Good Morning

Clouds 31.10.2018

This was the sky view that I got yesterday morning from the supermarket, a strange one. If the Martians were thinking of landing, this would probably be ideal. We have strange weather days at the moment, the very late summer days have now disappeared and cold weather is with us, although at home I am still in a t-shirt. Yes, the heating is working again after a day’s rest, although the man that repaired it told us he did not find out why it happened and so it could happen again.

Traffic Jam Werkhofstrasse 31.10.2018

It was a strange morning yesterday. We had a traffic jam on the road to the supermarket which has never happened before at 10.00 a.m. We could see no cause for it and after a while it was moving again, but we passed an oversized lorry on a side entrance to a building site which was probably trying a few manoeuvres and blocking the road.

Gardeners Werkhofstrasse 31.10.2018

I also notice a gardener replenishing the flowers in the road decorations with pansies, but she was not the reason for the hold up.

As can be noticed I am at least an hour later this morning. It is changing of bed linen day. I always did my own duvet and head cushions and Mr. Swiss his, but we are both no longer the youngest and it is a strenuous job. I even did it on my own in earlier days, but as the years go past, you know what I mean. so this morning I did both duvets and cushions and turned he mattress which was more luck than judgement. I heard Mr. Swiss fire up his computer in the background and realised he had forgotten the Thursday early morning task. He eventually arrive thank goodness, at the part where we have to lift the mattress and hoover underneath the bed

And then we got to the rough stuff with putting the new fitted sheets on the mattress. There really should be a bed refurbishing service for golden oldies, but we both breathed a sigh of relief when the job was done. Luckily it is not an every day sort of thing.

Snow on the Jura 31.10.2018

I noticed there was snow on the tops of our Jura mountains yesterday, but as long as it stays up there I do not mind. Today we have a day’s holiday, at least the non golden oldies do, for All Souls Day. Golden Oldies have a holiday every day of course and we even get paid for it with the state pension. Oh, what a wonderful life. As I have been homebound since Sunday I decided on a journey to the local graveyard this afternoon if it does not rain. Many visitors to the graves are expected and the flower shops have had quite a good turnover on arrangements. I am hoping for a few good shots with my camera.

Otherwise it is a dreary day today although yesterday afternoon we had another good sky formation.


It seems the clouds were lining up in rows and they made some good patterns in the sky.

I should now move to other unconquered territory with the vacuum cleaner, so I wish every one a happy all souls day if you have one, although I am not sure if they should be happy. And this was a pleasant surprise in the store yesterday when I saw the first Christ Rose helleborus niger, of the Winter.

Christmas Rose

I had one in my garden which was always the first/last to flower towards Christmas, but I am not sure if it is still there after having the garden redone. I will let myself be surprised.

Have a good day everyone and may the sun shine on you, here it is still thinking about it.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Thank you for the comment “may the sun shine on you today”. Yesterday and today the sun is supposed to shine on us. Yesterday was over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and today is supposed to be 75. It is like April or May temperatures. I went to the dentist for checkup MOnday and they discovered a “hole” in a tooth as they put it, so off today for drilling. Yuk. Thank you for the photo of the mountains … they are very pretty. I wish we could see mountains from here. Oh well. …..


    • The sun is now shining on and off. Good luck at thr dentist. We see the Jura quite often as they are our background mountains and quite near. Otherwise we have to hope for good visibility for the Bernese Overland


  2. Bed changing and mattress vacuuming day here as well. There’s got to be an easier way to put a duvet inside a cover. Maybe the aliens can tell us when they finally land.

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    • I have the duvet cover inside out. Put my hands into it, one in each corner, grab the duvet corners and invert the cover over the duvet – no problem. The problem is getting the sheet to fit perfectly on the mattress

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  3. Good Morning! (It was morning at the time.) It is the evening of All Saints’ Day now, and the beginning of Dia de los Muertos, which began at sundown. I am not Hispanic, but I do happen to like how those who are honor their deceased. In some ways, I think it is a happy time. I envy those who can accept death while celebrating life. Although I do not drink alcohol, I might drink a beer and a bit of whiskey tomorrow. My now deceased uncle Billy Joe drank a lot of it. I enjoy the aroma.

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    • I was at the cemetery on All Souls’ Day, it was quite interesting. Will be writing about it. I do not drink, no wine, whisky or anything although when I was younger I had my teenage years. I only have relations of Mr. Swiss at the local cemetery, my departed are all in England

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