Good Evening

Yes I am still here. It must be at least a week, but every time I wanted to write something, I had so much otherwise on my mind to deal with. It is funny, but when you are not longer so often on the computer , somehow you no longer have the routine and have to search where to go on your page. It is now evening, there is no-one here, just I, me and myself.

Mr. Swiss? That is a long and complicated story and I am left to deal with it all. Luckily I have my No. 2 son and his wife that are a great support. After Mr. Swiss recovered from his pneumonia with two hospital stays and a broken right hip, the pneumonia was healed (leaving a shadow on the lung, but the doctors are waiting on that one for a couple of months). The hip operation went OK and he now has a plastic-metal insert and his walking is coming along. There is also a crack on the left hip, but that will not be operated as it should heal. Another operation would be too invasive say the doctors. Mr. Swiss is now 82 years old, He is now in Gunten, a wonderful place on the lake of Thun, we had spent many holidays in the area in our younger years. Now he is in a recovery clinic to bring him back on his legs again. He will be there certainly until after Christmas, and afterwards – who knows? It is not sure that I will be able to cope at home with an invalide with my MS problems.

I have not had a lot of spare time for my blogging efforts, but photography only needs a click with the finger

And as long as the birds are hungry they are still visiting regularly. As you can see we had quite a few heavy snow falls, but over the past few days most has melted and we have had some sunny spells.

I have a new visitor. This blackbird arrives regularly every morning and likes to peck around on the ground to see what he can find.

He sometimes brings his friend with him,

The robin also came for a visit now and agan.

Not forgetting the various sparrows and finch and so life goes on .

Please forgive me for not acknowledging all your kind comments, but time is something that seems to run away. I read them all and are very touched with your good wishes and do not feel so much alone. We do not have a large circle of frieds, but my neighbours have been very helpful. I did not grow up in Switzerland but in London in England and so have no childhood colleagues here. Mr. Swiss knew many jazz musicians in our area, but many were older than him and are no longer.

I will visit when I can, but not so regularly. It depends on the situation. Stay safe and well.