morning it begun with a few claps of thunder the rains came falling down. Yesterday Mr. Swiss got his new iPhone. He now has a 13 version the same as mine. When I got mine the guy in the store, Elvis, transferred all the data and organised everything. He was finished in half an hour and it has been functioning perfectly since. However, when someone gets the same phone and has never registered a password, and changes them once a week because the one he he has no longer is that word that he thought it was, things get complicated: especially if that person forgets to take the old phone with him when getting the new one.

Who? My Mr. Swiss of course. And so he has a new phone and cannot use it. However, Mrs. Angloswiss to the rescue and so this morning (in the rain on a scooter) she went to the golden oldie refuge, collected both phones and went to the telephone shop in town with them. Now Joe came to my rescue. Actually it was Joel, the Portuguese guy in the store, that knew the answers and said I should come back in the afternoon to pick up the new phone. He even gave me his private number, but he called me first to say the telephone was now in working order. It had now stopped raining, and we had wonderful sunshine. I arrived at the store, picked up the telephone which was a perfect job done by Joe, and brought it to Mr. Swiss in his golden oldie home. I explained the details and told him, no actually threatened him, not to change any passwords or change anything on the phone. You never know what ideas he can get.

When I left him he was happy with his phone discovering all the new gimmicks. I even set up Whatsapp for him which is our main message system. He wrote me a wonderful message afterwards full of thanks for the effort I invested, although I wanted to complete the job today and not have it hanging around my head for the next week. I now have a new friend at the store, Joe. They are all young guys. I still have fond memories of Elvis, I think he was Spanish.

And that was my news of the day. I just hope that Mr. Swiss does not decide to perform any experiments on the new phone.

Good Evening

I was probably more noticed by my absence the last two days, but I just needed a break from the daily routine. I was at home or visiting my husband in his golden oldie refuge across the road from where the photo is, but my energy was at its limit. We have had temperatures of 35-38°C and that was just too much to get any action together. We are never satisfied, either it is too hot or too cold, but you cannot have everything.

I was in town but it was also quite empty. A few brave people were sitting at some roadside cafés. The only reason I was in town was to accompany Mr. Swiss to get a new iPhone. He had an iPhone 8, but was really on its last bytes or whatever they had so I accompanied him to the telephone shop to get a new one. He is no longer used to such devices and naturally forgot to bring his old phone to transfer the disc to the new phone. I will now take his new phone and old to the store tomorrow morning and get it all organised for him. He is really overwhelmed with these new improved iPhones.

We both needed our scooters with the attachment for the walker. I use mine almost every day, but for Mr. Swiss and his 83 years it is a burden and complicated. I help him when I can, but it is better to let me do it all.

Eventually I left Mr. Swiss to go back to his golden oldie home and I continued to get a few items in the grocery store. I filled up on some ice cream for home.

Eventually I arrived home and was glad to see that Mr.Swiss managed his home journey on his scooter. He is really somewhat frail now. This evening we had a heavy rain shower. First of all there was some thunder and then about a quarter of an hour of heavy rain. I was glad as I did not have to water the garden and it has cooled down slightly. I think the temperatures are going down slightly and I will not be sorry,. And that is all I can manage this evening. Do not worry of I disappear now and again, but I too am feeling my 75 years and need to take it easy now and again.

I leave you with a photo of one of our main squares which mainly has local government office buildings. This is also very much deserted, no-one seems to like this summer heat wave.

Good Evening

I have returned. Yesterday was too hot to do anything. After my return from the doc, I just wanted to take it easy for the rest of the day. Actually I intended to do some reading, but I dealt with this and that and never did any reading.

Anyhow I was in town yesterday and naturally, on the way to the doc, I took some photos.

The good thing about going to the doc, is that I am in a different part of town and usually take the path on our so-called restaurant mile. It is along the banks of the River Aare and lined with tables and chairs with accompanying sun protection from the umbrellas. It is really one restaurant after the other and the only traffic is bicycles now and again and people like me with a scooter. The large white building is our “Landhaus” used for various lectures or exhibitions. It is also part of our annual film festival.

The River is also quite a central part of our Summer amusements at the moment in the hot weather. It seems anything that floats is popular at the moment.

The doc and I decided that my balance problems are mainly caused by my diabetes and I will be seeing her again in a month for a long-term sugar test. She sees no reason for insulin but we will choose different tablets. I have been taking the same for at least 30 years and they are today a little old fashioned.

Her practice has a side entrance which I have to use. I have to ring the bell and the assistant opens the special door for me as I am not able to climb the steps to the lift. This entrance brings me to the lift with no problem.

Today I made a visit to Mr. Swiss. He is still practicing to get his walker onto the scooter. I have been doing it for the past 8 years, but he has problems. Eventually he will get there.

Again it is just too hot to write, so I will now cool down. I will also have to give the garden some water. Wishing you a good week-end.

Yes I was being followed by a pigeon in town.