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Things you'll never take for granted again...

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JorisBonson Wed 08-Apr-20 07:13:30

- a freezing cold pint in a beer garden on a sunny day
- a coconut flat white from Caffe Nero
- having a garden
- "popping" to the supermarket
- Primark
- Big Macs

Typhoonmarie Wed 08-Apr-20 07:17:21

Yes to popping to the shops
Long walks with a pub or coffee stop
Routine drs appointments
Seeing friends
Visiting family

JorisBonson Wed 08-Apr-20 07:20:29

Ha how could I forget that. Yes, seeing my mates and particularly my mum who I haven't seen since Christmas.

NewIdeasToday Wed 08-Apr-20 07:25:24

Giving family members and best friends a family it hug. Wish I could do that now, especially my mum.

A lovely day out with friends, with some browsing in the shops followed by a long and lovely lunch with some fizz.

Simple things really but important.

userxx Wed 08-Apr-20 07:26:01

Deciding not to cook and going for a spur of the moment meal out.

Walking around Aldi without fearing for my health.

Popping to see my friends for a catch up over a bottle of wine. 😞

ArriettyJones Wed 08-Apr-20 07:26:36

Going for a drive.

JorisBonson Wed 08-Apr-20 07:27:35

@userxx god I miss restaurants!

orangejuicer Wed 08-Apr-20 07:28:01


majesticallyawkward Wed 08-Apr-20 07:28:26

Nipping out for whatever I feel like- coffee and cake, shopping, a walk, a spontaneous day out...

My mum, usually see her at least once a week and I haven't seen her for a month 😭😭😭 (I'm not even ashamed as a grown ass adult I miss my mum).

Space and quiet. After spending all this time with some form of space invading noise maker (child, baby, cats, dh, there's always someone there). I
Have literally not been alone at all, even to pee.

Our garden, it's shit but I'm grateful for it! And this has given me the motivation to get someone in to fix it up after years of making do.

alliejay81 Wed 08-Apr-20 07:31:40

My 11 year old is desperate to go to the supermarket! To the point he's asked me to take photos next time I'm in one.

For me, I want to
- meet my new nephew (plus see other family as well),
- do the school run (assuming school re-opens before DS leaves)
- go into the city and into the countryside (I live in a suburb 10 miles out of a major city and I'm sick of my daily exercise being around rows and rows of houses!)
- pub!!!!!!!!

SpillTheTeaa Wed 08-Apr-20 07:33:44

Visiting family.
Just going to the shops with DS and having little shopping trips.
Being able to go out for something to eat
Just generally being able to go out in general without the fear you have breathed in the virus!

BasinHaircut Wed 08-Apr-20 07:37:22

So far, being alone is the only thing I miss.

It’s only been just under 3 weeks.

Waxonwaxoff0 Wed 08-Apr-20 07:37:59

Seeing family and friends
Going to Costa for coffee.
Taking DS for a picnic at the park.
Going out for meals.
Browsing the shops and taking my time, instead of going in with a list and planning the aisles military style.

cheeseislife8 Wed 08-Apr-20 07:38:19

A long dog walk and a pub lunch
Not overthinking everything I've touched/been in contact with

cheeseislife8 Wed 08-Apr-20 07:39:16

And my motorbike

Pomegranatepompom Wed 08-Apr-20 07:40:49

Eating and drinking with family and friends.
Browsing in John Lewis and having coffee and cake
Buying flowers

Things I don’t like:
I’m pretty sad that London feels unsafe in places, lots of homeless and aggressive begging.
People looking at each other suspiciously
Being so restricted
My DC missing their friends and family

Fivefourthree Wed 08-Apr-20 07:43:19

Not having to worry about what I've touched.

KatherineJaneway Wed 08-Apr-20 07:43:46

Just popping to the shops for something I fancy
Going to the gym
Eating out

coachman Wed 08-Apr-20 07:53:39

A level of everyday noise - it's eerily quiet where I live with no planes going overhead. The silence is beautiful but bittersweet as it's a constant reminder that all is not normal.

Just popping to the shops, wandering around browsing.

Being able to get in the car, on a bus, or a train and just go somewhere.

JorisBonson Wed 08-Apr-20 08:00:27

Going to the seaside (which we were supposed to do tomorrow for a couple of days)

Poetryinaction Wed 08-Apr-20 08:01:55

When life goes back to being busy and stressful. When I don't get to spend my days with my small children but have to rush out to work. When stress reigns once more. I will savour the Summer holidays. There are not enough of them before the kids grow up.
I spend so much time feeling stressed, trying to keep our lives ticking over and keep everyone happy. Now I just have to be here and that's enough.
I can't wait to put my phone to one side though. I feel like I need to be contactable, and need to keep up with all the opportunities on Facebook and YouTube. I just want to be left alone!

teenagetantrums Wed 08-Apr-20 08:07:36

The pub for a drink on way back from walk on beach. Am so lucky l can still walk on beach as it's 10 mins walk away.
Going for a coffee with friends.
Going to visit relatives and friends. Although we moved far away so that was only every few months and not due to go until July so that might happen.
That's it really I'm still working so my life not changed that much.

Settlersofcatan Wed 08-Apr-20 08:07:47


Raver84 Wed 08-Apr-20 08:10:53

Going for a trip to the park with the kids.
A long walk without our shouting 'people!!' and 'don't touch anything!!!'
Walking my dogs or running as often as I wanted.
Nipping into supermarket or bakery or charity shop whatever.
Getting a gp appointment

hopsalong Wed 08-Apr-20 08:17:11

@majesticallyawkward. I'm with you. People keep talking as if the lockdown is great for anyone fond of solitary contemplation in peace and quiet, general introverts etc. Not if you've got small children! I spend my normal working days alone researching and the constant noise level of pets, kids, TV on, activities they're doing with my wonderful DH while I work in the mornings are driving me up the wall. Even the traffic outside annoys me. Why are so many people driving around all the time?!

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