An English man in lockdown in France

Oyibo

LE
Very national with further restrictions coming on Monday apparently.
Just watched the local news with Gendarmerie at the doors of supermarkets checking papers, then the national news whereby the Forest of Fontainebleu is OOB totally.
Quite a big place really.
Drones up there now, and over any beaches or riverside parks too elsewhere in France.
Mobile field hospital being set up in Mulhouse (Alsace) which is apparently badly hit.
French air force just medevacked 6 from there to hospital in Bordeaux which is not as badly hit.

Locally here (south-west) the shops have established a system, a surprise to me too, but queueing here, outside the UK is still orderly.
People start waiting for the local Super U to open at 9am, and form a line.
The first 30 consumers are allowed in, and as they leave the corresponding number is allowed in.
A bit like discos in the 70's apparently.
Lots of stock on the shelf and limitations on numbers of what you can buy.
No visible shortages yet, but this is all second hand from neighbours though.
We did an online shop yesterday to be collected by me on Tuesday from the Drive annexe.
Then I shall see for myself.
Diesel and petrol prices continue to fall, only €1.12 a litre now for gazole.
A bit more chilled where I live in Haute Savoie now. Local shop (a Spar/Casino - small to medium size) now has a dedicated man on the door to ensure '1 out, 1 in'. Very polite, and there was no queue to get in when I went this morning. 2 bags of pasta and one of noodles left. Pretty much everything else well stocked - Kronenbourg on offer at EUR 9.95 for a pack of 26; far better than pasta!

No gendarmes seen, and no requirement thus far to hand over the signed 'attestation', but I do carry one at all times.

Should be interesting to see what Macron's next pronouncement brings.
 
Should be interesting to see what Macron's next pronouncement brings.
Should he be isolated from his Mrs,

She's getting on a bit....
 
I can see a massive Amazon Prime bill in my near future...
That's if you are lucky; I have been getting this message since Monday:

Tous les créneaux de livraison pour aujourd'hui et demain sont actuellement indisponibles. De nouveaux créneaux seront ouverts au cours de la journée.

-> All delivery slots for today and tomorrow are currently unavailable. New slots will be opened during the day.
 
Hopefully public transport and the TGV and maybe what is left of the outdoor markets.
All week here it has been blue skies, sunny and 22-23 degrees daytime.
No petanque, bistros or fishing (when it is €85+ for your card) is doing a lot of blokes heads in.
Mairie and dechetterie closed too but the bin-men are still operating, they must even be immune to VX by now.
 

Oyibo

LE
Hopefully public transport and the TGV and maybe what is left of the outdoor markets.
All week here it has been blue skies, sunny and 22-23 degrees daytime.
No petanque, bistros or fishing (when it is €85+ for your card) is doing a lot of blokes heads in.
Mairie and dechetterie closed too but the bin-men are still operating, they must even be immune to VX by now.
Same in my neck of the woods. Bloody good job the binmen are still working, it would be a recipe for outbreaks of other diseases if they weren't, especially for those living in the densely packed medieval towns.
 
A tad more worrying is that 5,000 of law-enforcement personnel are off the pavements confined to (hopefully not) barracks, 650 in Paris.
According to their union though so a pinch of salt may be applicable.
As they have a union it can only be the Police Nationale not the GN.
Still a fair few on the biff though at this early stage.

 
A tad more worrying is that 5,000 of law-enforcement personnel are off the pavements confined to (hopefully not) barracks, 650 in Paris.
According to their union though so a pinch of salt may be applicable.
As they have a union it can only be the Police Nationale not the GN.
Still a fair few on the biff though at this early stage.

And there are calls to release inmates from overcrowded prisons....
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
Just watched some dopey mare on the news telling us about the Problems in Lombardia, then spoke to People in Rome where she was outside broadcasting, kept waffling on about the problems in Lombardia but speaking to Romans all the time
now call me old fashioned but the last time I was in Rome it was in Bloody Lazio, Lombardia is up in the North, Milano Torino and all those bleeding lakes, ???
unless a massive tectonic shift has taken place ?
 
Just watched some dopey mare on the news telling us about the Problems in Lombardia, then spoke to People in Rome where she was outside broadcasting, kept waffling on about the problems in Lombardia but speaking to Romans all the time
now call me old fashioned but the last time I was in Rome it was in Bloody Lazio, Lombardia is up in the North, Milano Torino and all those bleeding lakes, ???
unless a massive tectonic shift has taken place ?
Well, it's closer to Germany, so maybe there's been a Teutonic shift...
 
Just watched some dopey mare on the news telling us about the Problems in Lombardia, then spoke to People in Rome where she was outside broadcasting, kept waffling on about the problems in Lombardia but speaking to Romans all the time
now call me old fashioned but the last time I was in Rome it was in Bloody Lazio, Lombardia is up in the North, Milano Torino and all those bleeding lakes, ???
unless a massive tectonic shift has taken place ?
All from east of Dover, so apparently all wogs. No apparent need to differentiate.
 
I think France will get this sorted. This is a country that can do a weather forecast ‘haut en bas’ in under a minute.
UK needs to try to explain Hebridean weather fronts in relation to Deal. And it’s always wrong. And the ********* reading the weather say shit like “wrap up warm!”.
 
Catalonia, almost total lockdown, but people are allowed out to buy food (and wine) even walking a dog is still allowed.
However the local police posted this
"Goats like the one we saw today in Palafrugell are not an excuse to go onto the street and break the confinement."

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