FOWC with Fandango: Trial

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He did it as a trial to see if it would work
Taking his mothers wok, on is face he had a smirk
And then he used the hammer and battered on the steel
There were various dents, it was not for a meal
The music that he played was soothing to the ear
And so he made a record for everyone to hear
In the evening he went home looking forward to his dinner
But his mother had no wok and that was not a winner
He had not taken one wok but the other two as well
They were needed to collect money and showing the CD he would sell
The food was not so good and everyone was sad
But the next day he was discovered as a musician, which really was not bad
And now his idea was patented, he no longer sat on the street
He was earning millions, now that was really a treat
He bought his mother a new wok out of gold, it made her smile
She was proud of her son, and was glad he tried the trial

FOWC with Fandango: Trial

RDP Friday: Truck

Military Truck 18.09.2018

Truck, yes I have photos of trucks. Every time we go on a shopping trip I take a photo of a truck somewhere. Mr. Swiss said this morning on the drive to the supermarket that I am continuously taking photos of the same places, but little does he know. The places are no longer a subject of my photo, but the various trucks and tractors on the road. The truck in the photo is a Swiss Army truck, something special. Our army is a three week thing for the men. They all have their special trained jobs to do and some are truck drivers.

Every year they say goodbye to home for three weeks and report at the barracks. Of course we also have a full time army: a core of soldiers that serve as a daily job, but most are the guys you see on the streets and report for their army work every year.

And then we have people like Mr. Swiss.


He worked for a truck company for many years, did the logistics and even went to Sweden a few times to see the trucks where they were made. Trucks were our daily bread I suppose. He could have taken the driving test for truck driving, but did not. He was a logistic person, in the office, but knew the ins and outs of the truck business. Theoretically he would know how to drive a truck, but sticks to the theory.

RDP Friday: Truck

Good Morning


No dramatic skies this morning. The sun is telling us that it is on its way, so looks like another sunny one today. Yesterday afternoon was warm and I was thinking about wearing shorts even, but changed my mind. As soon as the sun disappears in the late afternoon it can turn quite chilly.

Today the gardeners will be completing their work.

Raised Beds

Yesterday when they left, we had a quarry remaining of odd pieces of stones everywhere. They had completed our raised beds and filled them with earth.

Raised Beds

When I stopped hugging my bed this morning and looked out of the window, the gerdeners were removing the quarry and put the stones into their wheelbarrow and now there only remains. The flower beds will get a nice finishing border and an exit will be made for me to leave the garden. The hedge will get some wooden cuttings at the bottom.

Yesterday I had a talk with the lady in charge about what to plant afterwards. Some plants I already have from those that were in the garden. I chose my kitchen herbs which will be in the raised bed on the right as that is opposite the kitche.  Based on my 20 years herb experience of gardening I now know what to have and what not and I can always add to it later.

I had a catalogue with all the plants in it and that was a difficult chore. So many and what to take. It was good to get advice. In this garden we have sun almost all day, rising at bout 8 in the morning until evening, so it has to be plants that cope with a sunny area. I chose some taller plants at the outside edge of the garden with a flowering garden padding for the base to protect from weeds etc. Today I will have a look for some spring bulbs like crocus and grape hyacinths for the raised beds. I am really enjoying this new experience and do not regret no longer having my old garden. It was good while it lasted,  but it was getting a little out of hand and I could no longer do the necessary work.

Otherwise life continues in the normal world. I am not going places at the moment. I prefer to stay at home and watch my new garden growing. Today we have week-end shopping and have no idea what to plan for the week-end menus. We will not starve and hope we have some ideas when we get to the supermarket. No. 1 son has already waved goodbye, so one less mouth to feed at lunchtime. He is off to Zürich for the day to browse around – usually in the record shops. He is still a CD person and does not yet upload his music online.

And now for the daily chores. I trust you will all have a relaxing week-end, may the Autumn weather be with you.

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I noticed on my last wheelie through the cemetery at the beginning of the week that the Autumn flora were ready for planting on the graves.