Good Morning

Sunrise

This morning I beat Mr. Swiss to it. When I pulled up the blinds  after I stopped hugging my bed, I noticed that we had another brilliant sunrise. I jumped at the chance, pulled the curtains and opened the window (in minus temperatures) and took a photo whilst the going was good. By the time I reached the kitchen on the other side of the apartment, the sunrise had already melted into nothing, just a few boring normal clouds.

Migros Supermarket Langendorf

It will be another fun-packed excursion to the supermarket today to re-inforce the food supplies for the week-end. I composed my online cloud list yesterday evening and gave it to Mr. Swiss for approval and complements. He had nothing to add, although we will be adding continuously until we arrived. It was just food, although we are missing out on something.

Today is Black Friday, one of the imports from across the pond to Switzerland. With only eight million inhabitants in our little country it might be a bit too much to handle for us. Forget it. I read in an online announcement from a daily paper that the majority of the Swiss are determined to spend at least 300 Swiss francs on this black day. I am not one of those. I have even saved money but not buying anything in particular, just food.

Our local chain store supermarket, known as Migros, have announced that we will be showered with special offers in the elctronics department. I can already see the happy shoppers with television sets in their trolleys, the golden oldies proud of their new computers, which are probably not so new, but if its got a mouse and you can go surfing in Facebook and googler, then it is a bargain.

I still have not worked out why we need a Black Friday in Switzerland. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving to follow it up with a black Friday. The swiss turkeys are already worrying as they are sure they will be targeted next year for Thanksgiving, although Switzerland was not colonised: it was just there filling up a small space in Europe.

Clouds

The skies over Switzerland seem to be darkening at the moment.

Switzerland is not actually in the EU collection of states, we voted against it democratically. However the chief of the EU, Jean-Claude Junker, has been visiting our country and Switzerland’s President, Doris Leuthard, has had discussions. The result is that Switzerland have agreed to give/donate  1,3 billion Swiss Francs to the European Union “to stablize its messy ties with Brussels”. I was not aware that we had messy ties, for me it is quite clear that we do not belong and I am not sorry about it. I always thought we had a direct democracy, but it seems not really, it just sounds good. My son lived and worked in Brussels for 3 years and the only mess was the fat from the french fries, which is a stable part of the Belgian diet it seems.

And now to move on, there are places to go and things to be seen, and money to spend in the store. I noticed there is a special offer of lamb filet which I like to chop to small pieces and cook in one of my prize crowned sauces garnished with herbs from the garden and cooked with plenty of garlic. Lamb without garlic is not worth being called lamb.

I am on my way with various cleaning implements in the appartment. Enjoy the day if it is possible and I will spare a thought for all the victims of Black Friday. I will be taking my various credit cards with me to the supermarket, you never know.

Clouds 22.11 (10)

9 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • We have imported it from the States. This morning the supermarket was crowded. We were lucky to get the last available parking space. I cannot understand people. They were buying as if famine would strike.

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      • Christmas ‘decor’ was available here before Halloween! It is offensive, especially here where people are so free to express their disdain for what they call ‘organized religion’, and get offended by simple phrases like ‘Merry Christmas’, but use religious holidays as excuses for deplorable behavior.

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  1. I do NOT indulge in Black Friday, although I may venture into one store where I saw a toy that I may find appropriate for a 5 year old great nephew — if I don’t find it there again, I’ll be able to find it on-line!

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  2. My brother Stephen and I don’t participate in Black Friday. When I was growing up in the 1960s and 1970s I don’t remember Black Friday. I think it just encourages greed and bad behavior. Since my brother Stephen has Autism he does not do well in crowds and I refuse to torture him.
    Cyber Monday is a better idea and I can shop for Stephen without being crushed by crowds. Shoppers have been stomped to death in the past.
    We might go to the local neighborhood stores which are less crowded and is a way to support local community merchants.
    I will take Stephen to the movies and Christmas displays.
    Safety and enjoyment.

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    • Black Friday is pure chaos and I am sure iit would not be a good place for your brother. My autistic son goes into town on his own, but just visits his own shops. We have a large department store and they open one day for Christmas shopping for only the handicapped. We always got a special invitation which I found very good.

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  3. So. You are going to get Black Friday WITHOUT Thanksgiving. Okay. Marketing people have their own schedules and agendas.

    I love your dawn shot. I am not going to be able to do that from my bedroom this year because we can’t remove the screen this year. We barely got it to go back in when spring came and I think if we pull it out again, it will absolutely never go back. But I will miss it. It was my favorite place to take pictures in the winter.

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    • We don’t need Black Friday and I don’t want it, but we got it all the same like some sort of infection. One of the symptoms was Amazon staff striking for better working conditions in Germany.

      I get the whole panorama from my gardens in the morning, but only if it is not a rainy day. At last the scaffolding has been removed.

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