Tag: daily walk

  • A Queue of Tractors Without Drivers

    A Queue of Tractors Without Drivers

    Today I saw a queue of tractors without drivers. Tractors with trailers full of beat were parked by the on loading dock at the railway siding. There is a machine. The tractors come up to the machine, back, and then start to pour the sugar beet into it. The machine then transports the beets from […]

  • Yet Another Sunny Day

    Yet Another Sunny Day

    Today I looked at two of the masks I used over summer and they are both bleached by the sun. So is my hat. I normally expect things in Spain to be sun bleached, not Switzerland. The reason is simple. First, it never ever rains, and even clouds are rare today, and second, I spend […]

  • Of Raclette and Goulash

    One day I prepared Raclette and whtin a few days I prepared Goulash. I find the contrast between the two recipes amusing. One takes 15-20 minutes to prepare because of the need to cook potatoes for that long, and the other takes half an hour to prepare and then another hour or two to cook. […]

  • Flitting Between Water Bottles and Rows of Corn

    Flitting Between Water Bottles and Rows of Corn

    I thought that when I bought two cycling water bottles and two normal day bottles I would be done, but then I found a nalgene bottle for a reasonable price, and then someone mentioned drinking from a steel container, rather than aluminium so I was distracted and tempted. I did tell myself that this would […]

  • Of Beets, Columns of Black Smoke and Finished Books

    Of Beets, Columns of Black Smoke and Finished Books

    If you walk around at the moment you see that they have cut corn, sunflowers and beet. You also see that there are piles of beet in fields, queues of tractors waiting to send them on a train journey and more. Agriculture is busy at the moment. This morning I heard quite a few sirens […]

  • With A view of the Mont Blanc

    With A view of the Mont Blanc

    I’m afraid to open the veluxes because of the threat of finding yet another large spider. I don’t mind having to dispose of it, but I hate the idea of having one walking around without me knowing. A great alternative to open windows is to go for your daily walk. You’re far from neighbours, from […]

  • The Daily Walk – 100 Days of Consecutive Blogging.

    The Daily Walk – 100 Days of Consecutive Blogging.

    We walk daily to look into the distance, to have fresh air, and to think about things. We take our daily walk because it’s a habit. We take our daily walk because it is a way of travelling from one place to another, without necessarily changing location. Today is day 100 of writing a blog […]

  • Ninety Five Days of Blogging In A Row

    Ninety Five Days of Blogging In A Row

    I have managed to neutralise the inner censors. I have accomplished ninety five days of blogging in a row, once again. During the first 100+ days of the pandemic I did the same. At the time I thought that this would provide a document of how life was for the pandemic. The pandemic has lasted […]

  • Broken Stones, Good Weather and Autumn

    Broken Stones, Good Weather and Autumn

    Today as I looked at the ground I saw broken stones. The one in the image below is especially beautiful. I don’t know why there were more broken stones than usual. It seems that the conditions were right to bring the stones to the surface and for the farmers’ machinery to break them all to […]

  • I Don’t Need to Go For A One And a Half Hour Walk

    I Don’t Need to Go For A One And a Half Hour Walk

    “I don’t need to go for a one and a half hour walk. I said that to a neighbour before my walk. I could have cut it short, if it started to rain too heavily. Paradoxically for most of the walk it was grey and drizzling. Nothing to worry about. I was almost dry for […]