Good Morning

After a rainy day yesterday it was to be expected that we would have a misty morning to greet us. At least the rain stopped and according to my various electronic devices we will be having pleasant weather at least until the week-end. I just hope it stays that way next week for the last minutes shopping until Christmas. We can still get online deliveries from the store, but there will be a reduced service in delivery slots next week. Today I am off to the store to see what I can get for Christmas groceries. These holidays may be something to celebrate, but I will only celebrate on Christmas Eve when I hope to have the festive marathon behind me. It might be a time of good cheer to men, but it is also a time of stress for the housewife. I am not sure that that was the intention 2000 years ago.

The usual Christmas illuminations are now showing on the main road through our village. I took the photo as I was wheeling home from town in the late afternoon. In the late evening you see the effect better of the lights. I suppose it was about 20 years ago when they were installed and everyone was happy. Now we get the same lights every year, so I suppose it does get a little monotonous with time.

One of the local senior homes is also decorated with various lights. At the moment there are closed doors due to the pandemic and no visitors allowed, which is very sad for the residents. I pass the home when I go into town. I just hope they stay safe during the Christmas holidays.

I decided to stay at home yesterday. It was raining all day and not inviting for an excursion into town. I at last the last remaining shelf in my kitchen cupboard and discovered a problem.

It was in the shape of this mega large metal plate. Everytime I hopen the door to this part of the cupboard the plate would fall out with an accompanying metal clang on the stone floor. I would force it back in again, but had to make sure I could shut the door afterwards. Now I have removed it from the cupboard and am searching for a home for it. I would actually like to dispose of it in the next metal collection. However, that will be next year end of February, and Mr. Swiss finds it might come in useful. I believe it was a donation from Swiss mother-in-law, who was convinced I would welcome it with open arms. I the meanwhile it is now sitting on my dining room table and I am searching for a purpose for its existence. I think the original idea was for some sort of cold cuts meat display, although we would never eat so much cold cuts to cover this mega dish. Perhaps someone somewhere might have a suggestion.

Otherwise things continue as normal in this part of the woods in Switzerland. the sparrows are again happy with the daily food supplies. I noticed that seem to be getting bigger daily. Perhaps I am feeding them too much.

And now to continue my exciting day. First of all I have to go down to the garage and disconnect my scooter as the battery was uploading through the night. At the same time I will remove my frozen hamburgers from the freezer in the cellar for lunch, which I will be serving with a Swiss Röschti and veg. I will be back this afternoon, all being well. Look after yourselves and avoid the dreaded hairy peas in the air.

14 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning! I happened to be working late . . . or early. It is now 1:30 in the morning, and I need to go to work in a few hours!
    Is that plate pewter? It would be a shame to simply recycle it. Can it be given to a thrift shop . . . if you can collect enough for such a donation.

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  2. Good morning!!! Such wonderful photos. I would save the pewter platter for a while at least … maybe at one of the stores in your village they sell these tiny twinkle tea lights that are battery operated. You could get 2 or 3 … put them on the platter. Surround them with a mixture of fresh cranberries, a few almonds or other unshelled nuts, a pine cone or two … perhaps a couple of glittery Christmas ornaments … a few springs of holly or boxwood … and you have a festive holiday display. When you tire of it in the new year .. you can keep the nuts and shell them .. .throw the cranberries out for the birds (they will keep for a few weeks at least …) and move on … to a Valentine’s Day or (lord help us …) a Spring display … we have something like that on our dining room table .. I update it every few weeks. Just a thought. Hope you have a great day. SLP …

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    • Very good idea. At the moment I have put some walnuts and pieanuts on it with some tangerines. I will get some christmas chocolates and biscuits and see what other ideas I get. it looks quite good . Now I will have to see if somewhere there are a couple of Christmas ornaments. After Christmas I will have to see what other ideas I can use.


  3. Let Mr Swiss think it might be useful, but come February, out the door it goes! Why are men so loathe to dispose of things? I have stopped asking my husband, ‘Do you need this?’ I just toss it. If, sometime down the road, he asks, ‘whatever happened to….?’, I feign ignorance.

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    • We are still discussing what to do with it. At the moment it looks quite nice on the table with some peanuts, walnuts a few tangerines and apples. I decided either we use it or bin it. You have given some good advice.

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