FOWC with Fandango: Double


Another photo of a tractor. I could have put up the picture of a cow, but already used on on my RDP Prompt. I could have shown some photos of chickens, or the local castle. All my photos seem to be doubling.  If I go somewhere, it is in the surroundings. I go to town and bring back photos of narrow alleys, a cathedral or our market place. There is a limited choice. I can go to the local castle and surroundings where I was today. The farmer had been ploughing, hence the photo of the tractor.  The horses were outside, so some more photos of horses and what about the chickens and goats. We also have swans and ducks on the river.

I sometimes wish that something would happen extraordinary, completely different.

I just had some excitement, because due to a mistake I made, I lost the Fandango Web Site, but I found it again as you can see. The only double that seems to be succesful is when the store offers two for the price of one.  And now to move on, to water the garden. I did it this morning, but better be safe than sorry. We are having tropical days at the moment.


FOWC with Fandango: Double

Good Morning


Another wonderful sunny morning today with rising temperatures. I just had one little spoiler. I like honey on my bread for breakfast and usually buy the thick one. I decided to buy the more liquid sort and this was a mistake. As I opened the pot, which was difficult, I had to wipe the drips and drops that spread all over the counter top in the kitchen. No big problem, it is granite. I then moved it to the table to enjoy and the sticky mess followed. After cleaning my mouse I now had a damp cloth at the side to remove any more sticky residue. At last I am finished and managed to keep the sticky mess away from the actual computer.


Yesterday afternoon I was determined to go into town in this wonderful weather. I was planning on collecting some photos for my google account. I approached the town on the back way to the cathedral where I can be at the top of the steps and take an overall view of the main street.


I went in a little closer and noticed that it was a day to take a walk an enjoy. All are now dressed in their summer outfits. I had a little problem yesterday afternoon. I had dealt with the week-end shopping on Friday, but forgot to buy butter. Butter is one of the main ingredients for my cooked dishes. I like to fry with butter when cooking meat and no slice of bread is good enough for my taste without butter.  I was going to send No. 1 son for butter into town, but Mr. Swiss reminded me that in this hot weather it would probably be liquid when he returned home, so there was only one solution. I finished eating lunch, told the men to clear the plates and tidy the kitchen and saddled up my car. I was off to the supermarket. In the meanwhile there was also a mention of not having enough toilet rolls, so I put that on my mental list as well.

In 10 minutes I was at the supermarket and had the forgotten items: afterwards back in the car and drive home. I managed the quest in 30-40 minutes and realised I still had time for an hours sleep (luckily we eat earlier on Saturday) and awoke refreshed and ready to go to town. It is all a matter of housewife logistics, but I was very annoyed at this disturbance of my planned routine. My main problem now is that I have no assistance. Mr. Swiss used to pop into town for me in the morning for these forgotten items but he is now less mobile than I am and no longer drives a car.

Literature Days Solothurn 02.06 (1)

I continued on my way i town and when I reached the area at the side of the river, where we have our restaurant mile, I saw this collection of people sitting and concentrating on the guy opposite who was giving a public reading from one of his books. We now have literature days in our town. Various known authors are invited and it generally takes place in our so-called concert hall where various readings take place. They have now extended the events to outside. Being a bookworm myself I lingered a while to listen. One of the advantages of being in a wheelchair, as I have my own seat with me. Of course the texts are mainly german, with some french mixed in. Very rarely if at all english, but I have no problem. We also get some well-known German writers at our annual festival.


Otherwise the alleys in the town were quite deserted and more people taking it easy and having a look around. It is too early for the tourists. They will be arriving probably in July. I really love our little town of Solothurn, there is always something happening.

And so I took my path eventually homewards along the river.


I seems the boats have now taken the place where the ducks usually swim. Yes summertime is gradually taking over. Even I am now debating to wear my shorts. You would be surprised how your legs can get brown when sitting in a wheelchair.

The rest of the day I was out on the porch with my computer and Kindle until it began to get darker. Enjoy the week-end and hope you have some good weather.