RDP Sunday: Moving

I once read that you should live as if you were moving every two weeks, and that is a good idea because when the time comes to move to another house, perhaps even in another town, you have a look around and the shock is complete when you realise what you have collected through the years. You noticed that half of the stuff you have to move you do not need and so you begin to organise it all.

That is where the building in the photo is happy. It was built to burn the rubbish that we do not need. Generally it lives on the garbage we collect daily and is collected by the garbage men once a week. This is our local waste incinerator, but this is just for the weekly use and you do not move weekly. You might move after a few years and that does not fit in a garbage bag and so the sortiing begins and organisation of a transport van for the bulk of the rubbish which you can drive to the plant yoursself. You drive it onto a scalle and you are charged for the weight of the goods. Mr. Swiss moved to a golden oldie home 11 moths ago and I am still finding items not needed but I am gradually getting there. I do not want to go into detail of what I found, but I now live as if I would be moving every two weeks.. Every tine I have a garbage bag, I top it up with unwanted items.

One of the Swiss problems is that you should only move twice a year, end March or end September by law. If you move out of these dates and you are renting, you should pay the rent for the months remaining outside these dates. If your rubbish exceeds a plastic bag you can order a container to be parked outside your home and can put everything in it. The rubbish collection is then organised and the container is taken to the incinerating plant. Of course this is also a matter of incurred costs, I know it. We once moved and had to organise a container. I am now hopefully in my last home, having moved twice in my life.

RDP Sunday: Moving

RDP Sunday: Law

The law is always hovering around somewhere. This was in town and I have no idea what the problem was. However they looked quite official, with their anti covid masks. This was last year when the masks were necessary. Of course I took the photo hiding in a corner, as they are not keen on having their photos taken. I hope none of them have a site in WordPress.
RDP Sunday: Law

RDP Sunday: Partner

A firebug’s life can be somewhat trying. Finding a mate is good for the maintenance of the species, but walking with your partner for a week is a little trying, although this does not seem to bother the female. Reading up on the subject, it seems the females are not very choosy, and may mate with a few males, storing their sperm. Being no expert, I do not know what the idea is, but there are always enough firebugs in my garden. The species seems to be developing well. They are the first insects I see during the year and also the last. Seems to me the idea of having a partner is quite fashionable amongst firebugs.

RDP Sunday: Partner

RDP Sunday: Drive

I know why I am glad I no longer am allowed to drive a car. This is tg
I was allowed to drive at the age of 35 yers, but was never really happy in a car. For the past ten years my only vehicle is my scooter as due to my MS ilness I can no longer drive a car. I also had a silly accident, driving over a red light, and I returned my licence before someone got killed. Driving in Switzerland, especially in Winter, was never fun and now I am happy to order my groceries onliine and let the others do the driving.
RDP Sunday: Drive

RDP Sunday: Sleep

I could call this photo “Find the Cat” but if you look carefully you will find our Fluffy sleeping amongst Mr. Swiss practice drum set. It seems that cats do not hear what they do not want to hear. A drum set is not exactly the ideal place for a sleep, but if you are a feline you take over.

Otherwise yesterday night was my favourite night of the year. Since Spring something was missing in my life, and yesterday night I found it again. Yes, the missing hour arrived. Imagine in the morning the alarm sounding at 7.30 a.m. and then I realised it was actually 8.30 a.m., my hour had returned. This continued throughout the morning and after ironing my washing I realised I should hurry to get dinner cooked. No way, I had not yet altered the time on the oven and micro wave. I thought that cannot be that I only have a few minutes to begin cooking, but when checking on my automatic timing machines which seem to be steered by some sort of satellite, I realised that I had gained an hour – again. This was perfect, what a wonderful day.

We should really change the clocks monthly, perhaps even weekly. Think of all the hours of sleep we would gain,

RDP Sunday: Sleep

RDP Sunday: Finish

It was the year 2009 when my neighbour told me that at lunch time the Swiss National Bicycle Race, tour de Suisse, would be passing through our village. So we all got ready and waited at the roadside to see them arriving. We had to be patient, but soon the cars and motor bikes could be seen coming as the advance troop. And then the bicycles arrived. It was quite a tight group and the cyclists were all internationally known, They had quite a speed on those bikes and within a few minutes they had passed through the village. I am not really a bike racing fan, but this was an experience I really did not want to miss. Since that year they have not had our area on their racing route. The race continued through through Switzerland finishing in Bern, the winner being Fabian Cancellera, a Swiss.

RDP Sunday: Finish

RDP Sunday: Bottle

There they are, thrown into the container, ready for the machines to crush them and perhaps for a melt down, but like the Phoenix rising from the ashes they will be reborn again. Perhaps not as large as they were, but who knows. The small orange juice bottle might become the mega Cola version with its new label that it can proudly show the world how it has risen to bottle fame.

Perhaps again to be left, discarded, no longer wanted.

Yes so is the fate of our unwanted plastic bottles. Nobody loves them but we all want them.

RDP Sunday: Bottle