Looks like it is really autumn when the Physalis are lighting the way in the garden.FOTD 26th September 2020: Physalis
Picking the bones, the best part of the food
Do it all at home, don’t want to be rude
When the meat is gone, you can go and play your bugle
When nothing is left, it can get quite frugal
I was reminded of a film from 1967 where Audrey Hepburn played the role of a blind woman. Somehow she unknowingly had a doll stuffed with drugs and the the showdown was at the end of the film where the gangsters broke into her appartment (she was alone at home) for the drugs. She could cope with darkness through her other senses but the crooks could not. I remember the closing scene where where she plunged her home completely in darkness, breaking all the lights to keep ahead. I found this trailer showing part of the film.
It was many years ago, but the scene quite impressed me at the time.RDP Saturday: Darkness
At least we have a blue sky this morning, although am not sure if it is here to stay. Otherwise everything went wrong that could go wrong computer wise. I fired up my Apple as usual and discovered that yesterday I did not really finish it properly. No problem it still had enough power but I plugged in to be sure. And then the mouse battery had given up its life, although it was due and lasted for some time. I changed the battery and it was still not working, no reaction. In my bleary eyed state of leaving the bed I was still half asleep and when I checked had put the battery in the mouse the wrong side up, + was at -. After correcting that I was ready to go but Apple told me I had an update. Apple gave me a choice to do it now or later. Silly me said now, so almost another half an hour lost. However, I have a second computer, my acer. Not apple minded but works perfectly. My next movement was to install it. In the meanwhile Apple was now updating in the living room/dining room corner and I am now on my Acer in the kitchen.
To save a little more time I chopped my beef gulash pieces to a good size ready for cooking for my hungarian goulash dinner and submerged a couple of orchids in their water bath with fertiliser. Now the fertiliser is empty, so will do the remainder this afternoon after my shopping trip.
At least I hope to have a shopping trip into town this afternoon: nothing big time just a look around and a few bits and pieces I did not get yesterday, although I could survive without going. The problem at the moment is that we seem to be having a mini monsoon season and it is a case of dodging the rain in between. Yesterday afternoon I managed to get to the most local supermarket, just 5 minutes by scooter. There was a little rain in the air, but it stopped on my way and when I left the store it was still not raining. That is why only local photos from the main road today and no town or country photos.
I was home earlier after the tour of the shop and was very lucky because as I entered the garage on my scooter it began to pour down. Mr. Swiss was happy to see me so soon, and then I realised I had not bought butter. I need butter as a support for my cooking. Unless I use my new air fryer where the food usually needs a spoonful of oil, I fry everything in butter, add it to my veg and of course spread it on my breakfast. No substitutes for me.
Luckily No. 1 son had only just left, so Mr. Swiss called him on his mobile phone. As usual it was not on receiving, so a message was left to call back which he did immediately. The day was saved for me as I did not have to go shopping again and he brought the butter as organised.
Today I have a plan to bake a cake, a real cake and not the small muffins. I received my new cake tin yesterday and intend to try it out over the week-end with a good old english fruit cake. We have renewed a few objects at home lately. There are items which you intend to get and pospone them and now we have caught up on almost everything. The next arrival should be our new water boiler with integrated water filter. We have such hard water in our area that you drink more lime than actual pure water.
And now to move on, I really want to get my hungarian gulasch cooking so that I can let is do its own thing and cook slowly until lunch time. We also have almost 100 apples to remove from our tree. Mr. Swiss volunteered with No. 1 son so I will let them get on with it, although I think Mr. Swiss will be doing the logistic of finding where the apples are on the tree and son will be employed to remove them.
Have a good beginning to the weekend and try to avoid stress, although sometimes these things get in the way for no reason. I will now close down my two computers. In the meanwhile the Apple is again ready to go with its new programme.