Good Morning

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Isn’t it great? The sun in shining, there is fresh air outside and everything is back to normal. OK, not quite normal, but the Easter holiday is over. The stores are open again, no need to solve a logistic puzzle because if you need food, well go and buy it. Actually I bought so well the week before Easter, that I discovered I can still continue with isolation until tomorrow, although I really now have to be inventive. What can I do with frozen prawns rice and a vegetable mixture. I was thinking about cooking the prawns in cooked tomato, Italian style, but I did something similar yesterday with a tuna fish tomato sauce with pasta. Today there will be no more pasta. I have three packets of rice in my store so I should begin to used them. I am sure something will be found. In the meanwhile No. 1 son is back to work.

Not that life is how it was before the attack of the hairy peas but what you don’t see is always good. I check the Swiss statistics daily to see how we are doing and not too bad. The amount of infections for the Easter holidays is the lowest they have been for a month, and Switzerland is one of the countries with less infections in Europe. The Portuguese have an even better record and I read that it was a country that began with isolation, voluntarily by the people, before we got the big scare, so it seems to have paid off.

My heart goes out to the Brits and the USA who seem to be having the worst of it at the moment. The British prime minister is still recovering from his hairy pea attack and Donald Trump is still spouting rubbish. He now has the idea of being the one and only in the States to organise everything, and his sidekick, Pence, is supporting him all the way. How do the manage to keep their jobs? It is a mystery to me.

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To brighten things up a little, I noticed yesterday that our lilac tree on the estate opposite my kitchen window now has blossoms.

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It will not be long until they open and that will definitely add a bit of colour to the landscape.

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And look at this. At last success, One of my orchids that was coming to an end of the flowering season, has produce a few new buds. Will they open or not? Now is the crucial time. It will be a long awaited success if they flower. I bought the plant a couple of months ago and its flowers have remained, although now they have begun to wilt.

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Otherwise I have put my orchids that have stopped flowering outside on the porch. It is now warm enough ad I will wait and see what happens. I also have two amaryllis outside with their long leaves. I will now feed them throughout the Summer with fertiliser and hope to have new flowers next Winter again.  Another isolation hobby to pass the time.

Today I will have to venture to the store, but just a quick visit, and am only going to replenish Mr. Swiss seductive cigarette habit and also get medicine for Mr. Swiss and fill up on my diabetes tablets, which reminds me to call the chemist to make sure they have what I need. If not, they order it and it is delivered in the afternoon.

And now time to go and see what the day brings.

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Something wild from the garden, I think they are called Cranesbill

 

15 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning to you ! The Lilac will be amazing- something I would love to have in my garden if I had space for a tree. A prawn risotto would be tasty mmmm that’s an idea for my dinner I have prawns in the freezer..but hard to enthuse about food when cooking for one, I must make more effort. Getting later every day to shower and dress, yesterday it was after 1pm! At least I’m exercising every morning now which I haven’t done for some months. Can we see the light at the end of the tunnel…let’s hope. Take care, thank you for your cheery post 🙂

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    • Thanks for the suggestion. Prawn risotto is on its way. It is a good lilac and belongs to the estate. I have a bit of a routine and usually everything is done by lunchtime. I have two men to feed as well as myself

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      • Yes a routine is the best way to stay motivated. I’m trying to be disciplined and get things done rather than mope around all day. The blog challenges have been a godsend to get me going in the morning, followed by exercise, breakfast, get dressed and then decide – ‘what have you done today to make you feel proud’ hahah At least that’s the plan! Take care and it sounds as if you are doing a great job looking after your Men.:)

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  2. Good Morning.
    America has the most infections because we have such a significant population. There are more people in California than in some of the European countries. The ratio of infection within the population is still relatively low. We are not all that bad off here yet. Unfortunately, Americans do not conform to isolation as efficiently as others do. That is a serious problem.
    That lilac is grand! I was just discussing the cultivars of lilac with someone in Missouri, who has an old fashioned sort that blooms white! It was there in about 1960. I was not aware that white lilacs had been developed that long ago. That last picture is of a cranesbill, which is a type of geranium.

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      • They are certainly rad in white, but lilacs happen to be one of those very few flowers that I prefer in their ‘common’ lilac color. There is only one here, and it is lilac colored. I would like to add a white one, but only if it is the same old fashioned type.

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  3. Trump has gone totally off the deep end. He had Dr Fauci apologize yesterday. Well, he said it was to clear up any misinformation, but I swear he told the good doctor to apologize to the American people and let them know that Trump is a genius who knows exactly what he is doing/saying. I cannot stand it.

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    • Trump is a complete and utter idiot. There are more sane men in mental homes that he is. He would be the joke of the year, if it were not for the fact that people are dying because of his incompetance.

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