Good Morning

Nothing spectacular this morning, but I do not need more. a few disappearing cloudy wisps and the promise of a good day, actually the Swiss weather gods said it will be a good week with no rain, plenty of sun and temperatures from 25-30° during the week. What more can you wish for in September?

I went for a scooter wheelie yesterday to the local store along the road. I now always pass the new construction site for the new apartment block at the end of the estate path. At the moment it is just a big hole in the ground. Every morning at 7.30 a.m. the machine is switched on and the digging begins. The hole is getting wider and deeper. I do not even notice the noise now, although when the machine is switched off in the evening I realise how wonderfully peaceful it is again.

I eventuallly arrived at the store. It was really just a check to see that I had everything for the week-end. My online order had already been delivered in the morning. I had forgotten to order my cube of fresh yeast for the purpose of bread making, although I do not usually make any over the week-end, but begin again on Monday.

I was soon finished with my purchases and after half an hour was again on the way home. I had a few items to freeze, I always keep an eye open for the special offers. I think nearly all my groceries that I have in the freezer chest are bargains. At the moment I have a little inconvenience when freezing goods as I have to go to the basement after preparing them for the freezer as my deep freezer in the apartment is kaput. I am getting a replacement next week, but it is a bother as I have to go to the cellar each time I have something to freeze and cannot pop it quickly in my freezer in the apartment,

My morning visitor just arrived so I had to give him his snack otherwise he would be disappointed .

The Jura mountains were looking particularly good as I wheeled past on the way home. the wheat crops have now been harvested and the farmland is gradually getting ready for the Winter sleep.

I now have a few housewife chores to deal with. Unfortunately cooking does not do it by itself. Have a good week-end everyone.

Good Morning

There really was a sort of sunrise this morning, although it began quite grey. Now the skies are clearing, some blue and it looks like a sunny morning. What will happen later, who knows. Yesterday was a rainy day, not too much and I managed to get to the store along the road accompanied with just a few drops of rain here and there.

The road to the store did not look very promising as I set off on my scooter, real end of the world atmosphere. It is quite depressing currently when I see the increase of he covid statistics. I ask when will it all end. Being a golden oldie you look back now and again on life and are glad to have the stress behind you, but you never do. There is always something that crops up unexpectedly.

Life changes, but I try to keep up with the changes. Even normal shopping has become a digital world I have discovered. I suppose we all shop at our preferred stores but being a computerised golden oldie I have slipped into the world of online stores with all their benefits. I have been connected by computer to one store for a few years and have grown into its system, noting the special rebates automatically online and the speial offers . Just because I have grown older I do not give up, you can always learn something. They even invited me to belong to their new experimental group for online purchases, which works very well for me with home deliveries of my preferred items. In the meanwhile I started to explore the other large store in our country (we basically have two large organisations, so everything is well under control). I have also here now become a member and got my little plastic card yesterday, although I do not need it so much as I have it all set up on my iPhone app. Mr. Swiss was getting interested as well as it is one of the stores he visits, and they are also connected to the store where we can buy electronic appliances and accessories. He was delighted to see they actually sent two plastic cards, the second being for usage of a second family member. We are now completely online together. He admires my ability to keep up with these modern developments, but for me it is fun and keeps my brain operational.

Yesterday I was even having cyber moments in the kitchen, not quite perhaps, but is was a combination of modern appliances. While the veg was normaly cooking in the pan, I had the fish frying in my airfryer (on the right)

and the potatoes were cooking in my microwave. What a great combination for me. I notice by using these appliances I do have less cleaning work and the kitchen does not smell like a restaurant when we eat. All I need now is a cook to do it all for me.

Today is Saturday, so no big tasks to deal with, just those that I want to do. If the weather stays rainless, which I think it will, I will pop into town this afternoon, but more a pleasure trip than combined with shopping tasks, although I will have a look around.

Have a good week-end everyone and try to ignore the less pleasant events, although I know it can be quite difficult sometimes.