Good Morning

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Looked like the sun was on its way an hour ago, and yes now it has appeared, although very cold outside. I managed to keep myself warm enough at home with the morning routine: making my son’s bed (he is now at work), organising Tabby’s recycling tray (the cat) and feeding the birds and of course making something to eat and firing up the computer. The usual gang has arrived: the crows, magpies, my pair of jays and not forgetting the sparrows.

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The only visitors I go yesterday were a few magpies

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I managed to get one of them on a take off manoeuvre but otherwise there was no great birdy action.

The only action we have at the moment is the arrival of Mr. Trump from the states. It is a real comedy show, although it is becoming more and more difficult to laugh. He is facing an impeachment trial, but still manages to arrive in Davos for the WEF conference. Even the commentators on the news were quite critical about his visit. One said he was probably feeling comfortable  amongst his friends, the rich businessmen. They added that he was not longer regarded as such a friend and was mainly being ignored. Die he speak about the dangers we have with climate change etc.? No, he did not, but he did say that we have too many “doom prophets” in all countries, dismissing it all as some sort of fairy story. He added, of course, that he is working on the problems and eventually America will have the cleanest air from all. He did not mention that their production of carbon dioxide in the world atmosphere is second only to China.

Of course Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager, also had her say at the conference. I am not really a great follower and supporter of her, but must admit that I am glad she is there. At last someone who is speaking clearly on the problems. She is very aggressive, but you have to be aggressive when dealing with the politicians that only see the profits to be made by fracking etc. I even read somewhere that Mr. Trump said he has created thousands of new jobs. I am sure he has, but what jobs he did not say. Someone has to replace the immigrant labour force that is now kept behind a very expensive wall being built. They once built a wall in Berlin, it no longer exists, but there are people that have pieces of the broken parts at home as reminders.

So enough of politics. It is  a comedy show similar to Monty Python, but Monty Python  presented the jokes to laugh, certain politicians think they are doing a serious job in their delusions of power.

And I am now off. Today I have some shopping to do, but no stress. I called my garage yesterday as my first car service in looming on the horizon. It is now a little more than a year since I got my new car. It has only 2050 kilometres which is not very much, but I still have to get the oil changed and have it looked at. I should also have it washed, which is not something I ever do. I hate those washing tunnels. Another problem is not having my car for a day and having to travel by local train and bus to pick it up again which can be very complicated when travelling with a walker. The guy on the phone said it would be a good idea to just call in and talk it over when making an appointment. By car it is only five minutes away, so that would be a good idea. Perhaps I can organise something. Mr. Swiss said perhaps I could have a car for the day from the garage, but as I can only drive an automatic, I said that might be a bit difficult. Let us see.

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In the meanwhile I will be busy dabbling with a little housework and try to calm down by watching the river flowing past.

Enjoy whatever you are doing, if not, make the best of everything.

Good Morning

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And it looks like the sun will arrive eventually. It’s a cold crisp morning but can only get better

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My friends the jays are already here, which is quite early for them. They usually only arrive towards midday.

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And we also had a chaffinch on a visit yesterday.

Otherwise nothing really new to report. It was a housewify day busy getting in supplies for the week-end. The first step is planning the menu. I have three people to feed (and a cat) and hate when I forget anything. That is why I make a nice detailed list on my iPhone to make sure nothing is left out. Mr. Swiss is also connected to the list meaning now and again I get a few surprise additions, although his main theme seems to be chocolate and sweets.

Yesterday I had an interesting meeting in the store. I heard two ladies talking in english, and it was english-english from the British Isles, so of course I struck up a conversation. Otherwise I only seem to meet Americans. They were delighted. They also had three small kids with them and were staying with a Swiss friend in one of our local villages. I discovered they were from Brighton (a coastal resort in England which I knew quite well) and had only arrived the day before. They were loving it and when I got to the cash desk I met them again. The mother of the kids also had her husband with her and I also met the Swiss lady where they were staying so it developed into a mixture of a Swiss German/english conversation eventually. It is always good to meet people and makes a change from the usual dreary shopping expedition.

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The skies did brighten up once in the late morning yesterday, but otherwise it was a rainy day.

When I got home from the shopping tour I spent some time on the computer and started the evening meal. I decided on cheese tarts, a bit of a Swiss thing, with soup. Mr. Swiss was actually planning on a fry up with an egg, tomatoes and spam, but that was last week. It developed into a discussion that there are other things that can be eaten on Friday other than fried eggs etc. I do like a bit of something different now and again.

Eventually I was left with the TV as he disappeared into bed after we had finished watching our one and only favourite soap, “East Enders”. I decided to read on in my book as there was really nothing worth watching on the screen and was eventually also hugging the covers already at 11.00 p.m. Although I had to make a quick excursion to my wheelchair. I am thinking about taking a wheelie today and had to upload the battery which charges through the night.

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And that’s that for now, so enjoy the day. I had aa little bit of good news on my last wheelie through the cemetery and saw that some branches on the shrubs were already showing the first signs of Spring with some buds, although it is very early yet to say we will be having flowers. This blog seems to be developing into a diary of my life. Perhaps i 100 years or so, if the world still exists, someone might dig out my computer and it will become a documentary of the olden days.