Almost unbelievable but the first shoots have already arrived of my snowdrops.FOTD 1st January 2022: Snowdrops
At last the lamp on my desk is working, not that it was broken, but it kept flackering in between. It was almost as if it was possessed. Just now and again it was trembling. It was then that my clever cleaning lady said it had a wobbly contact and promptly removed it from the lamp and dropped it on the floor. It then had more than a wobbly contact, it was kaput. Luckily I had a spare lamp which was so weak it hardly had any light at all. then I had a clever idea and swopped it for a light bulb that I had in another lamp, much stronger and now it is working. Although I have told my cleaning lady that she could perhaps bring me two new lamps the next time she visits. Anyhow everything working again, no wobbly contact and enough light to be able to write my blogs.RDP Saturday: Light
It was a misty morning, but not so cold. I was already in bed yesterday evening at 10.30 so no New Year’s Eve festivities, although I did hear some fireworks outside. I was busy doing some ironing and as usual the TV programme was quite useless Christmas and New Year seems to be a selection of repeats, although my favourite Sitcom, East Enders, was on, although nothing exciting. Someone wanted to blow up the mosque and the pub owners wife was back on the drink.
And now for the good news of the day, my Mr. Swiss was back. He arrived by special taxi from his rehab. He was only in the wheelchair to get him safely inside, but is now hopping around with his walker, something like me. We must always be careful not to have a walker collision indoors. He was quite worn out from the excitement of the journey, but is now gradually settling in again. I was quite busy unpacking his case. Some of the stuff was clean and others ready for the washing machine, so I had to sort it all. After an hour it was done and I could start to cook lunch. He only needed just over an hour to arrive from the Bernese Overland where his clinic was, and the chauffeuse said there was not so much traffic on the road.
The bird house was busy with some of my feathered sparrow friends, but I think they were just there for the company and no longer so interested in the food.
In the meanwhile I cooked my chicken in the air fryer for the evening meal. It is so much easier than doing it in the oven and reduces the mess as all I have to do is clean the fryer afterwards. I had some fresh sage leaves and stuffed it with them, some garlic cloves and onions and yes it was enjoyed by all.
And now time to go. I have Mr. Swiss to look after and he is doing quite well, although still a bit shaky on his legs. At the moment he is enjoying an ice cream on a stick as a desert whilst watching the TV. I am off now and hope you had a successful first day in the new year.