A very misty morning with only vision of the trees at the edge of my front garden. Every day I hope for the breakthrough of some sunny rays, but if it happens, then only some time in late afternoon and not very long. I am getting used to not expecting too much and I suppose can be glad when it does not rain or snow.
Yesterday I was at the local supermarket, just along the road for a few items and as I passed the Jura mountains opposite the road I noticed that the clouds were rising a little. I will probably be visiting this store more often now. The entrance to the store in town is now blocked by Christmas trees, which makes it difficult for me park my scooter as the space has now almost gone. The local store is not too bad, although they only have packed meat, but their vegetables are fresh daily.
There is a very friendly young man working at the cash desk. The store were giving free marbles for a a game at the till. I was not collecting them but this guy was collecting them for his younger brother so I was giving him mine. Yesterday he told me he was only engaged for a few months as a holiday job and would now be leaving as after Christmas he would have to do his Swiss army duty as a recruit. I told him my No. 2 son also worked for this store during his studies at the University for some extra money. Then he told me he would also begin his medical studies after completing his army duty. I was immediately taken back to the days of No. 2 son who worked for a few years until he had completed his studies as a law student. Time flies so quickly and now I am grandmother to his two children.
I was snapping away with my camera yesterday and noticed this lonely bird perched on my birdhouse and pecking a few seeds. When I developed the photo I realised it was my friend the robin. He was again alone, and always leaves when other birds arrive. Robins are really the loners of the bird world. I am glad he found the way to my garden as there will always be something for him to eat here.
Mr. Magpie was also hovering around again. When he arrives the other birds all disappear and leave him to the food. It seems that no-one messes with a magpie.
Otherwise nothing new happened yesterday. I spent the time on my computer writing a few blogs and preparing food for the family. It was a television evening and the final of the master chef programme where they appoint cook of the year on the British TV channel. The decision had dwindled to three cooks. This time they were all professionals cooking in their own restaurants. I love watching those cooking programmes, but their creations are really something completely different. I would love to sample some of the food they cook, but that is only reserved for the TV.
Today I am expecting another delivery from the store. The slots are now getting narrower as Christmas approaches but I could book a space between 12 and 1 o’clock which is OK with me. No. 1 son will be home so he can help to sort the delivery. I have ordered 2×6 bottles of Pepsi to cover us for the Christmas holidays. I still have 2 packs in the cellar but it is always good to have a reserve. I am now well covered for the Christmas/New Year weeks. My brain has been doing overtime to plan it all. It is just a matter of getting fresh veg and a couple of items of food for the evening buffet next week and that will be no big job. I do have enough veg in my freezer but always prefer rresh food. How I am hating this holiday and will be glad when life can return to normal again.
And now to get on with my daily boring life, although I suppose at my age I do not need any extra excitement. Keep safe and follow the Covid rules. I have discovered that golden oldie life with no big social events is perhaps not so bad in view of the pandemic. Our village seems to be spared from the illness with only single cases and that very rare. Have a good day, it’s Friday so the week-end will soon be here for those that work for their living. I remember my days as a member of the work force.