RDP Friday: Memory

Garbage burning 14.02 (1)

They burn the stuff you no longer need. It disappears forever. At the age of 73 it seems that my memory is something I no longer need, because it is slowly disappearing. Everyone knows my name, “Hello Mrs. Angloswiss” they say and I look at them, and really I do recognise the people that know me, but I no longer know their name, so I answer “Hello Mrs. …….” and I hope that they are not really listening, because I am shamed to admit that I do not remember their name and cannot fill in the dots.

Today I really flopped. It is Friday and this afternoon I made my way (on my own) to the supermarket. As usual Mr. Swiss said have you got everything, and I answered yes. It has become routine, but it should not and it was not. I arrived at the supermarket, a 5-10 minute drive away, and entered and then I realised that I did not have my purse. I had no money, no credit cards, no nothing. It was then that I realised how alone I am in the world. I had no choice, back to the car and drive home.

The problem is that the seasons are changing and I no longer bother to wear my jacket. this means that my little shoulder bag with compartments for credit cards, my purse and iPhone is no longer automatically with me. I now take my larger bag and transfer everything into it, but today I forgot to transfer my purse which was still sitting in my little shoulder bag at home. I had remembered my mobile phone and the car keys, but that was all. And so I climbed back into the car, drove home and picked it up and was on my way again to the supermarket. A complete half an hour lost because of a failed memory.

Getting older is one problem, but the memory also gets older.

RDP Friday: Memory

Good Morning


My first peony opened yesterday, just on the day when my photo programme was down for maintenance as they were shifting the complete programme to another server. At least I manage to upload this photo.


It worked. Just as I was finishing this little good morning, my photo arrived from this morning’s sky. It can only get better I hope.

I actually gave up yesterday with blogging and realised that without my photo hobby to accompany it, I was lost. Of course Flickr told us what was happening, but their 12 hours downtime for the complete job developed into “several hours” as they expressed it. That expression tells it all as they had no idea what was going to happen and when. It is still not working 100%. I took a photo this morning with my telephone app and that one is not quite ready yet (in the meanwhile it appeared). They did write that they were concentrating on computers and the other devices would follow. My iPad is also having problems.


Thank goodness my garden plants do not need software or updates to develop. I have never had such enormous leaves on my sage plant.  I must say there is something to be said for raised beds in the garden. You can keep everything under observation and removing the unwanted weeds is also much easier.

Yesterday afternoon I took a wheelie around the cemetary and local castle for a few photos (actually there were about 80 in all). I uploaded them onto my computer and got them ready to upload onto my online provider, but I am waiting for that until it is working 100%.  I took a photo of the local clouds this morning, but that has not yet appeared (now here).

I eventually decided to give up with blogging yesterday afternoon, this photo down time just removed my interest. However, there is always a bright side to everything I suppose. I decided to give myself some reading time and progressed with my epic book about the doings of Cicero in ancient Rome (thanks for the recommendation Marilyn). I remember the Shakespeare play Julius Caeser  that we read at school, and actually was the only one that really interested me. I preferred action to the sloppy love stories, although it was more fantasy than fiction and it seems that Mark Anthony was just a show-off.

However the book I am reading by Robert Harris is more based on the facts that fiction and yesterday I got to the part where Caeser was killed by his fellow senators. It had all climbed a bit to his head with his power and battle victories, and he had made himself a dictator. The thing was when he was gone there were no plans for future developments. It seems to me that history is always repeating itself. How many of our leaders met their downfall when they were convinced of their power.

So back to the realities of daily life. Today is week-end shopping day and my plans have been made for food over the week-end. Mr. Swiss did pass the remark yesterday that I always manage to have ideas of what to cook. I do not really have a choice as it seems no-one else has any ideas.

And now to move on to my daily cleaning and showering. The morning has no stress and I will take it easy. Have a good day everyone and hope to see you later and that my photo programme will be up and running 100% by this afternoon, or at least early evening.

Path by the Aar 21.05.2019

In the meanwhile one of our riverside paths I took a photo of at the beginning of the week.