Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

House Feldbrunnen

I pass this villa every time I go into town. It was built be the owner of a factory, but was empty for some time. There is even a tennis court in part of the garden.

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Another one of the local villas built by a  doctor-lawyer family, but now in other hands.

Baselstrrasse 28.10.2018

And now and again you find those neat littles houses where you wish you could also live.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

Daily Inkling: Thirty-First Contact

Aliens have finally visited Earth and are ready to make contact with humans! There’s just one thing: the aliens unknowingly landed on Halloween. What happens next? 


“Let’s go, I am not staying here, no way.”

“Why what’s wrong?”

“Look out of the window. They cut our heads off and eat the contents. They are cannibals.”

“Yuck, let’s go home, how disgusting, although that human over there looks quite tasty.”

“True, Klongle collected a few humans, for dinner, but only the heads.

Daily Inkling: Thirty-First Contact

FOWC with Fandango: Centre

Birdhouse 28.10.2018

“Move over your bunch of feathers, it’s my turn now.”

“You don’t have to be insulting, I saw that seed first. Go and hover somewhere and wait your turn.”

“What are you two chirping about, just take your place in the queue and keep your beaks away from the sunflower seeds, they happen to be my favourite.”

“Ours too.”

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“Stop arguing down there. I am freezing up here, my feet are falling asleep and make sure you leave something for me. Those blue tits are observing the situation up on the trees and if we are not careful they will pounce and then we will have nothing.  I am coming, so move over birds and make room.”

“OK, I have to go now in any case, promised the missus to bring a few seeds home. Looks like it will be another good Winter this year. See you again tomorrow at the central bird feeder, same time. Hope the human fills it up in the meanwhile, almost nothing left.”

“Of course the way you are stuffing yourselves. Remember what happed to No. 10 sparrow last year. He ate so much he lost the balance on the bird feeder and fell to the ground.  We had to carry him back to the tree, and was he heavy.”

“Yes I remember, but he is no longer with us, the feline got him.”

“Is she still around.”

“Yes I saw her prowling around this morning. She tried to catch me with her paws, but she is no real danger now. She is getting older and no longer as fit as she was.”

“So enough of this chirp talk, I have eaten my rations for today. See you all tomorrow, same time and same place.”

FOWC with Fandango: Centre

RDP Tuesday: Dead

Bargetzi Baselstrasse Ornaments 28.10.2018

A shop window like any other, but this was a window with a difference. Everything was carved in stone, smooth or rough. A cat. why not, one of her favourite animals: even a pillar with an apple balanced on top, now who would want something like that. Suddenly she saw the little round object with a face, almost a laughing face. The things that people thought of today, but why not. She entered the shop. A man approached from the back room, covered in dust.

“Can I help you?”

“How much is that little round smiling face.”

The liitle round face? You want that one?”

“Is that such a strange choice?”

“Not really, it was just an idea for something completely different. Is it for someone close.”

“Just someone dead.”

There were no more words spoken, and she bought it there and then. It was even half price. She arrived home and waited for the evening. It was dark outside, and she began to dig. In the morning she had a new ornament in the garden, a round smiling face on a mound of earth. The joke was on him eventually.

She went to the police and reported a missing person, but he remained missing. Sometimes the most obvious is not found.

RDP Tuesday: Dead

Good Morning

Front Garden

Good Morning everyone from my little office room at the front of the apartment. As you can see Autumn has now arrived in my front garden with the yellow leaves and damp in the air. I am a little late myself this morning, but have managed to get lunch cooking and the front windows cleaned. In the meanwhile my cleaning lady is at work in my shower and bathroom.


It is a miserable day on our estate, cloudy, cold and constant rain and to top it all, the heating in our building is not working since yesterday. Mr. Swiss is not the person responsible to organise it, but no-one really feels responsible, so he did his best yesterday to organise the repair with our administration responsible for our block, but naturally the person we needed was not there. After contact with various companies someone is coming today. Everyone seems to be in stress at the moment, but you see even super Switzerland has its problems. I am not really suffering with no heating, as I have my own built it heating, but I am an exception. We do have a Dyson auxiliary heating ourselves to help us out.

Needless to say I did not go anywhere yesterday or do anything and if the rain does not stop, I will stay at home this afternoon.

Christmas Tent Migros

I noticed our Christmas Tent at the local Supermarket is now taking shape with a nice colourful decorated cover tell everyone it is the “Christmas Tent”. It seems to be empty when I walk pass with no customers which does not surprise me. The last week in October is just a little early for Christmas I find.

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As long as the crows are happy to stuff their beaks full of the bread I throw them in the morning, the world is OK I suppose.

And so to move on to my golden oldie life, listening in the background to the Spanish speaking radio station that my cleaning lady always listens to when she is busy at work (she is from Columbia).

Enjoy the day, may it go well and look what I saw in the town on Sunday. This rose was still flowering in one of the town gardens, wonders happen.

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