Lockdown – Missed

In a similar vein to the previous post about things that might survive, I’ve thought a lot about the things I’ve actively missed in this time, as opposed to the things I just haven’t done.

The list of things actually missed – the things I’ll look forward to being able to do again – is really quite short.

  • Seeing films at the cinema
  • Meals at my favourite places – with Mere being the key one I’ll be at as soon as they re-open
    (There are a couple of other places I want to go back to, but Mere is the only one I’ve actively missed)
  • Walking in London

And that’s it, really.

Of course there are other things I want to be able to go back to doing and so on, and I’ll enjoy life slowing going back to normal. It’ll be interesting to see how it all works out


2 Comments on “Lockdown – Missed”

  1. Z says:

    I miss horribly seeing my baby granddaughter, who was only five weeks old and is now sixteen weeks. But I will see her tomorrow. I miss my whole family, but at least I can talk to them on Zoom or whatever. I miss casually popping out. Saying it’s a lovely day, let’s go out for lunch at the seaside. I miss friends – I’m not especially sociable, admittedly, but I haven’t removed anything from my calendar and a lot of regular engagement reminders have come up. And I want to, but can’t, invite friends in for a cup of coffee or an impromptu meal. I miss going to London – not going anywhere, anything would be a treat, but it’s hard to know when I’ll feel inclined to use public transport again. As you say, it’ll be interesting.

  2. Lyle says:

    I know what you mean – I haven’t cancelled anything in my diary, but I’ve had a whole ton of stuff cancelled for me. In some ways it’s that lack of agency that’s annoying – I had one day a while back where five or six things all emailed to say “Yep, not happening ’til 2021”, and that gave me a proper grouch for that weekend.

    I think a grouch day/weekend isn’t a bad thing, to be honest – part of the “grieving” process, for want of a better term – so long as it is “only” a day or two at a time. I had that one (and another weekend a bit later on) but in general I’m doing OK


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