FOWC with Fandango: Cynical


It must be almost 30 years ago when Mr. Swiss and I bought a raincoat. They were the newest Neoprene developments in fibre and excellent for rain protection. He went first and chose the nice blue-green version on the right, so I was left with the shocking pink-green on the left. The colours were quite fashionable at the time I suppose, but I always preferred the one that Mr. Swiss chose. Anyhow they served their purpose for a few years and like everything else they eventually wandered down to our second closet in the cellar but they were always there, just a little neglected.

Since my main travel method is now wheelchair I decided to revive the neoprene rain jacket, but the one belonging to Mr. Swiss. I always preferred the colours and he has not worn it for years. I am convinced he even forgot he had it. I did asked him and he said “no problem” although I am not sure if he knew what I was talking about.

However when he saw the jacket, he spruced it up for me, removed a few marks and I was a happy bunny. As we had no great rain storms I had not yet worn it. Today there was a clap of thunder and Mr. Swiss decided he could wear his raincoat. Yes, the one I revived for myself of course. I explained that I now intended to wear it myself, but memories often have short legs, and he had forgot the original quest I made in the cellar. We had a short misunderstanding but eventually he found an even better raincoat that had disappeared in the annals of his past.

And so the problem was solved, although he found it was not raining and did not need a raincoat. He left for the dentist without a raincoat. Since it has not stopped thundering and raining in tumults. He is still away and I am not quite sure how and when he will return without a raincoat in his scooter.  As we say – not my problem. Perhaps I am now being just a little cynical.

FOWC with Fandango: Cynical

RDP Wednesday: Nefilabata

Clouds 05.07.2020

Hop, Skip and Jump
Finding a path through the clouds
All nicely lined up
Engulfing as if they were shrouds
Will they hold me when I leap
Perhaps I might fall through
But another cloud is sure to catch me
They are waiting in a queue
And if you have your head in the clouds
Be careful not to forget
Leaping from the edge
Is not a very good bet

RDP Wednesday: Nefilabata

July Photo a Day Challenge: 22. Rare


This is a very rare event, never happened before. I have had various orchids for a few years, I kept them after they flowered hoping they would flower again, but they never did. This year I put my flowerless and budless orchids on the porch, gave them water once a week as usual and suddenly what did I see. Rows of buds, they had decided to flower again. This is just one plant, but I have three more also with buds.

I have no secret method, it just happened. Of course I am now giving them fertiliser to ensure that the buds stay and develop. I cannot even remember what colour they were.

July Photo a Day Challenge: 22. Rare

Share Your World 7-20-20

I have not joined in with this one for at least a year, but I seem to have some time on my hands/computer at the moment.

Where do you not mind Waiting?

Street Musician 26.10 (1)

Anywhere in town where there is a bit of action, and there is always action somewhere in town.

If you could only speak one word today, what could it be

No idea. One word is never enough for what I want to say.

Would you rather be trapped in an elevator full of men with BO or three soaked dogs

Dog River Aar 31.03 (4)

Give me the dogs any time, at least I know what I am getting.

Share Your World 7-20-20

Good Morning


After our storm yesterday afternoon that came and went, it looks like the weather has now calmed down. I was sitting out on the porch yesterday afternoon when there was a bright light and afterwards the noise of something exploding, and then the rains came down. I was in shelter, so no big problem.  This went on for a couple of hours and in between we even had sun. I was hoping to show you all a photo of a glorious rainbow, but that did not happen unfortunately.

Needless to say I spent the afternoon at home. There was not really a great choice as I cannot chance a journey in my wheelchair with a weakening battery, although today I should get a new one.

I also went for another practice run with Mr. Swiss new scooter down in our garage. There is plenty of space there to practice and I am now getting used to it. I will have a word with the guy when he arrives today to order one. I have checked and there are quite a few additions I can make. The main advantage would be the holder for my walker. I have actually seen one being used and it hangs on the back of the scooter, no problem and I would not have to drive around in my wheelchair in the store. I can still manage with the walker for enclosed spaces as the supermarket and it would be easier to get stuff from the top shelves.  I will also be glad when I have the scooter as I have an appointment with the doc beginning August and I can then go with the scooter and take the walker which will be easier than the local train and walking through the cobblestoned town streets with my walker.


As I am not going places at the moment, I only have a few local photos to offer. Flies are always in abundance in Summer but I am quite good with the swatter. I think this one was sitting on the escape key of the computer to make a quick getaway, but he did not get far after the photo session.


It is also time for the bees on the buddleia at the moment. We do not have such monster bees as in the photo, I just zoomed it up a bit.


Hawk moths are also buzzing around the flowers having a feed on the pollen.

I have really had to plan the week carefully as not being able to go shopping regularly I had to make sure that there would  be enough food for a few days. However,  thanks to my logistical talents we will survive until tomorrow. I think the guy with the new battery is coming in the later half of the afternoon so I will not have a good chance to get any shopping today. However I have enough cold cuts until this evening, even tomorrow evening if necessary, and tomorrow’s lunch will just have to be spaghetti and a tuna fish sauce which is always something I have in store.

At least when I have a scooter and an electric wheelchair I will be prepared to all emergencies. My son is very good at helping with fetching a few emergency rations from the store, but I actually enjoy doing my shopping myself. I can no longer depend on Mr. Swiss. Today he is again at the dentist, tomorrow and Friday and then the work will be completed with his new tooth.

And now to depart for other tasks. I will be back later.