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The brighter side of lockdown

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Thehooperman, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    I used my satnav for the first time since lockdown today.

    I only went to Chasewater but I couldn’t remember how to get to the car park on the far side away from the crowds.

    Saw these two wandering around the woodland and before walking around to the busy side of the reservoir for a coffee.

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  2. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Took nearly a minute off my 10k today, and I normally run slower in the rain! Getting very close to a 40 minute time, prior to my last injury I'd only beaten 45 minutes 3 or 4 times. Furlough is having some great health benefits!
     
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    Well done!
     
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    One of the brighter things of lockdown for me is a trivial little thing, but I've actually got to know my own face.

    Most men and some women won't identify with this, but others will.

    Since the 80's when I joined BA I had to wear make up for work. We had to be fully made up.
    This wasn't a problem for me, I was in my 20's then so I was happy to wear makeup on and off duty.

    So over the ensuing years it became habitual.
    Get up, get showered, get dressed, put makeup on.

    And I felt bare without make up, especially as I got older.

    Then lockdown.
    No point in wearing makeup, so I didn't.
    But then when I did decide to venture out to buy a few groceries I couldn't be bothered to make the effort.

    And actually, nobody has recoiled in horror at my bare face, I've been treated in exactly the same way.

    I've looked in the mirror tonight and thought
    "Do you know what Babe, you're just fine the way you are"
     
  5. Lucy

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    That's a really nice thing too. As someone who has never worn make up I've always felt like I could never fit in, and lots of aspersions have been cast, so it's nice to think that some have been liberated!
     
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    We've just done an online quiz with some friends for the 16th week in a row. There were a few I didn't know at the start (we're good friends with the hosts) but I reckon we have new friends for life now.
     
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    I'm inspired @Carole ... I'm never going to wash again. :P
     
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  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I've not shaved since March, never had a beard before!
     
  9. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

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    I have only worn jeans once since March!

    Otherwise it's been jammies all the way!
     
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    I don't own a single pair of jeans, how sad.
     
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