The photos showing Falköping is taken around the town square.
I really didn’t feel like going out this morning, the rain was pouring down and there was a weak but very effective wind, so I waited in the longest to go outside. Nova and I both hesitated when I opened up the door but the majority, including Bertil wanted to take a walk. We hadn’t walked far when the rain turned to drizzle and then stopped totally. Still no rain but it is anything than inviting outside.
One of two giant silos. This is farm country.
There’s no difficulty for You to understand what the sign says, is there :-)
The sign says: The new patisserie. I’m not sure that’s true any longer but I doubt they’ll change the name on the place :-) The house at the end of the road is an appartement building.
After our walk I had to go to town for some errands and I hoped that if I went away so I would be in Falköping at the time they were opening the stores there wouldn’t be many other out to shop and how right I was :-) I was the only one outside when I arrived. On the way to the pharmacy to buy the medicine for Orvar and Hector I met one elderly woman (to be honest, she looked like she was 100 years old) who were out walking with Nordic walking sticks (I didn’t know they were called that :-) ) and she had a high pace and didn’t walks as the age she looked :-)
My favorite coffee and tea shop. To be honest, there’s no other in Falköping and its many miles to the closest one :-) But it is a great place!
Lots of restaurants around the town square and I think it is appartements on the second floor.
There was only one other customer in the pharmacy, a lady that walked like the age she looked to have and she was getting so many medicines that she had to sit down and wait until they had gotten it all for her. Thankfully for this lady we have a high cost protection and if this is what she usually gets this wouldn’t cost her anything. I thing the limit is around $ 110 US a year, we never have to pay more than that every year for medicine. Anyhow, there were actually a few people out walking when I came out from the pharmacy, mostly mothers with carriages. I guess that is one sure way to get babies to sleep :-)
See! A human is walking around in the town :-) Even two to be honest :-)
On my way out of town. I was the only one driving around on the street so I could take this and the next without being dangerous in the traffic.
One of those self-service petrol stations. Too bad the sign doesn’t work so You could see how expensive our petrol is.
The building You can see is Falköping hospital.
I took a few photos and started driving homewards again. I stopped at the grocery store in Gudhem to get a package, I had bought a tele-photo lens to my old Minolta. No one else bade on it so I got it almost shamefully cheap :-) I jumped in to my car when I had fetched it and when I turned the car key I lost the grip on it before the car started. I turned the key again but the car refused to start. Rather annoying to be honest. Suddenly another car drove in to the parking lot and it turned out to be my neighbor, the farmers up the slope :-) I tried to start it several times but Colonel Hati, as I call my car had no wish what so ever to start again :-)
I did take a few photos on our morning walk too.
They were in no hurry to leave when we came and stood there when we came back too :-)
The garage I normally use when something is wrong isn’t far away and the number to the garage is also the owners private phone number. I knew I would be able to get home just in case since my neighbors were there but if it didn’t start it would be nice if they could take the car as soon as possible. So I called him and we talked for a while and I said that he could listen how it sounded through the phone when I tried to start Colonel Hati. Naturally he started as soon as I turned the key :-) :-) :-) This has actually happened to me when I had a Volvo (it is a quite common problem) if the engine has to be stopped before it gets warm it can become cranky and flood the engine with petrol and when that happens it can take up to half an hour before the cars even thinks of starting again and when it does it sounds terrible :-) But I have to say that Hati didn’t sound bad at all, on the contrary.
I did however tell the garage owner that I will have to go to him for that window problem but it had to wait for a while since I am a bit too busy these coming weeks. So home I came and the first thing I did after letting the dogs out of the dog house and in to the cottage was to go to the woodshed and chop some wood. Naturally I hit my own hand :-) No, no blood. I had to just get the ax to get a grip of the log so I took it very slowly and gently, I know what can happen :-) and since the ax is slightly dull nothing bad happened. Had it been new however I would now most likely have been on my way to the hospital :-) :-) :-) At least I now have fire wood so I can start a fire later today :-)
The man in the grocery store, I think he’s one of the owners, got really interested when he saw my camera so I might have to go back to show him some of my old cameras :-) He himself have an old Rolleiflex, I have a Rolleicord the poor cousin from the countryside in comparing to his :-) It is time for a pot of tea and then I think I’ll take a small nap.
Have a great day!