What have you missed during lockdown?

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Simple things we have missed during lockdown

The past few months have not only been a struggle financially but emotionally.  We were sent some stats from a survey by Higgidy and we completely agreed with the findings, do you?  What have you missed during lockdown?

Researchers surveyed the nation and discovered a host of simple activities many of us have realised the true value of over the last few months, with 14 percent claiming they miss throwing a dinner party for friends.  18 percent cannot wait to go to a football match once again, while 36 percent are looking forward to the first big family get-together, post lockdown.

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But the research reveals that, simply being able to meet a friend for coffee is the activity Brits have missed the most (38 percent), followed by hugging loved ones (36 percent).

Camilla Stephens, Founder of Higgidy, which commissioned the study said: “Lockdown has given us a new found appreciation for the simple pleasures in life that we currently aren’t able to enjoy at present, as well as rediscovering the beauty of everyday things that we have had more time to enjoy such as a lazy lie in and eating good food.

“Unsurprisingly, 9 in 10 of us have vowed to enjoy them long after lockdown has ended and that’s why we’re launching a nationwide competition inspiring families to capture the moments that have made us smile during lockdown and celebrate the ordinary becoming extraordinary.”

Enjoying great food with loved ones is also something we will never dismiss again, as is checking out a new restaurant (22 percent), sharing plates of food with friends (19 percent).

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The things everyone missed during lockdown

Meeting a pal for coffee 38%
Hugs 36%
Big family get-togethers 35%
Shopping trips 34%
Trips to the hair salon 30%
A pint in the pub with friends 28%
Mini-breaks 28%
Road trips 27%
Beer gardens 26%
Watching live sport on the TV 23%
Catching a film at the cinema 23%
Nights out on the town 23%
Checking out a new restaurant 22%
Non socially distanced picnics 20%
Looking out the window of a plane 19%
Sharing plates of food with friends 19%
Going to the theatre 18%
Going to football matches 18%
Museum visits 15%
Kissing friends on both cheeks 15%
Dinner parties 14%
Gigs 14%
Going to the gym 13%
After work drinks with colleagues 11%
Going for cocktails 11%


*2,000 British adults were surveyed by Perspectus Global, on behalf of Higgedy in June 2020




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