Monday, 31 May 2021

Things that will be missed after lockdown

Hey readers,

Now I know there is the potential risk of the final stage of lockdown restrictions being eased going to be delayed. One day soon hopefully we can look back to the time of lockdown. Below are some of the things I will miss about the lockdown. 

Things that will be missed after lockdown

 1. The stillness on the streets and it is eerily quiet. 

2.  Being able to appreciate the small things.

3. Not having to meal pre-packed lunch because let's face you are home all the time.

4. In the earlier days when kids first went back to school and parents actually bothered to queue in an orderly fashion at the school gates.

5. Spending hours scrolling through TikTok without a care in the world, they were the days. Well let's face it you ran out of anything to binge-watch on the telly and who can be arsed to cook for the 89th day. 

6. People keeping their distance and actually made an effort with rules, distant memory now. 

7. The bus was empty that was a strange but also an enjoyable experience. 

8. Not having to worry if someone sits next to you on the bus that absolutely stinks of bo.
9.  Not missing on delivery because you are mostly at the home bar the walk you went on.

10. Knowing your neighborhood a lot more due to the number of local walks you took.

11. It was so quiet on the road you could breathe in the clean air.

12. As above during lockdown it is a lot quieter so that you could clearly hear the birds singing. 

13. Slowing down day-to-day and focusing on the small stuff. 

14. Nor experiencing FOMO (feeling of missing out) as we were all at home.

15. Having more time to do personal hobbies.

16. No crowds anywhere.

17.  Less rushing around and just being.

18. Spending more time with family.

19. Saving money whether that be eating out, going to the cinema, visiting the pub. 

20. Cooking more at home and enjoying meals together. 

What things will you miss when lockdown ends completely? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X 

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  1. I miss the quiet - the world is noisier again. #MMBC

  2. I agree with most of these, although we didn't actually go out anywhere at all at first, so we didn't experience the empty streets or buses etc.

  3. I am going to miss a lot of these things too. I quite actually liked the life in lockdown. The calmness of it all. x

  4. Oh, life was definitely easier during corona! My husband loved it ;-) I missed seeing my friends but it was an easy, slow pace of life. #MMBC

  5. There are so many things I'm looking forward to coming back. I have appreciated the lack of demands because you just couldn't...I'm pleased some opportunities will continue. I've got some appointments that are going to continue virtually by agreement with both parties because there really is no need for us to meet in person and it is easier for both parties to do remotely. So, while I'm looking forward to getting out I am hopeful that some things that worked out to be easier won't go away.

  6. I'll miss a lot of these things too. The quiet of the first lockdown and being able to hear the birds singing more easily was just lovely and it was so nice to have the extra family time together. #MMBC

  7. I enjoyed the slower pace of life during the lockdowns, it was nice to not having that feeling of rushing about trying to cram everything in. I wish I knew how to keep things slow when everything fully reopens but I'm already feeling like I have to be everywhere, see everyone and do everything all the time, more out of obligation than me genuinely wanting too.

    Katrina x

  8. I will miss a lot of these things too. It was actually quite nice to have more family time and have a more chilled out pace. xx

  9. It's been an experience hasn't it! I'll also miss the slower pace of life in general and how quiet the roads have been. Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories xx

  10. I'm not looking forward to kids' parties starting again! But I'll be glad when hubby returns to the office! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

  11. There are lots of things I miss about the first lockdown. Having the kids at home last summer term was actually really lovely. #MischiefAndMemories

  12. Oh, I am getting used to this lockdown life and seem to be enjoying it..especially spending more time with family.

  13. As a homeschooling family, our lives didn't change a ton, really. But I will miss the less crowded museums.

  14. I definitely agree with all of these especially the ones about it being quiet on the roads, I loved driving to work in the first lockdown, it was lovely, no traffic at all. #KCACOLS

  15. I don't miss much about lockdown to be honest but we did play board games after dinner and badminton every day and I miss that. I loved getting more time with the kids but I wouldn't take them away from their friends and their lives again if I could help it. What was a lovely second chance bonus time for us was a terrible loss for them (but maybe when we're gone it will be looked back on fondly). #KCACOLS