The last of the sedum for this year in my gardenFOTD 15th October 2020: Sedum
London is a Labyrinth
for foreigners the most
I grew up there for twenty years,
Never gave up the ghost
Travelling is so organised, if you go by train
All is hidden in the underground
When choosing the right lane
Mr. Swiss followed me,
I always found the way
I had it in my blood stream
Whether night or day
We began on the district line
Then we changed to the central
One was green, the other red
Mr. Swiss was going mental
He followed me all the way
Not knowing where to go
I think I lost him somewhere at the Bank
But found him again at Bow
I told him it was organised
Just follow and find the end
He found it was so complicated
The circle line one big bend
We eventually got to Kensington
Where the Museums were
It was then he saw the dinosaurs
He was such an amateur
When we got to Aldgate East
He decided to go back home
I suppose the London Subway is a labyrinth
If you have the underground syndrome
If you are waiting for lift to arrive then you are staring down many lines.Ragtag Daily Prompt: down the Line
I thought I would never get here this morning. What could go wrong can go wrong and I have so much stress. First of all Mr. Swiss had a broken tooth yesterday, phoned the dentist and can go today – at 1.00 pm of all times when we usually eat. I had to work out a new plan. Luckily No. 1 son has today and tomorrow the day off, so lunch will be at around 12.00 which is no problem, although there was a problem. I planned on Spaghetti and realised I would not have time with everything else to cook the sauce. However, I have one ready frozen and that has now nicely thawed out so all I have to do is to heat it.
The second problem was that Paypal tell me my card has expired. I checked it and keep getting the report that it does not work, so come back later. Coming back later did not help. Eventually silly me realised it was an old card which I no longer have. It has now been deleted, so everything back to normal I hope.
The next problem is that today is the day of fresh bed linen. I have started the process and will be completing it after my shower. I have really had enough excitement for today.
At least I managed to get into town yesterday and visit the store for food. I did not really have a lot to get, but I am updating a few other articles I should have bought some time ago. I am gradually getting my kitchen organised and It was time to buy new oven gloves as those that I have are really looking in a sorry condition. Even a wash in the machine would no longer help. Then I realised that my potato peelers were no longer peeling so well, the ones that do a super thin peel, so I bought myself a new one. This time not one of the cheap solutions but one you could easily peel your finger if you do not be careful, but it does the job well. What a boring life I lead, but it is the small things that give you hope I suppose.
Oh and then I had to change computers from Apple to Acer as I suddenly had no connection to my photo supplier. When Midas touched things it turned to gold, my stuff just turns to sh** at the moment.
I was searching for an idea for a salad with the evening cold cuts and decided to make my own beetroot salad. I usually buy them ready made, but as I am not a keen follower of ready made and like to know what is in the food I eat, I found a recipe and tried it. I have a good cutter on a machine I have, so that was not the problem. The recipe said add thin stripes of apple, which was also no problem with my new super peeler. This is how the result looked afterwards, something like a vegetable blood bath, but it tasted good. I like the earthy taste of beetroot and the sauce was a good reciple. I remember when my mum would serve beetroot. She was no cook, and the British idea was just to add vineagar which was not such a delicate experience. My recipe had lemon juice (which I pressed from a fresh lemon) and some oil and spices. There was one small problem, Mr. Swiss is not a follower of beetroot. He eats it, but it is not his favourite. However, No. 1 son and I quite enjoyed it. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices when you want to eat.
And now I will depart and hope that the rest of the day falls into place with no unexpected surprises. Luckily no shopping today, just a normal routine I hope. Mr. Swiss is having a few dental problems at the moment and I really though it was now dealt with, but at the age of 80 I suppose anything could happen.
I will now leave you with a look at Autumn in our town of Solothurn. The leaves are now falling thick and fast and they make a good show in the sunlight. Please no rain, otherwise we have a nice slippery leafy sludge everywhere.
Keep safe, have a good day.