How are you spending time with your partner as lockdown slowly lifts

Myself and my partner have gotten so used to staying in over the past few months due to the lockdown restrictions we forgot how enjoyable a simple walk down the beach or a date night in a nice restaurant or bar can be.

Our only problem is we are so accustomed to staying in we can never think of what to do so my question is what are you up to? Wether your staying in and keeping busy under the covers, sipping drinks at a local socially distance bar or planning your next adventure.

Not a lot of change here - OH has worked from home throughout and will continue to do so for now, same with my voluntary work, and we don’t think it is safe enough to be getting back to normal socially. We are letting our teenagers meet their friends outside (beach, parks etc) as long as they don’t use public transport. My youngest has carers who are coming to taking him out for the first time later this week - again, outdoors.
In terms of what we are up to - takeaways, wine, BBQs, decorating, just the 5 of us. We are trying to work out how to give ourselves a boost in the bedroom given that it is now also OH’s office and we have little privacy… it is weird when the usual boundaries between work and home life are not there - maybe role play would be fun to try?

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We are both definitely still a little cautious but slowly trying to bring a few bits of normality back into our lives.

The privacy is definitely the hardest part about being locked in the house, unless you live alone I guess then it sounds rather ideal!

Hope your youngest has a great time with his carers and hopefully that will help you free up some time for that roleplay :wink: Send the rest of the kids out with a little pocket money to keep them occupied.

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I have worked throughout, my OH is furloughed until October, so i have very little in the way of chores to do when i get in. We are definitely making time for more sex during this strange time.

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Apart from work we still stay in and still feel that it is too soon to really be out again. When we can we are making sure there is plenty of fun to be had.

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We haven’t changed things up much. We’re celebrating a year “officially” together next month but don’t really plan to head out as we (especially me!) consider it a bit too soon. We bought a portable bbq so we’ve made good use of that, and he lives by the sea so we’ve taken plenty of walks. Since the beginning of lockdown I’ve liked the idea of an indoor date night where we cook, drink and dress up all fancy… just at home :yum:

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Indoor date night whilst still getting dressed up sounds like great fun! Unfortunately we share our house so its hard to find peace around dinner times

We pop out for short walks & generally stay in most evenings.

@Knight1119, that’s another thing we do, the dog is loving the extra walks! :slightly_smiling_face:

@Will, sounds like a win win :slightly_smiling_face:. We really enjoy walking. During the day I’m glued to my Works laptop, and its welcome relief.

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We too have a happy dog. We are paying the teens to walk him :rofl:

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At the beginning of lockdown we tried hard to go for walks after work, but thats kinda stopped, have been doing the garden up in our spare time so spending alot more time in the garden, went out for our first meal last weekend which was nice. Also been cycling a bit together but I’m slower so it’s not as fun…I miss going to gigs but dont really fancy public transport to london!

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Its not been much different for us. I was furloughed for half of it and my other half is in the emergency services so was working his full shifts anyway.
We didn’t really go on date nights or nights out anyway as we have little children, but its weird that I’ve now realised how much I’ve missed it. They say you always want what you cant have and I guess its true. Although everything is starting to open back up ive still not got use to the thought of going back ‘out out’. My local click and collect has been enough for me ha.

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