Good Morning

Christmas Flowers

I do not have a lot of flowers indoors, as not everything survives inside, you have to find the right environment for what you are growing. My amaryllis is now developing, on the left on the floor. I put it on the floor as we have floor heating and they like the warmth from below to encourage their growth. The also tend to lose their balance when fully in flower, so this one cannot fall so far and I hope will stay where it is. I used to have an amaryllis at Christmas, but over the past years never bothered. Now I am glad that I got this one again.

On the table on the left side I have my avocado. I planted the pip last year around April. First of all I had it suspended over water. The root began to grow and when  it started to sprout I planted it in a pot. It grew quite well during Summer, but I was wondering how it would develop in Winter, being less light and inside. I have been looking after it as if it were a living thing, which it is. It gets a regular morning spray to keep the moisture active and now and again I give the pot water. A few leaves have turned brown and dropped, but imagine my surprise when I noticed that something was developing from the center, a new bunch of fresh leaves. I just hope I can keep it going until the warmer weather arrives outside and I can put it out in the garden again. I will keep it in a pot as the rought Swiss climate will not be so good for it planted in the garden in Winter.

Of course I have a poinsettia. I get one every year around Christmas, they always have a special offer in the store. They look good when they arrive, but can be quite fussy about being in the right place at the right time. It lost a few leaves on the way. At first it was on the kitchen table, but I transferred it to the living room, as I noticed they do not like draughts from open windows, and my kitchen window is permanently on a slant. Now and again it has lost a few leaves. It arrived in November, so is still going strong more or less in January. Anothe one destined for the outside during the warmer months as through experience they grow well outside. Whether it will survive until next Winter I do not know, but will give it a chance.

Yesterday they did a special edition of Eastenders on the TV, an hour. It generally does not appear on Sundays. They killed off two of the main characters, as surprise of the year, two sisters. I noticed there were many tears shed in remarks on internet. They drowned in swimming pool in a hotel where the wedding of one of the sisters took place. One was high on heroin and drunk and dived into the pool and sank, and the other tried to rescue her, who was also drunk, got tangled up in the pool as she was still wearing her wedding dress, complete with veil, and the final scene was the two sistesr at the bottom of the pool hand in hand. What a drama. I really do not know why I watch that kitsch, but we all have our weak points I suppose.

Otherwise life is back to normal, that is as normal as it can get my part of the world. Although today used to be a holiday in Switzerland, it is now almost a normal day with open supermarkets and shopping hours as usual, so they will be letting me out again to spend money on food and other things I might see. They often reduced prices at the beginning of January and you never know what might surprise you. I have no idea what to cook today for lunch, but I am not really hungry.

Emjoy the day, must go, my life as a domestic fairy is beginning.


12 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. “What a drama. I really do not know why I watch that kitsch, but we all have our weak points I suppose.” If you have only ONE tv weak point… you are blessed. Mine seem to line up one after the others!

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    • They were not giving anything away today, but I had a look around in the computer department where a nice young man explained the advantages of the new Apple computer, although I am satisfied with the one I have.


    • I often wondered how the plants survived when I lived in the East End of London, although it was mostly weeds and privet. I always have bad luck with cyclamen,but otherwise most plants grow well at my place. We have full sun on one side of the appartment and the other just in the afternoon, but it seems to be good conditions for growing indoors.

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    • We have a lot of religious holidays. If I was still a working woman, I would have today off. The next holiday will be Easter I think. We have a few catholic holidays and Swiss national holidays in between, just days when everything is shut. We live in a catholic Kanton, so get more holidays than those living in the Swiss reform church Kantons. However, as a golden oldie, I have a holiday every day, except for the doctor’s visits.

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    • That is why I distribute them in the appartment, it was getting too noisy, especially when a new flower arrived. They began to congratulate each other and make plans for the future. It was becoming uncanny, I was sure they were planning to take over.


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