Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hats

October Monthly Market 10.09 (12)

There are plenty of hats to choose from on our monthly market day.

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How is this for something completely different?

Kitty Cat hat

And here I am with my original pussy cat hat, knitted by my American cousin, Perhaps not a real cousin, but we found each other on Internet and both have the same maiden name. We are not related, and she in America. She went to Washington on one of the protest marches a couple of years ago and said she still had some wool left to knit another cap, so she sent this one to me. I must be the only Brit living in Switzerland with a Pussy Cat hat.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Hats

FOWC with Fandango: Apt


In the olden days, when TV was not yet coloured, we would have a test screen, usually with the words “normal service will be resumed as soon as possible”. This is how I feel today. I am tired, have no energy for anything new, and just not apt to do anything. If you feel the same, then just watch the screen for a while because that is what I used to do, waiting for something to happen.

Me at the computer

FOWC with Fandango: Apt

Good Morning


Another miserable rainy day, but perhaps the rain might go in the afternoon. I was speaking to the guy who visited yesterday about my wheelchair and also our newly acquired scooter. He assured me that both articles have the same built in protection against water and we can go on our travels whether rain or sun. Naturally it is advisable to have a rain protection when wet, but we all have raincoats somewhere. Mr. Swiss even got one free with his new scooter.

I was actually going to do a little pleasure trip this afternoon and perhaps show Mr. Swiss the ways of moving with his scooter. However, things are never as they should be. No. 2 son informed that they would like to visit on Saturday, which is naturally fine with me. We have not seen him or his family for a couple of months due to coronavirus, but now everything is moving back slowly, almost to how it used to be. I have only seen my second grandchild once since she was born last November. although of course I get enough photos through the computer to watch how she is developing and growing. She now sits independently and crawls around. Her older brother now talks quite fluently and is the handful that he should rightly be.

I will now be off this afternoon into town where the store has a butchers department. Otherwise we get pre-packed everywhere but I prefer to choose my own meat in the amount that I need. I usually have it vacuum packed and can put it in the freezer at home.


I even have my own vacuuming device if I buy the food pre-packed. Yesterday I managed to get three nicely sized pork chops and could use my device the first time at home. I do not like mega thick sized chops, far too much meat, but these were just perfect. It was quite an operation to use this device for the first time, but with a little help from Mr. Swiss we managed. It is delivered with special plastic bags with a zip closing device. When the meat is in the bag, just press on the zip which seals the bag and then put the nozzle of the machine into the designed place. Then switch on and it removes the air in the bag to seal the meat.  You can also re-use the bags. It works really well and now I have frozen the chops to be used at the week-end. I had such a device many years ago, but gave it to No. 2 son. They have now improved on them, and are not over expensive.


Yesterday just before I went to the store in my wheelchair we heard the siren of a police car. When I arrived at the main road there had been an accident. One car was in a field and the remains of a motor cycle laying next to the road. There was an ambulance and also the rescue helicopter landed nearby.  I was shocked to say the least. These things can happen so quickly. Probably one vehicle was descending from the road to the local castle and the other was on the main road before the collision. At this moment I was glad that I no longer drive a car. Of course these things can always happen, but as a golden oldie I am glad I am no longer on the road.


And now I am on my way again. The cleaning lady is here today and almost finished and I have a meal to cook. I am hoping that the clouds lift a little today so that I can go rain free on my shopping expedition this afternoon. Have a good one and take care.