At least I think it is a chrysanthemumFOTD 19th January 2021: Chrysanthemum
Are we suffering from a vaccination fixation. It is the latest theme to talk about. No matter where you are in the world, you begin to compare who is getting the fix, what their qualifications are, and evem the name and type of injection your government is supplying. The government are telling us daily how many people have had their needle full of the latest serum and proudly announce it on the radio, television and in the newspapers. It is slowly becoming a competition. “Have you been vaccinated yet?” is becoming one of the regular questions. Are we having a competition to see who has had it and who not.
And me? I must admit it, I have joined the club. At first you could only request the vaccination in our country by telephone. After the telephone connections were over occupied and were collapsing regularly at least 1-2 days a week, an online connection was organised. Even that went wrong this week and it seemed people were not getting the right questions to answer. Today I connected with http://www.corona.so.ch and filled out the questions. Success, I was accepted and am registered for my jab. When that will be I have no idea, but I am getting there. I think it will be some time in February, although March is also not so far away.
In the meanwhile I continue in my self isolation, ordering groceries online and avoiding contact with the others. However, our local town and area have no large numbers of the affected and the cases are reducing daily. I might even chance an excursion in the outside world tomorrow if it does not snow and temperatures climb to 6° C.
By the way the photo above is naturally not from my colleagues or family getting their Covid jab, but our cat Tabby having her annual jab. Look how brave she is, just sitting there having it done.FOWC with Fandango: Meme
Now that was a coincidence. I was sitting at my computer and glanced outside. It was around 5.00 in the afternoon and the clouds began to get together and lighten up the sky. What could be better, so here it is, with greetings from a Swiss sunset.RDP Tuesday: Lighten
The sun rises and I hope it will be here to stay today. I do not have a lot of time this morning. My cleaning angel is here busy with my kitchen at the moment, and I am waiting for her to finish as I have a full programme of baking a bread and cooking lunch. I also want to finish this piece of literature. I see she is just putting the finishing touches to my kitchen and so I can now move on. There is now a short interlude, but time permitting I will be back to write some more.
In the meanwhile I leave you with one of my motion photos of a sparrow in flight: fascinating how they spread their wings when taking off.
And now I have returned.
My pastry is rising and this afternoon will be baked for a nice fresh bread for the evening. I am really enjoying my new found hobby. However, I no longer have any yeast, but I might even venture into town tomorrow. The weather is improving, temperatures are rising and after almost a month indoors it is time to venture into the outside world again, although I will only be shopping for the minimum. My online ordering of food will now be a fixture. It is so much more relaxing.
Now and again I now get visits from my great tits which I believe are known as chickadees in the states. They really like to eat from food that is hanging somewhere, or go the bird house which is on stilts. Probably they like the view from above.
I again got interested in a programme on our TV yesterday. It was a report on the history of films from various popular groups. My No. 1 son usually spends the evening in his room but he noticed what I was watching and naturally joined me for the whole programme. It was really a walk through history of modern pop music. It was followed up by “A Hard Days Night” the first cinema film from the Beatles. It was in black and white and No. 1 son naturally stayed to watch it with me. However, I told him I was not staying up until midnight to watch the complete film, so he hung on until I switched the TV off. The Beatles were all so much younger but their music has remained good throughout the years. It really transports me back to my younger years.
And now really time to go. The bread is rising and dinner is cooking and the cleaning angel is nearly finished. Have a great day all, will be back later with more reports from the Swiss wilderness where the hedgehogs and mice say goodnight to each other. I leave you with a view of our morning sunrise.