Top 10 things we can’t wait to do when lockdown ends

What are you missing most in the coronavirus lockdown?

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We’re into our third week of coronavirus lockdown in the UK and all missing those simple pleasures we took for granted before the pandemic struck.

Thinking of what we’ll do when we’re finally on the other side is one way to pass the time in lockdown.

Top 10 things we can’t wait to do after lockdown ends

1. See our family and friends

We know there’s House Party, Skype and the good old traditional telephone but nothing beats a catch-up with your family and friends in person, does it?

Pictures of people holding their newborn baby up to the window to meet grandparents and waving at loved ones from across the street are breaking our hearts.

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Locked down but not forgotten! Happy Mother’s Day Mum….love her! ❤️

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2. Hug

Those of us who live with family, friends or a partner can still enjoy a hug when we’re feeling down but spare a thought for all of the single isolators craving physical contact.

Not hugging our nearest and dearest when we see them is the strangest thing ever – and we can’t wait to give every one of them a big squeeze.

3. Go to the pub

Never have we craved a large Pinot down the local so much before. And a virtual pub quiz just really isn’t the same.

4. Eat in a restaurant

We’ve embraced baking and trying out new recipes depending on what we can find in the supermarket but we can’t wait to eat in a nice restaurant and let someone else do the hard work.

And, to be really honest, we can’t wait to go to McDonald’s.

5. Go on holiday

Millions have seen their hard-earned holidays, mini-breaks, hen dos and stag dos cancelled, and even if you didn’t have anything booked before we bet you’re itching to book a break to look forward to now.

But, where first?

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So where’s everyone going on holiday as soon as this is all over??! ✈️ We we’re meant to be in Thailand and the Maldives (all sorted by my gorgeous girl @foxtravels_ ) during this time so I reckon I’ll be whacking them straight in the bucket list!! ‍♀️ These last couple weeks have made me realise a lot of things- mainly that I completely take my freedom for granted and I’m ashamed about that. Going forward, when all of this is over, I will endeavour to be so grateful for my adventures and never take my exploring for granted again I started looking through all my old holiday pics and there was some absolute corkers! I know we’re all stuck indoors at the moment but I’m trying to stay positive, think about the future and all the lovely exotic and exciting places I want to go!! In the meantime I’ve started another Instagram account chock full of travel inspo and some of my fave trips from over the years: @vickysvacays ✈️ So if you’re dreaming of sunshine and you want some holiday inspo why not give the account a follow! @vickysvacays

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6. Have a haircut

Split ends, roots, greys – and have you seen the amount of terrifying buzz cuts men have succumbed to since the weekend?

We’ll never take our hairdresser for granted again.

7. Get our nails done

Anyone who had their Shellac done two weeks before lockdown knows the struggle is real. Trying to remove grown put, peeling gels is a traumatic process in itself but then you see the stubby, ruined nails you’re left with. Get us to the beautician quick!

8. Get dressed up

At first we embraced putting fresh PJs on after a our morning shower and lounging about in our comfies but now we long to get dressed up to go somewhere other than our back garden.

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Remembering the last time we were out out! #dorchester #wedding #mylub

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9. Go shopping properly

We know we can go to the supermarket for essentials but it’s a scary event rather than an enjoyable trip to the shops. We want to wander aimlessly down the high street buying new clothes, candles and any other non-essential things that catch our eye.

10. Go back to work

There was a time when an ‘extended holiday’ from work or being able to work from home sounded like a dream. But, in reality, we miss having a purpose and we miss our work colleagues.

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