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If There is a Second Lockdown, What Do You Wish You Had Done Last Time?

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Coronavirus cases are increasing. If there is a second lockdown, what do you wish you had done the last time?

For example, buy something in advance?

Tom
Tom
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a year ago
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Username65022
Username65022a year ago

Good morning Tom good Topic yesterday someone told my son there’s School closed due to some student and teacher get infested OMG in news I read in social gathering only 6 people will b allowed I don’t know it’s truth or not . If this time Lockdown happen I will b stocking face Mask because I am spending quite lot money buying them these days .😊🙏🏻

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TheChimp
TheChimpa year ago

To be honest, I don't think that there's anything that I would have done different. I had just about enough time to be prepared before the first lockdown started.

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Gazz3
Gazz3a year ago

TheChimp So it was you that bought all those toilet rolls!

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Username65022
Username65022a year ago
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TheChimp
TheChimpa year ago

Gazz3 I bought half of Italy's pasta too 😉

Seriously though, I didn't overdue it, but made sure we had enough of the essentials.

Tesco deliveries got a bit ropey with me only being able to place an order every 3-4 weeks, but Iceland came to the rescue.

(Did you know that Iceland are have just started selling Cider Lollies? Takes me back to the 70s 😀)

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Gazz3
Gazz3a year ago

TheChimp I wonder if they taste the same, will have to try them, 6 for £1 seems like a good price!

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TheChimp
TheChimpa year ago

Gazz3 Just make sure that you don't ride your bike after having one because you might fall off it, drunk 😆

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolina year ago

Lockdown is coming...throne of izal.

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Ann1984
Ann1984a year ago

TheChimp have a box getting delivered this evening.

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TheChimp
TheChimpa year ago

Ann1984 Have you tried them since the relaunch? I hope that it's a permanent thing and not just temporary.

I do like a lolly, even in winter, and I do like a nice cider one.

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Ann1984
Ann1984a year ago

TheChimp not been delivered yet asda ones are nice like you get off ice-cream van

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Ceebers
Ceebersa year ago

Snap. Well said. Other than the supermarket food deliveries, or lack of, I was not affected that much. Living in the sticks has a lot of drawbacks. But during Lockdown, I felt I had prepared for this for quite a while. Certainly helped keep me safe.

Any shortfalls in shopping were supplied by the local coffee shop that I helped support in their move to a take-away business. Also, a local restaurant delivered yummy dishes to me when I was struggling with my good orders.

Thankfully, in general, I am a batch cooking kind of person, so I always make sure I have plenty of supplies.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa year ago

I think we did ok really. The government box and priority slots from asda made it a lot easier.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone22a year ago

I was very organised last time. I managed to push my dentist appointment a month forward and got my teeth sorted less than a week before lockdown. I had all the food and toilet rolls I needed because I stocked up in February just in case the virus came here, so when everyone was rushing around trying to find things on the shelves I already had my supply. I went shopping for calligraphy, crystal growing and other creative sets so I always had something to do. The only thing I wish I did before lockdown was go to the zoo

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ukheather
ukheathera year ago

Would have done it all the same. I don't leave the house anyway as I am housebound.

If anything I actually would may have bought more in at the start as the lies of "there isn't a shortage" was rubbish. I am disabled and I ended up running out of things many times as I can't just go out and get stuff so I would have probably hoarded some stuff so I didn't go hungry like before

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws04a year ago

Booked my holiday to Spain earlier, before lockdown first started.

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G0501
G0501a year ago

I'd make sure my mother in law who lives by herself has all essentials covered, without going overboard. She ran out of lots of things last time as I couldn't get a delivery for her for 4 weeks... Luckily her neighbour helped her a bit in the meantime.

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hspexy
hspexya year ago

Can’t say I’d do anything different. I wish I could get away but it’s not a good time to do so

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Tom
Tom
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a year ago

Great to hear how organised some peeps are! Certainly more than me. Whilst I had stocked up from previous bulk buy bargains on the basics months before (always have way too many shower gels 😅) I was caught out when even things like toothpaste ran out. If there is another lockdown, I'm wondering what one could start to do now to prepare. Thanks for the replies!

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitchesa year ago

Booked a holiday before lockdown. I'm a keyworker so didn't get any time off until recently. I don't want to miss out on a break if I can

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Johnny
Johnnya year ago

The freezer in my kitchen is only small. Last time around it took me a while to find a small table-top freezer in stock to keep in the shed. (They'd all sold out). It's been really useful to have a bit of extra freezer space. Although I probably won't keep it in the shed in the winter.

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Username10418
Username10418a year ago

Well well done those that were very organised. I always buy extra so have spare, but was not prepared to find empty shelves so quickly. Eventually ran out of certain things like flour, pasta etc & couldn’t believe how selfish those hoarders were. Anyway, wised up now

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TheChimp
TheChimpa year ago

ivenailedit So now you know what it was like.

Get your stocks in now before it happens again 😉

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Username10418
Username10418a year ago

TheChimp exactimo as was discussing the very same thing when heard about restrictions. Won’t go mad like those others though

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TheChimp
TheChimpa year ago

ivenailedit The problem is that if it happens again, we're looking at limited items and deliveries every 3-4 weeks.

If I was you, I'd buy 300 bog rolls and 100kg of pasta.

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Username10418
Username10418a year ago

TheChimp ha ha, where on earth to store the stash. Think the worst to get hold of in the end was flour so heading for that first. Bet you’ve already started

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnna year ago

I got to shops 2 days before lock down and did 2 shops at tesco, then asda. That was a good idea. I am watching out for when it might lock down again as I really don't have many toilet rolls this time due to builders and tradesmen. I have got plenty of toiletries in bulk already in. I have lots of pasta and rice. I have some tins, but would need some more. I do not have any flour. I will monitoring this and first wind I get of lock down nationwide of my area, I'll be off with my trolley to fill up on tinned goods.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston327a year ago

i have avoided even family during lockdown when i went shopping wore a mask and used gels .i cant think what i would do different

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