RDP Saturday: Hiraeth

All I can say to that is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll which is the name of a village in Wales, actually on the Isle of Angelsey and of course Yaki da which is a Welsh greeting for Good Day.

My photo shows the flowers of the leek vegetable, whish is also an emblem of the Welsh nation, besdes their red dragon. I remember many years ago going to a football match in London where my team were playing against Swansea town, one of the Welsh teams. There were some Welsh supporters in the stadium and before the match begun they decided to do something for their team and quickly ran onto the field and planted a leek on the middle spot. Of course it was removed before the game began, but it was a nice patriotic gesture.

RDP Saturday: Hiraeth

Good Morning

A few clouds up in the sky, but no problem. Today will be another hot day with a progression of our heat wave weather, but according to he weather experts, it will all be gone next week and we will be back to the normal 20° C days. I must say it is really getting a little hot for me at the moment with 32°C. Yesterday I was on a quest for ice cream but only went to the nearest supermarket along the road. I decided it would be wiser getting the ice creams home for my freezer before they became liquids.I was successful and they are still nicely frozen in my freezer.

I had my usual morning visitor for his second breakfast of treats. Naturally I could not resist the pleading eyes. A few minutes later he returned for more. When he noticed that there was no second helpings he underlined his need with a loud meow, but I remained firm. He disappeared into the garden and probably visits another neighbour to see if there is anything there.

The morning slug also arrived, but he/she was on the way home after a night in the leaves. I think this one actually lives in the bricks surrounding my raised bed.

As said, I visited the store yesterday, but also for another reason. I got my usual online delivery from the supermarket, but two special offers were not delivered, just the normal priced goods and a more expensive quality as apparently the advertised offers were no longer available. The goods come from the largest local supermarket, so I visited a much smaller branch of the store near where I live and yes, they had more than enough of the special offers. I had already complained to the store on their web site and had now received an answer asking more details. I gave them their information (all in German and my written german is not perfect). However I got an answer, quite apologetic that they will be making further investigations. I can be quite annoying where money is concerned and it was a price difference, for me, of more than ten Swiss francs.

The way to the local store is along the main road. There seemed to be quite a lot of traffic but I motor along in ny schooter on the sidewalk. I have to cross the main road where the traffic lights are, but no problem. I just press the button and eventually they change to red. After crossing the road I scooter a little further and eventually turn left after the large building to the supermarket.

Ii is quite a useful store and never has a lot of people as it it more for the locals. There was another guy with his scooter there I noticed. We often meet and greet when we see each other.

The way home had a little less traffic and I managed to complete the whole excursion in just over half an hour.

On the way I travel on a path at the side of the local railway tracks and pass this meadow which had been freshly cut. The used to have horses grazing there, but I have not seen them for some time.

And now to move on to today’s adventures, although there will not be many. I am at home today. Tomorrow No. 2 son and his family will be here for the day. I have not seen them for some time, just online with face time etc. They were also on holiday.

Hope you all have a good week-end – stay safe.