Good Morning

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That was a rainy stormy night, full of flashes and bangs. I quickly had a look outside before hugging my bed and there was a light show up in the sky. I also put my orchids into shelter as there was a strong wind now and again.  It was still raining this morning when I stopped hugging the bed, but now it has stopped. I have no idea whether it will continue today, but am prepared for everything. There is now just a cloudy rest up high and even a little promise of a few blue spots on the edge.

I am really not sure how my day will develop- This morning I am at home but the afternoon I should visit the store, although only the one along the road. My scooter was acting a little strange, making a regular little bumpy noise when I was travelling yesterday. Nothing too bad, as I could still move it with no problem, It only happens when descending. I will call the guy this morning and see what he says. I am not really keen on using it, but Mr. Swiss uploaded his through the night, so I can use his if necessary. He has no plans of going anywhere today.

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Yesterday afternoon we decided to do a short round trip on our scooters, as an afternoon lock down and isolation at home was not so interesting. We departed with me leading and Mr. Swiss behind, although we change positions now and again. We were again travelling through the cemetery on the way. It is a nice quiet path, away from traffic and we usually have the place to ourselves. They have organised a row of gravestones on one side, probably not knowing what to do with them after the graves had been removed. Basically on our cemeteries you can only stay for 30-40 years and then it is removed. to make more room for the next, unless you have enough money to pay to renew your grave and that is expensive.

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The view from the top of the hill was quite good. Now the fields have mostly been harvested, just leaving the corn which is always the last to be removed. It was the usual hot weather, but with a gentle breeze now and again. There is not very much livestock around, but the farmers usually keep them in the stable during the hot weather and let them out in the evening when it has cooled down.

We had a relaxing evening. I even sprayed the garden as it was a little parched from the hot weather. I could have saved the energy and water as it rained all through the night. This morning one of my first jobs was to go into the garage as Mr. Swiss had uploaded his scooter battery throughout the night and I disconnected it. I met the son of a neighbour who was off to the high school. He asked me if i needed help which I found very nice of him. I asked him about the virus situation at the high school and he said no-one really knows exactly what to do. They are wearing masks, but there are no real serious cases in our area. However, in the high school in the next large town of Olten, they have a few.  These are really troublesome times, and it seems to me that no-one now really knows what the correct actions would be.

My correct actions now are to tidy up the place, have a shower and eventually prepare something for dinner. May it be a good beginning to the week, take care. I leave you with a peek at the entrance to our local castle. What a wonderful place this is.

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21 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. We returned from a very short stay in France and put our masks on automatically when we entered the ‘Fressbalken’ in Würenlos. Within 3′ we were asked twice ‘where do you come from that you’re wearing masks’….. we only took them off for eating and put them on again to get back to the car. But as of today we conveniently ‘forget’ to put them on for going out; it’s only when it is compulsory, that we wear them!!! Humans are like that.

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    • Fressbalken is a good name for it. I only wear a mask if I have to go anywhere by transport, otherwise not, but I always have them ready in my bag. The only exotic places I visit are the Migros, so no problem.

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      • Yes, isn’t that a great name?! 😉 We only ever go to the Mövenpick Restaurant because they have the loveliest choice of salad bars, fresh meat and Asian kitchen, all of it is always cooked right in front of you and we looked forward to our dinner there because we only had a breakfast before leaving and were 7.5hrs on the road.

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          • jep…. old old old but still doing great. When I was aeons younger, we met there after skiing somewhere and we all had a meal together. Always good, if not outstanding but highly satisfying, and always open! It’s only a bit too close to Zurich, as often one says: Well, see, we’re nearly there – let’s go on and call it a day (and then woman has to cook something out of thin air!)…. no more!

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  2. your blogs could literally be an ideal example of how to write in a way such that people also read about such simple things and can enjoy them as well

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    • After the big storm through the night it is a little better here, but still quite hot. The guy has just left after having a look at my scooter. He said it just needed better lubrication, especially after the hot weather. The wheels were creaking but now everying is OK.

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  3. Good Day!
    How funny that you got a storm too. We got a very rare electrical storm the night before, which was just about an hour after midnight after August 15, which is when such rare stores arrive. It is weird. The storms are rare in summer, but when they happen, the always happen right around August 15, the Feast of the Assumption. The storm started a few fires, but they were extinguished before getting too serious, which is good while the weather is so warm and breezy.

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  4. Good evening. I am late today checking in. I thought I had done it this morning but then I thought oh maybe I forgot. Anyway, delightful photos … I look forward to seeing your update for Tuesday am. Good night and pleasant dreams. SLP …

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    • We get a storm after a few days intense heat, but temperatures are now cooling down a little. Instill have orchids flowering everywhere and I wanted to throw my plants away

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  5. its interesting , and I imagine the place with these beautiful pictures………….from srilanka…we are now nearly free from COVID

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