What an exception, blue skies, although a few clouds drifting around. I hear the rain pattering during the night but this morning it had left us with a little bit of sun. The weather seems to be getting a little more friendly. I decided to hug the bed a little longer this morning. Yesterday was the Eurovision song contest. The European countries, plus Australia, had their final singing contest to find the best song. I used to watch it with interest when I was still living in England, but over the years no longer. It was cancelled last year because of Covid, but this year returned again with all the usual countries. It began already last week with the preliminaries when the least liked songs were already eliminated, and we were left with 26 contestants. I had been watching it now and again during the week. For want of anything better I decided to follow it yesterday. I must admit I quite enjoyed it.
As I went to bed before the voting finished I only discovered who won this morning. It was Italy, the only “hard rock” song in the contest. I must admit I quite liked it myself. That is something the Italians can do quite well. The Swiss song came third and for a change it was a good one. We never got anywhere over the last years. Second was France with one of their dramatic French chansons. I must admit I quite enjoyed it all. I do not know if my colleagues over the pond know of this annual European competition. Voting used to be done by selected panels from the various countries competing, but now it seems to be entirely organised by phone-ins for from the various countries. You are not allowed to vote for your own country.
And now back to the normality of daily life. As I am writing the weather has abruptly changed and we had a short hail storm. I thought we were suppose to be having a climate change, with warmer weather. Nothing like it, but strange weather. Who needs Stephen King films when it happens virtually.
I will be at home today. I got a late start to the day. My washing machine decided to act abnormal yesterday and I had a small puddle of water on the floor in front of the machine after the programme was finished. I have had the machine many years, at least 10, and it is probably time to think about a new one. I will call the guy tomorrow and he can have a look at it.
Have a good Sunday, may it be a relaxing one.