A wistful look at my car after its final examination at the testing stand. It passed with flying colours, the only remark was that it had so few kilometres for its age. It was my last goodbye as afterwards I went shopping with it, took it home and returned my driving licence.
Ready for the wedding outside the church.
I have no idea what this car is, but one of the golden oldies of the days gone bye.
If you throw a stone in our local river Aare
It makes a ripple, no ripples
They spread and eventually there is a river
full of ripples
But these ripples were already there
I threw no stone
The river did it all by itself
Here we have Ripple Road in Dagenham
The only thing rippling here is the traffic
You can see the Ford car factory opposite
with its wind turbines
And further on the other side
There is the River thames flowing
which also probably has many ripples.
How is this for a cheerful start to a rainy dreary morning? My daughter-in-law brought them yesterday, picked from her garden. I have not seen such a wonderful bunch of roses for some time and so many. It really brightens up the day to see them. It was lovely to see No. 2 son and his family yesterday-No. 1 grandson is really growing fast now and is way past the dada stage and now holds conversations. No. 1 grandaughter is now half a year old. She is sitting and will soon be making her first attempts at crawling. It is a couple of months since I last saw them, but now the corona virus is slowly losing its grip on Switzerland with a few new cases per day, lock down is almost no more, just safe distancing, and travel has resumed. I would say thanks for the steps taken by our government and the Swiss are a disciplined folk and we follow the orders. If not we just collect signatures and it goes to the vote to change something. It is called direct democracy which in a small country is possible.
Enough politics for a Sunday so let us see what else is happening. Not very much, it rained all night and the front garden had the wet look this morning, but rain also serves its purpose and I do not have to water the garden.
It really seems to be rose time at the moment and my red roses are now in full bloom. I did not go anywhere yesterday, was busy being a grandmother and this morning it is wet everywhere. I am hoping for a dry spell this afternoon to get out and see things. Since being carless I am really becoming a wheelchair tourist and love touring around and discovering, although my discoveries are mainly based on stores and what they have on offer.
Yesterday evening the second programme of the BBC english TV programme brought their weekly programme featuring a musician of the earlier days and yesterday it was David Bowie. No that I was a great fan of his, but it is good to see the old films and recordings again and he was certainly something a little different than the others.
And now to move on to something else. I have a 2nd fridge in my apartment. It is only really used to keep my MS medicine, but now I only have one box left, a new supply has been ordered which I will receive next week. I usual can order three months supply, but now that has been reduced to 2 months, also due to corona times. The medicine comes from Germany. So now the fridge is empty and I should actually defrost it as that has never been done since I got the fridge a couple of years ago. It is only the ice section that needs doing, so I will have to do it today which I hope will not take too long.
I wish everyone a good Sunday, may it be a quite one, as this alley in our town is.
This is really not easy. Today I am using this new unnecessary block system for my blog and after two starts I seem to be getting somewhere. I am too old for this sort of thing, but I must persevere. From 1st June it will be the idea to use and I am not a happy bunny.
Anyhow I have made a beginning and after two tries even managed to add a photo of today’s morning sky. Not the sun as the sun is now doing the same every morning, just shining down on us. Instead a view towards our Jura mountains on the other side.
What makes it a little more difficult is that I took another camera with me on my wheelie yesterday and the photo sizes are a little smaller and I have had to adapt the size to this blog. Anyhow I met these two pigeons on my way that seemed to be celebrating Spring life although he was playing hard to get.
And then I decided to pay a visit to our local stork nest. It must be at least two months and I had no idea how they were settling in. It seems there was only one stork in the nest. I don’t know if there was a partner and baby storks as I had not been there for some time. This stork seems to be quite happy, so I assume that the family were on a fly out.
Yesterday was a national holiday for Ascension Day, so there was not a lot going on anywhere and I saw very few people.
However some stores are preparing for the garbage disposal as soon as the holiday is finished. Life is really getting back to almost normal and I noticed that there are really some interesting bargains to be had in the various stores, ridding themselves of the virus surplus. 25% less on everything is quite a good bargain, although if you are not encouraged like myself. saving 100% is even better.
It is one of those days when in good weather, everyone takes a drive somewhere. As drives anywhere have been quite few and far between due to our virus, people are now making the most of it. It seems some places were again getting a little overcrowded and people are slowly getting back to the pre virus way of life. The Swiss were quite disciplined in the days of lockdown, but even they are now breaking out and crowding a little too much on riverside beaches.
My only journeys are only for shopping purposes and this afternoon I will be on one of my last excursions by car to the next village to the supermarket. From next week it will all be local and no more travelling stress on the road. I have to visit the car authorities today for a road check on my car and then the coast is clear.
I took a photo from town yesterday on one of our main squares showing the Swiss reform church on the left and one of our towers on the right which also contains a small theater.
And that is my first attempt at this new block system from WordPress. I suppose I will get used to it, but at the moment it is a matter of trial and error, more error than anything else and re doing until I find where everything is. Do I really need this? Definitely not, I was so happy with the system I had. I like to have a general word count when blogging and with a little searching I even found that part of the new landscape. There are so many different aspects of this new unwanted thing, that I will probably need half a year until I find them all. I just like to write and upload photos. I do not need to aim for the Blogging Pulitzer Prize.
And bravo, I just found the categories template, another five minute search, but I will not let them beat me, I will conquer this unwanted system.
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