FOWC with Fandango: Hustle

Altstadt 16.03 (3)

Hustle? No thankyou. The only places I see hustle at the moment are in our restaurant mile next to the river. If there is no room on a table, then sit on the wall at the edge of the river. The hot summer days are now here and everyone likes to have a seat at the front. The town has become a ghost town in the narrow alleys, but now it is time for a cooling drink outside, and there are enough people enjoying the hustle.


And anyone that can climper something on a guitar or tap the rhythm on the box he is sitting on wants to earn a few quick Swiss Francs.The guy on the left has something to shake in time with the beat and is probably making a collection.

The hustle is to get a place in the sun and the question is on the board: “two beer or not to beer”. I can assure you that beer has record sales in this area at the moment.

FOWC with Fandango: Hustle

RDP Wednesday: Exchange


Today I was ready to exchange my handy Dyson vacuum cleaner, the one that needs no cable for electricity because it has a self loader, because I was convinced it was kaput. I have had it for almost two years and the motor was constantly cutting off whilst using it. Being married to a Swiss, and almost becoming Swiss after 50 years of living here. I am organised. I have a neat little file named “Guarantees” and I found my guarantee document for my Dyson which still has three years validity. I decided to take it to the store where I bought it.

The young lady had a look at the top part and immediate removed a long object from the top of the vacuum cleaner and shook it, knocking it on the table. It began to rain dust and dirt and she said the vacuum cleaner was in perfect condition, I should just clear the filter now and again. I can even wash it under the running tap water and let it dry. In the meanwhile I had some shopping to do in the store and she said she would deal with it and I could pick it up when I was finished with the shopping.

I also have a second Dyson, an older model, in the cellar and now I am convinced that it is in full working order. Just a matter of emptying the filter.

There was no need for an exchange, my guarantee is still active. Sometimes being a golden oldie is not exactly ideal, you tend to forget the little things in life.

And someone returned our small shopping trolley I have parked next to the car in the underground garage. It disappeared about a month ago. Everyone owns one of here,  because they are handy for moving goods from the basement to your apartment. Ours even had our name on it. Today it was suddenly back in the garage. We have now put it in our cellar as we have a second one in the garage. I wonder where it was over the last month?

RDP Wednesday: Exchange

Good Morning


I manaaged to find some clouds yesterday afternoon when I went for a wheelie in my chair. This morning it is pure blue sky, birds singing in the background and everything flowering and coming up green. I should be happy with that but my problems with the heat are now beginning to show. I always enjoyed the Summer weather, getting a tan on the skin (I am one of the lucky ones that never have a sun burn) and generally outside in the fresh air. I read often about MS and the problems with the hot weather, and now I have them. They are not only physical, but also a little mental. I have no real energy and would prefer to lay in bed all day, or perhaps it is just something now and again.

The Winter suits me better. Even then I am in t-shirts indoors and short sleeves beneath my winter jacket. I am now having a stress situation getting everything done, probably because I am slowing down. Now at last I am stitting at the computer, eating breakfast and relaxing and I hope it stays that way. Mr. Swiss has gone back to bed so I can now indulge in some self sympathy.

Ducks 04.06 (3)

On my travels yesterday I saw this duck family along the river. It looks like mother and kids. I do not know what type of ducks these are, perhaps the Pekin ducks according to my computer information.

Swan 04.06.2019

I also noticed this swan, and near him was the wife. they now have their own private little pen. I saw this pair last week and a passing couple made the remark that they must be brooding, but not is such a good place near a public path. Now the town authorities have stepped in and gave them their own privacy net to hatch out the eggs in peace and quiet.

Gassen Solothur 094.06 (1)

I also did a quick visit into town. It was Tuesday afternoon, but quiet times. There were few prople on the streets,  and nothing really happening.

Stork 04.06 (2)

The only local action I saw was the stork perched on its nest on the chimney of our concert hall.

I eventually decided to wheel on home. The sun was beating down and I was also a little uncomfortable in the heat. I do not think I will be doing so many excursions during the summer months. It is getting a little too uncomfortable in the sun, at least no longer so much in town. I will probably keep more to the local paths.

Today I am off shopping again, which does not bother me so much. The shopping mall is air conditioned. Our smaller Dyson vacuum cleaner which has a charger, also seems to be suffering and I will take it along today. I still have the guarantee and the store takes care of the rest for repairs. If I am lucky they might give me a new one. That usually happens if my Philips electric toothbrush gives up the ghost, but I suppose a vacuum cleaner is a bigger problem.  I also have my big Dyson which has a lead and plug and that is working well.

And now to get on with the daily chores. My miserable mood seems to be a little better now. I hope you all have a good day or sleep well.

Knapweed 04.06 (1)

I saw these interesting so-called wild flowers on my trip yesterday. I found them quite pretty and so had a search on my plantsnap app. They said they are known as knapweed and there are many sorts. In any case I found them quite attractive. And now to move on.