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Having lived through the absolute shit show that was 2020, we had high hopes for 2021. Then the new year rolled around and with it arrived the most January of January’s ever to have January’d; the schools shut, Topshop went bust (sob) and we started to think it would never end. But as the days get lighter and the news gets better, we’ve started to see a way out. Better days are coming, and when they do, here’s just some of the simple things we’ll never take for granted again…

  1. Sitting in a Coffee Shop After the Morning Drop Off
    Picture this; you wave the kids off for a day of school not hosted via Zoom in your living room, to be cared for by someone other than you for 6 glorious hours and 15 wonderful minutes. You wander into town, happen upon your local coffee shop and order a ridiculously overpriced latte made for you by a fully trained barista with coffee beans that didn’t come from a jar. You sit on a sofa you do not own, in silence, entirely alone yet surrounded by other human beings who do not interrupt you to ask for a snack.
  2. The Blast Of Hot Air As You Step Off The Plane
    Airport shopping. The smell of suncream. Foreign Supermarkets. Fanta Limon. Oversized beach bags and overpriced Cocktails. Getting into the shower before going out for your nightly meal and checking your tan lines in the mirror. Sleeping under a single sheet. Watching your baby play in the sand.*

    *Just kidding, that’s carnage.
  3. Wearing Heels That Are So High They Hurt Our Feet
    Admittedly, this whole staying-in-and-going-to-bed-at-9pm thing hasn’t been the biggest lifestyle change for us, but that’s not really the point. We haven’t worn anything other than fluffy socks and elasticated waists since March last year and our going out dresses have literally started gathering dust. Just for one night, we want to get a blow dry and whack on some badly-applied false eyelashes, wear a dress that is questionably too short for us and teeter over cobbles in inappropriate shoes.
  4. Stroll Through A Shopping Centre
    Pre-lockdown, shopping malls were the safe haven of the Maternity Leave Mum. Safe, dry, and with decent changing facilities; we could meet up with friends, walk tiny babies to sleep and mosey through expensive department stores window-shopping fancy clothes we couldn’t afford on statutory pay.
  5. Going To Gym Classes Packed With Other Sweaty People
    Standing on questionably damp mats. Bootcamp classes. Circuits. Hot yoga. Steam rooms, saunas and over-confident naked women in communal changing areas.

  6. Celebrating With The People We Love
    Touching your best mates bump at her baby shower. Weekend weddings so good everyone wakes up the next morning still pissed and attempts to soak up the shame with a full-english from the hotel buffet. 30 screaming kids eating each other’s cake off cheap paper plates in a packed out soft play. Party bags. Birthday drinks.
  7. Missing Your Partner/Husband/Spouse
    They say ‘distance boosts desire’. Yeah, no shit. 11 whole months of literally living on top of each other, means we are, quite frankly, sick of the fucking sight of them (and them of us). We miss lunchtime texts and waiting for them to walk through the door at 6pm.
  8. Handing Our Baby To Other People And Watching Their Smile Light Up The Room
    For some new parents in lockdown, their biggest sadness is that the people they love haven’t got to know their new baby. We can’t wait for the day our family and friends can pop round unannounced for a brew and a cuddle.

  9. Free Samples In Supermarkets
    Yes I would like to try the flavour of the month lady in Hotel Chocolat, it’s actually the only reason I came in’.
  10. Not Having To Worry
    About whether you’ve got your mask, or what the rules are this week. Not thinking before shaking hands with strangers, or brushing past people on a busy tube. Booking a last minute weekend away, eating lunch in a restaurant and someone else doing the washing up. A life without plastic screens and hand sanitiser. The joy of days to come….
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