FOWC with Fandango: Live


On my way to the car this afternoon in town I could hear a piano. Someone was playing Christmas songs and very well. I decided to walk towards the sound of the music, although walking is a little difficult when you have a walker for support. And there he was, complete with piano decorated accordingly.

There are times in life when you are glad for such live performances.

FOWC with Fandango: Live

RDP Tuesday: Vacant


I was in town again this afternoon, accompanying Mr. Swiss to his dental appointment. We now have a system. I let him out of the car just behind the street where the dentist is. If I would find a vacant parking space in the right place, it would be ideal, but they are usually too far away for Mr. Swiss to walk to the dentist. He is also handicapped walking and either depends on his stick (in most cases) or uses his walker. Today he left the walker at home. so it was stick time, and I had my walker in the car so we were stuck for space.

So I drop Mr. Swiss off, and then once again drive around the block and return to the road with the parking spaces. If I am lucky, on my second tour I find a space somewhere. or someone is just driving away and I can slip into their space on the condition that my aim is good. Today I was lucky and I even aimed well so there were no peeps from my car that I was too near the other cars to be safe. In the meanwhile Mr. Swiss had arrived at the dentist and I joined him to wait. It was a final appointment for his treatment and now he smiles with pearly white teeth again and they are all there.

Afterwards we returned to my car. Since one of our police ladies told me they close an eye in these special parking spaces to cars that have the handicapped sign and have not paid for their space, I do not bother to pay any more. I would add that this is the only place I know in our town where they have no special places for handicapped drivers.

We are now at home and both of us pleased that our stressy appointments are now almost finished. Just I have one on Thursday afternoon for dental hygiene, but when I am on my own I park in the official parking house. It is less complicated.

RDP Tuesday: Vacant

Good Morning


Got it: every morning when I rise I hope to catch the sunrise, but I am often just a little too early. As the times change, the sun rises a little later and this morning I got it. I had made my No. 1 son’s bed, emptied the cat tray and filled the bird feeder and had another look and there it was and it looks like it is here to stay for today. Yesterday we had rain all day, and a soaking rain that only rained once from morning to evening.


This morning everything was in my favour and even the crows decided in that moment to do a group flight as I had my camera ready. It was only my mobile phone, but even that captures some good shots.

In the meanwhile my cleaning lady has arrived and is busy doing the necessary. I also had a few extra chores and whilst she is busy I usually polish up my windows on one side of the apartment. They are not so exposed to the rain and wind as we have a balcony above and so it is really just a task of freshening them up.

In the meanwhile my dentist sent me an SMS to remind me that we have a date Thursday afternoon. I also got a reminder that Mr. Swiss also has appointment this afternoon, so it looks like we will be busy again.  I just hope that the rain stays away. Yesterday I had an afternoon shopping trip and it was dismal and rainy and not very pleasant driving. I also had a quick detour to the pharmacy as my diabetes tablets were slowly coming to an end. My half year prescription is finished this week, so I will have to get a renewal next year, meaning a new long-term blood sugar test, although after 30 years it seems to be under control.


For the last couple of days my birds had not been eating so much, although they are still getting bigger and fatter and certainly not starving. Perhaps it was because the weather was not so inviting, but today they are back to normal emptying the food supplies by midday.


I also noticed this morning that our Jura mountains, in the background to my garden, had a sprinkling of white on the higher slopes, meaning snow. It looks quite good and I am happy if it snows, as long as it stays away from our roads.  I just do not like driving on it.

And now to move on to other chores like finishing the dinner which is nicely cooking. Have a good day everyone, stay safe and I will be back later.