Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – July 20, 2018

Aare 16.07 (12)

One of the paths I take when wheeling into town along the river. It is more comfortable than the stony river path.

Aare 16.07 (1)

A bridge in our local town of Solothurn, Switzerland. A way for the cars at the top, a way for the pedestrians underneath, and a way for the boats of the River Aare below.

Feldbrunnen 13.07.2018

And you can always climb the stairs if you do not want to use the lift.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – July 20, 2018

RDP #50: Gold

Marigolds 08.07.2018

I found some Marigolds in my photos, so what could be better.

I have just had a couple of those moments where our gold reserves are concerned, learning how to handle an online bank account. Of course I can do it, but I am a post account person: all nice and basic. Mr. Swiss says he does not intend to go anywhere at the moment and although he has his aches and pains, he wants to stay around, but I have decided I should be able to handle stuff – you never know what could happen as you get older.

I discovered today that the security to enter bank accounts on the computer is different to what it was. However, I decided to enter my bank account online and I must admit I have not been there for a few years. There were a few transactions but I left it to the partner. So today I entered my co-ordinates, twice, and still did not get into the account. I was supposed to get a number over my iPhone and nothing happened. I called the help desk. There was a very unfriendly man  who began to ask me personal questions to make sure I was the person I told him I was. He did not seem to be happy about my answers and told me to call again. He did not believe me. Perhaps I might have someone else on the phone that would ask other security questions. I did, it was a lady and the only problem was that I probably made a mistake when I entered my password.

Yes, my name is Angloswiss and I am a Golden Oldie.

RDP #50: Gold

Good Morning


I didn’t think I would ever get round to writing anything this morning. Sometimes life can get complicated, especially when you realise that new situations arrive as you get older. No deep explanations, but there are certainly responsibilities that I am now taking over and I can no longer just sit at the computer and celebrate “me” time. “Me” time is getting mixed up with other times, but it can only get better, I hope.

The day looks good, but no more empty promises about going places and doing things. Yesterday I intended to take a wheelie somewhere with the camera, but that was nothing. It was too hot and quite honestly I did not know where to go. I wanted to go into town, but again my midday sleep was too long so I had to cut things short. It really seems I have nothing else in my life except for blogs and computers, but I do have other interests and since being mobile again with my wheelchair I realise how important it is for me to get out, especially if I can combine it with photography. I know, but we all have to have our interests, at least I do.

Since having my new app with the night sky, I now study what is going on above my head in the sky and there is more than I thought. I also have to deal with the daily housewife chores and go shopping. Of course I could organise online delivery of the goods, but I still like to have a purpose in my golden oldie years of dealing with stuff myself, as much as possible and having contact with the outside world, no matter how crazy it can get.


So I prepared my breakfast with freshly baked croissants, jam and butter and they arrived. Not that I have a place full of flies, but as soon as sticky sweet food is on the table they make their selves noticeable, not just one, but a few. One was so rude as to sit on the edge of the jam pot. Another found that the computer screen was an ideal landing tarmac. I was glad to be finished with breakfast, cleared it all away, wiped all the jam marked surfaces and as if magic, the flies all disappeared to the outside world.

Back Garden

My lawn is still showing a few dry patches here and there, although it has improved a little. It was the hot dry weather, although we have been watering it twice a day, but the gardener discovered we have an invasion of June bug babies that are munching happily at the roots of the grass. The possibilities of killing them are with poison or another bug that would kill them, but my cat is not happy about that solution and neither am I. I just have to hope they go away to the neighbour’s garden.

Back Garden

Today is week-end shopping, although my son is still away until tomorrow evening when he returns home from Italy with his new brown skin layer from sun, fun and beach. I will also have a visit from No. 2 son and his wife with No. 1 grandchild tomorrow, so am not sure how I will be present here during the day. Next week  things return to as normal as possible, I hope.

Time to go and do some housework, one of the golden oldie pastimes. Hope you all have an exciting lazy day, otherwise make the most of it. See you around.