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'When this is all over' positive thread

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Mydogatemypurse · 25/10/2020 10:35

Bit daydreamy, and without getting into when or how this will end... what would you love to do 'once its over'.
I'd love to have my hair completely restyled, cut short. Then rent a cottage with a big group of friends and their kids and cook and play games together, maybe go swimming. And enjoy every last minute of being together x

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amusedbush · 26/10/2020 12:15


I want to go and visit my best friend in Spain. She moved out there to live a few months ago and I really miss her.

My best friend moved to the US a year ago (her husband is American and visa issues meant he had to go home, so she went too). They've settled in a non-touristy area so we've been planning to pick another US city neither of us have visited before and spend a few days together... no idea when that will happen Sad
Sn0tnose · 26/10/2020 13:33

I’m looking forward to a UK break with DH, my brother and his wife which we’ve booked for next December in the hope that things are better by then. Visiting Christmas markets, carol services, sewing classes, picking stuff up to look at it, rather than buying on line.

I’m looking forward to seeing an old friend who is a teacher and has decided not to meet up with anyone for a while. We meet up halfway in a very old town that has a cafe with a garden. We have a nice lunch then wander around, with an occasional boat trip down the river.

I’m looking forward to weekends doing touristy stuff in London, visiting markets, trips to Brighton and trips to DH’s family home in Wales, ice cream in Mumbles, sitting on the beach in Tenby and Welshcakes from the Rhiw, sitting in a pub garden with DH, a cold drink, a club sandwich and the Sunday papers (lots of food orientated stuff!).

TheABC · 26/10/2020 13:45

I am looking forward to an extended family holiday where I can get my sister, parents, nieces and nephews together in one room with me!

TooManyPlatesInMotion · 26/10/2020 13:50

Great thread!

Live music events. Sweaty gigs and festivals - I intend to go to lots. Similarly, nights out with friends and lots of trips to the cinema.

Possibly also therapy as I increasingly feel like I will bloody need it.

FrenchFancie · 26/10/2020 13:54

See family. I’ve not seen anyone from either side since January as we live outside of the uk, and can’t fly home at the moment easily.
We have a new niece we’ve not met who was born in March the day before lockdown started, she’s probably going to be walking before we meet her and it makes me so sad. My grandmother is dying of cancer and I hope I can get home to see her before she dies.
I was my daughter to see her cousins. FaceTime is fine but it doesn’t replace seeing your family.

7Days · 26/10/2020 13:57

My brother, sister, and their families plus my mum and dad have booked a sunny holiday by the sea for next summer. Activities for the kids in the morning, delicious lunches, different permutations at different activities in the afternoon, then bbq and wine in the evenings, adults and kids all together.

Also, inspired by the What Food Do You Crave thread, dh and I are going to London to do a foodie trail. Everything from London Eel to Ethiopian goat can be got in London, we will love it

ProfessorRadcliffeEmerson · 26/10/2020 14:01

Live music, theatre, opera and ballet. I miss it so much.

DD and DH will be able to sing and perform with other musicians again.

0blio · 26/10/2020 14:56

A big family get together would be lovely, I miss them all so much.

I'd also like to move house as I've realised just how much I hate my neighbours being stuck at home having to listen to their inconsiderate incessant noise.

And have some therapy because I too am sure I'll need it!

YellowHighlighterPen · 26/10/2020 15:02

Choir - I miss it so much.
Hot yoga - ditto.
Centerparcs spa days.
Hugging people (with permission- I'm not one of those)
Shaking hands.
Being able to actually hear what people are saying confidently.
Concerts, shows, gigs, rowdy nights out.
Being with friends properly and meeting new ones.
Travel and holidays.
Hope for the future.
Not having to put my life on hold.

I think there'll be a LOT of partying.

bendmeoverbackwards · 26/10/2020 15:15

We're thinking of going back to the Caribbean for Christmas 2021. We went to Barbados last Christmas and loved it so much. Best family holiday ever!

And my dd is hoping to go on a residential summer camp next summer. Took her a couple of years to work up the nerve then it was cancelled.

bendmeoverbackwards · 26/10/2020 15:16

Nice to read that people are missing live theatre. My oldest dd is training as a dancer and I'm a bit worried about her job prospects in the current climate. She's only in her first year of a 3 year course though so hopefully things will have improved by then.

bendmeoverbackwards · 26/10/2020 15:18

Shaking hands

I won't be doing this again ever! It's pretty gross if you think about it.

Spongebobsquarefringe · 26/10/2020 15:23

We usually go to mainland Spain twice a year, Menorca once, couple weekends too Hastings, want to go to Devon so want to do all that. My DD has her birthday next month so won’t be doing anything for that. My eldest turns 13 beginning of next year I’d saved up to throw her a party as I wanted to make it special for her, won’t be happening by the looks of things if we carry on like this.

I want to walk over to the pub have dinner, pint of cold coke (can’t drink) bag of cheese and onion chill out, park runs, charity 5K runs I miss them, I like collecting medals.

I’d applied for 2 volunteer posts before lockdown all kicked off and they all got put on hold so really keen for them to start up

optimisticpessimist01 · 26/10/2020 15:34

Go to the pub with friends! Currently were in tier 3 and it's miserable not being able to nip to the pub and socialise.

Go on a spa day with my best friend to chill all day

Plan a city break abroad. I fancy going to Nice/Cannes/Monaco or somewhere around Lake Como.

optimisticpessimist01 · 26/10/2020 15:35

Continue to plan, and actually have, my best friends hen do too. Its currently scheduled for April so I think we're cutting in fine, the uncertainty means I don't want to plan anything concrete in case it doesn't happen

BlueJava · 26/10/2020 15:37

I want a family holiday with me, DH and our 2 DS, in the Maldives for 3 weeks. I have already been saving! That's my dream! Smile

BashfulClam · 26/10/2020 15:41

Go to a hotel and sit in the sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms, eat a proper dinner out with cocktails...

Dowser · 26/10/2020 15:46

Yes to live music
Cinema..miss, miss the cinema
No more sd, sanitiser and bloody useless masks.
Turning up at a restaurant without all the roolz
Just all the things that made life nice back in place

That’ll do, I really don’t want much.

bendmeoverbackwards · 27/10/2020 23:13

@Dowser where do you live, are cinemas not open? We’ve been quite a few times since they reopened round here in the summer

PullTheBricksDown · 27/10/2020 23:16

What you said OP. Plus taking a leisurely wander around shops for hours once marks are no longer needed.

Learningtobehappier · 27/10/2020 23:17

Learn to drive, and go on holiday (in this country)

myoho · 27/10/2020 23:39

I want to fly to the USA to meet my sister for the first time since finding her a year ago

BaldAndWild · 31/10/2020 20:31

Inspired by the moomin thread, I wanna go to Moominworld!

moomins! moomins! moomins!

Also want to see far away rellies.

StillMedusa · 31/10/2020 21:35

I want to see my son!!! He went to Australia just before lockdown. I just want to hug him and hear his voice, go to his gigs and hear him sing..and not over fb!

I want to take DS2 back to the theatre.. he has autism and lives for musicals and we miss it so much.

MacDuffsMuff · 31/10/2020 21:40

I just want to hug my sister.

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