Good Morning


Nothing exceptional this morning. After a day of rain the sky has decided to build a few grey clouds and there might be some more rain on its way. On the other hand it could be that this is just a goodbye and the sun will arrive. Makes no difference really, I am not going places or seeing things.


We had a visitor this morning, whilst I was busy preparing my frugal breakfast. Roschti arrived, the neighbour’s feline. I now have my compost container in a different place in the garden as it it more on one side. This seemed to be of interest to Roschti who was walking around it and sniffing everywhere. He was  always at the base, on the right side and afterwards the left, trying to push it with his nose.

Mr. Swiss decided to investigate and discovered a mouse which was hiding underneath the container and now and again put in an appearance. This was playtime for Roschti, who saw an opportunity for a diet extension and he was constantly hovering around our container. In the meanwhile our feline, Tabby, arrived. She was somewhere sleeping in a back room, but if your are a cat you can smell mice even if they live in the next village.  When Tabby saw that Roschti had already claimed the trophy, Tabby disappeared. In the meanwhile the mouse saw its chance for the great escape and the last we saw was a mouse breaking all running records with a disappointed Roschti deciding that it was too exhausting to run after a mouse in the early morning.


In the meanwhile, Mr. Swiss has been busy baking the Sunday bread. He does not make the pastry himself, but we buy the half baked loaf in the supermarket. All it needs is a short time in the oven to bring it to perfection. It is a sort of Sunday traditional bread here. Many housewives make their own from the beginning, and I have also been known to do this in the days when I was full of energy. Today it is not my ambition to wade in flour and yeast in the early hours of a Sunday morning and so we buy the half finished product. In the background on the photo you can see another one of the Mr. Swiss specialities. He backed yet another fantastic mouth-watering apple flan yesterday afternoon. In the meanwhile half is still left for this afternoon.

I have now finished my last book, The Limpet Syndrome by Tony Moyle. I can really recommend it. It is a first novel from this author, and the second in the series was released last week. As far as I can see a third novel is also planned. A bit of the supernatural, but something completely different.

I am not bookless at the moment, but have intended to read “The Shining” by Stephen King for some time. We all know the film, but after reading “Doctor Sleep” which is a sequel, I realised how much the original book had been adapted for the film. Films change so much from the original stories. They invent new characters. amalgamate characters and even eliminate many. The storyline changes to suit the film. I remember reading “Girl on a Train” by the british author Paula Hawkins. I found it a very good storyline and had many memories or travelling by local trains in London. The film became an American Mystery Thriller and even the book had been re-written to suit the American background. I saw only the beginning of the film, it was nowhere as interesting as the book. I know why watching films on the TV bore me, they have no way so much interest as the original book for me.

And now to move on, housework is not completed on a computer unfortunately. I now have to get down to the manual work, where I suck away the remains of yesterday with the vacuum cleaner.

Have a nice Sunday everyone.


4 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Of all the books that change for movies, I think King’s books have been altered the most. It’s definitely worth reading them — and entirely different experience.

    My son came by and set up the mouse traps downstairs. I guess we’ll see how the invasion is going this year.

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    • I have read most of King‘s books before seeing the film. Whatvannoys me is when characters disappear in the film that have a major place in the book.

      We had two mice once that built themselves a nice warm nest in the garden cupboard by shredding the old newspapers. Luckily our mice stay outside, although I had one in the laundry room in the cellar. He moved out to the neighbour‘s laundry room next to mine luckily.


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