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.
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.
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.
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.