Good Morning

Sunrise

Things are looking good this morning. It is not every morning I get a sunrise like this one, and there are even a couple of planes running through it. It’s cold, but not too cold and you even get an outline of the Bernese Overland in the distance. In the montains they still have villages cut off by snow and avalanche danger and there are high water levels everywhere. One of our local railway connections was affected by a landslide. Luckily it was in the evening and only one person in the train as passenger, so no injuries. The railway line is now out of action for a few days meaning that the journey to behind the next Jura chain will now take an hour instead of a few minutes.

In the meanwhile today is the day, Trump will be arriving for the WEF conference in Switzerland. I have heard that his only task will be to make a closing speech although he is booked in at a hotel. He will be living amongst snow for a couple of days, so I hope they find a heated golf course to keep him busy. I do not think he does any winter sports. There have been big protests in Zürich about his visit. There are always protests again the WEF conference but this time everyone is showing banners showing “Trump go home” putting it mildly. We have quite a reactionary left wing in Switzerland and protests have been organised in Zürich and Geneva. Shop windows belonging to Amerian concerns have already been smeared with paint balls, although none have be smashed up to now. The police are holding themselves back. The actual conference is being held in Davos and our brainy police have banned all protests in this village, with the excuse too much snow. Probably they just want to keep it all under control and show a nice face to the public and Mr. Trump.

WEF and Trump protests in Switzerland

Wood 23.01.2018

I took a wheelie (with wheelchair) through my side of the village yesterday afternoon down to the river which is quite high at the moment. Wherever you look there are piles of tree trunks from the trees that fell in the storm last week, waiting to be transported. As I sit here I can here a chain saw in the distance sawing through the logs to make them smaller.

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I had a bit of a problem with my photo programme yesterday evening. He who will not be mentioned and also has a link, pressed something on the iPad which should not have been pressed. This resulting in 500 photos being uploaded which are already there in a file which is only temporary for new photos. It disappears when I organise the photos. I spent just over an hour deleting them all, whch was most inconvenient. The computer took over unfortunately.

Apart from deleting photos yesterday evening I had a wash to hang and in between read further on my latest book, “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King. Stephen King is always a good read, and this is his first attempt and a policie criminal story. I noticed that all these police criminal murders by various authors have a strong similarity. Of course it depends on how it is written, but I miss the supernatural surprise effects by Stephen King. I believe this is the first book of a Mr. Mercedes murder series.

And now to move on. The local supermarket is waiting for my custom this morning and my appartment is waiting for the visit of various cleaning appliances. I can already hear the sound of a vaccuum cleaning motor in the living room. We divide our daily chores.

Keep safe and relax. Trump is now away on his Swiss holiday. I will leave you with a view of the Jura mountains from our village (with a bit of a crane on the righthand side).

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9 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. I love King’s writing, though not always his stories. When he writes well, he is breathtaking, but I’m not a big fan of horror … so i’m very particular about which of his books I like. I’ve loved a few of them, hated a few others … but regardless, he’s an amazing writer.

    It’s hard to believe Trump could be any LESS popular anywhere than he is right here at home. We REALLY detest him.

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    • Admittedly there are some stories by King better than others. I like horror, but it has to have something weird with it. The Shining is a good example and the book is even better than a very good film.

      Amongst the Swiss people, he seems to be a big joke. We do have some right wing politicians that find his ideas about business and the economy are good, but those are the people that don’t have any financial problems

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