FOWC with Fandango: Poignant

I took this photo some years ago on a visit to England. It must have been some time in November, as we Brits tend to commerate the wars in Britain. This was in the town of Tonbridge Wells and their decorations were still remaining: wreaths of red poppies and names of the soldiers that lost their lives embellished on the walls. My family was lucky in that sense as all our men returned. My uncle was a Prisoner of War for many years in Germany, but he also came home afterwards.
FOWC with Fandango: Poignant

FOWC with Fandango: Succulent

What could be more succulent than a nice Swiss Blood Sausage, although I must admit it is a matter of taste. My first confrontation with such a sausage was in Switzerland at my mother-in-laws table. I will try anything, you never know, perhaps it is the food that was ideal for a good meal. I did eat it, as I eat most food that is served. However, it was not as I imagined it to be. The blood was not solid, but a little soft and juicy, as blood would be. The farmers and butchers make them usually in Autumn and are known as a delicacy. There is also another variety, the liver sausage, but not much better. Are they succulent? I suppose they are but the idea of turning fresh blood into a sausage is not everyone’s idea.

FOWC with Fandango: Succulent

FOWC with Fandango: Prevalent

Today the weather played a large part in my life. I was visiting Mr. Swiss at his Golden Oldie home. It was not a friendly day with a cold strong wind although now and again the sun did poke through. It was rain and no rain, so i risked the journey. Whilst I was visiting I realised that things were looking quite dark outside and decided it was time to go home. As soon as I mounted my scooter to leave the heavens opened and the hailstones began to tumble down, whilst I was on my way. To intensify the situation, there was thunder and lightening. Thank goodness it is only a five minute journey, but I was naturally soaked when I arrived home. After changing into some dry clothes I had to dry out my scooter.

It was a cloud burst, but whilst I was at home I noticed that there was a repeat performance – see my photo. Those hailstones can hurt when they fall.

FOWC with Fandango: Prevalent

FOWC with Fandango: Urge

Yesterday I had the urge to clean a window:not these windows in the picture – they are in town and they probably have a man that cleans them with a special lift and he gets paid for it. No, my windows are at home, I do not get paid for it and I have two sides to our apartment with widows on both sides. I used to clean the windows quite often, but as the years go past and my multiple sclerosis progresses, my ability to clean windows diminishes. It was last week when my cleaning help was here and said she would do the windows some time. She also made the remark that I used to clean them often.. She was right, This week I was more at home. Mr.Swiss was not feeling so active in his golden oldie home and today it was raining, which means a no go with my scooter for a visit. So yesterday I decided to clean one window. However, I afterwards decided that I would clean the window in the next room and yes, I eventually cleaned the third window in the next room, meaning that I again had nice clean windows on one side of the apartment.

You would that that would be enough punishment, but today I was again at home and began the windows on the other side of the apartment. Of course, there are four sets, and yes, after almost an hour I had done them all. In the meanwhile an orchid fell to the ground, so I had to sweep the mess away, but the orchid survived. However, now I have clean windows everywhere and yes, I was a little exhausted afterwards.

We women have strange urges sometimes.

FOWC with Fandango: Urge

FOWC with Fandango: Plan

If you ever visit our town of Solothurn in Switzerland, before you enter he gate on the East Side, you are confronted with this plan of the city. There is the river Aare that runs through it in the middle. Otherwise the houses and buildings are in their places for many years. Now and again something might be modernised, but otherwise the streets and buildings have been in the same place for a few centuries. Traffic is only allowed in the town for tradesmen and hotel guests. Otherwise it is a town for bicycles and pedestrians. The traffic goes on the roads around the town.

FoWC with Fandango: Plan

FOWC with Fandango: Movie

We have two cinemas in our town. This one is in the middle of town and the other just outside. We Brits still tend to call them films, although Movie is OK, we understand it. Otherwise it must be at least 20 years since I actually ventured into a cinema. I think the last film I saw was “The Shining” and before it “Yellow Submarine” and each time it was because for some reason our TV gave up the ghost and Mr. Swiss said let’s go to the cinema. I do not even watch a film on TV today, no time. My only interest in the movie world is the music themes. All the film stars I used to like all seem to be no longer living and I am out of touch with the new movie stars. What a boring life I lead, but I always have something to do.

FOWC with Fandango: Movie