'Remember in 2020 when...'

(This was obviously before lockdown)

So... This is weird.

As of today it has been 37 days since lockdown began in the UK. 3 weeks turned into 6 and who knows how much longer we have yet to face. Some (dumb) people dont seem to understand the rules, some (amazing) people are working so hard on the frontline and others are staying home and doing their bit. You're either in 1 of 3 categories right now. Baking banana bread, downing pints on Instagram or running 5K. I'll let you wonder which one I'm in.
These 4 walls are starting to look really dull and I miss cinema dates, actually going shopping and going to the gym. I never knew I could miss McDonalds this much. Netflix keeps asking me if I'm still watching and when I click yes I sigh a little. I think I speak for most us when I say it's starting to get old.

It's so easy to feel down and alone during this time. We're literally left with nothing to do but think, and thinking turns into overthinking and overthinking turns into feeling sad and then that turns into listening to a whole Coldplay album which we all know isn't healthy.

It's come to the point where my makeup bag and jeans are gathering dust and I've had to order more pyjamas as they have become my everyday-wear and I don't have enough to live and sleep in. My roots have seen much better days and I havent applied fake tan in about 2 months. My skin is thriving - I'm not. 

I never thought I'd be bored. I never thought I would miss the office. I never thought I would want to go outside so badly but here we are, and here we will stay until it's safe again.

I know it's hard right now, but when it's all over, we will go to the pub and cheers to the key workers who saved our lives and worked so hard during this. We will hug our friends and enjoy every moment we get. We will appreciate things more than we did before. Nandos - we will meet again.

Lockdown wont be forever. One day we will sit together and say 'remember that time in 2020 when the government grounded everyone and social-distancing was next level' and we'll have a drink to that. 

To give myself something to do, and also because I never did the 'get to know me tag' in 2014, I thought I'd incorporate some aesthetically pleasing get to know me style 'this or that's into this post. 

It occured to me when doing this, that a lot of people these days might not know who Lizzie and Miranda are. In that moment I felt old, and if you are one of those people then I'm going to have to reconsider letting you read this. 

Wherever you are, just remember that staying home is the safest option. Yeah, it's boring and we've all had enough but as Troy once said, we're all in this together. 

Stay safe, stay happy, take care of yourself.


"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light" 

"Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy" - Albus Dumbledore

listening to purse full of gum - lila piyel, goodnight - lennon stella and every other song on the three, two, one album