Christmas comes quick enough and it seems that some stores just cannot wait.FOTD 14th October 2021: Poinsettia
It seems that it is currently time for the maize to be harvested from the fields.RDP Thursday: Current
A good start to the day I would say. Nice and bright from a rising sun, and now half an hour later it has arrived with a blue sky as a background. It does not mean that we will be having a hot summer day as Autumn has definitely arrived.
The trees are not changing their colours by coincidence even if some cannot quite decide whether to keep their leaves or not.
We now have halloween before us which we absolutely do not celebrate in Switzerland. There was an attempt a few years ago to introduce this celebration, but the stores were left with unwanted items and all the remaining halloween sweets like sugar pumpkins and ghosty chews were all to have at half price afterwards because no-one was interested. Of course Christmas is already in the air, which I also do not understand. We have only beginning of October and already some items are arriving in the stores. I have quite an attachment to Great Britain being a Brit and follow the news and watch the TV programmes. One of their major problems (and also other countries) is the deliveries of goods due to not having enough drivers for transport. It seems that covid is again rearing its ugly head as the main cuprit.
It is also now chestnut season and they are on offer at my online store so I decided to order some. Not a lot just enough for something extra with the evening meal. I decided I would try making them in my air fryer as I had found some instructions. There were various ways of doing it, so I chose the easiest method by just putting then in the fryer for 15 minutes It worked and they were cooked but a bit on the dry side.
I decided to stick with our roasted hot chestnuts from town where the same family arrive every Winter and have their chestnut house on the main square in town selling them freshly roasted. It is not worth the bother to do them yourself and a dangerous task when cutting through the shell before roasting.
I so not have to much time this morning a I am replacing the linen on the beds and am generally occupied with other housework. Have a good day everyone, see you around a little later. I leave you with a photo of my buddleia in the garden. It seems that it has not given up and is producing some new leaves hoping that Spring will soon be arriving again.