Good Morning


At least the sky has a little structure this morning, I wish I had some structure as well.  My weekly routine is a little mixed up as yesterday all the working people had a free day, meaning that my supermarket was closed. Thanks to strategic online cloud phone planning, the shopping was performed in advance by Mr. Swiss and I. Unfortunately we forgot to include yesterday’s meat. There was plenty of vegetable available but nothing that would fit in. And then lo and behold, we found cervelat in the fridge. If you are Swiss and have cervelat, then your purpose in food consumption is filled.

Cervelat are a Swiss sausage that can be eaten cold in a salad or fried with accompaniments. Our lunch was saved and if No. 1 son has a cervelat, he is more than happy. We notice these things happend more as we grow older. Often it happens that the other one thinks that the other one has already  bought it and the other one is of the opinion that the partner has dealt with it. The golden oldie misunderstandings of life.

European Smoketree

Our garden is now in the last throws of Autumn, this smoketree being the last one to go down. I planted it a few years ago for an edge to the garden, but it has become more than an edge and is now an established part of the garden.

Our painter, the last remnant of the building troop, is still hovering around. After washing down the wall at the end of the garden he is now beginning to grind the walls with some sort of machine. I have cleaned the bordering window every day this week and it looks like today will be no different. Mr. Swiss said let the blinds down, but I reminded him that cleaning the blinds was a little more complicated than wiping over a window. As the job is not being done by the Speedy Gonzales of the painting team, it will probably be tomorrow until he reaches us.


Another photo of the remainders of the garden. These are the hibiscus seed pods. Some distribute their seeds in my garden, and the remainders are usually eaten by the birds.  I have begun to distribute my dried bread remainders again at the edge or the garden and have regular customers every morning waiting for the feast. Usually a few crows, a couple of magpies and the remainders are left for the sparrows.

At the moment I am not going places and seeing things so my current photos are local. Today will be a day of more or less rest and tomorrow we will attack the week-end shopping. I was thinking of accompanying Mr. Swiss this moring on a short shopping tour, but decided to stay at home and clean the shower, much more rewarding.

I was suprised that the Swiss Government have now offered the ex-leader of Catalonia in Spain refuge as the Spanish no longer want him. He decided to call independence for the Catalonians but Spain is not very happy about it, and I have a feeling that not all Catalonians really want it. He is now being charged with rebellion and a couple of other problems, and so he was suddenly in Belgium, but not requesting asylum it seems, just avoiding trouble. We are getting reugees constantly in Swizerland from various oppressed countries, but it seems we still have room for Mr. Carles Puigdemont. We all have our opinions about the world refugee problem, and I really do not want to be political, but if they had a good job and probably are not the poorest then why not. Perhaps Mr. Carles Puigdemont can pay his way. He has not yet reacted to the invitation.

And now to leave you with another one of my Niderbipp excursion photos of the Jura from my visit on Tuesday. Enjoy the day and beware of painters, they attack clean windows.

Road to Niederbipp

5 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • I get you there. My No. son was working in Brussels as a Swiss diplomat for two years and what did he take with him after a holiday in Switzerland. Of course, cervelat. I don’t mind them, but prefer an irish pork sausage – memories of England.

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  1. Before America became this weird country, we had a lot of previous people who ran governments. The old White Russians, some of the red ones, too. The Shah was a biggie. They have lots of money, so I guess they were safe enough.

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    • We have a parliament I. Switzerland with 7 ministers, all belonging to the same different parties, the magic formula they say. Every year just before Christmas they are re-elected and the president is chosen from one of the 7, so everyone gets his turn of running the country. They mostly speak three different languages amongst themselves, but it works.


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