Good Morning

It was not a particular super morning, but there was a little light in the sky and no snow in the lowlands, so let us be thankful for small mercies: although snow or no snow does not bother me. I am not going anywhere today, tomorrow or the day after.

Our Christmas evening is now over. It was quite painless, although cooking in the evening is not really my thing when everyone else just watches TV and waits for the call to come and get it. It was not really a lot to prepare and in an hour I was ready for the meal. I even had a sit down and relax in between. There was a lovely carol service on the British TV from King’s college in London to accompany the food. Today is Christmas Day, the big day in some countries when the kids get their gifts and the turkey is on the table. Our customs are a little different and our big thing was yesterday evening on Christmas Eve. Today there will also be some good food.

The magpies were busy seeing what the daily table had to offer and so were the sparrows.

Even my friend Mr. Robin ventured a peck at some food, but as usual very shy and when the others were not looking.

Yesterday was a television evening for us, although there was not a great choice. I eventually landed with a film about the life of Elvis Presley. I was a fan like most others that grew up with rock and roll. Looking at his films today, they are no longer something special, but they were hits when originally released. I even have a 45 rpm disc of “All Shook Up” at home. It is very old from my younger days, so perhaps valuable.

This morning one of my first escapades was again to the deep freezer in the cellar to get today’s meat. No turkey here. it is not such a big thing in Switzerland. There are a few farmers that have them, but there are not so many in the stores. I feel sorry for the poor birds. They only purpose in life seems to be eaten by humans, although most chickens have the same destiny. I remember when I was a kid and the only time in the year we had a chicken was Christmas. It was really a big deal when mum collected her chicken at the butchers. Today we eat them without a thought. It has even been relegated to one of the more common meat dishes.

I can now hear the church bells ringing in the village for the Christmas service. I even hear the local train on its way early this morning. I remember my oldest cousin who always worked on Christmas day until the evening. It was many years ago and he worked on the newspapers in Fleet Street in London. They had to be printed whatever the day, Christmas or not.

What do I see from my window. It has begun to snow, very fine flocks but the could get bigger. And I am now off to my daily work, although no stress. Enjoy your Christmas, even if you are living in semi isolation. Just enjoy the food and relaxation. Even if I am a non believer, I wish everyone a merry Christmas.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Have a good and restful day Pat.
    I watched Viva Las Vegas and the documentary on Elvis last night too. I love Elvis. My dad was a big fan so I was brought up on his music, but it always saddens me when you see what happened to him and at such a young age. Such a waste and so sad.

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    • I can only agree. I saw only the last part of Viva Las Vegas. One of my memories was sitting in a restaurant with Mr. Swiss and some friends in Summer when the news came on our Swiss radio of his death. It was certainly tragic.Wishing you a good restful Christmas day

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  2. Good morning and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Such a wonderful photo of the morning snowfall in your area. We will be cold and blustery here they are saying. Best wishes of the holiday season for health, wealth and safety for you and your family. SLP …

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    • Merry Christmas. It only snowed up in the heights. We had about 5 minutes of snow here this morning, very fine, and that was all. Good health to you all and may It be a peaceful an restful end of the year

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  3. Good afternoon, the sun is shining through a hazy. It will be a quiet weekend, we have plenty of food as Kathy cooked us a meal and my Kuna brother (I have 4) stopped with a meal. One of his daughter was with him. No snow but a winter storm is forecast for tomorrow. I will read my books. We have no TV as both of us have problems hearing and is is our choice. Most of time I don’t miss it. TV arrive in the 1950s’. Have stress less evening.

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    • Today was a quiet day as everyone here was recovering from yesterday’s Christmas Eve. We ate well today and now am relaxing in front of the TV. Plenty of fun films to watch. Am justbwatching one of the Jurassic Park films. The weather has behaved so far and no snow. Tomorrow is supposed to be quite sunny

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