RDP Wednesday: Lethal

This store in in our nice little Swiss town. If you want to get lethal with someone, there is no problem. Of course you have to have a licence, but they have everything from a rifle to a plain and simple gun. Of course they have the ammunition to match. There is even a stuffed bird in the window to give you the idea of what the guns are meant for.

RDP Wednesday: Lethal

RDP Wednesday: Nightmare

It’s that time again when they begin to creep
You are laying in bed and they steal your sleep
Is that spider still there creeping along the wall
Do not fall asleep, in your mouth it might fall
When the morning arrives it lays dead on the floor
What was it that killed it, did it creep through the door
Another night of survival, but who knows what might arrive
A fly swatter at the bedside to help to survive.

RDP Wednesday: Nightmare

RDP Wednesday: Decor

In June 1990 I had the pleasure of a visit to Marrakesch in Morocco with Mr. Swiss and his company. It was really something from Arabian nights. We were invited to an evening meal in a supersized Bedouin tent with entertainment and nothing was saved on the decorations. We were entertained by these musical men

and even I joined in with the ladies (although not voluntarily – they just pulled me onto the floor).

Even the meat was dectorative This was a Lamb – but very delicious.

RDP Wednesday: Decor

RDP Wednesday: Railway

Schaffhausen in Switzerland, where the Rheinfall flows, is the most fascinating place for the railway. I took this photo from the train as I was entering Schaffhausen. The falls are actually in Neuhausen, but you have to travel high over the falls before reaching Schaffhausen, a bit of a detour but you are rewarded with a breathtaking view. If you actually visit the falls you can see the railway from below.

I am lucky that my son lives in a small village near Schaffhausen so if we visit we often pay a visit to the Rheinfall.

You cannot see the railway on the photo as it is hidden behind the trees in front of the buildings. If you ever happen to be in Switzerland they are worth a visit. The railway journey is a bonus. On the right you can see the window of a restaurant. We ate dinner there with my son and his wife and had a spectacular view of the Falls.

RDP Wednesday: Railway

RDP Wednesday: Paperclip

Geroge was colourblind meaning his pile of papers in the office were boring. Everyone else was organising the important documents with the red paper clips, the not so important with the yellow (actually amber) paper clips and the unimportant with the green paper clips. George could not apply this system, but he discovered it made no difference, he always found what he needed. And the main advantage was he used no plastic to define the colours.

George won the prize in the office for the most environment frielndly worker – a bag of steel paper clips with his name engraved on each one. Who needs colours, when you can read..

RDP Wednesday: Paperclip

RDP Wednesday: Adventure

Railways stretch to unknown horizons
not for me
Journeys to other towns, shopping in malls
not for me

A regular visit to our capital town of Bern
not for me

Looking at my photos taken when I was there
no longer for me

Adventures have gone, only to travel on the computer or the television
There was a time when I would be there, see it, touch it, live it
no longer for me
Time passes, the body grows older but the mind remains
living the memories of the past years.
Taking a sentimental journey to how it was, adventures are now in the mind
My children tell me of what they saw, I listen knowing that it is
no longer for me.

RDP Wednesday: Adventure

RDP Wednesday: Coalesce

Today was a day of ensuring that there was no coalescence anywhere. Since this morning there were strange noises outside and when I scootered off to town I saw the source of the noise, but was none the wiser. When I arrived home the noise continued and there were men dressed in their prominent orange clothing walking around meaning they were working on an important communal job. Of course I got curious and asked one of the guys what was happening. He told me it was the day of drain cleaning, the drans were being flushed through. Apparently this is something that has to be done to ensure that no-one has disposed of a dead body in the drains, or mice or rats have made their home there.

This was an opportunity for photographs of course, although the guy did give me a strange look as I was walking around with my iPhone in my hand. Unfortunately I found nothing of interest so we will have to be satisfied with the van and the flushing cables which were very long, which were inserted into the openings of our drains.

RDP Wednesday: Coalesce