FOWC with Fandango: Bet

My dad was a horse lover, but not for their looks
If they ran fast, they were in his good books
So every week in the betting shop, he always had a win,
It was really not a flop, he had something to grin
Studying for hours the newspaper for a sign
Comparing all the horses, he knew which one was fine
Dad never won a fortune, but also lost no money
The bet was for a win or place, it was really very funny
This was many years ago, he now bets up in the sky
with the horsemen of the apocalypse to find the fastest guy

FOWC with Fandango: Bet

RDP Sunday: Misplaced

Where did I put it?
I really wish I knew
Did it fall behind the cupboard
Oh this is such a stew
The last time I saw it
was when I went to bed
It was laying on the table
so shiny, was not lead
I seek it there and seek it here
I even called its name
but why is just not clear
What a stupid game
There is only one solution
I will have to buy it new
They are no longer available
So I will have to make do
Today is my birthday
I could now place a wish
Perhaps I will get a new one
I could put it in a dish

RDP Sunday: Misplaced

Good Morning

OK, if I do not mention it, then know one will know it happened when the day has come and gone. Today is my 75th birthday although I did not order the snow to go with it. It is arriving on its own, but what we would know as wet snow so I expect it to be disappearing during the day. As it is Sunday it is not such a bother: no visits to the store and no important appointments. I am wondering whether I could celebrate by returning to hugging my bed, but the world does not stop for a birthday. I have plans like cooking lunch, perhaps baking a cake this afternoon and of course feeding my computer with various information.

Yesterday Mr. Robin paid me a visit again. It is just one, you rarely see them in flocks. They seem to be the loners of the bird world and prefer to eat in peace and quiet without interruptions from the other birds.

The magpie always has it all to himself. As soon as he begins to call the other birds fly away although he only makes a quick visit to pick up a peanut. It seems walnuts are not so popular this year.

I managed to capture this magpie just as he was flying off with his food trophy.

Although I am not a keen fan of snow, it is certainly quite decorative when it lays on the garden plants. I just hope that next week will not be a snow filled week as I do have a few commissions to deal with in the stores. I also want to begin buying for Christmas. I really do not need Christmas stress with three days of closed doors at the stores and on top of it the week-end, meaning almost 5 days. It will be a frozen food Christmas and my freezer and storage room in the basement will be full. I suppose the positive side is that I can live in isolation for a few days whilst it is happening. At least we do not have the stress of Christmas gifts as we stopped that a few years ago. I just treat my grandchildren. Decorations in the apartment are also at a minimum. I know I am the Christmas grinch in person.

Today is the day of Santa Claus visits in Switzerland and other countries in mainland Europe although this year he will have to forget climbing down chimneys or knocking at the door with his sack of goodies.We cannot have a Santa whilst Mr. Covid might be around and so Santa stands before closed doors.

Anyhow enjoy the day, make the most of it.