Good Morning


I am a bit lazy this morning, my bed was so comfortable it would not let me go.  I was also busy taking photos of clouds and the sky. The problem with those cloud photos is you have to be quick, otherwise they shift or change their shapes. It was the cloud band that interested me on this photo. Naturally I took a few more, this was only on my telephone camera.

And now to deal with the normal daily things in life. I was reading a report on the release of the iPhone 8 in Switzerland on an apple news web site. The normal crowds did not appear in the Apple store in Zurich on the morning of the first sales day. They are usually queing an hour before the shop opens, but this time it was an empty Bahnhofstrsse in front of the store. Slowly the people arrived and when the store opened they were all waiting. There were even people that travelled from East European countries by organised bus to get their Apple 8 phone, just to be the first in their own country. Perhaps some are still waiting for the release of the iPhone X which will be beginning November. I am still thinking about it.

At the moment Mr. Swiss has just organised his older iPad for No. 1 son who is autistic. He also now has his own  mail address. It was his birthday yesterday. Do I really have a 48 year old son, time goes so quickly. It seems only yesterday I was on my way to the clinic around midnight.

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I had another visitor yesterday, sitting on the kitchen wall. The kitchen window is mostly open and they all arrive uninvited. We used to call thse “Daddy Long Legs” when I was a kid. Growing up in a house built in 1875 built by the Victorians for the Victorians, we had an outside toilet in the garden. Not exactly luxury, just whitewashed walls and a throne to sit on. Of course it was ideal for any insect life in our yard and they would all be hovering on the walls. As a kid I was not exactly enthralled. I used to get mum to hunt them away when I paid a visit. However as time passed I gave up, there were two many. I would sit there watching them as I dealt with my private business being convinced they would attack.

Funny thing is today I do not mind them so much. They do not bite and are very still. I believe they prey on the smaller other insects that are an annoyance. Yesterday I gave my 2 surviving orchids water and suddenly I felt an irritation on my hand. An earwig was taking a walk on my arm, must have been sitting in the roots of the orchids. I do not like earwigs at all, but Mr. Swiss has the habit of rescuing them if they wander inside and replacing them in the garden. I just tread on them, however this time I let it escape and I have a feeling it is still wandering around in the appartment.

And now to something completely different like cleaning the place up a little bit and doing other Sunday morning jobs like ironing. If I organise myself properly I don’t mind ironing as it is the only time in the week when I can listen to the radio on my iPad, the London station catching up on what is going on in my homeland.

Time to go, keep safe and beware of any intruding insects, but take their photo first of all, they so appreciate it.

And it is beginning to look like Autumn.

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6 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Any idea how the name “Daddy Long Legs ” got started? I too remember these. We lived in a council flat probably not quite so old and fortunately with an inside toilet as we were upstairs.

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    • I have no idea where the name originated but it must come from the 19th century or perhaps even earlier. They are everywhere, but no danger. I feel sorry for them as they often lose a leg or two

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  2. Happy birthday to your son.
    The regal Apple is selling for over 800 dollars and I believe that the iPhone X will be at least 1200 dollars which is a rent payment here in New York city.
    I am an Android woman and will stick with my Samsung galaxy.
    Cheaper and more reliable.
    Have a great peaceful day.

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    • The X is about 1500 Swiss francs in Switzerland if you want the best model. My problem is that I have always been an apple person, I know the machines and feel comfortable with them. My No. 2 son has always had Samsung and he says he has the newest model which he finds is super: It is a different philosophy and I am still thinking about it. It is expensive in any case, no matter which model you take. Some are more expensive than others. Thanks for the birthday wishes for No 1 son.
      Enjoy the day

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    • They usually stay outside or live in my garden cupboard. It is only when the colder seasons arrive that they might arrive inside. As a kid I didn’t like them as they made our outside toilet a home.


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