What was the daily routine of Churchill, and, what's whisky?Pictolic
Churchill routine should be Holy — just as the British Prime Minister to work effectively.
Heavy drinking, bathing and long meals were far from idle habits, and absolutely necessary chore, which allowed Churchill to function at the peak of his mental faculties. Forget about a healthy Breakfast and exercises — Churchill knew far more effective recipe productivity.
When yet unknown journalist and writer Paul Johnson asked Winston Churchill, what is the secret of his success, he answered that, first of all, in the conservation of energy.
For the legendary British Prime Minister, one of the greatest figures in the history of the country, entrenched in a certain way: a fat man with a glass in hand and a cigar in his mouth.
Efficiency and productivity Churchill was incredibly high. Churchill sought to work so that, in his own words, to fit two, or at least half working day in one day. And he succeeded, not least, due to the schedule that he developed for himself.
Day Churchill usually begins around 7:30 — 8am. He ate Breakfast, which consisted usually of toast, jam and eggs without leaving the bed, where he read the morning Newspapers and correspondence. Winston built a special wooden stand so it can with ease to read and write in semi-seated position.
At the same time he gave orders to his secretaries, who used to see the chief in the morning Bathrobe. About 11 a.m., Churchill finally got out of bed and took my first shot of whiskey and soda.
By noon, had to be prepared bath right there on the Churchill was often inspired. He dictated to secretaries of speech through the closed door, soaking in warm water. At the same time, the Minister was shaving. In the hour of the day was served lunch. For dinner down the family often came a few guests. The audience was offered wine, and Churchill himself preferred champagne, and his favorite brand was Pol Roger.
The ability of the policy to drink was legendary, and for good reason. The administration of President Franklin Roosevelt, for example, came up with the turn "watch Winston", referring to the time that Churchill spent with the head of state. Roosevelt, while not as strong drinker, gave up much earlier British Prime Minister.
Churchill and alcohol were good friends for many years: when 25-year-old Winston was sent to cover the Anglo-Boer war as a correspondent in 1899, the year he took with him to the forefront of 36 wine bottles, 18 bottles of Scotch whiskey and 6 bottles of vintage brandy.
As to the particular food cravings, Churchill loved the soup. To lunch or to dinner at his house certainly served this dish. One of my favorite tortilla soup — not such a rarity in those years as it is now. Another weakness of Churchill was the broth, a Cup of which he certainly drank before bed, even if you just ate a hearty dinner in the refined restaurant.
Lunch was over in the area 15-15:30, after which Churchill or returning to his office to work, or played cards with his wife Clementine. The most important part of the day occurred about 17 hours when a politician lies down to sleep.
Waking up at 18:30, Churchill took the second day of the tub and dressed for dinner, which started at about 20:00. It was the main meal, accompanied by long conversations at the table, drink and breaks.
Winston often with guests and family late into the night, and then the politician returned to his office to work.