The return of the amaryllis. There is not very much flowering at the moment, so here is my amaryllis again. I noticed that it actually has five flowers instead of the normal four.FOTD 29th November 2022: Amaryllis
Monthly Archives: November 2022
FOWC with Fandango: Convoluted
RDP Tuesday: Lichen
So I arrived home and went into the garden as I was itchin for a lichen. It was dark so I lit the torch. Luckily I had a small knife with me so did some scraping and I found that the lichin did not have any roots. It was just laying on the earth so no problem. Here is my lichin. It seems to have some stars amongst the growth.RDP Tuesday: Lichin
FOTD 28th November 2022: Japanese Maple
The Japanese Maple Tree is now naked, it has lost all the leaves. They are now laying on the ground waiting to be cleared away.FOTD 28th November 2022: Japanese Maple</a<
FOWC with Fandango: Work
RDP Monday: Sterling
This is Swiss sterling, although I think it really only exists for English money. However, I was again clearing one of our many cupboards and found about three purses full of change. They were remainders from Mr. Swiss days at home as he never really liked having a lot of change, and just organised it in various purses. I no longer deal so much with real money, just plastic, but sometimes you need it. My. No. 1 son might bring me something I have forgotten from the store and then I need change to pay him my debt. And so I had the brilliant idea to put all the change in one place. It has already paid off as No. 1 son brought me something from a trip to Zürich and needed some extra change. There must be at least twenty Swiss Framcs in this glass.
Speaking of money we have now inherited Black Friday from the States. I have no idea why we have to have this, but I am probably too old for such new ideas. Black Friday was last week so now we can all relax I thought. However, it seems today is Cyber Monday when we feed our needs for computers and other electronic equipment. All the non selling items are now reduced in price and if you are clever you could probably build your own computer with all the rubbish they are offering. I am only really interested in food weeks, but that does not seem to exist – yet.RDP Monday: Sterling
FOTD 27th November 2022: Orchid
This one is flowering for the second time with new branches after a few weeks.FOTD 27th November 2022: Orchid
FOWC with Fandango: Anxiety
RDP Sunday: Moving
I once read that you should live as if you were moving every two weeks, and that is a good idea because when the time comes to move to another house, perhaps even in another town, you have a look around and the shock is complete when you realise what you have collected through the years. You noticed that half of the stuff you have to move you do not need and so you begin to organise it all.
That is where the building in the photo is happy. It was built to burn the rubbish that we do not need. Generally it lives on the garbage we collect daily and is collected by the garbage men once a week. This is our local waste incinerator, but this is just for the weekly use and you do not move weekly. You might move after a few years and that does not fit in a garbage bag and so the sortiing begins and organisation of a transport van for the bulk of the rubbish which you can drive to the plant yoursself. You drive it onto a scalle and you are charged for the weight of the goods. Mr. Swiss moved to a golden oldie home 11 moths ago and I am still finding items not needed but I am gradually getting there. I do not want to go into detail of what I found, but I now live as if I would be moving every two weeks.. Every tine I have a garbage bag, I top it up with unwanted items.
One of the Swiss problems is that you should only move twice a year, end March or end September by law. If you move out of these dates and you are renting, you should pay the rent for the months remaining outside these dates. If your rubbish exceeds a plastic bag you can order a container to be parked outside your home and can put everything in it. The rubbish collection is then organised and the container is taken to the incinerating plant. Of course this is also a matter of incurred costs, I know it. We once moved and had to organise a container. I am now hopefully in my last home, having moved twice in my life.RDP Sunday: Moving
FOTD 25th November 2022: Autumn Trees
Winter has not yet arrived, and there are still some trees that have their leaves.FOTD 25th November 2022: Autumun Trees