Good Morning

Another cold sunny morning. I just wish it would warm up a bit. It is now supposed to be the beginning of spring, but apart from a few crocus and snowdrops I have not noticed very much. Even my daffodils are refusing to open their buds. I might take a chance today and venture out of my own self sought isolation into town this afternoon. It has been almost two weeks since I went anywhere. In between son No. 1 brought a few items I needed. I must be getting forgetful and noticed with my online grocery delivery yesterday that I had forgotten bread for the week-end, which is not such a tragedy. I always have something frozen in the freezer.

I managed to get an action photo of one of the sparrows preparing for a landing on the food supplies, otherwise not very much happening yesterday on the avarian front.

I had the usual visit of my friend the robin, He is the first to arrive in the morning and the last to go in the evenung.

Not even the TV programme was interesting yesterday. The news tells me that we are now all to expect of third wave of the Covid pandemic in Europe, which for me is not surprising. I think we will be left with this scourge for the next five years at least. It all seems to be some sort of science fiction film we are living in. Perhaps we are just part of an experiment from another world somewhere in space. I am due for my second jab the week after the next. I am not so much looking forward to it as I have heard that reactions to the second one are a little stronger than the first. I felt almost nothing from my first jab. And then it will be followed by the Easter holidays, which I am not looking forward to. I am really hoping my jab reactions will be minimal. Just another shopping stress when the stores will be closed and everyone fighting for their food. Our own eating habits have also changed over the years thank goodness. No more big invites for holidays and marathon cooking sessions. We are no longer so fussy with the special meals and I no longer have to fight for the best choice of meat and veg.

I read yesterday that Finland is now the happiest nation in the world and Switzerland is No. 3 on the list. Somehow I do not feel so happy, but the other countries are probably very miserable.

And now I should move on, with a little household work and the usual Saturday routine. I wish you all what I wish myself, a nice stressless week-end, free if unnecessary problems. Keep well and safe.

9 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning .. it is also cold here .. but sunny … I would really like to go work out in the garden but yesterday the wind was very brisk and made the temperature seem very cold. Alas .. because the bulbs are coming up and I need to clear away the winter leaves. Hopefully starting Monday the daytime high temperatures will make it pleasant. I did succeed in obtaining tomato plants yesterday at the garden store .. along with some basil, lavender. rosemary and other herbs .. so I just have to have a good day where I can mix the potting soil with the compost and put them all into larger pots. Good day to you and have a wonderful weekend. … SLP …

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    • I went into town this afternoon and it was freezing cold, especially when you travel on a scooter with a head wind. Wish you succes with the garden. I love having herbs in my garden to flavour the food. My gardener cleared away the leaves, although we still get some from the gales we are getting. Have a good week-end


  2. Your action shots keep getting better and better! I just love this one. Your little robin friend is so pretty. The first day of spring here and if it were not for the shocking pink color of our azalea, you would not know it. So very cold here for springtime. Our vaccine notices are still not working correctly. I received two notices that it was time to set me up for my first shot. I already had my first, so I am ignoring these notices. My second vaccine is on April Fools Day. I hope that this not an omen…..

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    • My action shots are more luck then judgement. I only notice the action when I upload the photo. It is also very cold here. We all seem to be due for our second shot at the moment. Mr. Swiss has his next week on Friday and I have mine on the following Tuesday. I think we will all be glad to get it over.

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  3. Good afternoon, the sun is shining, it’s like another spring day. Yesterday, there were showers during the day. But nothing plant life is still dormant but the bird s have been mating and might be nesting. I am one of the no-shows for the vaccine. Kathy wants to wait until the Johnston one ready. That will mean only two trips instead of four as we both need it. At the end of the day, stores called for anyone needing the jab to save the vaccine as it will not keep overnight. Have a safe trip this afternoon and a stress-free evening.

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    • We have plenty of sun, but vary cold temperatures. I was in town this afternoon but was glad for my nice warm woolly hat. We will now be having our second dose of the vaccine and will be glad when it is over. We do not have vaccine ourselves as it has to be kept at very low temperatures. I am looking forward to a nice quiet evening.

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  4. What do people in Finland have to be happy about? I should look into that. It seemed to me that people in more obscure places, such as Oklahoma, seemed to be happier than those of us who thought we ‘should’ be happier because of where we live. I mean, I can distinctly remember people in the Los Angeles region who believed that they were better off than everyone else everywhere else in the World because they ‘made it’ and live in Los Angeles, but they were some of the most unhappy people I know of. They just were not aware of it. It also seems to me that unhappy people migrate to the Santa Clara Valley, and believe that they should be happy because they have good jobs that compensate well. Yet, they do not live as well as people in more affordable places. I never want to relocate, but it can be tempting when I see how people live elsewhere.

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    • I think one of the reasons is how they had the pandemic sommelier under control although Finland is a large country, but not over populated. I have benn there many years ago: wide open spaces everywhere and very clean. Everyone has their own idea of happiness. Despite my own problems I am happy to live in my little village, but. I consider myself lucky to be here after growing up in the big crowded city of London.

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  5. At least those of us who got vaccinated can breathe a little and now wonder if we are going to die alone of COVID. I had just hoped that this would end and there would be some time left over in my life without a plague. Here, people are incredibly stupid about it. They behave like jerks. I don’t understand them at all. People are TURNING DOWN the vaccine because they are sure it’s all a big exaggeration and they don’t need it. How weird is THAT?

    I love the way the birds look like they are hanging in the air as they land.

    Where we live, all the variations of COVID are running rampant everywhere. Until Owen gets HIS vaccination, I’m going to be worried.

    I think we earned a better retirement than this! Owen says every bad sci fi zombie story he’s read or seen in the movies has always started with a pandemic. Now that would be the ultimate clincher for the whole COVID story!


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