Friends food and fun: Winnipeggers looking forward to weekend of looser restrictions

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Lockdown week two. And we're not going anywhere soon - it could be months before the UK gets back to normal following coronavirus. Nottinghamshire Live's What's On department has transformed into 'Stay In' as we follow Government instructions to halt the spread. In the meantime all we can do is look forward to the day when we finally get the all-clear to do all those everyday things we took for granted - apart from doing that essential shop for bread, milk and loo rolls, if you're lucky enough to find any that is. We asked readers what they were longing to do most - apart from seeing family and friends, which goes without saying.

Active through the recent lockdown, citizens are starting to realise what they are missing. Freedom is like that. We applied human and artificial intelligence en route for social media conversations around COVID en route for identify what people are most looking-forward to doing after lockdown. You would think that seeing friends and ancestor would be the most anticipated action people are looking forward to. It is in some respect, with execution out and doing things with our friends and family present in 10 out of the top 12 activities we identified. Going to visit, accompany and spend time with family after that friends is also a category all the rage its own right. However, it is not the top one.

I don't blame people for asking; afterwards almost 12 months of publicly not consuming a drop, the question of What next? The answer? Right at once I'm still leaning towards… probably not? Highly unlikely? I doubt it? It's not quite a hard no — but definitely not a yes. By times, I have had a awareness that some people think I've white-knuckled my way through this year, doggedly refusing all offers of alcohol en route for prove a point, looking forward eagerly to the day I can accept up a shot glass and bang it back.

My own third space has been the open-air brewery four blocks from my home. Alcohol is a tricky attache case to unpack for me, and designed for others that I know and adoration. Some people will be sober their whole lives or the rest of their livesand some may dabble all the rage sobriety throughout various seasons. I appreciate I am trying to after this hellscape of a year. Now, above all, is a difficult moment. Here are some of my favorite ways en route for connect and unwind—with 0 percent ABV. Beyond habits, alcohol addiction is acute and has severe consequences for the communities it impacts. If you before someone you love is struggling, using alcohol to numb feelings regularly, before is regularly and negatively affected as a result of drinking, seek out a local aid group or call a hotline en route for find the best ways to advantage.