Experiences I Want Post Lockdown

Life During Lockdown

A few months ago everything seemed to change for almost everyone. Our regular lifestyle, schedules and lives in general were changed as we went into lockdown. Although the changes have been made for safety reasons there are still things that we really miss that we wish we could still experience. Naveesha, a fellow blogger and I were talking about this and decided to collaborate on a post about what we miss most and what we are excited to experience after this lockdown/pandemic is over. The first four are hers and the last four are mine. We hope you enjoy reading the post as much as we did writing it!

Pub Dates

Underrated but I miss cheap and cheerful pub dates where you meet up with friends and get a pint (overpriced if you’re in London, of course) and talk and anything and everything. Bonus point if there’s a pub garden because who doesn’t love a bit of Sun and Sangria. Pub culture is just easy, laid back and chilled which is needed after a long stint of lockdown

Beauty Treatments

There’s a strong chance my eyebrow lady will not recognise me the next time I see her. Or she’ll be speechless when she realises that lockdown pressure culminated in me trying to do my own eyebrows which resulted in a slight disaster. Suffice to say, give me the works (after it is safe, of course). A Mani, Pedi and a facial. Stat.

Food, Glorious, Food

My eyes are definitely going to be bigger than my stomach when all the restaurants open up again. Lockdown has reminded me that I need to be expanding my culinary bucket list and there is are variety of feasts that any foodie can appreciate.


International travel is going to be difficult in the foreseeable future as borders will likely stay closed until it is safe to travel. I definitely want to explore more of the UK and see gems like Cornwall and even partake in a road trip to Scotland.


I am not someone who is super into hugging or really showing a lot of affection in general but as they say- you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I can’t wait to hug my friends and family and just be around them without worrying about wearing a mask, washing my hands or anything like that.


I am really looking forward to travelling a lot more as soon as all this is over and it is safe to travel to other countries again. I even have an entire list of all the places I want to see ready!

Just Chilling

I cannot wait to be able to go out to just relax. Whether it’s to a restaurant, movie, coffee shop or just walking around downtown. I know that I can do that right now but I can’t wait till I can do that without having to put on a mask and avoid other people and keep a distance. Just being able to relax is something I am definitely looking forward to.

Taking the bus

I know a lot of people have a problem with taking the bus or don’t particularly enjoy the experience of taking the bus. I always did though- I thought it was peaceful and I particularly enjoyed longer bus rides because they gave me time to think and reflect. I haven’t taken the bus since the pandemic and honestly I kind of miss it.

This was such a fun collaboration and if you enjoyed this post do take a minute to go over to Naveesha’s blog, Twitter, and Instagram. She is a really great blogger and a lovely person to collaborate with. I know you won’t regret going over and checking out her posts.


What is something you are excited to do once this whole situation is over? Are there some things you really miss doing right now? What is one thing you realised you’ve been taking for granted all this time? Let me know in the comments below I would love to hear your thoughts.

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129 thoughts on “Experiences I Want Post Lockdown

  1. This was so fun to read! I finally got my eyebrows waxed and it was glorious. I also really miss going on the bus. I live close to NYC and I miss the bus ride there as well as getting there and doing something fun!

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  2. Great post! One of the things I also miss is traveling. I miss packing the car and going to see other states outside of Kentucky. I do have to say that as much as I miss traveling I have really enjoyed being at home and really appreciating where I currently live❤ thank you for the post and I hope you have an amazing day😁

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  3. Other than international travel, we here in New Zealand have everything back to normal. Pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, bookshops, sports venues, gyms, public transport etc are all as they were pre-pandemic. Our borders are closed though to international travel. We were very fortunate that our government closed the country down early, resulting in a total of only 22 deaths – all among the elderly. Admittedly that’s 22 deaths too many, but in relation to the rest of the world it’s an excellent figure. I hope you’re all staying safe where ever you are.

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  4. I’m looking forward to traveling again. We were planning a trip to Ireland this year but canceled it because everything is kind of up in the air. I hope we all get back to our normals, I dont mind waiting a year or two for things to clear up.

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  5. I miss my holiday trips…. 😫 And also freely roaming inside the shops…. 😭Especially in Costco Supermarket, On Saturdays and sundays they will provide free samples of many foods….😜 My son is getting irritated inside home…. 🤯 That too a big problem…. He can’t play with his friends…. I am the one who is playing with him both indoors and outdoors…. 😣

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  6. I know this post was about what you guys miss, but what stood out to me is the difference in personality. Neveesha seems like a Serena Van Der Woodsen and you seem like a Dan Humfrey! I miss traveling and eating out…

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  7. I totally miss hanging out with friends.
    I also miss having to not sanitize every other second lol
    But the pandemic also has brought with it some silver linings, maybe you could consider doing a post on that?

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  8. This was such a fun post!! I’m completely with you on so many of these posts (especially the HUGS one). I think I’ve been taking for granted just being able to spend time outdoors without worrying about masks or social distancing etc and more than anything I’d love to go to the arcade with my boyfriend or have a games night with my friends. Thanks for sharing this post xxx

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  9. I think just getting back to a point where you do not have to be conscious of what you are doing all the time in case you pick up the virus would be nice. The removal of the constant tension.

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  10. I completely agree! Group meet-ups have been so weird for my friends and me in lockdown, we’ve been doing virtual pub quizzes instead but it’s not the same. Some of my friends went clubbing last week and they said that there is no dancing anymore even! These are very strange times.

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  11. Love these! The little things are sooo appreciated once you are out of lockdown. You will appreciate friends more, family, little things like getting a beer or coffee at a pub or cafe (as you mentioned) and on and on. I know because I am out of lockdown and it is wonderful! Hang in there and keep looking ahead to better times!

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  12. Just chilling with friends! I have definitely taken that for granted, I wish I was a more outgoing person especially with my friends before I knew this was gonna happen. Now, a lot of them pushed through and graduated and I won’t see them again next school year and I will miss that. ❤ This post gives me a lot of memories. Thanks for this, Pooja and Naveesha!

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    1. I am an introvert so I definitely regret not being more outgoing or doing more stuff. Some international friends of mine are done with university and won’t be coming back so I’ll miss them too. Thank you!

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  13. I miss people being kind, this has brought out such divide here in the U.S. (not like we weren’t already divided by Trump). The other thing is my piano group meeting in person instead of zoom, we have quite a few incredible pianists and it just doesn’t sound the same on zoom. Glad we have something though, and when it’s my turn to play I blame my mistakes on the slow internet 🙂 Of course, traveling is out for 2020 and can’t wait to safely travel again. Stay safe!

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  14. This is a great post. Being a foodie myself, even i can’t wait to experience the delicious foods of the restaurants again. And travel is something that i admire a lot so i can’t to experience that too. Anyways stay safe Pooja. 😊😘

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  15. I agree with you, I miss being able to get together with friends to socialize. I’ve missed out on many birthday and anniversary celebrations etc. I’ve cancelled two planned trips which is heartbreaking as I also love to travel. My area is pretty good right now and I am cautiously optimistic. We are moving into stage 3 of reopening, as of July 17th, which means we can now go to restaurants (Patio’s only was stage 2) for a meal. Most businesses are reopening with limits of 50 people indoors with the exception of bars and similar areas where large groups congregate. Movies, gyms, parks, etc have also reopened. I am now out golfing again each week and getting together outdoors with the other ladies on my league then staying for drinks and a meal afterwards. It just feels so normal again. I do miss my weekly coffee group which was cancelled indefinitely but am hopeful that will soon resume as well. Life is getting better because my area was very cautious. Mandatory masks in all indoor buildings have allowed us to reopen sooner than later. Hang in there, it will get better.

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  16. I REALLY miss ‘Just Chilling’. It’s been so long since I could sit in a coffee shop and browse on my laptop or read a book. As so many bloggers understand, you may feel the same I don’t know, often we are introverts, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like the quiet buzz of people! I miss being a part of the crowd, not necessarily visible, but watching it all play out. It’s magical.

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  17. I can relate to this post by you and Naveesha! I definitely cannot wait to just go out chilling without worrying about social distancing/wearing a mask. Like you, I am similar in the sense that I cannot wait to use the train again as I think its peaceful and a good time to gather your thoughts! I am going to heck out Naveesha’s blogs now!

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    1. I was supposed to travel to Europe this year over summer for like a month and live with an uncle in London for a bit but that did not work out lol… But yes we need to go to a pub in London someday!

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  18. Wow! It made me miss the sense of normalcy more than I already do. Haha. And yes, almost every week I check if the waxing salon would open in our area since I really need to get my eyebrows thread too haha or maybe it seemed a need before but makes me question my priorities now. Haha.

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