It is a misty morning this morning and cold. It reminds me of the foggy days in London town when I was a kid, in the fifties, but that was a dangerous fog, caused by the pollution from the factories. Our fog is mist that is influenced by the river near us, but it is a general condition at the moment in Switzerland. If you would be standing on the local moutain and look down, you would see a sea of fog stretching out over the middle land. During the morning it usually rises and disappears and gradually the sun arrives again.
Yesterday it was snowing on our way to the store, but it was not cold enough to lay long on the ground. I just noticed that I shot this photo as we were passing the vet entrance on the left, just a turning off the main road. As long as there are only snow flutters, it is not so bad. It is when it begins to fall thick and fast and we get road problems that it is not so pleasant.
Yesterday I began a new book, one of those Icelandic authors, Ragnar Jonasson, “Snowblind” and he is supposed to be good. I have read Icelandic novels before, but my problem is remembering names like Sidlufjördur, or Saudarkrokur which are towns: not to mention names of people like Hlynur or Ari Thor. This is supposed to be book 1 in the Dark Iceland series, a police novel, so I hope do not get lost on the way in the Icelandic fjords.
Yesterday we bought our Advent wreath with its four candles to be lit weekly until Christmas Day. The traditional colour of the candles is red, but I prefer white candles. Mr. Swiss disappeared into the cellar for about 10 minutes until he found the special advent wreath tray. He also discovered a musical christmas tree which is still in the cellar. I am not sure if I want my appartment filled up with Christmas ornaments.
I took this photo from the 1st floor (there is only ground level and a floor on top) of the parking lot at the supermarket. You can see the railway line to the town of Solothurn and in the distance the town of Solothurn. On the left there are the spires of the St. Urs cathedral (Urs was our patron saint of the town) and on the right the tower of the Swiss reform church, which is less decorative. A little bit further right in the background you can see the hospital building sticking up in the landscape.
The building site on the right will become a whole new settlement of appartments with an intgrated park. They only began to build a few months ago, and are already on the second floor of the new blocks.
Today is a no shopping day for me. I have a bathroom to clean which is not my favourite job and Mr. Swiss will avoid me whilst I am cleaning on a quest for a few items in the supermarket.
I will leave you with a view of a snowy road on our way home from the shopping safari yesterday. Have fun, keep safe, and if you have snow covered roads be sure to have your winter tyres on the car.