Good Evening

I know I am late, you can see it from the late afternoon sky. This morning was long ago, and I was busy with my cleaning lady and sorting out a few things. The good news is that after a week wading through cobwebs and various other animal refuse I have at last organised my garden cupboard. Son No. 1 shifted four bags of unwanted rubbish into our container and now all is organised. We still have two lawn mowers which we do not need, but otherwise we now have room in the cupboard for everything. I must say that no insects or animals were harmed in the cleaning operation as in the better weather they tend to live the outdoor life. I will now move on to contacting the salvation army to collect some items of furniture no longer needed in our hobby room in the cellar.

When my No. 2 son’s family visited on Sunday they brought some new chairs for our patio table. The ones we had were getting quite shaky and were no longer so safe. The new ones are much better, more solid, and are reinforced with metal. My 2 year old grandson spent a happy hour unscrewing the old chairs and my son took them with him to dispose of them, so we had no problem. Of course I cleaned the cushions and applied the vacuum cleaner on them to clear cat fur remains on them. It did not take long and Roschti decided to christen the new chairs with his presence and made himself comfortable for a nice sleep. I am glad he has given his seal of approval.

We discovered that our door bell was not working and visitors were left in front of a locked door. We have two door bells. One is on the outside of the building attached to our intercom system that works very well when you want to make sure who is calling. The other bell is on the direct door to the apartment and that was silent. Mr. Swiss called the guy and within half an hour he was doing the necessary repairs. It was a five minute job and we are now with a normal door bell. Actually we get very few visitors. Apart from the monthly visit of No. 2 son, who also has a key, I have the supermarket deliveries twice a week and that is all. We really do live an isolated life.

I was thinking about going into town this afternoon, but storms were predicted so I decided to stay at home. Of course no storm arrived, just one clap of thunder as a warning but it will all happen probably during the night. Tomorrow there will be storms and rain, but Thursday is a sunny Summer day, as the following week-end, so I will wait. I have no urgent business to deal with at the moment.

My roses are beginning to bloom in the garden and I spent part of the afternoon tying them up. This rose is a climbing rose and it tends to climb everywhere, so I had to tie it onto the supports to stop it wandering or getting dirty on the ground.

And that was my not very eventful day. It is now evening and I am settling down with the TV and a book. I hope you all had a good day.

I’m alive!


For those of you that might have even missed me, I decided to make an effort to let you know that I am still thriving , annoying Mr. Swiss and generally turning in circles. The Corona virus has not yet got me, although Switzerland are still debating what new tactics to used today. They have decided not to close the borders to Italy, so welcome everyone.

In the meanwhile life has not been running as smoothly as it should. On Monday I spent time in the garage dicsussing whether to have a new battery in my car or not. It seems, by various unanimous decisions, that I do not drive enough. After 12 months of my new car I only have 2,200 kilometers and that is not enough. It seems I should set up a record of distance driving visiting Zürich, Bern, Genva and perhaps even Lugano now and again to give my battery a chance to charge. I am still thinking about it. I even bought a new vignette to cover this year on the motorway and the new battery.

And then the next problem was there. I lost my iPhone. It has been missing since I returned home from the garage. After the garage I went to the supermarket and arrived home and am sure my phone was with me. I packed out the shopping together with Mr. Swist down at the computer and discovered there was no trace of my mobile phone. I have not left it in the car and after phoning the supermarket they told me that no-one had found the phone. I know I had it with my when I arrived home, but it has disappeared. As my phone has facial recognition, as well as a code, there is no danger that anyone would look like me and be able to use it.  Actually I am sure it is at home somewhere.

For me this is almost a greek tragedy as I live with it day and night. It tells me the time, has my shopping list, and some other facts and figures important to my existence as a human being. Thank goodness I have my iPad and did an update on my phone only last week. If I dial my Tel No. I only get the recorded socalled “combox”  saying I am not available. This means that I had switched it to flight mode and it is still flying somewhere.

However, I decided to look on the bright side of life and bought a new iPhone today, the newest version, with a super camera, the so-called 11 Pro Max – not cheap but now and again even a golden oldie needs to be cheered up. I have left it at the store and the guy is fixing it all for me. I decided to pay the little extra to save any nervous problems if I did it myself. He can take over the same number that I had and all my various apps.

I have decided to take a rest for the time being from anything connected to computers, iPhones and cars but hope that when I pick up my new phone tomorrow things will be back to normal. I think slowly I am getting too old for this type of excitement.

In the meanwhile I am sure you can now all sleep a restful night again, not having to lay awake and worry about me.

See you around again when life gets back to it normality.


Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening

Christmas 2012

This is just a short one to let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking, but took a day off today. This morning I was busy organizing a new car and dealing with various other details, and just had not energy left to write anything. My biggest problem at the moment is getting a substitute car to bridge over a couple of days until the new car is ready.

I hope to be back in my old routine soon, but I do not have a clue how tomorrow will look. So I have not broken any legs or arms and basically I am feeling OK, just needed to take five today and recover from the week’s stress.

Good Evening


They say better late than never, so this is a small compensation for the fact that I did not wish you a good morning this morning. Yesterday evening we had a few of those wonderful sunsets and I would have like to have shown them this morning. Unfortunately I had an appointment at the hospital for the surgeon to remove the stitches from my ear. The week of taking penicillin was over and I had been sleeping with 7 stitches in my Ear flap for 7 nights: no pain, but irritating.

So now I am back again in the land of the living with a changed ear. It does look very interesting, and I am sure that no one has a notch in the top flap of their ear like me. The outline of the ear takes a dip at the top, but returns again.  It is so nice to be original.

The doc decided to empty my ears of excess wax while he was doing the job. He had a new method that I did not know. Instead of the good old syringe with water, he has a mini mini vaccum cleaner and it sucks up the wax in the ear. I am sure my ancestors were candle makers as I seem to produce enough wax to make one, especially in the left ear.

However I am here again, although tomorrow might be a little late with my greetings as the cleaning woman will be here. Oh, the stress of a golden oldie. See you tomorrow or whatever it will be in your country.