Good Morning


I awoke with mixed feelings this morning. Would everything be covered with a new fresh layer or snow? Well it was not, it was the same old snow as yesterday and even temperatures are now 0°C, meaning there is a chance of a melt, which has already began at the edges.  The weather forecast said snow at the foot of the Jura and that is almost us although we are perhaps a small footstep away. It did not snow here and so roads are OK for driving. How the possession of a car changes your attitude to the daily life.

There is nothing spectacular happening above, skies are grey, just like the snow they contain, but the crows are here. After I put out their bread I heard them cawing from tree to tree. I wonder if it was crow language for “grubs up, come and get it” and shortly afterwards the first two arrived, took a beak full and flew off with their trophies.

Yesterday was another day at home as there was no visit to the store. I will be doing that today for the week-end shopping. We have made our list, at least I did. Mr. Swiss just nodded in approval.

Yesterday I received the offer for my shower renovation with a built in seat on the wall and a wire tray for the soap, as well as a grip on the wall. It is not cheap of course, but what I expected, so i told the plumber guy to go ahead. He said that if our wall is OK (which I am sure it is) he will have it done in a couple of hours.

If you are in Facebook, you might see those ads for useful stuff now and again. I also get them, but never bothered. Now it seems to be the idea to have small bags to hang on your shoulder or grip with divisions with zips for all the modern gadgets. I decided to order myself one. Since driving the car again, I no longer need my big bag to hold the camera as I cannot take photos when driving and my mobile camera does the job well if I see anything in the store or surroundings.

This new all in one little pouch says it can hold any size of a mobile phone, of course my purse, and all the other bits and has a section for the plastic cards. I can hold it in my hand or hang it on my shoulder with the provided extension. I had a look and decided to take the plunge. I had never heard of the company but it had half a french name “Pierre” something. It was not so expensive and I am even getting track and trace which is updated daily.

Parcel tracking

Pierre seems to live in China and I do not speak Chinese, but can alter it to english, although I was astonished to see where this small pouch was coming from, departing from Guangzhou in China and since yesterday it is on a plane bound for Zürich. Transport is free apparently. Even the Chinese have their own Track and Trace system. Naturally I am now getting a daily push report from the company to buy their other wonderful goods, but that is not a problem. I delete it with the other trash I get daily.

So when this bag arrives from China I will let you know. Although the bag I use at the moment as plenty of room, my purse is bursting at the seems and my telephone has to find its own place.

And that is today’s news from the snowy village at the foot of the Jura mountains. Have a good Friday, and I hope the States are no longer freezing so much.

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12 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. They are really GOOD at what they’re doing and that may well be the undoing of many a business. We ordered a cloth rack to put together ourselves and had it sent to France. The delivery guy THREW it over the fence and portal to our property on the SUNDAY after….. and naturally there were a few holes in the cardboard packaging from the hard fell…. Since I was in Switzerland, a friend took thankfully a photo of the poor thingie lying there, face in the dirt and I put in a reserve on the product as I couldn’t check it out. 3′ later I had the offer of returning it, repayment or re-sending of another one. It wasn’t needed we found out at the weekend, it could still be assembled although it had a few beauty ‘spots’ but just the fact that they wouldn’t even bother to hassle the customer over it meant a lot at the time….. You’d NEVER in a lifetime get a service like that from a French/Swiss or whatever country. And as much as I might have challenged them at any other time, we needed that clothes rack illico presto, so we made do!

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  2. Good Morning.
    We get rain today, which is sort of like thawed snow. It is important to us, although it not so much fun to work in. I need to prune some sycamores before winter runs out, which in our climate, could be any minute.

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    • It has been raining all day, the temperature did not drop enough to give our area snow, but I don’t mind. We also have sycamores, but they tend to invade now and again and their propellers arrive in my garden.

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      • Oops. I forgot. What you know as sycamores are what I know as Norway maples. Our California sycamores are actually comparable to your London planes, although they get much bigger. I do not pollard them, but instead prune away the lower limbs to elevate them for clearance.

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