FOWC with Fandango: Squad


This is my insect hotel. I got it from the local store after collecting points according to what I spent there. I actually have two of them. It seems insects only regard this as a hotel if it is placed in the right area in the garden, facing South. After leaving it for a while I had a look to see if anything was happening. I saw that the various little entrances had been partially blocked with earth, or was it straw.

It seems that the first inhabitants have already moved in, probably some infants slipping out of their eggs. Whoever put them there have blocked the entrances with various bits and pieces, straw and even earth. It is now a matter of wating to see what emerges eventually. I hope they are friendly and good looking. I hate those little squirmy white bugs, give me something with a wing any time.

I am sure whatever appears, it will not be a single example but a complete squad. The basement seems to have been left for anyone that can creep in and make theirself comfortable. A few small spiders have been sighted, as well as beetles. I now go on an inspection tour every morning to see if there is something new.

FOWC with Fandango: Squad

RDP Monday: Quarter


I think I look great, even if a third of my face is covered, they do not do quarter masks. At last Switzerland has masks.


Not just any old masks, no. We have disposable Medical Face masks with all the mod cons. They fit perfectly with elastic at the side. They are naturally the official masks and are being sold in our supermarkets at self cost, although not exactly cheap. I paid 19.50 Swiss Francs for a pack of 20 pieces and we are only allowed to buy one pack at a time: no panic buying here, the Swiss have everything under control

When I arrived home the first thing I did was to try my new fashionable mask for a photo. I found them a little too much with the glasses as well, but I have to wear my glasses otherwise I cannot see so well. I decided that wearing it in the car would not be so practical, and I will make my public debut the next time I go to the supermarket. I think their pale blue colour really suits my golden oldie grey hair. At last Switzerland has masks.

I also visited the chemists this afternoon to pick up medication for Mr. Swiss.  They had a notice to say that they are not yet selling masks, almost apologetic. I will keep an eye on the situation. Perhaps they might have even more decorative masks in a different colour later. Mr. Swiss decided he needs no mask as he never goes anywhere and we are only wearing them to keep our germs to ourselves and not spread them to the others.

RDP Monday: Quarter

Good Morning


A bit of a boring sky this morning, no sun and almost no clouds, but it is the morning after the rainy day and night. The long awaited rain arrived, but not so much as needed. My garden is doing OK, but I can put the hose over it once a day. In the local areas they  badly need the rain for the crops to grow in the area.
Wheat 05.07 (1)

We are surrounded by farmlands with crops such as wheat, rye and corn, but they all need rain to grow. I hear the agricultural machines from where I live, but due to isolation I have not made any excursions to see what is growing in the fields.


In our village there are quite a few bushes developing and it is looking quite good.

This morning I am writing on my Acer Aspire Nitro computer, the black edition, which I have as my second computer as my Mac has lost a letter.  I have had the Acer for many years and it still functions well. I like to use it for uploading my photos and keep them on this computer in their files, as well as an extra hard disk. I am careful with storing photos, they can easily get lost. It seems that although Apple computers are excellent to use they also have their quirks. Mine is still functioning well, it is a Macbook, but one of the letters (r) is no longer functioning.

I read on Internet complaints that this is something that happens with old age with the Mac, that the keys can get weak. At the moment it is almost impossible to send a computer for repair, as our post is somewhat overcharged due to coronus problems. Everyone is ordering  by post due to the lockdown. I decided to treat myself to a new keyboard and ordered it yesterday. In the meanwhile I have decided to use my Windows machine as I was getting rather annoyed with the missing letter “r”. I almost had to use a hammer to make it print.
Store entrance coronus

This afternoon I am again on my shopping tour. This time it will not be so empty. The hairdressers on the left have been freed from their lockdown and also the gardening shop on the left just out of the picture. The government have decreed that certain shops may again be opened. although I will be avoiding them today. I expect everyone will be crowding into them. I read an article in the local newspaper this morning that the hairdressers are totally booked out for the next month at least. It seems that only half the customers are allowed inside, everyone has to wear a mask and all the instruments must be disinfected after used. I am glad to say I can live with my hair for at least a month longer, if not more. We humans have been so spoilt  with our way of life, and now is the time to rethink. Jobs that were looked upon as not so important have now got a new, and deserved, status. It was this part of the working population that we depended on for our daily needs during the emergency.


This is the path opposite my front garden leading to the village and outside world. It is not a long journey, but it is at least a month since I took it. My wheelchair has also not been used for a month. Perhaps I will have to recharge the battery again before using it.

And now to move on with daily chores, unfortunately at home there is no lockdown. May your day be without problems. I leave you with my morning visitor.