RDP Sunday: Putter

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I do not play golf and in my numerous photo archives, about 80,000, do not have a single photo of a golf club or golf course. Of course I am very good at puttering around so I saddled up my wheelchair and made my way into town. I did not really want to go to town, as Sundays can be quite boring. The streets are usually empty, the stores are closed and there is only action on our restaurant mile along the river. However, today i was wrong.

As I approached the town I could hear noise. I met a gentleman, who was not local and he asked me what was going on in town to make so much noise. I was alert, my boring day of puttering around had now found a reason. I told him I had no idea, but would now investigate with my camera. I left him still pondering about the noise and entered town.

It was full of small tents and attractions, mainly for the younger generation, children.  Apparently the Bernese Kantonal Bank were having their days of fun, puttering for all, in our town on Sunday. Generally I enjoy such events, it makes a change, but I was not really in the mood for crowds, especially kids. There were carousels in town, and games. Generally I have no problem with my wheelchair, people are very generous and tend to move to one side when they see me coming.

Today was different: no-one moved anywhere and the kids were pushing to be the first on the carousel or the trains.

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The complete square had been taken over by a railway, thanks to the Bernese Kantonal Bank. The old town was occupied had become a game paradise – for kids of course. Where there was a space there was a toy.

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I took a few photos and then escaped. It was just too much for me on a Sunday: definitely too much puttering in the hands of little children. I decided to escape, it was too much for a golden oldie. There were people everywhere and each adult seemed to have one or two or more kids. If it had been raining I would have probably stayed at home, but it was a lovely sunny day. All I wanted was some peace and quiet and so I arrived home and me and my computer enjoyed a quiet couple of hours: no more puttering around.

RDP Sunday: Putter

Good Morning


At last a little bit of blue in the sky. Yesterday I was completely wrong. I thought it would be a good day, but after lunch I heard the first crash of thunder. This was followed up with rain all afternoon and more thunder and it was clear that the storm was getting  nearer. One thunder clap was so loud I was sure it had hit something, but we all survived. One good thing is that my garden was watered free of charge by the weather.


I have now put my small collection of indoor plants outside on the porch as the danger of being frozen is no longer. There is now the danger of the sun burning them in the afternoon, so I must be careful to let the sunshades down.


And my sedum is now flowering in my raised beds and otherwise in the garden. My gardener planted them for a bit of colour in between the other plants, and they are really a hit. They were so small at the beginning and now they have formed a wonderful yellow carpet here and there.

I am glad to say that my photos are now working, at least I hope they are. My flickr app is still in repair, but I am now doing well with google. If you find that they do not appear, please let me know but I think I now have the routine with google, especially as it is automatically connected to WordPress. The photos I take in the mornng are also uploaded at once for my usage. I quite enjoy playing with new programmes actually and am proud to say that I still have a basic knowledge.

As yesterday was a wash-out, I stayed at home, but kept myself busy with blogging and photo organising. It was a nice quiet day. I decided to read my book in the evening, but there was a problem. I usually upload my Kindle regularly in the morning but over the last few days forgot and it was almost empty, so there was nothing with reading. I can usually carry on with my iPad, but as it is a new book, I had not yet synchronised it.


At last my iris have begun to open Actually they are bearded iris, but the beards are only just appearing. As you can see I took my photos after the rain.

I should now begin to do something for lunch, but first of all I should bake my half baked bread in the oven. We like to have a platt bread at the week-end fresh from the oven as our little treat. And when that is finished (takes only a few minutes) I should begin to prepared our beef for lunch. They had a special offer for roast beef in the supermarket so if I begin now it will slowly cook for the next 3 hours in time for lunch.

Have a good Sunday everyone and enjoy, just relax, take it easy an enjoy your computers.


As it is Sunday I though I would let you have a view of the village church up on the hill which I photographed this week.