If this heatwave continues, you will only be getting photos from my journey to the supermarket because I do not have the energy or longing to take a wheelie in my chair in this hot weather. There is only an apology for a breeze to make it a pleasant and enjoyable trip. Our little village has no stores at all, not even a restaurant at the moment because it is closed.
We have to cross the railway tracks to get out of the village and travel through the town of Solothurn. The above photo shows the end of the road to Solothurn with a peek at our cathedral. You can see the railway lines in the road. Afterwards the journey goes north to Langendorf where they converted an old watch factory into a supermarket complex, although that was many years ago and many have forgotten the fact. It is handy for us beause we can get their by car and they have a good parking place outside. I now even have permission for a parking place for handicapped which is near the entrance, and not so much to walk.
Here us one of the guys shifting the trolleys to make room for more. It is quite well organised. I notice that it is holiday time at the moment as there are not so many people there, although it is big enough to move around comfortably. You see how uneventful life is at the moment when all I have to drool about is the local shopping trip.
Did anything exciting happen yesterday? Not really. Mr. Swiss did say we will eat inside in the evening instead of on the porch because it is so hot outside. Then the sun shifted its position, the porch became shady, and so we had the evening the meal outside. Oh, what excitement. Mr. Swiss watered the gardens, but we are not sure how long we can enjoy this privilege. In parts of Switzerland the hose pipe has been banned and we are facing a serious shortage of water. Drink water has priority and when nothing more comes out of the tap, then we will have to start buying mineral water, not a very good prospect.
I was just browsing through my photos to see what I was doing a year ago and whether we had such heatwave weather. No, we were visiting son No. 2 and his wife in their house in a village near Schaffhausen. Naturally we took a trip to the Rheinfall which is one of their local sites. I wish we could savour the cool breezes now that we had on that visit. One of those never to be forgotten trips. My son and his wife often visit us with my grandson and we are planning on another excursion to his area. At the moment it would be too exhausting for us in this weather. We golden oldies do suffer under the heat.
Mr. Swiss is ready for an excursion to get a few forgotten bits and pieces for the week-end food and I will be pottering around at home keeping myself out of mischief and trying not to fall anywhere. I still have the stitches in my ear from the last escapade a week ago, but will be having them removed on Monday.
And now for action. Enjoy the week-end and stay cool, which is what I am trying to do, although the weather seems to have something against it. See you around.
This was the sunflower field opposite my son’s house in the Schaffhausen area a year go. It seems to be a local crop for the oil production in their area.