Good Morning

Storm Clouds

Yesterday evening we had a slight storm. It looked like the big one was arriving with thunder and lightening an all the electric orchestra. It did make large puddles in the parched earth of my ex garden lawn, but after an hour the thunder faded and just left us with the aftermath of puddles. That was the big relief from the summer weather. I think it did rain again some time towards the morning, but when I got up this morning it was brilliant sunshine everywhere and blue skies, although it has cooled down a little.

Swiss Army Truck 08.08.2018

My only safari yesterday was to the supermarket and the only excitement was to cross a military truck on the way. Yes we have an army, even if it is part time. My No 2 son did his three weeks a year for at least 20 years (don’t remember exactly how much as it was many years ago). All able bodied men are available from the age of 20 after completing recruit school. Son No. 2 was mainly in the office tending to the accounts and organising the food. Now and again he went for a ride in a tank or could study the moonlight at night from his bike when on patrol. He once acted as chauffeur for his officer when they had an emergency to tend to the flooding in another part of Switzerland.

We do have a barracks near where we live but rarely see actual soldiers. Just the odd truck now and again as in the picture.

Circus Knie 07.08 (5)

Our State circus will be leaving our town today to move onto the next town half an hour away, in Biel, so there is still a chance to see it, although as I said I am not a circus person. I just though a glimpse of the tent with the background of our baroque cathedral is interesting.

Today will be another warm sunny one, although the weather prophets said something about rain later. If the rain stays away I might take a wheelie in the surroundings. At the moment I am waiting for a guy to arrive to take a look at my wheelchair. It is OK, but a few loose screws here and there that need to be checked.  I fell on it last week and it attacked my ear, so who knows what else happened.

Circus Horse 07.08 (7)

I will leave you with one of the circus horses, there were many and seem to be a special type, although I am not an expert. See you around, keep safe.

4 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • Women also serve, but that is voluntary. Switzerland is a neutral country and the army is there to protect the borders. The average healthy Swiss guy does three weeks a year training. My older son is autist and is exempt. My husband also did not serve as he had health problems. My stepson refused and got 6 months prison, but could go to work during the day. Evenings and weekends he was in prison.

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