Lockdown in the UK has officially been extended, but that won’t stop us from dreaming about the future of freedom!
The last few weeks having been challenging for all of us to say the least, but while the days seem to be all blending into one, and I probably couldn’t tell you what day it is right now, I still feel like time has passed relatively quickly.
Saying that, I am very lucky to still be working. I am self employed (I create websites and offer educational freelancing resources over at byRosanna.co.uk 👋🏼) and while I have seen a downturn in new clients over the past month – like most of us business owners – I do feel grateful to still have projects and things to work on.
If you’re furloughed right now with no work to keep you busy, I’m sure it must be hard keeping yourself occupied – although I am slightly jealous of those of you who are spending this time with fun hobbies, creative projects… or just sitting at home gaming while still receiving most of your pay-cheque 😂.
But to all those key workers out there putting their health at risk every day and working harder than ever, I have so much respect and admiration for you. We are all eternally grateful and can’t comprehend the stress you’re going through 🙏🏼, so I totally understand if you can’t relate to my ‘time is going quite fast’ thought-stream.
Anyway, in a bid to stay positive, I thought I’d write all the things I’m looking forward to doing after the lockdown restrictions are lifted…
Here are my top 10…
Go and spend time with my family
I’m thankful all my immediate family live nearby here in Cornwall, as I know some aren’t so fortunate, but it will be so nice to just sit and chill with them once this is over.
Get a massage from Home Spa Cornwall
I don’t know if it’s all the stress but I am CRAVING a good massage! Home Spa Cornwall have amazing therapists who come to your home to do it, giving you the ultimate relaxation experience being able to slip straight into loungewear and not have to drive home afterwards…
Celebrate Alex’s birthday properly
Alex’s birthday was at the end of March, so we couldn’t go out for a meal or celebrate properly. We were due to go Go Karting to celebrate, so it will be great to finally do that and see our friends!
Get in the sea for a swim or a surf
Cornwall has been teasing us with gorgeous weather over the last few weeks, and I’ve been dying to get in the sea; whether it’s for a swim, kayaking, paddle-boarding or surfing – I don’t care! Just get me in that water…
Eat out at our favourite Cornish restaurants
I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to go out for a meal once this is all over and enjoy some of the amazing food that Cornwall’s local restaurants have to offer. Now I just have to decide where to go first….
Go for a picnic by the coast
I miss going on coast walks and adventures, so I can’t for the day where we pack up a big picnic and head out on a long walk along the coastline with the dogs.
Get my hair done
Just a basic girl, with basic needs 💁🏼♀️.
Go out for coffee / drinks with friends
It’s so simple, but it’s something I really miss. Going out for casual coffee dates, or evening drinks and dancing with our friends! I honestly can’t wait for those things… although right now I guess I’m saving loads of money 🤷🏼♀️.
Head out camping
Festivals are the absolute highlight of my year, and I am so gutted that most of them won’t be going ahead this year (I’d be surprised if ANY do to be honest, because they truly would be the perfect breeding grounds for a virus when you think about it…). So we’re just going to have to make our OWN festival (much like we did last year when Boardmasters was cancelled), or at least go camping somewhere, because for some reason I just love tent life!
Plan a road trip
With a new-found gratitude for freedom, I’m sure many of us will instantly be planning excursions around the country and making travel plans. Even if it’s not something we can do until much later in the year or until 2021, planning it is half the fun!
*PS. Just want to say that I’m totally in support of extending this lockdown for as long as we need until it’s truly safe for us to socialise again without the risk of a bounce-back ☺️. This is just a light-hearted list for when it really is safe and fine for us to start doing these things again!