There was a time, about 40 years ago, when I decided to realise a dream and learn Russian. I was married with a family at the time and living in Switzerland, so I was learning Russian in a German speaking class. I enjoyed this very much and learned to read and write in cyrillic. I can still speak Russian today, but am out of practice.
Of course I have many books, but this example is printed in Russian on one side, with the German translation on the opposite page. It is a collection of stories from Anton Tsechow and yes, I read them in Russian.
Mundane Monday #149: Words/Characters/Books
In Summer when it is warm and sunny, you often find my washing handing outside. I usually let it dry overnight indoors, but after the morning showering sessions I hang the towels outside to get them nice and dry for the day. The garden is the best place, in the fresh air, amongst the plants.
Mundane Monday Challenge: #148 Clothes Hanging
Who remembers Nipper, the dog that was fascinated by where the music was coming from in the new HMV record machine. Well here he is. I took the photo at an exhibition in our town of old electronic machines. I remember the dog when I was a kid. It was the central theme of the HMV advertisements. He was the remote controller of the HMV music machines.
Mundane Monday Challenge #147: Remote Controller
The main thing with those key chains is not to lose them. The stork at the bottom was a gift from a transport company that I worked with in my export clerk days. The stork is not transporting a baby, but a crate.
Just a word – I was in hospital last week nursing my broken leg, so I missed out. It is still broken, but am now at home and I do not need my leg for a challenge.
Mundane Monday: Key Chain
This is underneath the arm of the wheelchair in a horizontal position. Usually it is flat and the steering is on the top. You have a special plug attached to the charger. The charger is connected to the electricity and when the control light on the charger turns to green, it is reloaded. I usually leave it for a complete night. At night our electricity is half price. When recharged I can travel about 30-40 kilometers depending on how I drive. lower gears use more power, but speeding along in 3rd gear 10 kilometers per hour is a little risky.
Mundane Monday Challenge #144: Electric Wheelchair Battery Recharge
There was enough room in the supermarket restaurant outside, so I made myself comfortable. I had the choice of which chair to take.
Mundane Monday Challenge #143: Take a Seat
The problem with washbasins is that they are mostly occupied and not only by humans.
Mundane Monday Challenge#142: Occupy the Washbasin
Bottles are everywhere, sometimes not where they should be. Seen floating in the Riveer Aar in Switzerland.
Mundane Monday Challenge #141: Bottle(s)
What could be more mundane on a snowy day in Switzerland than a snow plough clearing the sidewalks to make it safer. On my way in the car this morning I think I took about 5 different photos of snow removal. The whole country seems to be busy with clearing the stuff away that arrived in the middle of the night.
Mundane Monday Challenge #140: Snow Arrival