The Russians in town

Received beautiful white tulips 

from my sweet 
Russian friends Svetlana and Ilya
who passed by Thonon some days. 
Lovely that 
my son André and Maggan 
could meet them too. 
We took some drinks at Le Général 
(the only place open on a Sunday evening).


Gold bar 345960


Doesn't one have to pay
taxes on found gold bars
in bank vaults 
of deceased persons
one inheritates?

Perhaps it doesn't apply
 on certain people in France
if they sell the bar in Switzerland?

Bone marrow biopsy

H has a low white blood cell level 

and is scheduled to do
 a bone marrow biopsy at 2pm
which I will accompany him too. 

Cross my fingers. 
Don't like the size of those needles...

So in the end

 H probably had a three week flu 
as the blood tests were all normal. 

Lac Léman/Lake Geneva in winter bloom

I really feel fortunate 

waking up to this view. 
Lac Léman/Lake Geneva
is a beautiful gem
a diamond 
or a never totally unfolded 
lotus flower. 


H caught a severe flu

He borrowed some 
Rozana mineral water 
late Wednesday night
I gave him some bowls of my veg. soup
Thursday lunch & afternoon
and more bottles of Rozana
Friday he borrowed the phone 
to call Lucifer
Saturday I bought him 
fairtrade bio bananas
as H told me he still can't eat. 
Later he borrowed the phone
to call someone from the rugby board
as he can't concentrate
(he admitted he had eaten 
one of the bananas though...
Good boy!)
H gave me some books to read
that he received this week
by Alexandra David-Neel
a most amazing traveller:
"Magic and mystery in Tibet"
"Initiations and initiates in Tibet".
Soon I will be into 
spiritual practices in Tibet.  

Ps. Why do I have to be such a Florence Nightingale?! When I'm sick/ill 
I'm left entirely on my own. Ds.    

Finally SNOW!!!

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The survivors first experience

of snow...

Morning Star in Notre-Dame du Léman

Took a long stroll among playful snowflakes 

to the beautiful Catholic church 
 Notre-Dame du Léman
we got united in August 2nd 2003. 

Noticed the morning star mosaic 
in the entrance
for the first time. 
To my surprise 
there was even a lit star inside. 

Stillness versus chaos

This morning

Pure bliss

Ten minutes later...

Seagulls delight

Snow fall?

Doubtful there will be any snow this winter... My iPhone doesn't agree though. 


A green little birdie 

collided with the window. 
A bit nauseous at first
but recovered fastly. 

Albertine Café in Publier

Santa with the Flottins arrived in Evian yesterday evening which made it impossible to find a parking spot. H and I landed in Publier at Albertine Café for our usual Friday evening drink.
The place was a nice surprise with live impro. jazz.
Very local.
The plate of cheese was decent with two glasses of okay red Bordeaux.
Well worth another try.

Supermoon/full moon November 14, 2016

The full moon of today, November 14, 2016, is the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of this year.

The full moon is a “Perigee” Moon—when the moon reaches the point in its orbit that is nearest to Earth.
This moon will be nearer to Earth than it’s been in 70 years. While the moon won’t technically be getting any bigger, it will appear up to 14% larger than when it is at its furthest point.
Tonight's full moon is the closest full moon in the 21st century and it won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.
Besides appearing large and bright in the sky, this extra-close Perigee Moon/Supermoon will also have a more dramatic effect on the tides.

November’s full moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. It was also called the Full Frost Moon by Native Americans.

(Fact support from

The Supermoon in Taurus over Lac Léman/Lake Geneva. "Loading" some of my stones and holy water from Lourdes with full moon energy.

At the Taurus supermoon, find beauty in boredom, wisdom in waiting, holiness in the humdrum and the test within tolerance. Enlightenment isn’t measured by how long we can meditate. It's enduring the crazy without losing our cool. Breathe through something that seems really dark and just plain crappy right now. Remember: it's always darkest before the dawn.

Au Bureau in Evian

As we are veg., H & I, the waiter at "Au bureau" in Evian adviced us to take their dessert dish cheese plate as a treat with the glass of red we choose. Definitely worth it!

Mail box

I chose a bordeaux mail box. H put our name... then the rain came...

Today our surname landed on "O". Like the "History of O"... in H's dreams...
Must be hilarious delivering our mail and packages... you'll never know what you'll find...

Full moon in Aries

Outside my window. Can't sleep. Full moon in Aries.


Never ever take an Irish Coffee at Uncle Bean's! A real disaster!

Duckling inflated

My poor duckling is totally inflated and swollen. Probably a weak lung sac that got punctured due to weak "lung walls" that is leaking air into his tiny body.
Looking Michelin. I'm so worried. Instructed by advice from the net vet we made a little hole in its neck and got some air out. Today the air is all back so I and my son, André, are off to the vet!
With a syringe as a "weapon" I have to drag out air manually several times a day. So afraid hurting something vital. Between his tiny wings at the back is safest. I also medicate it with antibiotics twice per day.
The little duckling is so brave although it feels like Sisyphus him rolling a huge stone uphill each day. Fighting to breathe.
Cross my fingers.

Foire St Michel in Bernex 2016

Bernex or not? Moody H... Que sera.
Foire St Michel.
"La Démontagnée" - the cows coming down from the mountains for autumn/winter.
Passed by with André and Inge who are visiting. Some local wine, cheese and pasteries. Decent day.

André with the little duckling.

Carnivore pond plant search

The hammock on the property still resembles a smiling clown.
Sunflowers in Lully on the search for pond flowers... Unfortunately the natural pond was dried out...
No luck at the Geoparc Chablais either though there is supposed to be carnivore pond plants... Maybe next time?

Bladderworts and waterwheels among others.

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