RDP Tuesday: Delight

Just a plain bench, but a delight for me. The writing on the bench tells me it was manufactured for us by the VEBO. The VEBO is a Swiss organisation, a factory that trains handicapped people. My No. 2 son, who is autistic, did his apprenticeship there as a metal worker. They also have a carpentry department and this bench was manufactured in that department. The main factory is just a 10 minute train ride from our village.

Now this bench is in one of the stores I visit, just after you leave the cash desk and I really appreciate it. After the shopping is completed, I can have a sit down and sort my purse. I can organise my plastic money and receipts in peace and quiet and have no stress. I find that after completing the shopping you are inundated with all sorts of paper work and it easy to just quickly put it in your bag and get it all mixed up and perhaps even lose something on the way. Now I have a very nice bench to quietly sort everything. It is the little things in life that I very much appreciate, especially as a golden oldie that does tend to get a little mixed up now and again.

RDP Tuesday: Delight

Good Morning

It was such a misty morning with cloud cover that I gave up with a photo and decided on one of the Autumn coloured trees in my garden. Imagine my surprise when I uploaded it and found the sparrow in the tree. There is a second one, but it is half covered by a leaf. It is cleaning lady day today, but now she is finished and peace reigns for half an hour until dinner will be served.

And at last I can cook something Chinese style. Yesterday I discovered shoots which I very rarely find in my local store.There was one packet left and so the decision was made. At last a stir fry Chinese again with all the trimmings. I chopped some chicken breasts, added cabbage and a few other veg and flavoured it with a large share of soya sauce. I made it in a large pan, although I do have a wok, but it is a large wok and too much bother to use it. My Chinese cooking is not really the genuine thing, something I developed myself, but the main thing is that we like it and it will be eaten.

I was at local store yesterday which I actually prefer to the one in town. There is plenty of space and light. The only problem is that all the meat is pre-packed which is not so bad, but I so prefer my butchers where I can select the meat I want.

This afternoon, after a midday sleep, I will be off in town. No great shopping tour, but I must pick up my diabetes tables from the chemist. I have completely run out of them and only have the stronger ones. I also have something to pick up for Mr. Swiss.

Otherwise a typical Tuesday, with nothing special happening.

And now it seems that we will have a vaccine against the dreaded corona virus. It will take a time until it is available for all, but it seems by the end of the year we will probably have it. Trump is still crying about his stolen re-election as president and I give Mrs. Trump about a month before she sues for divorce and moves out.

The two magpies paid their morning visit again. I usually hear them before I see them.

And that’s that, nothing special happening. I am hoping that the sun will return this afternoon.

It arrived yesterday afternoon and the view of our local castle was wonderful on my way home from the store. In front of the castle you can see the mobile chicken coops and the chickens were all outside enjoying the weather.

Have a good day everyone and keep safe.