Life after Lockdown

Life after lockdown seems to be really far away still. More and more I hear that the government ‘ won’t release and exit strategy’. That they aren’t prepared to say when schools might reopen for our children. The worldwide lockdown is hard, tensions in my house are high. I’m starting to worry about what will happen when the lockdown restrictions are lifted. When I’m finding things difficult I like to have a think of things that I want to stay the same when we all return to ‘normal’.

Walk for the sake of walking

My family are saving so much money by not taking the kids to soft play, swimming, or any of that other stuff that we think we need in order to have fun with them. We have lived in our house for five years now. Behind our house, there is a country park and we’ve been there only a handful of times. I hope life after lockdown for us brings more family walks.

Bake and Grow and Craft

Lockdown life for us, has meant that we have planted several vegetables. They will eventually be taken to our allotment (which I WILL get under control this year!) My four-year-old has learned about how plants grow and how to look after them. She’s even earned a bit about solar energy from planting things. We have done it together and woken up eagerly hunting in the pots of soil for any signs of life. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

Life after lockdown I hop will contain more planting. more time at the allotment, more time baking. We baked a cake every day for a week when lockdown started. Recipies to follow I’m sure!

cinnamon buns!

Skincare, skincare, skincare

Every day, usually twice a day I’m finding time to do a skincare routine. I use Tropic products. Between that and not wearing any makeup (coz…why?) My skin is loving the extra attention and I’m loving taking the little bit of time for myself.

Community spirit

Be honest, the last time you checked on your elderly neighbour to see if they needed anything before lockdown? When was the last time during? I really hope that life after lockdown sees more community spirit among people. It needs to. If this has taught us anything it’s surely GOT to be that we need to look after each other. We need to be kind to each other and be part of a wider family. Let’s make sure we take this opportunity to reset society.

Less time on my phone

A little while ago when all this was new to us, social media was way too much for me. It made me panicked and scared and with different messages coming from different places about what is and isn’t safe. So I came off. I deleted Twitter from my phone, and left it inside while I hung out with the kids in the garden. Life after lockdown need less time on my phone, more time in the moment with my kids. One day I’ll wake up they’ll be grown up and I missed it because I was scrolling through someone else’s life.

Life after lockdown is going to be weird. If I’m being really honest it scares me a bit, but it will happen. What we do. How we choose to react after this and because of it. That could finally change the world as we knew it to be something better.

For all the up to date, medical advice go to https://www.nhs.uk/

If you’d like to try out one of our recipes check out this leftover Christmas goodies cake, which can easily be adapted to leftover Easter goodies!

If you have things you want to say the same in your Life after Lockdown, I’d love to hear them. Leave me a comment!

Until next time, stay safe, and take care of each other.