Diary of a confined man

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9:30
  • Get up as late as possible which in my case is easy enough I usually do not get to bed before 1am.
  • 🚿The obligatory ablutions
  • 🥣Breakfast whilst catching up with the latest news (Internet, phone, tablet)
  • The rest of the morning is used for:
    • 🖥doing administrative, financial, correspondance and updating various blogs
    • chores or DIY (the list is quite long)
12:00
  • 🍷Aperitif. If possible outside
  • 🍽Early lunch. Not too heavy
13:00
  • Best time of the day. Relaxing time which entails a book or music preferably sitting / lounging outside which occasionally leads to a little nap
  • The odd telephone call to friends
15:00
  • 📻Radio time and the Archers on BBC Radio 4
  • Followed by one of my favorite French radio program running daily between 15:30 and 18:00
18:00
  • 🍻First bier of the day and preferably a German Weizen. Good thing I replenished before the confinement started.
  • 📺TV time with “Question pour un champion” followed by the news
19:00
  • 🥃Aperitif
  • 🍽Dinner
20:00
  • 💻Catch up with emails / blogs
21:00
  • 📺TV time with a French film
  • Update task lists
  • Playing around on the World Wide Web. Preparing blog entries for the following day.
23:00
  • 📺Late film or program
01:00 or later
  • 🛏Bed time
The secret during this confinement period is to take it slow and easy. Do not do in 1 day what can be done in 2 or 3 days. Time goes by fairly quickly when you have a routine. Of course it helps when the sun is shining.

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1 Response to Diary of a confined man

  1. Siegrid Liminet says:

    Strange coincidence, JJ, I was thinking tonight, at 1 am, about starting to write a confinement diary. Maybe more than a diary of what I’m doing, but also my impressions and the reflections about WHY, and WHERE does it come from. Comparions with similar situations in the past. First, I thought about the Diary of Anne Frank.

    People were trying to have a kind of daily routine, fearing for their lives and had to try to escape from the Gestapo, or to hide confined in attics or cellars.

    The only way to have a chance to escape from the virus is to STAY hidden and confined. The virus is everywhere. An invisible Gestapo.

    That makes me become philosophic : When will the humanity be liberated from this killing menace ? And, how will we live AFTER ? Will we be able to learn from this experience of confinement ?

    Continue sharing your blog, JJ, that’s a great job.

    Siegrid x
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    JJS posted: ” [⏱] 9:30 Get up as late as possible which in my case is easy enough I usually do not get to bed before 1am. The obligatory ablutions Breakfast whilst catching up with the latest news (Internet, phone, tablet) The rest of the morning is used for: “

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