Yesterday was another dull rainy day and I was getting restless. I cleaned a few windows in the morning to keep me fit. I noticed that this time I actually had marks on the outside of the windows, which does not often happen. It was because we now had a ditch on the front side next to the wall, and if it rains it splashes. At least I had nice clean windows after the work was done. Mr. Swiss also stayed at home in the morning, and so we decided a trip into town would be a a good idea in the afternoon. I had not been to our town of Solothurn for a few weeks, or was it a month, and decided it would make a change.
As you can see from the photo above, it was raining. They once had the brilliant idea of replacing our sidewalks with the original cobblestones. It looks good, but not so practical for walking, especially if you have a cane. Mr. Swiss said they had reorganised the Co-Op supermarket in town and it was now much bigger and better. This was the first port of call, as it is near to the underground parking house. I must say I was impressed. There was more room to move around, somehow the inside had been extended and what also appealed to me was that you can now buy fresh meat at a butchers counter. There are so many supermarkets which now only offer prepacked pre organised pieces of meat, and I like to choose what I want and have it cut and packed by the butcher himself. I am not into ready sliced and prepacked meat. There are not a lot of perks in a golden oldie life, but one of them is choosing the meat youself. The only purchase we made was my Twinings Tea, which only the Co-Op sells and so we moved on. We decided that we no longer would buy everything in our usual supermarket, but now and again go into town in this refurbished super market.
It was still raining and we were wandering around like two lost sheep, so decided it would be a good idea to have a coffee at a restaurant.
Although it was raining, this particular café was covered by a shade outside and the sheepskin covers on the seats appealed to me. It was also on the main street, so I had the opportunity to take a few photos from my seat. It was really miserable weather, not so warm, and we made an effort to walk around, but it was not big deal so decided to go home. At least were were outside in the fresh air, even if damp.
Our scaffolding workers arrived again yesterday, after a three day silence. If they continue like this, the job might be finished by Christmas. It was two different workers. We got used to the original workers, and now we have something completely different. The first workers were more considerate to our living conditions and left us space to move. The two that we have now are OK, but lunch time we had a blocked exit with building material. Funny how even building site workers can differ in their work methods. Mr. Swiss said who cares, one day they will be gone, and until that day we will just have to put up with it.
I was really not happy with this metal platform and wooden plank in front of my garden. They have just returned again, and this time we have three workers doing the job instead of two, although they are speaking some sort of language which I do not recognise and I recognise many languages. However, they are friendly and say “good morning” when they arrive.
And now we have places to go and sights to see, this time in the usual supermarket. The online cloud shopping list was done yesterday with a few additions this morning. Mr. Swiss was concerned that on Monday the shops are only open in the morning because it is May Day, day of the workers and all that. I found we only go shopping in the morning in any case so there should be no problem and I do not have the feeling that the shops will be packed because of the afternoon closure.
Time to move on and get the daily chores dealt with. Be back this afternoon all going well.