So here she is, the bird lady of Feldbrunnen just returning from the bread distribution for the birds as the first excursion in the early morning. Note the fashionable long coat whch is very practical against minus centigrade temperatures. I remember buying it cut price as one of those coats they could not otherwise sell, but with my 1 meter 75cms height it was ideal, although I now only use it for arctic walks in the early morning.
So after that shock of seeing me, totally unprepared, I will now continue with my day in the Swiss wilds. I have had breakfast and decided I should really clean up my computer keyboard. The space bar seems to stick now and again. I am sure that some jam has dripped into the spaces. I was thinking it would be a good idea to have a thin strong plastic cover for the keyboard. You could remove it and give it a wipe over now and again to prevent these things happening.
Today is phase 2 of the Christmas food shopping list. I am so well prepared that I am sure I will forget something eventually. It is a big advantage that Christmas falls on the week-end. When I think back to many years ago when I was catering for six family members, as well as my parents who were here from London, I really do not know how I managed it all. The big supermarket had not yet been built, and I could not drive a car. I remember I had a large shopping bag on wheels that I would pull behind me, packed with the shopping and also carry an extra bag. Yes, I was then the bionic woman. Today I am a retired golden oldie with Mr. Swiss on the shopping trip in the car and if the worst would arrive, we could always order it online to be delivered.
I let Mr. Swiss out on his own yesterday for a few quests in town and he arrived home with a new mobile telephone, which actually did not surprise me. The phone he had was showing symptoms of disintegrating. It was bent is a strange way and the case that enclosed it was attacking the iPhone. I suspect he sat on it now and again as he kept it in his back pocket. Now he has an iPhone No. 7, I still have a No. 6. And so his first work was to install everything on this new phone. He said that the phone store we use in town was packed with a queue to the door, so he went to the alternative shop. He was served quicker, although he did say that the assistant was not exactly keen on work until he asked her “are you actually interested in selling anything”. It was then she reacted and he got service. They always fitted up the phone for you in the main store, but Mr. Swiss said those happy days are gone and you have to pay for the extra service or do it yourself.
Of course Mr. Swiss was doing it himself, and after an hour of profanities and various application problems, he actually succeeded. I am thinking seriously of getting a new phone, as I still have the older model. My main interest is the camera application. The cameras are really good and on the new model even better, but I have decided to wait until after the Christmas panic and yes, I will pay the extra 10-20 swiss francs to have them do it for me. I can afford it and my nerves prefer it.
And now to be off to other fields of exploration, and then they will let me out to attack the store and capture a few necessary objects that they are holding to ransom. Oh, the life of a golden oldie is full of surprises.
Enjoy the day everyone, or night, and the Christmas stress, if you take part in it. Personally I am only spectator and write a report on it all in my blogging daily efforts.