After feeding the birds and dithering around with my son who is sitting on the balcony of his hotel in Athens admiring the Acropolis and tucking into a real genuine english breakfast with all the trimmings, I am now in the kitchen with the computer and eating my paltry bread and jam with a cup of tea. Some people do have it good I think, although No. 2 son will probably be glad to arrive back home today: travelling can be a stress when connected with your job.
I can only admire the dawn clouds and watch the birds and whilst I am doing it a visitor appeared in front of my open window.
Roschti, the cat from next door was on a morning stroll and stopped by to have a drink from Tabby’s bowl outside. I seem to have a canteen for birds and cats and any other animal that happens to drop in. Luckily my cat Tabby is now having a morning sleep, otherwise there could have been a territorial disagreement amongst cats.
Yesterday was yet another disturbed daily routine. I now give up and take it as it comes. My idea of an excursion in the area for a few Autumn photos was destroyed already in the morning when Mr. Swiss had a dental problem. Not going into details but it meant an emergency visit to the dentist and he got a quick appointment after lunch. Naturally I was again the chauffeur. I dropped him off and parked the car, but at least I had a short walk to the dentist surgery afterwards and managed at least two photos. This is one of our main squares in town and there were even two trees with their Autumn coat.
I also caught this tree with one of our local towers in the background. At least I had something for my troubles. I eventually joined Mr. Swiss at the dentist. It was not such a long stay, his problem was solved for the time being, but it means another further visit, or perhaps two. Such is the life when you become a carer on a call up basis. I have come to the conclusion that it is no longer possible to plan anything and so I take it as it comes.
I also added an excursion to the store on my safari as there were a couple of urgent things to get and my “me” time no longer existed in any case.
Today is week-end shopping day and I am hoping that I do not have another battle for a parking space. There is a rebuilding going on and they are now occupying the parking spaces for the handicapped with a trough filled with stones and rubble. Today I was told it should be gone, but I have a feeling it is here to stay for the next month.
It is already Christmas at the store with a tent outside for the Christmas paraphernalia so we have that blessing as well to contend with. It cannot come soon enough it seems, and inside the store there is a whole space dedicated to Christmas sweets already. Some people cannot wait. I had to laugh to myself when I saw a distraught mother dragging her child along, whilst he complained that he wanted to go into the Christmas tent to have a look. Christmas only exists for me for my grandson. I do not believe in it in any case and we stopped Christmas gifts a couple of years ago. We just like to eat well and if possible relax, although when the rest of the world are in a Christmas fever of buying it can be difficult.
Anyhow I will leave you on a cheerful note with some Autumn flowers I saw at the store. This morning seems to be full of my complaints, but I can now get busy with my usual routine, if nothing comes in between. I hope you at least have a successful day.