Another wonderful sunrise. I even ventured out into the garden, turned on the water and sprayed my garden. It is now time to compensate the failure of rain during the warmer weather. Due to concentrating on the garden I forgot to heat up the oven to bake up my Sunday platt bread which I buy half baked from the store.
However, whilst I was writing this morning piece I managed to catch up and am now eating my slices of freshly baked warm bread with some butter and jam – a good start to the food of the day. I also forgot to make my tea but now have a steaming hot cup waiting for me, so the day is saved. I must be getting old forgetting so much.
And I was again in town yesterday. It now looks almost like the pre-covid days when we would make the most of the good warm sunny weather and enjoy a drink outside. We seem to have got used to the idea of seeing masked people, although not so much when having a drink and something to eat. I must admit I never wear my mask outside unless I go into a closed space. Although I am now completely vaccinated you still have to be careful. Seeing carefree scenes like this reminds me of the good old days when we could move freely.
Even our many fountains in town, this one on the market place, attracted the crowds and kids for their water games. It was again a typical Saturday afternoon. If this continues, we might even have a few street musicians again. We are so lucky in our country to have such possibilities.
I also saw this wonderful display of potted plants on the steps of a town house.
I called in at the store to get a few items: mainly a weeks supply of cigarettes for Mr. Swiss and some special chocolates he likes. I also picked up a pot of basil for the outside garden. It was the second I bought. One I planted in my herb bed but this one will stay in the pot. You can never have too much and I like basil for flavouring my tomato salads and some Italian dishes.
After the evening meal it was a time of relaxation with a book, even the TV, although there was nothing really interesting on the box. I must have been a little tired from the outside weather and escaping to the great outdoors as I fell asleep in the chair already by 9.00 pm in front of the TV. However, no problem. Being a golden oldie I can please myself what I do. Needless to say I had an early night, following soon on the bedroom trail left by Mr. Swiss.
Today there will be no adventures and I will stay at home and enjoy the stressless life of a golden oldie. Sundays still have their advantages, even if they are not very much different to the other days. I wish you all a good Sunday with no stress. Take it easy. Isolation is not really so bad I find. I enjoy escaping from the maddening crowds now and again.