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These are strange times. Lockdowns made us appreciate morning coffee with colleagues, check-in queues at the airport, in person dates, hanging out with friends worry-free. They made us appreciate how much we mean to each other. Here we anonymously share our stories, struggles, triumphs and secrets.

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I want to wake up

Other

United Kingdom

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24.02.2022

So lockdowns are over, restrictions lifted here in the UK, so we're kind of through with pandemic, so we have now war in Ukraine... Wtf?? I wish this is all just a dream, a nightmare and in few hours I will wake up in a better world. πŸ˜”

Was it all for nothing?

Other

United Kingdom

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13.02.2022

All that s**t, stress, lockdowns and all kind of stuff now in england like nothing happened? I remember queueing for toilet paper, pasta, yeast, all kind of cans, getting jabbed several times me and my whole family and one day I wake up and it seems like we can all do whatever we want? I lost my job, luckily wife is still working but I am unsure where to go now what to do next. Any ideas, anyone?

Locked up in a cage - like being in a zoo

Mental health

United Kingdom

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07.01.2022

I love zoos. I love seeing loads of animals on display just for us. But then we were turned into animals ourselves - locked up inside, not allowed to go out or mix with friends and relatives (apart from going out to get food). I wasn't even allowed to go to the gym! How cruel! Maybe we shouldn't have zoos to keep animals - only keep if we are saving from extinction maybe, otherwise, the animals should be free as a bird (or as a human being).

All I want for Christmas...

Family & friends

United Kingdom

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29.11.2021

All I really want for Christmas this year is Christmas. But it doesn't look like I will have one. We planned to travel, but we'll probably stay home again. That sux.

Omicron

Mental health

United Kingdom

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27.11.2021

So here comes another lockdown. Another Christmas away from my family. Why am I not surprised. I'm really sad now... πŸ˜”

I'm scared, I keep reading news and I don't like it. I still feel...

Family & friends

United Kingdom

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20.11.2021

I'm scared, I keep reading news and I don't like it. I still feel like we're in a lockdown, somehow I got used to it. If I were alone no kids, wife, i'd move to some remote place and spend the rest of my life there.

I love Amazon delivery, hearing the doorbell was the most exciting...

Other

United Kingdom

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11.11.2021

I love Amazon delivery, hearing the doorbell was the most exciting thing during the lockdown...

Someone asked me how will we remember this period in five, ten...

Family & friends

United Kingdom

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09.11.2021

Someone asked me how will we remember this period in five, ten, twenty years and that really made me think. I would have never thought that I will spend months locked with my wife and two kids in a flat, chasing toilet paper and beans 🀣🀣🀣

Joys of working online

Work

Netherlands

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02.11.2021

My dog just peed on my carpet because I was stuck at work meeting online. Argh πŸ˜‚

It's a beautiful day and I feel just fine! 😁 Want to live my life...

Mental health

Ireland

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02.11.2021

It's a beautiful day and I feel just fine! 😁 Want to live my life simply as nothing is happening. I'm beyond bored with all the pandemic stuff and will not be turning TV on again for a foreseeable future! That's a firm decision. Ignore and live in bliss. πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ

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After a period of heavy drinking in December during holidays I wanted to go dry in January to recover my liver ??... This morning I read that the lockdown here may last until late March. I don't think I can get through this without wine. Luckily my hubby and I still have quite a few bottles in a pantry and we can't invite friends to share it with them, so we'll drink it alone and get wasted. What else we can do? I was never a reader nor I...

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about lockdown stories

This is a place where we share what we miss the most, we embrace the grief over our losses, we open up about our feelings of isolation, we laugh at our hilarious moments, drop the odd insights gained, recognise hidden blessings, see through the eyes of people who are looking through different lenses. How will we look back at this peculiar time 20 years from now?

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