Good Morning


Another dismal sunrise this morning without a sun. The season is changing again and it is getting colder. Yesterday was the first day, 6th November, when  wore my winter jacket, although without neck scarf – I am not that far yet. I even wore my weatherproof shoes, not boots, and wore socks. It must be getting colder. At least I know now what the odds are outside. It was too much of a mixture with the sun shining and not knowing is it cold or not. Our strong wind “bise” was also blowing yesterday to put the frozen icing on the cake. I even felt more comfortable in the colder weather, it just seemed right.

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Our gardeners arrive yesterday for the preliminary work of filling in the ditch in front of our appartment. They have even now constructed a concrete tube for the water running from the above balconies. That was something we never had before. The balconies just got flooded now and again because the water had nowhere to escape. The lady in the photo belonged to the team that arrived in April to do the preliminary work. Now that is all behind us and the final touches are being made.

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As you can see she is part of the team and pitches in with the work needed to be done. I am not sure if I would have had the strength to handle shovels of dirt when I was younger.

The work continues today and we are hoping that we will again be able to access our garden direct from the open window instead of making a detour. Mr. Swiss could step over the ditch, but I did not want to risk it. Life can only get better I hope.

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The first layer of snow in the heights has also now arrived on our Jura mountains, although not yet on our level, but it will probably happen in the next couple of weeks.

The supermarket is already full of Chrismas delights and the tent is standing outside selling its plastic trees and decorations. Time goes fast enough when you are a golden oldie without pushing it along faster.


I wonder who is actually buying all this Christmas stuff already at the beginning of November. I saw very few people actually entering the tent and even less looking at the goods outside.

And now I should move on, today being Tuesday and a bathroom to clean and fit in a few photos of gardners doing their work. Have a nice day, wrap yourselves up warm if you don’t live in Australia and New Zealand as they are now preparing for Summer.

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7 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. I must say the last few days here have felt more like autumn in Switzerland than spring in Australia but spring in Tasmania is often unpredictable, actually as the coolest state it has been known to be cold right up to Christmas although that’s unusual. Cold and windy here today and trying to rain.

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  2. The same is happening here. It went from almost summer warm to downright chilly today. A couple of months ago, I bought a lined denim jacket (on sale, of course). it wasn’t cold enough for it today, but I think it’ll be too cold to wear it tomorrow, having entirely skipped the season in which I would normally have worn it. Weird weather, really.

    And, in our local mountain, there is snow in the Berkshires. That’s not very far away and I am SO not ready for this!

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    • As long as we don’t get ice on the roads it is ok with me. Our painters still have work to do outside, but now it is too cold for the paint to dry. They had plenty of opportunities in our spell of good weather and now it is too late.
      My body works better in the colder weather I notice, although going for walks is no longer an option for me. I am worried about falling


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