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  1. I love the idea of this series! I love how going for walks is like the new going to the pub haha! As someone who’s normally out and about with friends or at the pub 5/6 days a week, I’ve found it so difficult to not see them all but thank god for Facetime and Zoom haha!

    Katy | http://www.katystephenson.com

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  2. I’m absolutely dying to go out for a meal and a few drinks! I’m worried that the lockdowns are going to give me a bit of social anxiety)! I go out for walks with my boyfriend and my mum quite regularly so that definitely helps!x

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  3. Thank you for the ideas. It has been a year that my social life is dead and I kinda got used to it but i’m not very happy about it. I try to entertain myself at home, exercising, reading, cooking etc.. but it isn’t the same anymore. Hopefully, we’ll get through it.

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  4. I really love the idea behind this series Eleanor! I am not sure if I might be the only one, but I am more of an homebody so I didn’t miss the party scene or anything, but I can understand that most of us are missing interactions. Luckily I share a house with other people and my sisters and went on regular walks during summer which helped a lot. Can’t wait to read the next one x

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  5. Love the idea behind your new series, I think it will definitely help a lot of people! Also love your suggestions on what to do, I’ve done a Zoom call the other day with my friends and it honestly made me feel a lot better. I’m suggesting online game night to them next!

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  6. Looking forward to most of this series. Great suggestions. I’m an introvert and very happy spending time alone but I do live with my partner, Mum and Dad so I’m not short of social interaction. I would just love to go out and meet my friend or go on holiday though! x

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  7. This is such a great post. I think everyone’s social lives are struggling at this point. That is what has been the hardest on me during all this time.

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  8. This is a nice series idea! Little insights into how others have coped with the physical isolation of lockdown are always intriguing, and this list provides good advice for responsible socialisation – thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a great idea for a series! I’m in the unfortunate position of not having many people around me that I can meet up with outside, but the zoom party is a really sweet ideas. Thanks for the ideas.

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  10. This third lockdown has been the worst for me. I’m missing seeing my friends for sure but going out a walk with a few every now and then definitely had helped! And video calls have honestly been life saving!

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  11. This is a great start to your new series! My extroverted side was super sad in the beginning – Everything was taken from me in a matter of days. But, now, almost a year later, I’m okay with staying home and staying safe in my bubble! I do miss going to the movies, date nights out with my husband, and hugging my parents. The last time I hugged my mom was during my birthday in August! We’ve gotten creative. And Zoom calls have been great! I’ve been able to become closer with my dear friend/cousin Emily, who lives in London.

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  12. I love the idea of this series! Hopefully we’ll be able to socialise again soon – until then zoom quizzes are a lifesaver! Going for walks with friends (when the weather is a little less grim) is also a great idea! Thanks for sharing x

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  13. I’d love to go out for dinner and drinks but it’s just not worth the risk yet. It’s been so hard being contained like this but new hobbies and activities have made all the difference

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  14. Nice ideas! I agree with exercising cos I started doing that mid pandemic. Although not leaving the house is really upsetting but there are things that we can do to make our indoor life still fun. Looking forward on your next post 😀

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  15. I’m really a house rat so this quarantine wasn’t as bad until it didn’t only last a month. I actually missed interacting with persons, seeing friends and going to school. You listed some great ideas, I’ve been slacking on the exercise, I started then got lazy 😅. Great post! 😊

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  16. I still use Netflix Party (or Teleparty as I think they’re now known)! I feel like watching a TV show or film together is quite a low intensity way to socialise because you’re not just awkwardly staring at each other on a video call! haaha

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  17. We’ve been in the lockdown since March of last year and haven’t even felt a break! A lot of us gets some form of FOMO and social anxiety from not having the same lifestyle from before. I found going on walks being worthwhile. These conference chat parties are great! Though, I tend to drop when it feels like a 1 on 1 convo with a bunch of people around. This is also a great time to also start a new hobby with someone, and share your progress!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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  18. What a great post and something we all need to read in these difficult times. I love the advice you give and how we can all relate to it. For me exercising has been crutial and keeping connected too, I’m a social creature and find it hard to just stay connected online having so much screen time. I hope when it’s all passed a bit we can appreciate seeing each other face to face more and leave the devices for a bit. Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your other posts.

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  19. Love the idea of a new series on your blog – can’t wait to read more 🙂 None of my friends live near me so sadly I can’t really go on a walk with a friend but I do love watching a movie on Netflix party ❤

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  20. It’s definitely difficult but we can and we will get through this! 🤗😁
    I meet up with my work wife once a week for a dog walk and it’s so lovely. We both get something from it & the dogs definitely enjoy seeing me! 😂🐶
    I’ve started the Couch to 5k app and it’s worked wonders for me. I’ve really been enjoying it so far and am excited to start week 3 tomorrow! 🛋️🏃🏻‍♀️
    Xo

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I agree- we can do this! Aw that’s lovely- and adds a little normality to your day 🙂 I’ve heard really good things about Couch to 5k so I hope it works for you, getting more active (safely) is always a positive thing during these tough times xx

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  21. I’ve been able to go for walks which I wouldn’t normally do and I’ve enjoyed them. I really do want to go to a restaurant to eat but we have found new fun ways of cooking! We had a garden wok and a teppanyaki grill. It’s been quite difficult but I can take and leave, an equal amount of things I do and used to do, in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I can’t wait to be able to go further afield as you can only do so many walks in your area before getting bored of the same routes, haha. I’m so excited to be able to go out for meals too!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

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