This just about sums up our current weather situation, grey in grey with clouds covering it all. Looks very romantic with the Jura mountains as a back drop, but after almost a week of continuous rain you do wish it would stop. At first we were happy, no need to spray the garden.
But even there the novelty wears off because everything is dripping wet. The builders have now spread a plastic over the tiles outside on the porch and that is developing into our own private little lake where the water is collecting. What do you do on a rainy day, so many possibilities, like staying inside and cleaning the place. When the cleaning is done you can play with your computer and of course read a book.
I am still ploughing through “Game of Thrones” wishing everytime I take the book into my hands, that I had never decided to read it. Last week I watched a british TV magazine programme and they were featuring the TV series about the book. They interviewed one of the main actors and asked if he had read the book. He said he decided to, to see what it was about. He began the first book, as I have, and was enthralled and captivated, could not put it down and was enjoying all 800 pages. I felt that I was missing something. I began to read this epic because it was there and everyone is talking about the TV film which is now in season 7.
I prefer books. Perhaps the TV show is really something spectacular. All I know is that the book is basically death and destruction and not very nicely done, quite brutal. If someone is in the way they are usually dealt with by sword and the descriptions are quite graphic. I will finish the book, but am not encouraged to read the others in the series. The guy that wrote it is completely take in with descriptions: everything is described to the last detail on many pages. Everyone seems to have a “bastard” somewhere from a lady that earns her money in the sex business. I really cannot understand the interest in this series. I might try one of the episodes on the TV, but it is not really my thing. I think I would even prefer Dr. Who, although the new Dr. Who is a lady, which really seems silly to me. I suppose you have to do something different to get the public interested.
In the meanwhile real life soaps are continuing and Mr. Trump and Kim are still writing new instalments daily. Even our news station no longer bothers with the updates, as they are all the same. If you throw a bomb in my garden I will throw one in yours etc. etc. and it’s still raining here.
Mr. Swiss is going shopping this morning and I am staying at home, what a great exciting morning this will become. I should really get out more, but it’s raining.
See you around later, perhaps it might stop raining. Even our street flags, remaining from our 1st August national day celebrations, are hanging and dripping.