They eventually made it and are here. It was a battle through the snow and cold weather, but nothing stops a snowdrop, otherwise they would not be called snowdrops. The rain is still hanging around here, although not as bad as it was.
Yesterday was visiting day of No. 2 son and his family. Grandson Alexander The Great was on his best behaviour and is now the proud possessor of his first two teeth.
And now I am back again. Just did a quick pause for cleaning a few things and having a shower. We are expecting another candidate this morning for the job as our cleaning lady. This time we have some high hopes. The first one was unreliable and the next one had a bad illness in the family. This one is already working as a cleaning lady on our estate for a very good neighbour we know quite well, who lives just opposite. This lady contacted us as she saw that we were looking for someone and it would be useful for her to combine it with the neighbour’s place. She is also a dog lover and people that go for walkies with their dogs are always good to know.
Speaking of dogs I would like to mention this book, written by one of my long time friends from WordPress. Yes she has dogs, has always had dogs, although they are quite big dogs. They remind me of Dino, the lovable dinosaur pet of Fred and Wilma Flintstone. I have never met Mindy, Dusty or Bear (the current dogs) in person, but often read about them on her blog so are also part of my online family.
I love this book. In my hiking days I was also following various trails and paths, but Martha has taught me how to do it the right way. Not just stamping through the stones and undergrowth, but looking closely at what you are stamping through. Of course we do not have rattlesnakes in Switzerland, although in the highlands you might see a few snakes scurrying away. She has written this book with feeling. You do not kill the so-called dangerous animals, but let them go. They have another purpose in their lives than bothering humans. They are usually more fixed on their lunch.
It is available on Amazon as a Kindle upload, but this time I went for the real book. It has illustrations and for me it is not the sort of book I would read by turning pages by tapping on them. There are some illustrations of the real thing and at the end of the book a couple of maps showing the trails she has taken. For me a good thing, as I will never get to San Diego to sample the real thing, but I can do it in my dreams.