FOWC with Fandango: Promote

You do not see any promotional stripes on my father’s army uniform. He was a soldier in the second world war. However, they once gave him a stripe and he became a lance corporal for sometime. It was then the end of the and he was stationed in Germany keeping an eye on things. For this job he was in a compound for prisoners of war. It was nothing special, and spent most of the time going on walks with the locals, but for this job you had to have some sort of stripe on your uniform for the last few months of his war, he was promoted, I think it was the only time that I ever saw my dad with a moustache.

FOWC with Fandango: Promote

FOWC with Fandango: Topical

Am I a barbarian because I eat meat
I do not mind it and find it a treat
I can live without it and enjoy a meal of veg
Variation in the diet does not put me on the edge
Today being a vegetarian is no longer the thing
You have to be vegan to give your food a ring
As a vegetarian I could eat fish
Today we let them swim, do not put them on the dish
I love animals no matter what they are
But if I was alone with a tiger, I would not get so far
If it was hungry I would not have a chance
He would devour me head to foot without spending a glance
FOWC with Fandango: Topical

FOWC with Fandango: Sweep

I said to my broom sweep the floor
It shook ts head and showed me the door
So I put on my pointed hat and wrapped in my cloak
It was cold outside, I did not want to choke
My broom was waiting, not moving to sweep
It wanted to go places and not lay in a heap
I junped on the handle, we were up and away
With such a good broom, you do not want to stay
My friends were also flying, you do not have to be rich
Just choose the right broom when being a witch
FOWC with Fandango: Sweep

FOWC with Fandango: Description

Describing the clouds would not do them credit
But a photo tells all, and now I have said it
This morning I noticed something outside was glowing
Dawn was breaking and its beauty was showing
I dressed in my night gown, it was icy outside
Took my phone camera and became a cloud guide
The best time of day to make such a snap
Then I went back to bed, in the sheets I did wrap.

FOWC with Fandango: Description

FOWC with Fandango: Spontaneous

My life has been spontaneous since I left the safety of my mum’s bump. I came to Switzerland spontaneously, married Mr. Swiss spontaneously, joined our village first aid organisation spontaneously, and learnt a few languages on the way, spontaneously. Are my spontaneous days now over? No not really. I now have a new project. I am not keen on food that comes from a packet and like to do it myself, knowing where and what the ingredients are. My latest spontaneous decision it make your own soup. I would say I was prompted by a decision from an online colleague who also likes to do his own thing. I have found a suitable soup maker where you just put in our veg or other ingredients, add stock and turn it on. The problem is that as all soups, it produces a liter of soup which I would never eat on my own. However, my colleague also found the solution and freezes what he cannot eat. That was another problem for me, how do I freeze my large soup quantities. Today I had a conversation with the cook in the home where Mr. Swiss is. Now I have the solution. Put the extra soup is a plastic bag and seal it, with my vacuum machine, do not vacuum it. Just put it in the freezer in poirtions and then you have your soup dishes for use, and it is all fresh vegetables. An ideal way of using your vegetables and what could be healthier. I have now decided to get my soup maker. The nice thing about it is that there is no washing up. Just fill the machine with water afterwards, switch it on and it cleans itself. What could be batter? Watch this space to see what happens. And now to order my soup maker 🙂
FOWC with Fandango: Spontaneious

FOWC with Fandango: Fetish

I do not have a fetish for anything. I really do not have the time for such stupidity. There are things I like. Taking photos of clouds perhaps and scenery. I always have a camera with me. Today it is my phone camera, but when I was younger and more able, it would be a DSLR camera, sometimes even my large Nikon – why not. Today it is so much easier to travel with a good quality camera, even if it is a phone camera. I took this photo this afternoon outside in the garden with my iPhone. No high stiletto heels here, I am tall enough and as I can no longer walk so well and travel mainly with my scooter, sometimes my electric wheelchair, shoes have a secondary meaning for me.

FOWC with Fandango: Fetish

FOWC with Fandango: Remarkable

It has been a Winter with a difference. We had our usual snow in November and was sure it would be the beginning of white landscapes, but no, we were wrong. After November the snow disappeared and we were getting temperatures up to 10° C which is really remarkable for deep mid Winter. This weather continued up to Christmas and in the New Year and for the first two weeks of January. The snowdrops were showing their flowers and the daffodils were competing with each other to see who could produce the first buds. And then it happened. Last week-end temperatures dropped and it began to snow, although not too much and by evening it had melted, only to return again the next day. However, our weather prophets have told us to expect the snow to continue for at least a week, perhaps two. OK, I though it was too good to be true, but you cannot have everything. Global warming, welcome to Switzerland.

FOWC with Fandango: Remarkable