Another wonderful sunrise this morning and what is even better, it is warmer and I could only hear the sound of melting snow. It is now disappearing and when everything goes well I will be out and about again today. I even noticed a little rain is expected so what could be better to clear it all away. I had a real taste of Winter yesterday and what could be. I was really housebound, no chance of going anywhere either by scooter or local train, but luckily I have No. 1 son who gladly went to the local store. He even went into town for the groceries in the larger supermarket and called in at the chemist as my Vitamin D drops were at an end. He might be autistic, but when he has a purpose he fulfils it no matter what and I can really rely on him. I have also learned something from the Winter problems. I am now covered this week for what I need more or less and today I can get what is necessary in the store. I will be having an online delivery on Wednesday and will be making a new online order today to be delivered next week on Monday just to be sure that I am covered for next week in case of another attack by snow.
At least being homebound keeps me away from Mr. Covid. I noticed that cases are a little less (only a little) in our country, probably due to an isolated life over Christmas. We are still having our Swiss problems, but our village has been free from any new cases, and we have a population of 950 approximately.
I have had a new visitor in the garden over the past couple of days. Yesterday I took the chance to capture a few photos. He was nicely sitting in the tree opposite. The result was 60 photos. It is now clearly one of our jays. Last year I remember having a pair that were visiting and either they have returned, or it is the next genration. I have no idea where they nest, but probably in the nearby forest.
At least life gets interesting with my birds.
I also had a visit from a blue tit, which I believe are called chickadees in the States. I am becoming an amateur ornithologist slowly, but it is the only variety I have at the moment.
I was again left with the TV when Mr. Swiss retired to bed yesterday evening, but was a little disappointed. After watching our favourite soap, East Enders, there was really nothing very interesting to watch and I am fed up with the eternal silly, stupid quiz programmes with people exposing themselves as idiots. I do not mind general knowledge which I can also have a try at the answers like Mastermind, University Challenge or even Pointless, but some programmes are really an insult to your intelligence.
As I did not go anywhere yesterday to get something for lunch I am left with a deep freeze choice.I have a pack of prawns of which I only need half and a mixture of various fresh veg in the fridge, so I decided on an Angloswiss creation of a pan fry accompanied by some pasta and I should really use the vegetable before it becomes unusable.
And now to carry on with daily life. By the way I was writing this piece, as I usually do, to the accompaniment of my current favourite Global British radio station Classic FM on my iPad or iPhone. They really have a wonderful selection of classical music, almost a hit parade of the best. I like almost all types of music, but sometimes you need something smooth and reassuring, so give me Beethoven, Mozart and Bach any time, combined with some Chopin and Prokofiev: with some opera mixed in it is the perfect mixture.
So have a good day everyone and make the most of it. I was really down yesterday due to the weather, but today everything looks different and the solutions have presented themselves, even if our local mountain is slowly being iced by snow.