Hi, I’m Anjum Ali Saiyad, welcome to my blog about life in lockdown.
Just a few months ago I was like any regular twentysomething in the UK. Working, travelling, studying, eating, drinking, sleeping, and seeing plenty of my family and friends.
And then life as I knew it, as we all knew it, stopped. COVID-19 had reached the UK and our lives were at risk.
We were on lockdown.
Anjum Ali Saiyad on life in lockdown
Lockdown is really affecting the way we eat, sleep, work, exercise, enjoy entertainment, and how we connect and socialise.
There’s a ton of stuff online about just how much we’re being impacted and what that means for us now, and in the future.
We have no idea when life will return to normal. Remember normal? And the ‘novelty’ of the first few days and weeks of life in lockdown has definitely worn off. I’ve found myself confined to the four walls of my shared house – for who knows how long – with three housemates who are as bewildered as I am about what lies ahead.
So, unable to work, and without much to really fill my time, I thought I’d start writing a blog about things to do in lockdown.
And here it is.
Things to do in lockdown
However, life in lockdown is about what happens after the initial scramble for loo roll and pasta. It’s a collection of blog posts about things to do for yourself and with your family and friends. I’ll probably ask my housemates to share their ideas too.
I really hope you enjoy.