Good Morning

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We had thick grey clouds yesterday evening and now it is raining. No problem, it does the garden good to have some fresh water now and again. Today is again a holiday in the catholic areas of Switzerland for Corpus Christi whatever that is. All the stores are closed which does not bother me. It is only one day and I rarely go shopping on Thursday. I remember in the olden days when I was a working woman and we enjoyed a day off now and again. I would often take the Friday off as well to make a nice long week-end.

Although our Kanton is closed today others have a normal day. Mr. Swiss has at last organised a walker for himself and they will bring it today. It will be much easier for his mobility. He has a wheelchair, but it takes up room in the apartment and he rarely uses it. Although it is a holiday, the chair will be delivered from the Kanton next to ours, Kanton Bern, as they are not closed down.

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I might take a wheelie this afternoon if it stops raining. It has cooled down a little, but I am glad. Going on a wheelie in the hot sun is not very comfortable. Yesterday was a day of shopping so we are set up for food. My next door neighbour is planning his garden and loves to plant herbs. He asked me yesterday if I would mind if he planted a pumpkin next to the corner of my garden. I told him to go ahead, a pumpkin is always a good subject for a photo.

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My raised beds are exploding at the moment and the carnations are now flowering. I noticed a slug this morning outside. I am keeping an eye on them, but  luckily they are not such good climbers and only one has reached the top of the raised bed up to now.

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My apples are now developing on my tree and looking good.

Otherwise no big developments on this side of the pond. Britain is getting excited about voting for a new prime minister, although it is not a people vote that decides, but a parliamentary one. There was a TV presentation of the candidates have a talk, the main theme being Brexit. At the moment it seems that Boris Johnson is the favourite with most votes in his favour and the only one with a clear concept of leaving the EU. I don’t mind Boris actually. He has some amusing ideas now and again, but he has had a life in journalism and can even speak a few foreign languages, which is more than can be said for most. Donald Trump seems to like him, but I find that more negative than positive.

So enough of politics, everyone to their own opinion. We do not have such problems in Switzerland as every year we get a new president, chosen from one of our 7 ministers. I even have problems keeping up with who the new president is.

And now to deal with daily chores. I do not know when the guy is arriving with the walker for Mr. Swiss, but I hope not to early and that I have managed to shower and dress in normal daily clothes.

I expect to be around again some time today, so enjoy the day. See you later.

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7 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Those carnations are pretty sweet. They used to be a common cut flower crop on the coast here, and probably still are. I missed you post from yesterday, so will need to backtrack . . . . . tomorrow. It is midnight now. Good Morning.

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    • This year everything is growing well. Perhaps the climate is right. I now have two raised beds planted by the gardener, and everything is growing bigger and better than it ever did before.

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  2. It really is almost like a jungle here from all the rain and yes, it’s raining here, too. They promised us nice weather, but they lied. Our flowers are a bit delayed. No sun, no daylilies, no roses. Just wet.

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