When it’s all over…

When I spotted this Q&A on Audrey Louise’s blog, something compelled me to take her lead [inspired by Kezzie originally] and throw my answers in as well about when it’s all over. If I’m being completely honest, I haven’t thought very much about the future.

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I’ve always been a very firm proponent of living in the moment (except when it comes to travel plans, it’s always nice to have the next adventure in the making) and with the uncertainty of everything, I’m just sitting tight.

We’re more than a month into lockdown in the UK, and Audrey is 100% on the money – life isn’t ever going to be the same again. Sure, in time some things will go back to normal, but I think most of the world will be ushering a new normal. This is going to change all of us in different ways.

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1) The restaurant you would go out to…
I’ve got a list that I write up every year, and honestly, I’m going to make my way down that list. I’ve also been adding to it – but my very first stop is going to be to one of my favourite cafes to get a proper barista coffee. Call me basic, but I need a good flat white. Then probably A Wong for dim sum + custard buns, Hutong for duck and somewhere beautiful for sunset cocktails over London.

2) Friend you would meet up with first…
All of them. Perhaps I’ll throw a BBQ party – hopefully someone will turn up.

3) Place you would go…
Straight down to the Thames, probably near Tower Bridge to look across my London. I miss it so. (I’ll be Flat White in hand.)

4) Shop you would go to…
This really depends on what we need – for the time being, we’re pretty well fine for stuff; when I saw we’d potentially be going into lockdown, my ‘panic’ purchases included garden furniture, decorating supplies to get the jobs we’ve been procrastinating forever done and more comfortable clothes to relax in whilst we’re at home even more than usual.

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5) Food item you would buy/eat…
We’ve been fine for groceries, and DIM SUM. Actually, I’d quite like to go to Dominique Ansell and try their ridiculous Tiramisu.

6) Cake you would eat…
I’m just going to steal Audrey’s answer verbatim – I haven’t stopped eating cake 😬

7) Show you would/will go to see…
Phantom of the Opera in the West End. No question. Then Bogan Bingo because we all need more laughter in our lives.

8) Concert you will go to watch…
Again this answer depends on *when* it’s safe to go out again.

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9) Relative you will hug first…
All our UK family. Travel to New Zealand looks off the cards for a long while – I was meant to be going home in July for my Dad’s birthday – so to begin with we’ll be scooting up north to see my husband’s family and have some long-awaited hugs.

10) Holiday you would go on…
I’d like to go around the UK, rearrange the trip we missed to Panama, the trip to New York, and our New Zealand/Vegas holiday… to start with… I want to go to Italy, France, Fiji, Austria, Russia, Slovenia, Nevis, Peru… all the places.

11) Other activity you would take part in…
I’m going to get my hair cut (I’m growing it for a rather special reason), walk in the countryside for hours, hop on a boat going somewhere beautiful, spend the weekend near a lake, sleep in a treehouse, finish a few more things on my bucket list.

12) Thing you would do at work…
Dream up some fun collaborations.

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13) Item you would buy…
Ironically, a new suitcase. And a garden shed, and proper patio furniture.

Thank you for the questionnaire, Audrey & Kezzie!

What are you all most looking forward to when it’s all over and post-isolation?

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