Another Monday, yuck.

There’s too many Mondays in the week and not enough Fridays. Just to add to the pain last weekend could be said to be the last real summer weekend. This week school is restarting in France and Timothy is coming here on Wednesday to live at my place during the week since he is starting […]

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Back to work.

So, it is back to work for me. Monday morning and back to work. Sigh. At least I spent a nice weekend at Amy’s place. Although that was work as well. She put me to work assembling Ikea furniture. So now my back and legs are a bit sore from sitting on the floor for […]

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Sigh, holiday almost over.

Last holiday Friday today, for this time at least. The my-holiday-is-almost-over-depression is starting to set in. Well, at least I have a few more day until the dreaded working Monday arrives. This afternoon I will get into the car and drive to Amy’s place where I will spend the weekend. I spent the last two […]

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Lunch in old town Geneva.

Today we went for lunch in old town Geneva. We’ve been vegetating in the apartment for most of the week so I decided that we finally should get out a bit. I really wanted to take a day trip somewhere but with Cassandra’s old dog it is a wee bit difficult, especially with the warm […]

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And thus my holiday really starts.

Two of my kids have arrived and the third one arrives the day after tomorrow. We have not really planned any excursions or trips…yet. It is kind of difficult to plan when my oldest one never announces when he will come (or leave) until the last minute. Nevertheless, I’m back in the saddle or rather […]

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Time for holidays again.

I have (had) a total of 19 days of accumulated leave that I have to take before end of September or I will lose it so I booked some weeks now during the school holidays and the coming week is one of those weeks. Timothy and Cassandra came last Friday evening and will stay until […]

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Back from Denmark & Sweden.

Yesterday me and Amy came back from our trip to Denmark and Sweden. It was kind of a combined holiday and “work” trip. I really did not want to go to Sweden but I had to so that I could finally take care of some of the things left over from my father passing away […]

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Birthday weekend

So this weekend was my birthday weekend. Not that I really celebrate my birthdays any more. They are just a tragic reminder that I’m getting older. But still, they are an opportunity to spend time with the kids, with Amy, make some nice food and visit some nice restaurant. So last Friday the kids arrived […]

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Preparing for the next heat wave.

The previous owner of my apartment didn’t exactly go overboard on the equipment he installed. Okay, he didn’t put in cheap shit either but he just put in what was necessary. Not really very surprising since he did buy the apartment as an investment with the goal of renting it out from the starts. In […]

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Amy’s back!

This Saturday Amy came back from visiting her family in Senegal. Finally, after being away for 6 long weeks. I had arranged for the kids to be in Bellegarde this weekend so I could pick her up at the airport on the Saturday and then continue to her apartment in Grange-sous-Trey. Actually, Timothy kind of […]

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…and a few photos from the Fete.

So, as planned we walked down to the fairground. It was hot and nostalgic with the noise, the smell of overpriced street food and everything else. We were worried that the some of the attractions and merchants had not survived that asshat Macron’s many shutdowns of the country but it seemed like most of them […]

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Long weekend.

This is actually the second day of my long weekend. Due to it being Ascension Day, yesterday and today are holidays in France and Switzerland. The weather turned back to being quite nice, even though it is a bit cooler than before with a forecast of only 26 degrees today compared to the 30+ we […]

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Cuban pork chops on the balcony.

With the great weather we have been having lately firing up the barbeque and eating on the balcony is more or less mandatory of course. So yesterday I made some Cuban pork chops on the barbeque served with some fries and salad. Well, at least the recipe called them Cuban pork chops but I’m not […]

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Fantastic weather…and Weekend!

It’s weekend…finally…and the weather is fantastic. The last week we have had almost nothing but sunshine and temperatures in the 30 degrees range. The only drawback have been that I have been working of course. Still, the evenings have been lovely. Yesterday, I made some Greek inspired lamb Souvlakis for me and Timothy. It was […]

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Weekend, time to kill a cow.

Well, I left the actual killing to whoever provides the meat for the butcher at my local store but me and Timothy did our best to help in destroying the evidence. Whoever manages the meat section of my local store has upped his game quite a lot recently. When I was there a couple of […]

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Here we go again with the Covid crap.

The bloody bureaucrats just cannot let go of this Covid crap. I guess it makes them feel important. France will, finally, let go of the obligation to wear mask on public transport next Monday. Probably the last country in Europe that does so. I have not worn a mask in Switzerland since a very long […]

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Weekend again…finally!

The first day back at work was, not surprisingly, rather tiring. Bloody tiring actually. So yesterday I was, also not very surprisingly, bloody happy that it was Friday. Today I really didn’t feel like cooking. I have been cooking every day since Timothy came to stay here when school started again after all, and before […]

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Last days of my sick leave…

I’m on my last days of my sick leave. On Monday I will go back to work. That will be tough. At least I got some “training” in having to set the alarm at 5 o’clock again yesterday. I picked up Amy last Wednesday and yesterday morning I drove her to the airport. She’s going […]

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Expanding my flower pots on the balcony.

The kids left yesterday late afternoon to spend the second half of their holidays in Bellegarde as planned. So yesterday evening the apartment was eerily empty and silent. Of course I what somewhat tired so I spent the evening in front of the TV watching braindead Hollywood TV-shows, reading and eating leftovers. However today, I […]

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Slowly back to normal.

Life is slowly going back to normal. Both after Easter and after my operations. Well, I’m still suffering some pain and bleedings after the last operation but the doctor says that is normal and are going to last for some time. At least I can go about life almost normally now although there are still […]

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