Just 3°C this morning, although the morning is an hour later. Yes, it was the best night of the year, according to my golden oldie point of view. We all got an hour’s longer sleep in Switzerland and the rest of Europe. Daylight saving time is a good thing in Autumn, we can hug the bed longer and I at last find the hour that I lost in Spring. I could hardly believe it. There I was awake at 5.00 am but it was 6.00 am yesterday meaning I had an hour longer to relax in my warm bed. Oh what joy.
It’s a cloudy morning, but at least it is not raining. Yesterday I had cabin fever staying at home all day due to the rain.
After writing various blogs I tidied up my various photos I had to upload. There were not many, but I like to get them done and done with. I have two files, A and B. A is the temporary file I have for stuff I take photos with on my cameras, and B is the temporary file for the stuff I photograph on my mobile phone. After sprucing the photos up a bit I transfer them onto my extra disk and computer sorting them into the right places: better to be safe than sorry when storing in two places. I took a photo of the tree avenue leading to the supermarket. I have this photo for all seasons and it is amazing to see how the trees change their colours and shapes during the year.
I have also now placed my bird house outside, although the birds have not yet discovered it. I get regular visits from a crow and magpie in the morning for the bread I throw out onto the meadow outside my garden. They are a little too big for the birdhouse.
I also tidied up my bag/purse yesterday. I realised that the money purse no longer had any room for money. It was stuffed full of coupons etc, so now I have a wonderful organisation. The coupons are in pockets in my handbag and the notes have more room, although I rarely use cash, just to pay the cleaning lady. Everything else is done with plastic: not only a golden oldie, but an up to date golden oldie. Where would we old folks be without computers and credit cards?
I am hoping to get out this afternoon. Up to now it is not raining, just very cold. I think the higher slopes of the Jura mountains probably now have a white layer from the first snow, although a thin layer at the moment. In the Eastern part of Switzerland, in Kanton Graubünden/Grisons they already have their first big snowfalls. Yes Winter is just around the corner. I should enquire if I can get chains for the wheels on my wheelchair.
And now to move on with my little household duties. Mr. Swiss has volunteered to make the Swiss apple flan today, so I can plan my day with its exciting events.
Enjoy your Sunday and relax with a good book, the computer, or just the TV. The main thing is no stress. Saw some chrysanthemums in the store last week, so thought I would share them to add some colour to the day.