Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …
how to complete a Swiss Income Tax Form. Mr. Swiss always does it, although he also now gives it to an accountant to do it for us as it does not get easier as time goes past. And if he finds it complicated, I find it an impossibility. Every year the same time.
On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?
A real bed with a duvet and normal pillow. In Marrakesh, Morocco they had a sort of roll for the head, which was most uncomfortable, although we were supplied with a small cushion. Otherwise the hotel was perfect.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I do not do extravagance. If I cannot afford it I do not buy it. As a golden oldie I have given up with being a follower of fashion, as the fashion that I can wear no longer exists. I have not worn a dress or skirt for many years. The only delights I treasure are a new computer, iPad or mobile phone. Unfortunately Apple have now drawn a line to my enjoyments by introducing their new iPhone 8 for ?,000 dollars, swiss francs, or pounds. One way or the other there are three zeros after the first number and it is full of stupid gimmicks which are unnecessary and unwanted. If you want the good camera on your mobile telephone you have to buy the more expensive iPhone 8X. That would be an extravagance, because I simply do not have the money to spend on such an expensive phone.
What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I love reading, and spend most evenings reading my current book. I have my favourite authors and book series, but cannot read the same thing one after the other. I have to have a change. At last the newest book from Ken Follett in his cathedral series was published and on the same day I uploaded my copy on my Kindle “A Column of Fire”. I am not disappointed and have my nose stuck in this book every evening. I love books with good story lines and the longer the better. This one has over 900 pages. I never realised how much war and problems arose between the catholics and the protestants in the middle ages. I am slowly getting to the part where catholic France rose again the Huguenot protestants. There was much bloodshed and it particularly interests me because my ancestors on my mothers side were immigrants from France, Hugunot that fled from France to England via Germany. Our family once bore the surname of Camroux from my great grandmother.