8 Things I’m Going to Do Once Lockdown is Over

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Lockdown is all fun and games until you’re about a month in and there’s nothing left to watch on Netflix and no new TikTok dances to fail at. I’ve taken this time to read books and taking a time-out from the world, but I’ve been missing seeing my friends and family terribly. So to get me through this lockdown lull, I’ve compiled a list of 8 things that I’m going to do as soon as it all blows over!

Offbrand agejo gyaru outfit via hellolizziebee

Cook up a feast with my family

I’m talking spring rolls, duck pancakes, king prawns, dumplings, nian gao… The lot. As soon as lockdown is over I’m going to go straight to my mum’s and cook up a massive feast with her (or try to, at least). 

Organise a gyaru meet

Gosh it’s been so long since I last saw my QueenE gals and I miss them so much, so a gal meet is definitely in order once all of this lockdown blows over! I really loved our Christmas sleepover we did a couple of years ago and want to do that again – and learn some more parapara dances with them!

Drown myself in bubble tea

Not quite literally BUT I’m going to head straight over to Bubble Boba to have some of that well-missed boba goodness, and play Mario Kart while I’m at it (and maybe scoffing on some bubble waffle at the same time!) I miss this cafe so, so much! I have bought some boba and syrups from them to make my own at home, but it’s not the same as going into a cafe with a friend or two and catching up over some bubble tea.

Go out for a photoshoot

I didn’t realise how much I loved going out in cute outfits and taking cute pics until I was unable to do that anymore. I was really, really miserable for the first few weekends of lockdown as all I’ve been doing is dress up, take photos for the internet, and then rolling back into my pjs. This has left me with a bunch of clothes that I want to wear again – like this leopard print x flower strapless dress* gifted from Femmeluxe – so I can’t wait to take some proper blog photos! I’ve been putting together a list of places I want to go to with my blogging buddy Isobel as soon as we’ve been given the go-ahead in the meantime to keep me sane. 

related blog post: my lockdown looks

dress: femmeluxe* / heels: primark / belt: golds infinity / necklace: prettylittlething* / earrings: primark (similar*) / bag: michael kors (similar + cheaper alternative*)

Go to Coco Ichibanya

I went here a few years ago and I LOVED it, and have been wanting to take my bestie Amy there ever since. I’ve been craving katsu curry and even though I can cook it at home, it just doesn’t taste the same. Plus their portions are huge and oh my gosh I am drooling.

Afternoon Teaaaaaa

Oh my gosh. Afternoon tea. I NEED it. I knew that I should’ve gone when I had the chance but OH NO my motivation decided to yeet itself out of the window and then lockdown came around and I haven’t been able to go out for afternoon tea since. Gutted. I have started writing about the cute cafes I’ve been to in my new series “Cute Cafe Dates” and I can’t wait to write new memories.

Take a road trip to York and Edinburgh

Me and my hubby were going to take a lovely road trip to York and Edinburgh for our anniversary but it, unfortunately, got cancelled… I’m still pretty upset about it to be honest but at least I have more time to plan to make it the perfect anniversary for the both of us! (And plus it gives me more time to plan cute outfits for it haha).

Have a picnic at a National Trust

I had a picnic with some of my besties at a National Trust last summer and I want to relive those happy memories again. We’ve been slowly ticking off National Trust places but there are still so many to explore!

related blog post: countryside flower in the cotswolds

White Flower & Leopard Print Ruched Mesh Strapless Bodycon Mini Dress by Femmeluxe via hellolizziebee

What’re you looking forward to doing once lockdown is over?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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38 Comments
  • Karina
    May 10, 2020

    Love that dress, is so pretty!!! I also loved your ideas, definitely, the road trip to York and Edinburgh visited both and love them both, there is so much to do, plus all that countryside you gonna see and the views, breathtaking! Yes, I keep saying to my fella all the time how much I want to have picnic, but his idea of romance is to have bbq in the garden instead xD Can’t wait once is all over and we are free to go and explore places again! Thank you for sharing!

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Awh thanks so much Karina! I really can’t wait to go to York and Edinburgh once all of this blows over, as I was really gutted that we had to cancel. Well you can’t go wrong with a BBQ in the garden!

  • Lozza
    May 10, 2020

    Some of these are on my list too!

    Afternoon tea and going out for photo shoots mainly.

    That dress looks so lovely on you by the way.

    Love Lozza xo
    http://girlygabble.com

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Afternoon tea is soooo good I love it! And thank you so much 😀

  • Kayleigh Zara
    May 10, 2020

    Booking a getaway is top of my list for when this over! I just want to get away – these all sound great especially the photoshoot

    I’m also dying to see my family when this is over x

  • Aimsy
    May 10, 2020

    I can’t wait for everything to go back to normal, although without sounding negative I think it will be a completely new normal for us all! I can’t wait to meet up with friends to go out for a drink, food and just have a proper catch that isn’t over zoom! Still holding out hope we can travel in August and September but will settle for exploring the UK. York is just beautiful, isn’t it?! Would love to see Edinburgh too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Yes it’s going to take a while to adapt to the “old ways” again I think, especially because we’ve now experienced stuff like working from home. I really can’t wait to go to York as I’ve never been there before but I keep hearing good things about it!

  • Sarah
    May 10, 2020

    York is such a lovely place! When you do get there for a holiday you will love it 🙂
    Sarah x

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Aaah I really can’t wait as I keep hearing good things about it!

  • Nyxie
    May 10, 2020

    I love thinking about the things I’m going to do after lockdown. Namely, go see my grandparents.

  • Johnny
    May 10, 2020

    I had plans to go New York at the end of the year. Obviously Not sure if it’s going to happen but right now health and safety is paramount.
    Sounds like you’re waiting for the shackles to be released and gonna have loads of fun!

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Yes you’re right – health and safety is definitely more important and it’s better to go on a holiday where you don’t have to worry about safety!

  • Sophie Wentworth
    May 10, 2020

    A holiday is the first thing I think of when people talk about this being over. I know it’s probably a long way off yet but I cannot wait until I can get on plane again. I was supposed to go to Florence last month so I’m still pretty sad about that. Other than that, it’s literally just being able to see my friends/ go out for a meal or some drinks etc. I hope you can do a few of these things soon! x

    Sophie

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Gosh yes I totally agree with you there. Florence sounds like such a dream, and I hope you’re able to go when this all blows over!

  • Teresa
    May 11, 2020

    Okay, can we make a deal: you’ll take me to try bubble tea when I’m in London next and I’ll take photos for you? 😀 Because London is, of course, on my ‘When This Is Over’ list! I wrote a post about this as well and it’s coming out on Wednesday, so I loved reading this. Mine is much more travel-focused, though, which probably doesn’t surprise anyone 😀 xx

    • hellolizziebee
      May 12, 2020

      It’s a deal! London has some of the best bubble tea places as well, so I’d love to take you around. I can’t wait to read your post about this! xx

  • Lisa
    May 11, 2020

    Aw that dress is sooooo pretty, you look gorgeous! I love your lockdown list, I think a break to the sea (in the UK, not abroad) is top of my list. There’s something about that ozone smell that makes everything feel better. That and being able to go riding again, which both Flora and I are missing soooo much. Gorgeous pics, Lizzie! Lisa x

    • hellolizziebee
      May 12, 2020

      Awh thanks Lisa! Yes I totally agree – there’s nothing quite like reading the book by the sea. Riding sounds like a dream! x

  • Isobel
    May 11, 2020

    I miss you so much!! Can’t wait for afternoon tea & shoot days again!

    Isobel x
    http://www.fashionistachic.co.uk

    • hellolizziebee
      May 12, 2020

      Awh I miss you too cutie pie! Me neither – let’s video call sometime!

  • Jenny in Neverland
    May 11, 2020

    Yesss afternoon tea! I actually researched some afternoon tea delivery services the other day, perhaps for Father’s Day next month because I miss it so much! I’m definitely getting a bit tired of lockdown now – can’t wait until it’s over but at the same time I’m a little anxious about the rest of the year. One day at a time! xxx

    • hellolizziebee
      May 12, 2020

      Oh my gosh if afternoon tea delivery was a thing I’d be all. over. it. Yes I am the same… I don’t mind staying and working from home but I do miss seeing everyone! xxx

  • lifestyleseason
    May 11, 2020

    I love your ideas. Once this is all over, I want to go to a restaurant with my family, see my grandparents and go shopping.

  • Sunshine Sarah
    May 11, 2020

    Hey Lizzie
    This is such a good list I feel I should do one too! Your plans sound lovely and i hope you are soon able to enjoy your bubble tea and waffles! 😊
    Sarah xo

  • Nancy
    May 11, 2020

    I feel you about all of the things we look forward to when lockdown is over. YESSS on getting together!! At least in a safe matter. It has been WEEKKKKSSS since I had milk tea!! I mean I can make it at home but it is not the same. Oooh I feel you about the photoshoot too. Hope the pandemic is over soon!! 🙂

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • hellolizziebee
      May 12, 2020

      Haha yeah I know right? I got myself some boba the other day but I want to find an airtight container so that I can start making it (as it’ll go off otherwise). Thanks so much!

  • Nicol
    May 12, 2020

    OMG I didn’t know there’s a Coco Ichibanya branch in the UK. I’m definitely adding this to my list. They need to open one up north *cries*

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      There sure is! And I totally agree… Why does everything have to be in London…. *saaaaad face*

  • andthenzen ✨
    May 12, 2020

    Picnic at a National Trust actually sounds dreamy, putting that on my post-lockdown bucket list for sure.. 🥰

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      It is! I love going to National Trust places, especially if they do cream tea hahahaha

  • Hannah Louise
    May 13, 2020

    Love all these, sounds like you’ve got some fab things planned! I live in York and it’s so so beautiful, hopefully you’ll be able to visit the city soon!xx

  • Amy
    May 13, 2020

    All of these are such great shouts! And also this dressss you look amazing ❤ ❤

  • Amy Turner
    May 13, 2020

    Aww I would love to go with you to Coco Ichibanya! You know me! I’m a foodie through and through. Ugh, I might do a blog post too about all the things I want to do but I feel like the list is TOO LONG D: love you friend xx

    “Amy – Writing into the Ether“

  • Ardi Pulaj
    May 14, 2020

    Great priorities