Good Morning

This is really not easy. Today I am using this new unnecessary block system for my blog and after two starts I seem to be getting somewhere. I am too old for this sort of thing, but I must persevere. From 1st June it will be the idea to use and I am not a happy bunny.

Anyhow I have made a beginning and after two tries even managed to add a photo of today’s morning sky. Not the sun as the sun is now doing the same every morning, just shining down on us. Instead a view towards our Jura mountains on the other side.

What makes it a little more difficult is that I took another camera with me on my wheelie yesterday and the photo sizes are a little smaller and I have had to adapt the size to this blog. Anyhow I met these two pigeons on my way that seemed to be celebrating Spring life although he was playing hard to get.

And then I decided to pay a visit to our local stork nest. It must be at least two months and I had no idea how they were settling in. It seems there was only one stork in the nest. I don’t know if there was a partner and baby storks as I had not been there for some time. This stork seems to be quite happy, so I assume that the family were on a fly out.

Yesterday was a national holiday for Ascension Day, so there was not a lot going on anywhere and I saw very few people.

However some stores are preparing for the garbage disposal as soon as the holiday is finished. Life is really getting back to almost normal and I noticed that there are really some interesting bargains to be had in the various stores, ridding themselves of the virus surplus. 25% less on everything is quite a good bargain, although if you are not encouraged like myself. saving 100% is even better.

It is one of those days when in good weather, everyone takes a drive somewhere. As drives anywhere have been quite few and far between due to our virus, people are now making the most of it. It seems some places were again getting a little overcrowded and people are slowly getting back to the pre virus way of life. The Swiss were quite disciplined in the days of lockdown, but even they are now breaking out and crowding a little too much on riverside beaches.

My only journeys are only for shopping purposes and this afternoon I will be on one of my last excursions by car to the next village to the supermarket. From next week it will all be local and no more travelling stress on the road. I have to visit the car authorities today for a road check on my car and then the coast is clear.

I took a photo from town yesterday on one of our main squares showing the Swiss reform church on the left and one of our towers on the right which also contains a small theater.

And that is my first attempt at this new block system from WordPress. I suppose I will get used to it, but at the moment it is a matter of trial and error, more error than anything else and re doing until I find where everything is. Do I really need this? Definitely not, I was so happy with the system I had. I like to have a general word count when blogging and with a little searching I even found that part of the new landscape. There are so many different aspects of this new unwanted thing, that I will probably need half a year until I find them all. I just like to write and upload photos. I do not need to aim for the Blogging Pulitzer Prize.

And bravo, I just found the categories template, another five minute search, but I will not let them beat me, I will conquer this unwanted system.

22 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Be aware that every six months or so they “upgrade” the block editor thing .. so that just when you have the hang of it … they change it … without warning … although they do have web seminars you can participate in where they show you the changes, but I don’t have time for that. So just make sure you keep this in mind. Have a great day … great pictures .. SLP …

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    • That too. Too much Trumpism there. I do not need a new system or an upgrade. As long as they keep the window there where I can still use the old system I am happy. Web seminar? no thanks, I blog for fun and not for a living.


  2. Darn. I am dragging my feet on trying the new block editor. I’m afraid that once I hit ‘Try’ they will lock me in and I will be unable to enjoy my last week on the old system.


  3. Good morning, It is partly overcast and 45 degrees F and more rain is expected. Congratulations on your first block post. It is good. ENJOY your car-free life. Memorial Day and is a holiday in the US.

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    • It might be a good block post, but I did not enjoy doing it. too much fuss for something the same as I always do, but it takes a lot longer. Today I drove the car for the last time. The garage will pick it up next week and I will give up my driving licence. We still celebrate our holidays, but it is not the same after coronus arrived.

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  4. The blocks are mostly OK. I find that it’s often tricky to get links to attach where I want them. And the little box to add a block between two others disappears or is covered up. I keep hoping it’ll get better. It seemed to work better in the beginning, before they kept messing with it.

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  5. So there is a way to conquer it? It is how my other blog is set up. I write everything separately before posting, so it is not too much of a bother, but it can be at times, if I need to edit something or add a picture.

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