Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Daily Prompt: Our House

What are the earliest memories of the place you lived in as a child? Describe your house. What did it look like? How did it smell? What did it sound like? Was it quiet like a library, or full of the noise of life? Tell us all about it, in as much detail as you can recall. 

The problem with this prompt, dear disciples, followers and above all WordPress, I already answered this prompt last year in March Our House with the original prompt and things have not changed since. My first house remains the same with all the sordid details, so if you want to read what I wrote the last time just follow the link.

And now I am left with nothing to say, although those that know me also know that I always have something to say. I just had a brainwave with my new iPhone mark 6. Actually Mr. Swiss put me on the trail as I took a few good photos of him with this wonder of modern communication and he wanted them on his computer. Instead of messing around with downloading he sent them in a mail from my phone to his computer. Isn’t he a brainy, clever guy? Of course, otherwise I might not have married him. So after my golden oldie sleep I decided to do something similar. Before I took my place at my Daily Prompt headquarters I decided to take a photo of the scene from my window and here it is.

view from window

Not only did I have this wonderful view of my front garden in the rain. I was going to mail it to myself and do all the necessary to upload it onto my computer, but I have got something that Mr. Swiss has not got. I have an app which connects my phone to my 15,000 photos on Flickr where my photos are online. Just a click in the right place and the view from my computer central arrived on Flickr. Admittedly there are better views, but now everyone can see what Mrs. Angloswiss is seeing whilst she writes this memorable piece of prompt. I even clean my windows every second week, plus the frames, so the view is quite clear. Golden Oldies have nothing better to do with their time when not blogging. This whole complicated operation only took a few minutes. Yes I am quite proud of myself. 

And now I will be bombarding you in future with instant photos from my phone. Of course I had to show Mr. Swiss my new discovery. I am still not sure if he was happy about it. He was relaxing in the back garden watching the rain. It was one of those spontaneous photos. Now no-one is safe from my iPhone, although for better quality I will still be taking my camera with me on my shopping and walking excursions.

Mr. Swiss

And the house I now live in is in a village where cows almost exceed the human population. We live in a ground floor apartment and have an extra room in the basement that we call hobby room. It has a window and a set of drums and five book cases filled up with books. We also have our laundering room in the basement complete with our front loading washing machine and a rack for our wine collection as the temperature is nice and cool in the basement. Not that we serve wine with each meal. I do not drink and so we usually keep the wine supplies for special meal occasions.


  1. Mr Swiss doesn't look impressed that you've now invented a new photographic form to replace the 'selfie'. It's the 'swissie' !!!

    1. I still use my cameras when on a photo safari,, but it is quicker uploading from the iPhone as I can put it direct into flickr and use it straight away for a blog.