Good Morning

I have returned after a day’s absence. Yesterday my No. 2 son and family visited and I was occupied with being a grandmother and Mr. Swiss a grandfather, which is a nice occupation. Although we see the grandchildren perhaps only once a month they know who we are and make themselves at home when they arrive. The weather stayed warm and friendly, although today we have returned to the rainy season. However not too much rain but enough to keep me at home for the day. It will probably continu this week, but I am hoping to get out tomorrow or later in the week.

The rain is encouraging the snails to take a walk in the garden which I am not very happy about. I have already treated the plants, especially the hostas, with a dose of snail pellets and am hoping they will stay away. The snails are not so bad, but the slugs have a voracious appetite and absorb everything with their 27,000 teeth, although they are not teeth as we know them, they are more microscopic, but do the job they are meant for. I actually found this little fellow quite sweet. He was probably taking his first baby steps along the wall.

My smoke tree in the garden has also began to flower, although they are more specialised in quantites of very small flowers but look quite good especially when they are full of rain drops.

After my day with the grandkids I decided to have an late afternoon sleep when they left to recover for the evening. I eventually settled down with a book and then noticed that there was a film on the TV which captured my interest. It was one of those so-called Marvel films based on the old Spiderman and other fantastic figures of the comic world, which I grew up with a little. Admittedly they are a little exaggerated but sometimes I need to escape from the real world and a little fantasy does help.

No. 1 son had a little problem on Saturday when his TV set gave up. He was getting a picture but it was telling him there was no signal. Mr. Swiss had a look and said probably he would have to get a new cable. For an autist, these links to life can be a little problematic, actually very problematic. He managed to survive the evening with his store of DVD films. Yesterday morning he arrived in the kitchen to tell me that the TV was again working with no problems. Sometimes the TV world moves in mysterious ways, but I was glad that one of this main lifelines of entertainment was again operating.

And now I have to operate with my daily routine. No stress this morning with cooking and baking a bread. I can only wish you all a good day and beginning to the week.