Good Morning

Not a cloud in the sky, or is it just one big cloud. I took this photo opposite my front garden as one of my first actions of the day when I raised the blinds. An hour later it looks just the same. Yesterday was not very much different and I noticed a temperature of 3°C when I was on my way home from town on my scooter. I am not very prone to cold, but even I was wearing gloves and even kept my face mask on which I usually remove when I leave town: not because of a safety measures, but it was just warmer. I think when our temperatures get down to 0°C it will be time to rethink my shopping tours and order more online goods or take the local train.

On the way into town everything was now looking quite bare and the leaves have now almost completely disappeared from the trees and are littering the remains of the lawns and paths, although our town authorities are constantly busy clearing them away.

I moved on to the store, crossing our Amthausplatz. The large building on the right is a bank. What else could it be in Switzerland. Banks are everywhere . Talking banks, mine sent me a new plastic card yesterday as the old one will soon expire. They now have quite a sophisticated design with black as the background colour. I got a letter with it to say they have now improved on buying in stores and there was a list of the advantages and instructions about registering to get the new improvements. There was also a little emblem I could scan, although that did not work Eventually I phoned my man at the bank, a very nice guy – known him for a few years. I asked how far they were intending to go with their new ideas in the name of safety. Although I am quite computer literate, I get older every year and am now becoming a platinum version of a golden oldie. The bank man informed that I would be getting a second letter with the entrance code for this new system and added if I had any other problems in connection with my banking. I told him at my age I am getting on quite well, the only small problems being the constant changes in the name of safety with their system. The guy muttered “I know” on the telephone, but more help was not offered. He did say I can always contact their help line if necessary. So life goes on in my banking world.

I eventually arrived at the store, parked my scooter outside (with this view from the store). unsaddled my walker which is fixed onto the back of the scooter and eventually found my mask which is law to wear when entering closed spaces.

It was then that I saw this dog patiently waiting for its mistress or master outside the store so of course I had to take a photo. I noticed that there were more people shopping and they had three cash tills occupied, usually there is only one or two. I decided Tuesday must be a busy day.

And so I eventually made my way home through town and noticed that the Christmas Trees are now appearing in he various strategic places.

The Christmas car was also now parked outside our oldest hotel as it always is every year. The Christmas lights are now installed in town, and all we need is the big switch on in December, although I am never so late in town to see them in their full glory. They are nothing really special but make a nice change.

And time to go, although Wednesday is a quieter day for me. I will probably be composing my online order for a week-end supermarket delivery. It seems after the new lockdown rules, things have got a little more reassuring and there is no problem with deliveries. I could order now for next day delivery, even same day delivery if I complete the order in the early morning hours, but I like to plan it for Friday delivery.

Oh what an exciting life I lead. Have a good day everyone and make the most of it.