Good Morning


Nothing very much to say this morning. The weather is not playing good at the moment and everything is shrouded in a fine mist in the morning with a plain grey sky above.


Even the water bowl outside has a layer of ice on the top. If I had nothing better to do this morning I would have remained hugging the bed, but a woman’s work is never done, according to my mum, so here I am at the kitchen table writing my daily piece of wisdom.

Even the birds are becoming rare in the morning.


Although my little robin arrived again yesterday – always same time and same place. She waits patiently until the sparrow group has gone and then she is there posing for a photo.


If I was a hungry bird I think I would also wait until this group of sparrows had disappeared. I am sure they are increasing in size and weight daily. At least I do not have any hungry birds here.

Yesterday I paid a quick visit to the garage and at last had a nice young lady that organised my car for me and explained very clearly a few things I wanted to know. My next visit will be in approximately 222 days according to the information on my bord computer screen. That is the magic date for my oil change. I also now know now how to organise the time on the screen of my car. It is quite simple really. I sometimes wish the instruction manual would be written in english, although even in english I swim a bit in the technical phrases. My clock in the car had decided it was summer, and it was showing summer time, an hour in advance. I know I am not the perfect driver and really only use the car to go the store for my shopping trips.

The time really flies past as you get older. Today is again week-end shopping and it seems only yesterday that it was last week’s Friday. I had quite a busy evening yesterday as I had a washing machine full of bed linen which had to be hung up to dry afterwards. I usually do it in the apartment overnight. I am well organised with the laundry stand and it dries overnight. The sequel is that I now have a pile to iron, which I hope to complete this morning. When I was finally finished with the laundry and emptying the dish washer it was already my bedtime. I had a quick look at the daily news on the TV, the BBC news, but decided nothing dramatic was happening in the world.

There was an interesting article in an online newspaper this morning. It seems that when Mr. Trump arrived in Davos in Switzerland for the WEF meeting all the people living in sight distance of his helicopter were instructed to close all their blinds and curtains. Some homes were also searched, this all being done by the Swiss authorities. How stupid can you get or perhaps they were worried that he might have a fall on the Swiss snow and ice as he walked to the car.

I must really be stuck for excitement at the moment if the only point of discussion is the visit of a man from the States.


I leave you with a very boring and uninteresting photo of the train barriers descending when I was leaving the village. I naturally had to wait for the train to pass and the barriers to be raised before I could travel further.

Have a good Friday, and remember tomorrow you can perhaps lay a little longer in bed as it is the beginning of the week-end, although golden oldies do not have week-ends: each day seems to be the same.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. And so, after the freeze, it warmed up by 40 degrees F yesterday, so we’ll get torrential rain on Sunday instead of snow. I was standing in the kitchen watching the birds and looked into the trees. There were maybe 100 birds heading for our feeders. It was like being in “The Birds,” except these guys only attack the feeders.

    You Robin really does look like ours. Same colors in the same places. He looks a little rounder and shorter than ours, unless he is just a little plumper than ours — or getting read to lay eggs.

    So we got our show repaired yesterday and the toilet broke two hours later. The entire bowl cracked, so now we have to fix that. Does this NEVER end? As soon as one thing gets fixed, another one breaks. At least we have other toilets in the house, though one of them is downstairs and I can’t manage the stairs frequently. Even Garry is beginning to look weary on the stairs.

    We are SO out of money. As soon as we put a few dollars together, the house eats it.

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    • All of our birds are fat with their constant food supplies. My little robin is now a constant customer.
      You are really having bad luck . I find these things always happen at the weekend when there is nobody available to help


  2. How embarrassing that a visit by President Trump necessitated such ‘precautionary’ procedures. (I can’t imagine what that would have been done for.) When President Clinton came to Los Gatos, I was amazed with how out in the open he was, even back then. I would have been annoyed if I had been asked to close my blinds. I would have been insulted if my home needed to be searched. If it is that much trouble, they should just stay home.

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      • It is annoying to hear how the need for security is imposed on those who really do not care to get involved, just because President Trump needed to do business near their homes. President Clinton made it worse by being so very rude to those who protected him, just because he hated the military so much. He refused to salute military officers who accompanied him on his helicopter and airplane, which is customary for presidents to do. Whether we like him or not, his lack of tact was an embarrassment to America.

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