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What Are Your Plans during Isolation?

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Still working at present, hoping to be told contact centre closing tomorrow as it is not much different to schools, and I imagine, a lot easier.

Anyway I am going to write a list of things to do while 'Home Alone'.

This will include:

Deep clean of every room, just for sake of it, not Corona

Sort out all cupboards and draws

Sort out my filing cabinet and throw out all old paperwork, bills etc

Do jigsaws

Read books

Watch boxsets

Cook meals every day from scratch, well mostly.

On sunny days - gardening

Clean the windows and car on drive.

I could go on, but what will you be up to?

Lynibis
15 days ago
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TheChimp
TheChimp15 days ago

I'm going to sleep for 12 weeks

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Lol, if I stick to my list I guess I will sleep well every night. I suppose I should add exercise but to be honest I think that will be exercise enough.

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greatdeals121
greatdeals12115 days ago

Ideally I would like to keep my son's brains active so will be buying plenty of books for them.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Yes, if I still had small children I would so enjoy teaching and would have a very disciplined day set out for them. Providing they were 13 or under I reckon I could help them with geography, history and English but probably not the curriculum at school lol.

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

First of all welcome back Lynibis I had created a list on Sunday and done one thing πŸ˜‚.

Hoping the sun comes out get kids out garden clear it up.

But my list not going to be easy with school work and tackling a very demanding 3 year old

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Thank you Ann1984 I don't think I could survive without chatting on here once I am under house arrest as davidstockport calls it lol.

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

Lynibis no you can't davidstockport has kept us entertained even corrected a few πŸ€” this might be our only source of outside world soon (please no I miss my daily walks)

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

I've been under self imposed house arrest for some time and haven't done any of those things, although I did think of doing some cleaning, but even thinking about it was hard work so I gave up on that plan.

I might spend a lot more of my time thinking up new things not to do, thanks for the suggestions Lyn.☺

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

I spent 8 months in isolation last year so I reckon I should be alright!

I will be cleaning the house, entertaining my son, cooking, doing the laundry, pretty much just the same as what I do every day!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Yes it is a whole different ball game when you have a family, but like David and very many others I will be alone to do as I please, half dreading it, half looking forward to it.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

Lynibis I imagine there are going to be a number of lonely people during this isolation period.

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Thankfully my youngest two boys at home are too old to need me to entertain them.(21& almost 17) strangely,they still need me to cook,clean,wash,& find the things that they 'cant find' when they look themselves...πŸ€”πŸ˜‘

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig14 days ago

He is only 15 months, but he is actually very good at entertaining himself. Will play with his toys, try to climb on the furniture, help with the washing, try to figure out how things work, put his toys away in his box and take them out again, play with the dog and just walk up and down the hall because he can!

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

MrsCraig ah,them were the 'helpful' days...i miss those...

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig13 days ago

Caz2 yes, he is very 'helpful', taking the washing out the machine, taking it off the clothes dryer, but I don't actually mind. He thinks its brilliant and he loves helping Mummy.

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rls
rls15 days ago

I have had unintended isolation because 3 of my clients have cancelled due to their self isolation so I will only go to work 2 days this week. I've had the cooker fixed, steam cleaned the carpet and today I have ventured in "the drawer" and cleared all manners of junk out of it, managed to get shopping and coconut oil toilet roll so my backside is going to stink like a bottle of Malibu

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

I could think of far worse things for it to stink of lol. Mind you, don't think I will be drinking Malibu any time soon!

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Lynibis you should drink malibu,my daughter says alcohol is death to the coronavirus!

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

I once bought some of that loo roll- it kind of 'slides' off your bottom..weird.πŸ€£πŸ˜…

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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14 days ago

Caz2 my boss once said to me 'for an intelligent woman you can be pretty stupid sometimes'. And I must admit I had a stupid 10 seconds yesterday thinking that if I drank over 60% proof spirit would it kill the virus on the inside as it supposedly does on the outside.

I then realised that even if it were so living in a state of pickled insobriety would cause far more problems!!!

PS I love Malibu but actually I rarely drink except for the odd Bailey's in my coffee.

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Lynibis maybe try it in a hot chocolate?or make a liqueur coffee?

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Caz2 the malibu.

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nina090976
nina09097615 days ago

Jigsaw is a good idea,haven't done one in ages πŸ™‚

I do a lot of fitness from home,so that will keep me busy,plus reading,arts&crafts with the kids,listening to music,walk the dog early in the morning of late at night,I love cooking,could try new recipes on the cheap side πŸ™‚ ,Netflix at night...sorted

Hopefully kids won't argue too much ;) the age gap doesn't help,stay safe everyone

I forgot bargain hunting,love checking on here

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Sounds as if you are sorted. I have a dozen or so 1000 piece jigsaws, so one a week should see me through. I wish I were good at crafts.

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Ive spent 3days last week sorting through boxes of stuff,not for corona,but because my son needed my divorce papers for student finance (for next sept) must be done by june,even though that happened years ago,so found it eventually,posted off,on way ended up with 3-4 bags of old bills,letters,cards& usual cr*p that you accumulate over a couple of decades.Now waiting for a non- rainy day so can incinerate them.Then will sort kitchen cupboards,and other junk that's under my bed as there'l be nothing else to do other than watch a couple of box sets or shop online.😁oh,and the never ending washing pile)- SUCCESS!!! My hard slog paid off! Hes got his student finance through,for next uni year....if there ever IS one.....πŸ€”πŸ˜

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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14 days ago

I am still working but as all my jobs cancelled yesterday I spent the day sorting out my filing cabinet and chucking all non important paperwork more than two years old. If the worst happens it will be less for my kids to do lol.

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

I thought of doing the box-sets first,then my son reminded me id promised to knit him a chunky knit blanket.Last winter..so maybe i could do both at once& multi-task😁

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador14 days ago

I've got a load of books to read.

Also, Netflix and Prime Video are going to take a battering.

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evansc
evansc14 days ago

im at school

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago
πŸ™
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Lynibis
Lynibis
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14 days ago

That link didn't go anywhere! Hope it wasn't a virus!

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evansc
evansc14 days ago
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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Lynibis not another one!πŸ˜₯

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi14 days ago

What isolation?

UK has completely other science than the others....we will not lock down....and we do not test, so we do not know how many people are infected for real.

They are working on the test to show who had it and resisted the virus for some reason, instead of following what WHO says.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin14 days ago

Stay in my room and watch youtube/netflix lol

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evansc
evansc14 days ago

you are using nappies

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn14 days ago

I'm still working from home, plus still cleaning new house, some decorating on new house has started in back bedroom, also gardening and getting ready for new greenhouse and seed planting. I really am rushed off my feet. No sitting around watching boxsets for me. I have to stop when my body makes me stop with my collection of chronic illnesses I have. That's when I turn up here. I would work from 7am - 9pm if I could. So much to do.

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Well the boxsets are the theory...but never usually get round to them.....😐

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir14 days ago

Catch up on some sleep, potty train my toddler and do as much diy as I can

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greatdeals121
greatdeals12114 days ago

To keep my mind fresh I would like to start practicing in playing the piano and taking lessons

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davidstockport
davidstockport14 days ago

That's strange I was just going to say I'd thought of learning the piano, I got a very good one "Yamaha" (the same as Elton John often uses) for when my fingers perhaps get too gnarled for guitar which I can already play very well. I'm not boasting about my abilities but whenever I'm practicing, I am so good that my neighbours smash my windows so they can hear better.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston32714 days ago

not self isolating yet as i dont have syptoms and under 50

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Caz2
Caz214 days ago

Show off πŸ˜‚πŸ€£(only joking.lol)

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Dennab
Dennab13 days ago

Working from home or something productive if not. Don't waste your life watching boxsets people. Do something enterprising.

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Caz2
Caz213 days ago

Hm.i might write that novel....πŸ€”

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davidstockport
davidstockport13 days ago

Strangely enough I started writing a book this morning, I've already written the first chapter, it still needs a bit of tweaking, and possibly expanding (or possibly deleting)- it's a futuristic story I nicked George Orwell's idea and have called it "2065". Just using a year number seemed to work for George,

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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13 days ago

davidstockport when I have completed my 'to do' list I may finish my pirate novel, it was started so long ago it will be a totally different style of writing!

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davidstockport
davidstockport13 days ago

Lynibis I must say writing on a lap top is so much better than on the inside of opened up cereal packets or envelopes. So much easier to tweak wording and insert things. Are you publishing your pirate story Lyn? I'm still developing the central character "Malcolm" in mine.

I'll probably have a rest from it and write a few songs instead, I don't want to get writer's block. I say "write songs" I just compose them then forget them after a few days, many say I should do the same with the few I do write down.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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13 days ago

davidstockport ha ha, we should chivvy each other up and then read each other's novel. Would be too scared of rejection to put forward for publishing. Maybe LD could have an aspiring writer's page......and songs lol.

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