Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter M – Needs to have 2 M’s anywhere in the word

Feldbrunnen Langendorf 29.08 (2)

Emmi, one of the Swiss Milk Companies

Crows in flight 13.11 (1)

A moment in time when the crows took a flight together

Taken on Monday after Armistice Day in Tunbridge Wells

War memorial in Tunbridge, England, the day after armistice day.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter M – Needs to have 2 M’s anywhere in the word

Daily Prompt: Dubious Times

Clouds 13.11 (18)

If I had been told when I was younger that one day I would be living in a place with a view like this from the back yard, I would not have believed them. They were the places that you see on the films on the TV or in the cinema, they were not real. Crops growing in a field just a walk away? The only thing that grew wild in East London, the center of the concrete jungle, were dandelions and weeds sprouting on the bombed sites left from the war. And cows as neighbours? It happened because I wanted to go places and see other things. I had no doubt, I just did it.

Although I am a doubting Thomas basically. My dad always said he only believed what he saw which was a little exaggerated because he believed all the rubbish that the newspapers printed. Today we call it fake news, but dad was convinced it was true. My mother-in-law had the same syndrome and she lived in another country, speaking a different language, but journalism has its own language, it wants to convince.

If you want to buy something then do not rely on internet with all the various summaries and advice, because you will become confused. I am convinced that the various manufacturers pay for various sites to promote their goods. On the other hand you have to be able to believe something somewhere and so let’s go back to the good old common sense and your own opinion which seems to be a forgotten article today. We are so being influenced by money and power.

Anyone look at facebook? That is a wonderful example of what not to believe. How is it that a camera is filming just at the right moment in time when dogs or cats, or other animals are performing a once in a lifetime stunt? Do the animals see the man with the camera and decide to become famous in facebook. I do not think so, it is all a so-called scam, organised to attract people to watch. And why do the accidents happen in Facebook. Someone is standing on the river edge and suddently they fall in the river. Perhaps there is an attempt at a gymnastic exercise where the person doing it falls in a silly stupid way. The tricks played with the toddlers that are eventually perhaps injured and cry really annoy me but it is all very dubious. Do the parents actually organise their kids to be hurt? And of course the camera is again in the right place at the right time.

I am gradually getting like my dad who only believed what he saw, but I still do not believe newspapers, I just read them and form my own opinion. Did Mr. Putin meddle in the American elections although Mr. Trump is now convinced that he did not.  Theresa May of Great Britain is also sure that Mr. Putin steered the British elections. I have a sneaking suspicion hat somewhere someone is earning money with this dubious news.

Did I write this blog myself? Believe what you want to.

Daily Prompt: Dubious Times

Good Morning

Sun Rise

At last the sun is rising again, after almost a week of dismal rainy weather. It is always encouraging to go outside in the morning and have a bright sky, hear the crows calling and take a few photos.  I must be getting sentimental in my golden oldie years. I am really glad that the rain has stopped and I am getting real clouds again with a blue background.

Over the past days, my garden was bogged down with rain.

Storm 12.11 (1)

This was the entrance to my front garden, created by the tread of booted builder feet. They had removed the hedge at the edge and trampled my little flower bed flat, never to return. The gardeners have now arrived to put everything back as it was, but I had a brilliant idea. I now have a bigger entrance which serves me well when my wheelchair arrives so I had a word with the powers that be and they agreed that not replacing the hedge would be less work for them. We have now settled on something better which will suit the design of the front garden and will be less bother for everyone concerned.

New garden entrance

They began the work yesterday and this is the new entrance. Today they will complete it by adding the same small stones as in the rest of the garden. I am so glad. It will be easier to enter and leave the garden for me and looks tidy. They have a young lady gardner, who is an apprentice, but she works very well. She began to clear my small flower bed at the side yesterday, as it was full of building residue and debris.

I fnished a book yesterday and decided to upload “Day of the Triffids” on my Kindle by John Wyndham. It is an older book, published in 1951 and I remember reading it at school during the sixties. It was a long while ago, but impressed me with the first read and decided to do a reread. If anyone has a triffid growing in their garden send me a few seeds, it would be something completely different.

Migros Christmas Lights 13.11 (2)

Yesterday was another visit to the supermarket and now they have really got the Christmas spirit, although we are still in November. They have had the same decorations for a couple of years, so perhaps it is time to do something different for next year. I was even offered a voucher for five swiss francs yesterday when I paid at the cash desk, for the Christmas tent. I refused it as I do not do Christmas decorations. Mr. Swiss likes to light a candle in the evening and we have a some Christmas eatables like peanuts, spicy biscuits and chocolates. Otherwise I just like to take photos of what the others have. Somehow it disturbs me to see the whole publicity given to Christmas. The shelves in the supermarket are full of gifts for people that they probably do not really want, all wrapped in the gift paper of the season. I am a real grumpy, but I buy myself presents now and again and do not need Christmas as an excuse.

And now to move on to better things, like cleaning a bathroom and preparing a meal. Today I have something a bit more special. They have a wonderful special offer in the supermarket for ham at a very realistic price (also probably because the Christmas season is approaching). I decided to cook a piece today with some cabbage etc. I am always on the search for something completely different.

I will leave you with the sunrise from the other side of my dwellings and I hope you also have something worth looking at in the sky today. I have been enshrouded in a grey blanket for the last week, so am now making the most of it. Have a good day everyone, oh and just to add. I would like to thank everyone that decides to follow me now and again, I hear constant online footsteps. I reached 7,000 disciples yesterday. A small step for WordPress but a leap for a insignificant blogger like myself.