FOWC with Fandango: Gap

London Underground

So where is that elusive gap? I grew up in London and my main source of transport was the London Underground, the Subway. The famous gap appeared some time after I left London 50 years ago. I would return once a year to visit mum and dad, later just dad, and was still travelling with public transport.

It was then that I heard the famous last words whilst boarding the subway train “Mind the Gap, Mind the Gap”. In my younger years as a Brit there was no gap, we stepped from the platform to the train with no threatening thoughts about a gap wanting to attack, or eevour us and now “Mind the Gap”. Was the subway littered with corpses of those passengers that did not mind the gap. Was this a secret enemy to bring revenge on those that ignored this gap.

I am one of the survivors. I never saw the gap, it left me alone. It was something for the tourists, for those that did not possess the British streak. I was safe, I never minded the gap, never saw the gap, but this gap was out to get those that showed no respect for London Transport.

Yes I am a Londoner and I survived the gap.

FOWC with Fandango: Gap

RDP Monday: Balm

Balmberg 16.03 (11)

In Switzerland we have everything
Even a village called Balm
It is halfway up a mountain
And today is very calm

Balm and Günsberg

There is a castle in the hang
Almost crumbled away
But now is under national protection
And so is here to stay

In the olden days there might be a fight
Today said it was a cave dwelling
I do not know who lived there
Had certainly no bricks for selling


The view from the top looked over the land
You could see as far as Bern
Invading armies had no chance
They were seen and had to turn

If you want to know more
I can give you a leading wink
Just click on the following words
It is a computer link
Balm Ruins

RDP Monday: Balm

Good Morning


Computers are wonderful toys, We can even play with the time. Although you will be reading this tomorrow morning my time, I am writing 12 hours earlier in the early evening. Tomorrow morning son No. 2 with family (wife and son) will be arriving and I will have no time for blogging. Although I have no idea how the weather will be, I just took a photo of the evening sky. It has been raining most of the day and still is and I do not think that very much will change until tomorrow. I have been at home all day, but that also has its advantages. A relaxation and rest without being constantly in movement is also not so bad. I do not often do this time shifting thing on the computer, but we bloggers learn all sorts of things.


I do not think that very much will change until tomorrow morning. My calla was in the cellar all Winter. I put it in the garden some time beginning April and it was looking very sad: just a pot of dry earth. However, I began to give it water, and now it has time to get used to the great outdoors, and since a week it began to show me that it is still alive and ready to go for the approximately 15th year since I have had it.


I even discovered that one of my roses that I have had for many years is also remembering to flower again, although a little wet at the moment. At least I do not have to spray the garden this evening.

I am not sure if and when I will be around today (actually tomorrow). Tomorrow (today)  is Whit Monday and we have a day’s holiday in Switzerland. I wish everyone a good day tomorrow, or today or whatever. And to give you something to look at, Google photos composed a little video of some of my photos from yesterday – see below. They even have some music to go with it – not my taste, but you cannot have everything. Life does get a little confusing sometimes with yesterdays, todays and tomorrows when you can just shift it around on a computer. Anyhow have a good day today (or is it tomorrow) even if it is Monday, or perhaps you also have a holiday. See you around.