Daily Prompt: Being Witty, I do not think so

Chocolate from the tap

If you turn on your tap in the kitchen and brown water pours from it, you would cry. What have the water works been up to this time? Looking closer you see that it is liquid chocolate. The kids would laugh and love it, but I would not think it funny. Today I am really not in the mood for wittiness. I was planning on an excursion to town, but it is Friday afternoon and the place will be crowded. I decided on a walk in the surroundings and which was also not very amusing as the sun was beating down. We have something called an Indian summer which means that the seasons are upside down and instead of the cool Autumn winds blowing the leaves from the trees, the leaves are still clinging on and there are cows in the meadow.

So after half an hour I returned home to this.

Back Porch

Where there used to be a nice big table with room for everyone, and a luscious green lawn, we are now surrounded by a metal scaffolding and a lawn that says “help” with the impressions of builder’s footprints. The latest arrival is a ladder. We do not know how this ladder arrived, but one morning it was standing on our porch. My first thought “can we use it”. Mr. Swiss found it was a shabby ladder, full of paint markings. It is in a far better condition than our ladder in the cellar so we are still thinking about it. Builders forget these things so quickly. Four months ago they left padding material behind. Our gardener shifted it to another place and it is still there, probably giving a suitable home for any wayward neglected insects.


On the other side of the appartment, in the front garden, we have a section of one of the balconies on the upper floors. They removed them six months ago and are now being replaced. OK, not my problem because I do not have a balcony, but in that case why leave a section of the balcony in my garden? It has been here for a week, perhaps we can use that as well. No, life is not longer witty and definitely not funny.

Daily Prompt: Being Witty, I do not think so

Good Morning

Plane Clouds

First thing in the morning after I stop hugging my bed is to see what the sky is doing. Today it seems that we had some identified objects circling above us, although they are now gone, but they left their traces. We are on one of the main routes from Zürich airport towards Geneva and other places even further.

Before we moved to where we are now we lived on the third floor of a block of appartments. We had a good view from the kitchen window towards Zürich, and I could see the planes rising in the morning and making their way. In those days digi cameras were still unknown, and I was busy getting the kids off to school to have time for photos. It was interesting to see them taking off and in descent. Now they just fly overhead. I flew once a year to London from Zürich to visit my dad and I knew the route exactly. I even saw our small town of Solothurn from the plane as it flew parallel to the Jura mountains.

View of plane

The days of my regular flying trips are now over and I just watch from the garden to the sky.

Otherwise life is not so adventurous at the moment. After my walk through the surrounds looking for Autumn, I spent yesterday at home  looking at my book Doctor Sleep the No. 2 in the Shining series. I had a bit of a problem getting into it, but am now on my way. I first had to sort out who is who, as the characters in the first story are now grown up and the little boy is now a man, still with the shining gift, but it can also be a problem.

Today is the day of week-end shopping and Mr. Swiss and I have already composed our cloud list. These computer clouds are OK if you can use them because you want to, but now and again they are forced on you. Yesterday I was going through my mails on my iPad, which is Apple. It serves my purpose when I am sitting in an armchair with nothing  better to do. They also have a spam mail section and I notice a notification from something called onedrive in Windows. They notified that 6 of my photos had now been uploaded. I have never ever allowed Windows to upload my photos so I investigated. My photos are all on a cloud from Flickr and that is OK, because I have everything under control more or less – you never know.

Now this onedrive is interfering. I had a quick consultation with Mr. Swiss who said it is rubbish and we checked on my computer. I do have a onedrive and now and again it wants me to register me there, but I refuse. I have now disabled it, and it no longer exists on my computer. Why are they always forcing stuff on us that we do not want. Clouds are OK for shopping lists and my 18,000 photos but because I want it and not because someone somewhere in a cyber world is forcing me to use it.

However my computer world is now organised and I will be making the supermarket insecure this morning with my iPhone camera and shopping list. Keep safe, and be careful of the clouds, they are everywhere.


A parting photo from my physalis in the garden. I decided to get one as I read that they like to spread, go forth and multiply. This year it is not so special, but the organge lanterns each contain a seed, so who knows. I may have a garden full next year.