Good Morning

The sky suits the mood of the day. Overcast and indecisive. Since I left my nice warm comfortable bed I have been busy doing this and that. I had no bread for breakfast, so had to bake up the half baked platt bread I get from my supermarket yesterday. They are ideal for the week-end especially nice and warm from the oven. Whilst it was baking I sorted yesterday’s wash which had dried overnight on the stand and filled up the bird food, although the birds had already arrived and were pecking through the remains of yesterday.

I had a pleasant surprise yesterday and there were four birds gathered on my bird house. I think at least one was definitely a gold finch if not the others as well. They seem to have found a new meeting place and I notice we are getting visits from all sorts of various birds. Perhaps they feel the change in the weather, although I do not so much.

However I did break my isolation yesterday and ventured into town in the afternoon. After at least three weeks of being a home lady, I decided it was time to fill up on my provisions and see what the store had. They always fill a freezer with the special offers. Last time I managed to get some frozen ready diced potato for frying – 2 pakets for the price of 1. This time they had something similar, potato croquettes, so I am now well organised. I cook real potato basically, nothing better than fresh produce, but now and again I get a bit lazy and prefer to do it without the peeling and chopping, although usually I call Mr. Swiss to help and we get it done in half the time. In also paid a visit to the butchers to choose the meat I wanted over the counter. Prepacked is OK, but actually seeing the fresh meat and choosing it to be cut how you want it is really for me something better. Ordering steak online is not always the best as they do not always cut it as I like it to be cut.

I naturally took a few photos on my way through town. There are some nice little nooks and crannies in town. This little house even has a cat flap in the door. I always wheel past when I take the surrounding road. I usually go to the store and return through the town.

As usual, in the covid lock down days of life, there was not very much happening, although it was a Saturday afternoon. the stores are now open, but with limited amount of customers, and the restaurants are still closed. There is talk of opening up again soon, but I do not think it will make a big difference. People have got used to the “new way of isolated life” and many, like myself, order their goods online.

As I left town I passed our ancient defence area complete with moat and a view over the Jura mountains. On the right there are the parking spaces, now used by the customers for their vaccinations which borders on the building where we should go.

The last part of my journey before I turn into my village shows the Jura heights. They seem to have collected some more snow lately. I will be glad when this cold unfriendly weather is finished. I made sure I was wearing my nice warm woolly hat and gloves yesterday, I really needed them.

Have a good Sunday everyone, relax and take it easy. Even I have an easy lunch today with no long cooking times. I want to enjoy my Sunday and this aftrnoon I am staying at home, even might bake a cake.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning .. .I always love the photos you post of the mountains .. it is to fascinating to see them change through the seasons. Take care and have a great day. SLP ..

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  2. Good evening, as it is noon here. It’s another spring day, o wind, cold nights. Nothing much is happening. I am finding that Twitter is addictive and I am finding some areas that are interesting. My eyes are bothering me today and manage to cut my arm again with the wall. Have a pleasant evening.

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    • I prefer Facebook to Twitter, but I have many colleagues there. Even my school has its own site and I have often caught up with old school firends although it is 60 years ago. I usually manage to burn myself on my iron when I am not being careful enough.

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  3. We went from cold to warm. It’s warm enough (today) to go out without a jacket! All the windows are open and today, for no special reason, we have a deck full of starlings. This is the first year we’ve had them come around. Starlings never come alone. They always bring the entire tribe. We also have a lot of baby-sized crows. I think a lot of birds are breeding, so we have tiny birds that look like miniatures of their older family members.

    Although it really looks like spring today, I think this is probably temporary. We usually have one more cold week toward the end of March and THEN it starts to really warm up. It has been up and down with some rain, some snow, a bit of wind. Cold, warm and a lot of cold nights with warmer days — which is actually my favorite.

    Your town looks busier than the last time you send pictures. Our town is never busy except when there’s a parade or something — and of course there haven’t been any of them for quite a while. Nor will there be anything much happening until maybe July or August. They have lifted some of the COVID sanctions, but not all of them. A lot of our restaurants are closed and not going to reopen. Sadly, that includes at least one of our favorite eating places. Maybe something new will open. We didn’t have much before and now we have almost nothing.

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    • Our starlings are the same. We do not see them for a few months and suddenly a whole tribe appears and stay for the day. Our birds also seem to be changing their habits and are appearing more in groups. We now see more goldfinch. My robin is a constant visitor.. if it wasn’t so cold it would be pleasant.: at least no rain or snow. I am hoping to get out a bit more next week..
      They have now relaxed the lockdown in our Kanton, and the stores are now open, although I have got used to living without stores. Our restaurants are still closed, but we never go to a restaurant. It is difficult for, us to get there


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