Tuesday RDP Prompt: Fair

HESO, Autumn Fair, Solothurn

Every year in August, the town has an Autumn Trade Fair
Sausages with bread and mustard are always made with care
There is something for everyone, always plenty of food
Biscuits, cakes and pizzas too, everyone has a good mood
I visited the fair almost every year, but I really do not know why
People trampling on my feet and kids beginning to cry
You could buy cars,  furniture, a bath, all to be found in the tents
But I had to push my way through the crowds, there were so many events
Eventually I broke away and left the halls with the crowd
Oh for fresh air and not so much noise, through the masses I plowed
It was then I realised I was not alone, and others suffered more
Outside there was the children’s zoo and the animals collapsed on the floor
They were tired of little grubby hands pulling on their fur
The were longing for a nice quiet stall where they could have a purr
But even they were victims of the fair and had to join the game
Fairs were meant to be enjoyable for all, but the pigs were not aflame
And so they took the fate in their trotters and grunted with a run
Everyone fled the animal tent, this was no longer fun
The hogs took over the restaurant, on the pizzas they began to splutter
The cows joined in and went to work in the kitchens by licking the butter
The llamas spit and did their thing, they climbed upon the chairs
And let us not forget the geese, they were gandering without any cares
Eventually the fair was closed, but the cleaners could not sweep
The animals were fully fed and now laid down to sleep

HESO, Autumn Fair, Solothurn

Tuesday RDP Prompt: Fair

Good Morning

Clouds 27.08 (4)

A photo from my afternoon tour yesterday. This morning we have mono coloured skies of blue which might be a promise of a sunny day, but probably with hot rising temperatures, so back to the old story. I visited town yesterday afternoon as I saw they had begun to construct further on the other side of the road for our Autumn fair and thought there might be a couple of interesting photos. The workers seemed to be taking it easy and I only saw some planks of wood and a lonely tractor, but otherwise no hustle and bustle on the building site. They have time as the fair is only in August. I will not be visiting it as there will be too many people and too much stress. It is one of those events that the whole town likes to see and be seen. During the day it is full of golden oldies with their walkers cramping the space and in the evening more youngsters and couples. Me with my wheelchair would be fighting for space.

HESO 27.08 (6)

I noticed that the ventilation was now being installed on some of the halls so it seems that things are progressing.

Afterwards I wheeled on into town to see if anything was happening. I was crossing our “bicycle” bridge which is named because no four wheeled traffic is allowed on it. Sometimes you might get a tourist with his car that takes a wrong turning, but they are uually pictured in our local newspaper afterwards as this is one of the most unforgivable crimes in Solothurn. You can commit a murder, and there will be a small mention somewhere on the back page of the newspaper but cross the Krezacker bridge in a car, and you get front page headlines: so is life in a small country town in Switzerland.

Unknown Lady on the Aare 27.08.2018

I am digressing. So I was sitting on this bridge taking photos of the swan family below and this young lady approached me and asked me about my photography and we got into a conversation. She suggested that I could take a photo of her on the bridge. I obliged and asked if she had a computer to transfer the photo. She said she does not have a computer, so we said our goodbyes and she moved on.  Here is the photo. At least the computer world will see the result even if she did not stop to give details. These are the things that give you trust in humankind and you realise that not all is lost. Just a chance meeting on a bridge, but we communicated.

Stonework Gurzelngasse 27.08 (2)

While I was in town I saw this guy repairing some bricks on one of our old buildings. The bricks were probably about 100 years old so they have to be cared for now and again. Those are the spur of the moment things I like to see when I am on my way. Weekdays are quite interesting in town as there is always something going on.

I had quite an intensive evening yesterday. I like to do a few challengs on the computer which are finished usually at the end of the evening meal. Afterwards I spend an hour or two working on my photos. Yesterday the photo online programme was acting stupid, and I was dealing with the photos until 10.30. Afterwards there was my daily TV soap, East Enders, and again a small tidy up on the computer. That was too much of a good thing. I like my computer, but like to keep it under my control and yesterday it controlled me.

I was actually planning to have some Kindle time on a new book I had uploaded, “Early Riser” by Jasper Fforde. It is a new book, only just published and from a successful fantasy writer who has had a few best sellers, but I did not know him. From the few pages I have read, it looks quite good, so hope for a quiet evening to be able to continue.

Weissensteinstrasse Langendorf 27.08 (2)

I passed this farm on the way to the supermarket yesterday. And now to move on. My cleaning lady is on holiday this week, but everything is under control. I want to clean a few windows, Mr. Swiss is already dealing with a few vacuum cleaner controlled tasks and I am getting a feeling of guilt playing with my computer.

Hope you all have a good day/night. Keep safe and see you on the flip side.