Good Evening

It was a rainy day today, but at least no longer as cold as it was and the snow remainders are not disappearing. For me and No. 1 son it was another day at home. I decided to tidy up my porch table this morning. It had accumulated a lot of bits and pieces that were just taking up room and had no use. No. 1 son was gradually eating his way through the apple harvest and instead of two large baskets of apples there was now only one. I was quite pleased with the result and it really looks more tidy outside. I like to keep myself busy with variouis chores. I also did a thorough dust removel in the bedroom: so much had collected behind the cupboards and shelves. I am now quite proud of the result.

Dinner was our normal tradition on Boxing Day. A nice piece of ham from the shoulder with cooked red cabbage in red wine – with a touch of vinegar at the last 10 minutes cooking time and boiled potatoes. As we were only two people there was plenty. No. 1 son never stops until all is eaten, so I had to put the brakes on and said he should perhaps not eat it all, but keep a piece for the evening cold cuts. We really ate a lot.

This afternoon I allowed myself some ice cream as a desert with whipped cream. Not exactly ideal if you have diabetes, but now and again I like to treat myself. It was my favourite ice cream, stracciatella, with the chocolate pieces.

I phoned Mr. Swiss at the clinic and this time by Face time. He does not always hear it, but this time he picked up and I must say he is looking better than he has done for some time. I think he would come home tomorrow if he could, but I told him although it would be nice, he should stay until next week as planned. I really want him to be fit again when he comes home.

I had a visit from the neighbour’s cat this afternoon. He was quite demanding for some feline tit bits, accompainied with a loud meow. I suppose he also had a right to his Christmas break. He gobbled up the offerings and went on further.

Otherwise the local jay also arrived to have a few bites

He did some display diving from the roof of the bird feeding house.

and eventually settled in a tree to keep an eye on things.

There were a few tits hanging around

They like to peck on things that move, like this filled cocoanut half.

The robin put in an appearance as well. I really have a well fed population of birds in my back garden. They keep me in action filling up the seeds.

It is now time for a bite to eat in the evening, It will be some remainders of the day, although I have to make sure that No. 1 son leaves something. I still have a third of a small veal pate with chopped morels and some ham from today.

And now time to move on. I have my order to complete for groceries to be delivered on Tuesday. Keep well and safe and enjoy the remainder of the holiday.