FOWC with Fandango: Track

Railway Tracks 08.06 (2)

Plastic cards are everywhere
Following on the way
Pin codes hidden in every one
To tell me what to pay
They are the tracks I leave behind
Online or in a store
And now I have a new one
Am I a fool to organise more?
A new password to register
The second I got today
A computer programme tells me to change
At the end of the month you pay
A trick is just showing the card
to the machine to tank up gas
It all goes so automatically
It really knows no mass
So I continue on my tracks
Lined with plastic all the way
It really is quite nice to see
Use the card and then you pay

FOWC with Fandango: Track

RDP Saturday: April

Daffodil 01.04 (3)

April began with daffodils: great, everything under control.

Dianthus in snow

On 4th April it snowed in the night and all day afterwards and my dianthus got covered. It was wet snow and nothing froze, only my opinion of Spring froze.


And from the beginning of April until now the local supermarket are offering free samples of crickets to eat as a snack whilst walking around the store. They were dead and dry and quite tasteless.

Cows 02.04 (7)

I saw the first cows outside on the meadow after spending Winter in the barn.

Japanese Cherry Tree 06.04 (1)

The Japanese cherry trees unfolded their flowers.

Stork 06.04 (7)

The storks began nesting and No. 1 baby had already left the egg.

Magnolia 06.04 (5)

The magnolia trees were in flower.

Crane 11.04 (2)

My first insect arrived one evening in the kitchen, a crane fly.

Apple blossoms

The first buds arrived on my apple tree.

Pigeons 11.04 (9)

And the pigeons noticed there was love in the air.

Yes, April is here.

RDP Saturday: April

Good Morning


Another beautiful sunrise this morning as I opened the window. I just had to balance with my mobile phone camera in hand to take a photo. These views do not last long, the sun goes on its daily walk around the earth and the day begins. I also heard a dove cooing and even found him in one of the trees in the photo, but with a phone camera you cannot get such details.

Yesterday was a stress afternoon from 3-6 in the evening, combining week-end shopping with my memorable visit to the opticians which was OK with a problem. My sight is naturally not better after my last visit (9 years ago) and I had an eye test for new glasses. However. I will have to visit an ophthalmologist to see if there is anything going on behind the eye or otherwise. I need new glasses now, but I have a very good solution. To see an eye doc (ophthalmologist is such a complicated word) I will have to wait a couple of months, as is the problem with most such specialists here. In the meanwhile I will get my new glasses. For a small increase in price I get an insurance meaning that if I have to have new lens afterwards the optician will do it free of charge. I really did not want to wait so long for new glasses.


Opticians are also no longer what they were with their new improved advanced instruments. So you sit on chair and stare at letters on a screen and asked which is better, this picture or the other: a line of letters and to be quite honest it was all one blur to me. Afterwards I get to choose the frames for my new eye glasses. They have a system in our opticians that pro year of your age you get 10% less to pay for the frames: being an ongoing 73 year old golden oldie, that is quite a reduction. The frames are the cheapest part of the cost, but the lens???? Exactly. I now wait for up to 10 days for my new glasses.

Choosing the frames was not so easy as I had to remove my glasses to see what they looked like in the mirror, although I got a hand mirror for a better close up. I was confronted with hundreds of frames from Gucci to Dior via Carrera, but I settled for something Japanese which I quite liked. I took a quick photo to show Mr. Swiss when I got home. I like my glasses to sit comfortable, have a light weight and a good size. Also I like a bit of colour in the frame. Photo follows when I get them.

Ducks 11.04 (11)

I had quite a duck show on my last trip along the River. I am sure she wanted to gain my attention with the camera.

And now to move on, time waits for no-one and I have a few bits and pieces to deal with in the home like a general tidy up of yesterday evening. This afternoon I will be off again exploring the local surroundings.

I wish you all a good start to the week-end and may it be a good one. I will leave you with some cowslips I saw on our estate as I was wheeling home from my last trip. I think that is what they are.

Primroses 11.04.2019