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What are you doing during the pandemic you don't usually do?


1 Apr 2020 8:30AM
Morning,

As I'm sat with my first coffee of the day flicking over the news I'm a bit bored of seeing I've just realised that it won't be long until I fire up the coffee machine again, choose a pod, add my syrup and glug another mug of hot broth down! Now, I like my coffee/tea but I've found myself drinking a lot more of it while I'm hiding out at home with Netflix on my while I make some pom poms (another story).

So, basically, it got me thinking and I was wondering what others are doing more of that they usually wouldn't do?

RIght, time to run-off the caffeine in my allotted outdoor exercise time! Wink

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DaveRyder Plus
6 4.1k 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 8:43AM
I'm a 10-15 cups of coffee per day consumer, Columbia arabica preferred, and that hasn't changed.

Our days have settles to morning tasks (cleaning, gardening etc) and relaxed afternoons.
A long (around 2mile) walk daily
Netfix and Amazon Prime usage up. Generally late afternoons and evenings.

I think those that are already retired find this period easier (except not seeing family) as our routines are more easily adapted.

It's 8:45am and I'm heading for my 4th cup now before cutting the lawn.
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.0k 58 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 8:46AM
Well the Garden has had a bit more attention earlier than usual, i've dug up an awkward, uneven, too high strip of lawn, and put it over to vegetables for this year. Next year will re seed it nice and smooth.
I also seem to have had much more time to start deep tidying.
Work keeps me busy at the PC most of the day but tea breaks and lunch are bonuses. Home schooling a stir crazy ten year old does have a few challenges though Grin

LOL - and i seem to have mostly stopped wearing socks!
1 Apr 2020 8:57AM
"It's 8:45am and I'm heading for my 4th cup now before cutting the lawn."

Well, you do need some power for the exercise. Wink

"Well the Garden has had a bit more attention earlier than usual, i've dug up an awkward, uneven, too high strip of lawn, and put it over to vegetables for this year. Next year will re seed it nice and smooth."

I've built raised beds and dug out some garden ready for veg! I said I was going to do it every year and due to having more time on my hands, I finally have which is a big bonus.

I think those that are already retired find this period easier

I was a bit out of sorts at first but I've created a bit of a garage gym now (I love to exercise, avid crossfitter) and have started pottering in the garden more, so I'm actually not minding it. It's mad the amount of 'stuff' I've got done I usually can't (or use 'no time' as an excuse not to do it).

I'm still wearing socks but jeans have been replaced with jogging bottoms for the foreseeable future. Tongue
1 Apr 2020 9:02AM
I had given up coffee but I've started again, they really need to sort this virus out so I can stop it!
altitude50 15 18.3k United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 9:46AM
Being security aware I have engraved my postcode on to the front element of all my Sony, Leica, Panasonic & Sigma lenses with a diamond tip tool.

That will stop them being stolen!Grin
bluesandtwos 10 426 1 England
1 Apr 2020 9:47AM
Started to clear and tidy my shed...been on it for three days...not finished yet, keep stopping for tea,lunch,computer,camera,book,snooze,garden potter, phone a friend, check e mails and text breaks. Actually, being retired, that's pretty much normal for me! BlushGrinGrinGrin

Dave ( Olympic standard procrastinator)
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.0k 58 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 9:53AM

Quote:Being security aware I have engraved my postcode on to the front element of all my Sony, Leica, Panasonic & Sigma lenses with a diamond tip tool.

That will stop them being stolen!Grin

Ooooh, think of the soft focus effects and image highlights you'll get - where's my angle grinder.
sitan1 Plus
11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 10:07AM
I've still got to go into work which is a double edged sword, one side I'm still working, the other side I'm more exposed putting myself, my vulnerable daughter and wife at increased risk.
Ive got 5 days off soon so might try and do some creative photography at home.
Keep well and safe everyone
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
1 Apr 2020 10:11AM
Reading & replying to e-mails from nieces.

They always keep in touch but recently it has been almost on a daily basis

" You OK Uncle Jeff, What is on your menu for today, are you washing your hands regularly, we are still looking forward to that meal out for your birthday when we are allowed ....... "

Obviously my sister is also keeping in touch as well.

Smile Smile
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 10:13AM
I'm currently going through my archives and finding images I'd placed to one side for future uploads and then forgot about. Re watching our collection of DVD's that have been with us for some time.
1 Apr 2020 10:31AM

Quote:They always keep in touch but recently it has been almost on a daily basis


I'm talking to my parents daily, even more so on video call, and our friendship group also seems to be chatting even more. We're having a lot of fun with online group games. Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
1 Apr 2020 11:14AM
Yesterday, I was feeling a little bit desperate for something to occupy the day, and nearly resorted to finally reading the user manual for my camera...fortunately, my wife at that precise moment asked if I wanted to learn how to use the ironing board and accompanying electrical accessories, so she saved my bacon!
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 663 England
1 Apr 2020 11:40AM
Getting up later Smile
pink Plus
16 6.4k 8 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2020 11:57AM
Driving less as my commute to work is now taking half the time, every cloud and all that Smile

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