Good Morning

Morning Back Garden

I am really getting fed up with this grey lid over my head every morning. I have not seen a cloud for at least a week, not to mention perhaps just a little bit of blue sky or even a sun ray. Although it is not so cold, at least I think so, it is depressing weather. Even the birds have forsaken their feeder in the morning although they usually arrive at lunch time.

Sparrows 16.11.2018

Sparrows are always hovering around to see if there is something available, but even they were only watching. I have to take the photos through the window otherwise they fly away.

Toast Hawaii

Yesterday evening No. 1 son was again off to a concert in town. No big deal, just a duo playing in one of the clubs that he likes to visit. This was an opportunity to make something for the evening meal that he does not like so much. Autistic people have their own taste in food, although my son usually eats until there is nothing left on the plate, but he is not a big cheese lover, prefers meat, although he will eat a cheese fondue or a Swiss cheese tart. So I made toast Hawaii. The last time I mentioned this, no-one seemed to know what I was talking about. This time I took a last minute photo: a slice of bread, slice of ham, a pineapple ring and cheese on top, over baked in the oven to give it a nice colour. Before eating I sprinkle mine with paprika. Mr. Swiss prefers his with paprika and grated nutmeg. It served us well for an evening meal.


Just as I was wondering to write about, I got visitors. I always have a bowl of water in front of my kitchen window, mainly for my cat Tabby, who finds drinking beneath a sky outside is more refreshing than indoors. Three sparrows have now arrived to indulge in Tabby’s water, although she is not bothered, she is already sleeping again.


The sparrows have now gone and Mr. Crow has arrive to see if there is anything left for him. A magpie also visited but he flew away before I could get a shot. It is a real active birdlife this morning.

And now I should get active as I have visitors for lunch, my No. 2 son, wife and grandchild, and I will be cooking, but everything under control. My MS problems are gradually settling themselves again, although I have to be very careful with movements. a slight giddiness is the remainder at the moment, but I have no stress at home and the week-end shopping is completed.

Migros Parkhouse 16.11.2018

At least we don’t have to do this, this morning. The supermarket is dealt with for the week-end, unless Mr. Swiss feels like a trip into the unknown.


Have good relaxing Saturday wherever you are and I leave you with an amaryllis I discovered yesterday in the store. It is amaryllis time again. I have already got myself one, a nice white one, but it has only just started to grow.

9 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. I have seen the dish you fixed but I did not know the name “Toast Hawaii”. Your photo has got me into the idea that maybe I will fix this also for a meal. I have the ingredients in the freezer. My resolution this autumn is to slowly clean out the freezer in our basement as some of the stuff has been down there for quite a long time. So maybe I will make a large vegetable soup? Dunno. I will think about it. Your new patio looks so pleasing. Maybe get a little statue of buddha or something else you would like to contemplate and put it out there so you can gaze on it through the glass door? That way you can help your “blues” go away organically. But the autumn is the time for cloudy dreary days. Just be glad you can get out and wheel around with little trouble, many people in urban areas are confined to their apartments and for me … that WOULD be depressing.

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    • It is easy to make and quick. It seems to be a Swiss thing.

      i have a freezer, but rarely cook for the freezer.

      When the Spring and Summer arrive I have a few plans for my garden, but I am notbthe Buddha type, more some potted plants. One of the reasons for an electric wheelchair was to get out and it is ideal. I have regained my freedom.


  2. That toast dish looks delicious — and there are lots of variations one could do. I can’t eat ham, but could do it with chicken, for example. I hope you have (had) a good time with your visiting family!


  3. Gray lid? At least it is not smoke! I posted a picture this morning of the blue sky on Thursday after the smoke blew away. The smoke was right back on Friday, and is as bad as ever right now.

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