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Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

Flying to reach family & friends who are not nearby (Father is aged and in relative solitude), nevermind going on holidays but in the scheme of things latter not the end of the world considering all the wonders all within a 2 hr drive of where I live

All in all, we're very fortunate so I don't complain much but it does give you some perspective on life priorities - that's probably also one of the unforeseen positives to come out of the confinement era
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Old 13.10.2020, 12:38
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss my parents. I come from an island so its not easy to go see them
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss my five friends who died of this terrible disease.
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Old 13.10.2020, 12:48
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I miss being able to be spontaneous, to be able to do things without having to plan it all carefully in advance.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

So sorry to hear Meloncollie. Yes, I have several friends who have very sick parents and friends abroad (not from Covid) and just cannot go and see them- and actually don't know if they will ever see them again. Others who have not been able to attend funerals, or see new born grandchildren.


For me, Covid and Brexit are turning our lives upside down and it is very unsettling. Thank goodness, no serious illness (after a big scare 3 years ago)- but what I miss is 'freedom' to roam. When we moved here- it was just 'down the road' from the UK - 1 day by car or train- or a short flight and car rental. NO borders, NO restrictions. It didn't feel as though we were moving abroad at all - not much further than if we moved to Scotland. Suddenly, it feels as if we could be on the other side of the moon- very unsettling indeed- and desperate to see grandchildren growing up fast, and soon a foster grandchild we will not get to know.


As Belgianmum says- before we could just say hey, let's jump in the car and go - to France, to Italy - and mainly to UK where we have all our family and a second home too (which has been standing empty since last November!).
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

As above, travel & family!
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

I crossed the Atlantic last summer and visited the family, so fine from that side. My concerns are 1st world problems: the short ski season from last winter and uncertainties on the oncoming one, and cancelled concerts.
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Re: Pre COVID Life - What do you miss?

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As Belgianmum says- before we could just say hey, let's jump in the car and go - to France, to Italy - and mainly to UK where we have all our family and a second home too (which has been standing empty since last November!).
Yep, we’d have been in the car like a shot and off to the UK to see new twin baby grandsons had Boris not chosen that exact moment to put Switzerland on the quarantine list.
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