RDP Tuesday: Wedding

You could think it was royalty getting married, but no, it was my son and my now daughter-in-law. The student movement played a big part in their wedding as they met on a student get together. She was in a German group where they also had female students on a student get together in Switzerland and my son was in his swiss group and so yes, they met and eventually got married. I just love this wedding photo where the Swiss students on the left and the German students on the right were there. They had the civil wedding in Switzerland in our town and this was the church wedding in Germany.

RDP Tuesday: Doppelgänger

Baselstrasse 30.08 (2)

It is definitely a thing with an umlaut. It makes a difference when you pronounce it wrongly and I always do. I was the joke of the company when I spoke German as I was always pronouncing the words wrong because I was never sure if there was an Umlaut there or not. As you can see here, the Umlaut which should be 2 little dots, is often written as something different – here a short line. Whether I say Buchse or Büchse is a joke amongst those German speaking and that is one of my biggest mistakes.

RDP Tuesday: Doppelgänger

RDP Tuesday: Reinstall

Since last December I have been re-installing my life. Mr. Swiss (age 82) had so many problems I do not know where to begin. Walking was always difficult, and then he managed to get pneumonia and afterwards he broke his hip joint. He was in hospital for a week and then transferred to a clinic in Switzerland to help to recover after having a new hip replacement. .He was away for a month until January and his health did not improve. I had daily visits from the care people only in the morning, but otherwise I was on my own. Eventually I was near a nervous breakdown with the stress and Mr. Swiss was transferred to a golden oldie home, luckily just along the street to where I live. And now I am reinstalling my life.

And then I lost my iPhone. It was found, but was the victim of a car driving over it, so for the past week I have been re-installing a new iPhone. I am now nearly there, actually I now have everything I need, but I so like my app for buying goods at the local store, without using cash. I can still do it with the card, but to install the programme for smooth runnings I need this little machine to digest my postcard and for that I have to enter the code it supplies me with. That is no problem, but this machine runs on a battery which has a life of a year and yes, the battery has died. I called the post and they are sending me a new machine which I will have in two days. OK not so bad, it is free and I can put my plastic card into the machine at the cash desk in the store and the bill is paid without cash in the meanwhile. It is much easier when I have the app. The assistant at the till just uses her pistol and aims it at my phone and then everything is done. As soon as I receive the new gadget I will reinstall all my details.

RDP Tuesday: Reinstall