One thing I am learning fast with this borrowed lap top is that plugging the power cable in is advisable. There I was gaily hammering away at the keys, in full flow when it shut itself down. That was last night. I now I am not in the mood to go and finish what I started. My literary muse was interrupted. Sigh. You all knew about laptops and power cables, didn't you. See...... I am a dinosaur.
Summer has temporarily deserted us here. The rain has been falling all day. It is a little disconcerting to go to the shops and see all the autumn decorations out, though. And some people are talking about a chill in the air, which I refuse to contemplate yet.
We all went down the mountain today. Good grief, I sound like Heidi. You know, Switzerland has one of the best standards of living in the world, and believe me, they have the best sales too. When you get something which cost SF30.00 for SF2.00 you know you are getting a bargain. And it is SF1.50 to the British pound.
Marge has some of the cutest little umbrellas for her plants in pots. I think I need some too. They have been a great investment, you know - especially for petunias which seem to dissolve in the rain and become quite revolting. There has been a great deal of rain. You just open the transparent plastic umbrellas and stick them in the pots. Brilliant. Yes. I need some. I will take some photos when the rain stops. If......
Going to a garden centre here is wonderful - so many unusual (to me) things, and so different, and in a lot of cases, so reasonable too. Such a pity I have failed to win the lotto. I have seen so many wonderful things. "Just looking" is beginning to pall. Especially when it comes to gardens. I love my garden. I love my sister's garden too, but it is HUGE. I just love the differences. I stand and look at the seed packets and try to recognise the names in German. It amazes me that things can grow down the mountin, but not up here. And all within about 30 miles. A micro-climate.
We also spent a long time looking at playhouses. Oh wow. The temptation was great. I am quite happy pottering about the shops looking, despite the moans of a minute ago. Really. I spend a lot of time thinking of how I can make things, or use what I have already. Ideas. They are great. The Swiss decorate things, like tables, so beautifully. I really need to take more photos. I found myself taking some of pages in a catalogue last night. Stunning ideas for Christmas.
Now if we could just get the leg to behave for a little while. Today has been foul. Well, the day has been fine. The leg (and I use the word "the" advisedly) has been foul. Just dire. Today, though, I couldn't be bothered to hide it. No energy. However, I survived. And I have been sitting here crocheting hats this evening. I have 2 special ones to get ready to send off soon. When it rains, it is always good to have something to sit and make, I think.
Right. Yet again, it is after midnight. This is becoming a habit. I am off to bed. Enjoy the rest of your Thursdays, wherever you are (or Fridays if you are already there!) and remember that Friday 13th is a lucky day. My daughter was born on one Friday 13th, and ever since then, we greet every Friday 13th with special delight. She was and still is, a delight and a huge blessing. (She was born in Feb.)
Good night, all!