I was the first to stop hugging the bed this morning, except for Tabby, my feline. I am not sure if she actually hugs anything, but she is always there when I appear. The appartment was still in darkness as the shutters were still closed and there was some washing to clear away that had dried overnight on the stand.
I have a good organisation for washing. Put it in the machine after 9.00 in the evening when electricity is half price and an hour later I can hang it to dry completely, either outside on the porch or inside, It works well as the linen is already half dry when I hang it up. In the morning I can remove it and some time iron what is necessary during the morning, no problem. Since I am now more or less convalesced from my broken leg, I can now do it without help, although I still wobble a bit now and again.
I prepared my frugal breakfast of bread and marmalade (marmalade from the english shop of course) and Mr. Swiss appeared. It was a friendly morning and he noticed that there were clouds. We have now both become cloud spotters. I like to take photos and he tells me if there are clouds worth shooting. Today they were good clouds, dots of white cumulus with a blue background. Today is the day definitely. This afternoon I will go for a wheelie in my chair. I had been intending to go all week, but it was either raining or I did not have the time.
Now the weather is right and I have the time this afternoon so what could be better. It seems that a large part of the Swiss population cannot get enough good weather and again this week-end the Gotthard road is blocked full of good weather tourists all flocking to the Italian part of Switzerland due to the whitsun week-end. Last week it was the same performance for the lengthy Ascension Day week-end. This is the sunshine chamber of Switzerland although it can also rain in that area. Now there are traffic jams since yesterday of this part of the Swiss motorways and if you manage to arrive in Lugano, Locarno or even as far as the Italian border in Ponte Tresa, be prepared to sit and take photos of the queues of cars surrounding you for the four hours you will be stuck in the jam.
I don’t uderstand it. If I want to see water I can take a walk to the River Aare along the path and do not need my car.
I can sit outside in my garden and listen to Italian records for the atmosphere, close my eyes and I am away, without the kilometer lines of cars surrounding me. I could even open a bottle of Italian wine with the evening meal of pizza or pasta. Who needs to drive 6 hours when I have it all on my doorstep.
Today will be sun fun and nothing to do and tomorrow as well. Monday is Whit Monday and No. 2 son will be visiting with his offspring and wife, what could be better.
So take it easy, soak in the qualities of the local neighbourhood and avoid stress, especially on the road.