FOWC with Fandango: Express

Shopping on Saturday morning

Look, toilet rolls in the shopping trolley, although no big deal any more, that is already a thing of the past. We all have enough toilet rolls now, we make sure that we do. It is the first thing you buy if you find there might be supply problems. It is not food that you grab, but toilet rolls.

Actually this has nothing to do with what I wanted to actually say, but I found it a wonderful photo. Today I went shopping. I have my shopping list in detail on my telephone and that is important as golden oldies tend to forget what they need. Unfortunately due to a false manipulation on my phone, I no longer had contact to the list and needed the four digit code to release my phone again. I was lost. Anyhow to cut a long story short I left the few items I had in my shopping trolley in the store as I had not yet paid for them and drove back home again to get the code to release the phone. I know it sounds stupid, but I was completely lost without my list. The brains of a golden oldie no longer work as well as they should. Arriving back at the store with my functioning phone, I discovered that my shopping trolley was no longer there. Customer services had put it in a safe place. What wonderful people, so I lost another quarter of an hour searching for my trolley.

This was no longer an express shopping excursion. One of the problems of a digital life. Sometimes things just do not work out as they should.

FOWC with Fandango: Express

RDP Friday: Normal


This is becoming normal during the day. I have a cat, Tabby, she is a loner, just needs I, me and myself. Then we have Roschti, a cat belonging to the neighbour. They sort of grew up together, but in their own territories  on different sides of the fence. However, now being older cats, 18 years old, they develop new ideas.

Tabby, a lady,  is quite happy to stay where she is, but Roschti, the man,  has discovered that life can be more interesting on the other side especially when Tabby always has food ready behind the window. Roschti waits for the opportunity and when no-one is looking he hops through the window and helps himself. This does not bother Tabby so much. They seem to have come to an agreement. They even sleep in the same places, although holding a safe sociable distance. This has  become the new normal.

RDP Friday: Normal

Good Morning


How is that for a sunny start to the day? There are even a few clouds to embellish it. It’s Friday again and the end of another week. Time always goes quickly when you are enjoying yourself as my mum always said, although the enjoyment was her idea I think. I am not sure if enjoyment is the word to use when rising in the morning. Another problem I have is that the key “r” on my Mac no longer wants to connect and I almost need a hammer for it. After having a look on Internet it seems this is something that can happen that various Mac keys give up. Of course there is a remedy but I have not yet found it and I really do not want to use my other computer with my breakfast blog.

Friday again and another week-end shopping tour in the afternoon. The list is made. I have discovered that I have three pork chops in my freezer so I will probably be cooking them over the week-end. Otherwise I made an exciting discovery in the garden yesterday, at least it was exciting for me.


I got this insect house on a special action at the supermarket. I had to collect stickies when I pay my bill, put them on a card and when it is full I get this for free. I eventually put it out in the garden but did not notice any moving vans with insects for some time. Yesterday I took a close look and discovered that many of the small holes had been blocked. I suspect that the first lodgers have deposited a few babies in the holes, so I am now keeping an eye on it all.


As I was watching a bee arrived at one of the open entrances. I think I am developing a bee hive outside. It is not easy to get this hotel opening. You have to place them towards South to get a good result. I have two of them, but one of them was not in a good place in the front garden. Now I have them both in the back garden and I am getting inquisitive.

That was my excitement for the day.


I also discovered at a closer look at my apple blossoms, but small bumps are forming at the base of the flower, which will one day be an apple. But I will have to have patience until Autumn.

This morning is the usual miniature cleaning session with a little bit of ironing, but no  stress I hope. I noticed that a lot of people in my apartment block, mainly the active younger generation, now order their needs online. Every morning the postman brings 3-4 parcels. He always puts them in the entrance hall until they are picked up and I can stumble over then to get to my postbox: sign of the covid19 times. Everyone here us now waiting for the big unlocking session, but we will have to be patient.

So try to enjoy you day all the same. Wear a different coloured mask for a change to brighten up the day. And now to see how I can repair my annoying “r” key on my computer,