17 Questionable Things We All Did During Lockdown In The UK That I Just Can't Forget

    Some of you never hung out with strangers on Houseparty and it shows.

    In order to keep ourselves entertained while we were Livin' La Vida Lockdown, most of us had to get a little creative. After binge-watching Netflix’s entire collection and FaceTiming every acquaintance possible, we had to start thinking outside of the box.

    Here are 17 questionable things we all did back in 2020 when we were bored out of our minds at home:

    1. Baked an endless supply of banana bread.

    did i really make banana nut bread at 2:45am? sure fuckin did

    Twitter: @bhwizzle

    Were you even in lockdown if you didn’t bake enough banana bread to feed a small country? I don’t know how banana bread became the official sponsor of quarantine but it really had us all in a chokehold. Paul Hollywood must be so proud.

    2. Went on virtual tours around the world.

    3. Turned into athletes overnight.

    4. And challenged friends to workouts on social media.

    5. Socialised predominantly through Zoom.

    6. Partied with strangers on Houseparty.

    7. Converted to a life in pyjamas.

    Me changing from one pair of pajamas to another during self-quarantine

    Twitter: @jolly_thekid

    We were dealing with a whole pandemic and there was absolutely no way that I was going to do that uncomfortably. I couldn’t wait to trade in my jeans for pyjamas and dressing gowns and I haven’t looked back since.

    8. Considered messaging an ex.

    9. Developed an unhealthy obsession with Tiger King.

    Me: I can’t stop thinking about, talking about, or reading about the coronavirus Netflix: let me introduce you to Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. #TigerKing

    Twitter: @maryyyyrosee

    Nothing bonded us over quarantine quite like our shared obsession with this scandalous show. Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and the rest of the Tiger King gang were the perfect distraction for those of us bored out of our minds in quarantine. These cool cats and kittens helped us momentarily forget that we were living through a pandemic and for that, I am eternally grateful.

    10. Gave the house a makeover (or two).

    11. Became a plant parent.

    Twitter: @onlyahole

    A lot of us took going green quite literally over quarantine and transformed our living spaces into mini jungles. Maybe I didn’t need to buy a dozen plants but I have absolutely no regrets.

    12. Planned imaginary trips abroad when real travel was off-limits.

    13. Developed an online shopping addiction.

    a package a day keeps the sadness away

    Twitter: @bhviyan

    When shopping IRL wasn't an option, we had no choice but to turn to the internet to spend our hard-earned money. If you didn’t have a shopping addiction before quarantine, chances are you do now. Let’s be honest, there’s no greater feeling than receiving that “out for delivery” notification and waiting for the delivery person to arrive. It really is the little things in life.

    14. Had alcohol delivered to your house.

    15. Got crafty (even if you had no artistic ability).

    16. Became obsessed with TikTok.

    17. Not to mention spent countless hours laughing at ridiculous memes and tweets.

    Twitter: @Fiixn_

    One thing that really did thrive during lockdown? The internet.

    Let us know what you got up to during lockdown in the comments!