Lockdown Life – the end is in sight!

It’s been almost a year since the Covid-19 pandemic changed our day to day lives beyond anything we could have ever imagined. After a year of home working, intermittent home schooling and a serious lack of face to face socialising with our friends we’re taking a look at the things that are keeping us going in what is hopefully the last few months of restrictions.

Caffeine

Trying to work productively from home while managing endless zoom meetings, acting as school teacher, doing your best to stay active, fit and healthy without leaving the house and trying to avoid doom scrolling through the news is no mean feat. All the while missing the ‘decent’ coffee you used to pick up on the way into work to kick start your day.  According to a Jan 2021 article in Good Housekeeping, sales of coffee machines are on the rise and bean to cup machine sales in one of the major UK department stores had increased 64% as we strive to have a better quality of coffee at home. And our Lund London Skittle mugs and espresso cups mean you can drink your coffee in a beautifully colourful cup to help brighten up your day!

Daily walks

I never thought I would miss my daily commute to the office, but without this, my day has become much more static as I commute from the bedroom to the living room for work – it’s not really making much of a dent in the suggested 10,000 steps per day! And so came the daily walk as part of our legally allowed exercise outing. Heading out to the local park or wandering down the closed high street has become a part of our daily lives to get moving, stay active and support our mental health. In the cold winter months, filling my skittle bottle with a cup of tea or a hot chocolate made the cold weather more bearable!

Creating a comfortable space

We’ve been spending more time than ever in our homes, so home improvements are on the rise as we try to spruce up our living space. There’s nothing quite like sitting at home all day to make you notice that chipped paint you’ve been meaning to sort out, the broken chair you’ve been meaning to get fixed, or just to make you bored of the colour scheme and want a change. Some have opted for full redecoration projects, some have had to create home offices in small spaces and some have been online shopping for a few pieces just to brighten up the room. Whatever it takes to brighten up the lockdown days!

Staying in touch

Seeing our friends and family in person may not be an option until the restrictions start to ease, but phone calls, face time chats and even good old fashioned letters and cards are great ways to keep in touch with our loved ones and let them know they’re not alone. There’s real power in people supporting people, especially in times like these.

The end is in sight!

With the UK vaccine roll out progressing at pace, and a roadmap out of lockdown here in England, we can hopefully all start to spend a little less time cooped up at home and a little more time back out in the world. We can’t wait!

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