As the London lockdown continues without any obvious end in sight, I’ve been turning my attention to a post-pandemic world and what I’m most looking forward to.
I’ve started a note on my iPhone and when I think of something I miss, I add it to the list. Unsurprisingly, lots of what I miss relates to food! Meals in our favourite restaurants, lazy outdoor Sunday brunches and so on.
But I also miss some of the simpler things. Reading a book in a coffee shop, appreciating the people-watching and the background noise. Going to the cinema on a whim. Spend a few hours in the garden, sunbathing.
Obviously, all our travel plans for 2020 have been obliterated by the coronavirus catastrophe, but I’m very much looking forward to traveling again later in the year. If I had my pick, it would be to go back to Tokyo.
If that’s not possible (and it’s looking decidedly dodgy right now), it would be to get a week or two in the sun in Sitges, spending virtually all my time outdoors on the beach. It’s my favourite European destination for a whole host of reasons, not least of which is the amazing selection of places to eat and drink and its very compact layout. And miles of very clean and accessible beaches.
All lovely things to look forward to, but right now I’d like to enjoy the sporadic sunshine here in London and stay well and virus-free for as long as possible. That’s all that really matters, isn’t it?