RDP Wednesday: Theatre

Sometimes you can peep behind the scenes in our town theatre if you are lucky. I was passing by the back entrance and the door was open so you could see direct to the stage. It seems they were preparing the theatre for a production: perhaps an opera or a play. We have quite an active theatre in our town of Solothurn that works with the town of Biel together which also has its own theatre.

I must admit the only time I visited the theatre was in Biel when the Chippendales were appearing – those young good looking men from the states that like to present themselves to the ladies with very little clothing. We organised an excursion from our office when I was a working lady – naturally only the female members, but that is another story.

RDP Wednesday: Theatre

Good Evening

And another wonderful day in and around our village. On my visit to Mr. Swiss this afternoon I took this photo from his golden oldie refuge showing the Jura mountains and our local Castle Waldegg.

When I arrived at Mr. Swiss home this afternoon the courtyard was all set for a lotto match for the inhabitants, although Mr. Swiss is not a lotto fan. The seats were soon occupied and the callers began to call out the numbers. Yes, life is never boring in a senior home.

There seem to be chickens everywhere in our village, but also just as pets and egg suppliers and not for feeding the population. I have also noticed that chickens are not just chickens and they also have so many varities, shapes and sizes.

And of course, not to mention the rabbits-

They are really quite big with their mega ears and feet. I noticed they are also quite speedy on their legs. I like how they go about their business ignoring the chickens that live with them. The chickens also ignore the rabbits, so they really get on well together.

The goats were also quite active today and this one got quite curious when he saw me and came up quite close.

However this afternoon the pigs were the main actors. There are only two of them, but they are quite peaceful.

A colleague mentioned that they would be perfect paint brush suppliers with the bristles they have, although these pigs have no interest in art I think. Their main interest this afternoon was finding something edible in the surrounding grass.

I visited Mr. Swiss this afternoon and brought him a supply of his summer wardrobe, which he was glad of. Tomorrow he is off on a summer excursion from the home, and on Friday I will be at the dentist in the afternoon, so I will see him again only at the week-end.

Today, Lucia my cleaning lady was here and she worked a real wonder and miracle in my bedroom. As it is now Summer and I live on the ground floor, the spiders are slowly invading again. Not that they bother me too much, they keep themselves to themselves, but leave a string of web threads wherever they hang around. She went to work with the vacuum cleaner, a broom and duster on the ceiling and every nook and cranny. The spiders were all homeless afterwards and disappeared and not one spider was harmed in the operation. My bedroom is now perfect and everything is much brighter. Of course I did some support work to help and cleaned my bedroom windows and their frames.

And that was today’s excitement. Tomorrow I will be alone. No. 1 son preparing for his rock concert in the evening and Mr. Swiss on a journey into the unknown from his home. I do not mind. I just hope that I do not forget how to have a conversation with everyone disappearing.

And now to call it a day in my peaceful corner of the world. May you also have a peaceful day/night – until tomorrow.

FOWC with Fandango: Enthusiastic

I have been enthusiastic about creating order in my life. It might sound silly, but you collect so much unnecessary ballast over the years, which I realised you do not need. Ok you always ned a computer, in my case two – an apple and windows model, but that is enough on my desk. I am now living alone and really do not need all the bits and pieces.

And then there is the room which became a sort of office. And so I went through every drawer and cupboard and created order. Even every file was scrutinised. Any documents more than 10 years old were cast away when realising that they were no longer necessary in my life. This quest for order began this year in February and finished this morning when I filled the last garbage bag with unnecessary goods.

Why write about it? Because I am content. I really do not need the weight of ballast in my life and now I know where everything is. At least I think so. I always have my smartphone and computer should I forget.

FOWC with Fandango: Enthusiastic

Good Evening

So let us see what we have today. Of course made an afternoon visit to Mr. Swiss and here you can see his Golden Oldie home on the left next to the church. The church has nothing to do with the home basically, it just happens to be built there. I do not know what the home was originally, but inside it is up to modern standards. I think it goes back to the 14th century. Anyhow it was another wonderful sunny day with clouds floating past and no trace of anything like rain. It is now the time that when it would rain it would be a storm with thunder and lightening and afterwards disappear.

I think every time I visit I discover yet another animal outside in the gardens. This time a male mallard duck was having a paddle in the pond surrounded by water lily leaves. I cannot wait until the flowers appear. There are a pair of ducks but this is the first time I saw the male of the species. Perhaps there might be some babies somewhere.

This time I also managed to get a shot of the one and only floppy eared bunny that they have. I had never seen one before.

I must say the home is well organised and the courtyard is also a place where many like to sit in the warm afternoons. It is pleasant and shady from the linden tree that grows in the middle of the yard.

Otherwise it was a pleasant afternoon and there was plenty of discussion about the golden oldie outing on Thursday when all will be going on a trip to a Swiss Lake. It takes quite a bit of planning when you have to take 4-5 wheelchairs with you, although Mr. Swiss does not need one and can manage with his walker. There will be plenty of carers to look after the people. On Thursday I will be completely alone. Mr. Swiss will be on his outing and No. 1 son will not be at home in the evening as there is a rock concert commemorating a local pop musician that passed away as a young man some years ago. As my No. 1 son is known in the pop music circles here he will be there from beginning to the end.

My pleasure in the whole thing is to cook and eat what I like. I am easy to please and have decided on spaghetti with prawns.

This evening we had chilli con carne with rice – easy to cook and there were no leftovers.

My cleaning lady will be here tomorrow morning instead of today as she was somewhere on holiday since the week-end. I have now at last really finished organising cupboards and drawers in my apartment. At last I know where everything is and no longer have unwanted objects. I could now begin to clear out the hobby room in the cellar, but that has time.

All I have now to say is enjoy your day.