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Shopping as war


Shopping, regular shopping been a joy and a chore. Generally it was something nice. I often didn't do any long lists and didn't think that much about food shopping. During the isolation and a lockdown I actually think about it a lot more than I would have wanted to. We have lists, we wait for as long we can. We plan what to buy and what not to buy, we even debate on what vegetables and fruits to buy in order to consume it in the best way. Man, I really miss running to the closest shop in the evening because my husband is baking a cake for tomorrow and we ran out of something. Right now it's a battle! I try to think of my husband when he leaves for a shop (it happened only once yet and mostly because no delivery can bring you good fresh vegetables and fruits) as of viking who leaves me on drakkar. It's fun.

These photos were taken two days before we were put to lockdown, we had to do some chores and decided to snap photos in between. My mask was about to be due so I took it off and made photos without it before putting on the new one.
Backpack was there for carrying foldable bags for shopping, documents and antiseptic. Comfortable shoes, jeans and sweater are great to go shopping and move freely, glasses actually help me see price tags better and also protect eyes.






I was wearing:
H&M sweater
Uniqlo jeans
Arny Praht backpack
c/o Glassesshop glasses
Fila sneakers
Belt originally belonged to my mom, it's older than me. First time usage on me: when I was less a month to hold the wrapping blanket
 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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  1. I always do think of shopping as fun and sort of a chore. But nowadays I dread going and am thinking of getting most products delivered too!

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  2. an amazing idea....... it seems like had much fun while shopping....

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  3. Changes are not always bad. I feel like I shop more mindfully, thinking more of what we actually eat. I am now even thinking of starting what all the moms do, planning meals! Haha. I am getting wiser. This lockdown is a good thing :)

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    1. Just the same with me) I am much more sufficient and will continue to be so when things will get back to normal again)))

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  4. Before this pandemic, I was always so busy I ordered my groceries to be delivered about twice a week. Now that I have been less busy and stuck at home, I would love to be able to get out and about. It is funny how perspectives can change!

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  5. Lovely casual styling. Great pants and top. I like your vintage belt. I also have some vintage belts. :) My husband does all the grocery shopping to keep me safe, he is a Viking too:).

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  6. I love your outfit! Very nice. I've been doing a lot of online shopping.

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  7. Loved the blog. Though, I'm keeping myself away from all kinds of shopping, jut going for the necessary commodities. Hopefully the quarantine will end soon.

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  8. We're holding off from shopping for now but can't wait to hit the stores again...Can't wait lol

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  9. These photos are really great, remind me of my previous life before the quarantine! Can't wait to enjoy my life again! :)

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    1. yes. I look at the photos and can't believe it's actually me there. outside!

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  10. You look happy and pretty, great Photos!

    lovely Greetings

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  11. I do miss grocery shopping. I now get most food delivered or my older son who does not live with us goes to the store. I have discovered a farm place to get my veggies

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  12. I just love to shop. I shop online and in person but mostly online.

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  13. I can see that you really miss shoping! Your outfit is also cute! Im loving your sneakers..

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  14. I actually love to shop. It gets me out of the house. But shopping right now is not fun. It is weird. I hope things get back to normal soon.

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  15. I think I enjoyed shopping much more when I was younger. Now, I consider it much more of a chore. I like to go in and get what I need and get out. I don't much like looking around, etc.

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  16. Wonderful art, and you really looks pretty and so happy in your photos!

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  17. I have to admit I don't find shopping that much of a chore at the moment. We can't get everything we'd like (flour is insanely hard to source) but I've loved having the opportunity to get to know our local shopkeepers more and try out new produce I might've overlooked before. We're lucky we've got a lot of amazing local stores near us and that we live near Covent Garden Market where the traders are delivering all sorts of delicious produce to local people.

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    1. wow! sounds amazing! I wish we had something similar.. online shopping helps us a lot lately but delivery of fresh vegetable doesn't work here (half or more is not actually usable that way)

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  18. Cool!

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  19. I love that your belt is older than you are, that's really cool! And your glasses are mega cute on you!

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  20. Face mask is now part of our must-have accessories, including bringing reusable bags during our grocery shopping. This pandemic is giving us a major shift to sustainable lifestyle.

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  21. I also enjoy shopping! I really do miss doing that one and buying clothes and accessories :) Also, your outfit really looks good on you!

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  22. Kristine Nicole AlessandraApr 24, 2020, 3:29:00 PM

    In our area, public transportation has been suspended, and private vehicles are allowed on the roads only if you are a front-liner. I do grocery runs with a backpack and two reusable shopping bags which I strap on my bike rack. I get 2 things done - shop for food and other essentials and get some exercise in as well. Pedaling a bike loaded with about 30 kgs of food and other items is not an easy task!

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    1. wow! you are doing great! we are not allowed to bike here but I did backpacking cycling trips, things get a lot harder when you have a lot to carry around!

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  23. I enjoyed shopping when I was younger. I enjoy shopping online more now.

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  24. I completely understand what you mean! My husband and I weren't really list makers when we went shopping (unless it was a huge grocery shop and we were out of everything) but now we have to be so mindful about what we really need and how long the items we purchase will last. Here, we have to wait in long line ups just to go to the grocery store so it is certainly a strange experience.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  25. Love your outfit, it's really very cute! I love going for grocery/vegetable shopping. May be because I love cooking and care about the ingredients that I use.

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  26. I had to find a specific cable cord for work and it was so interesting to see how different stores were reacting to the pandemic. Definitely eye-opening. Thanks for sharing your post!

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  27. You look cute in your glasses! I hate it when I forget to take my glasses shopping. As I get older, it's hard to read the signs above the aisles. I, too, miss running into the store for one or two items. I've needed milk and flour for five days.

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  28. I am actually missing being able to go and shop for clothes etc. Love your glasses too by the way - very cool x

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  29. I've been doing personal grocery shopping for people to help them out during the pandemic and it has been very strange being out on the roads or even in the stores. For fun we've been putting lists together of what we want to do and where we want to go when we are free to move about the planet again. I just don't know when that will be. Until that time we wait.

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  30. Shopping is more fun before the pandemic. But now, it's a big struggle because we need to consider a lot of things including our own safety.

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  31. I actually enjoy going to the supermarket. I only go every 2 weeks or so and it's a nice way to get out of the house and enjoy walking for a bit.

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  32. Thanks God that younwere able to secure your stuff before getting lockdown and the bonus is you some photos inbetween.

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  33. Oh, shopping has become a nightmare everywhere in the world. We are trying to live off of what we have in our freezer without going near shops. We will have to eventually.

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  34. I am really scared to go shopping now. We have reduced our shopping trips considerably. It will be hard to go in crowded shops once everything goes back to normal.

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  35. I do the same thing. I usually go out to shop every two weeks and by that time most items have already been consumed. So I try to actually think of meals I'll make for that period and buy groceries based on that. Been good so far! Stay safe and healthy 🙏

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  36. It's the same here. I try to go shopping only once a week, but I also do the food shop for an elderly lady, so sometimes I have to go twice. The wait in front of the shop is often up to an hour, but at least it's not so crowded once you go inside.
    I love the note about your belt, it must be so special to still have that so many years later. What a great accessory.

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  37. The pictures are fun - I love the locations that you've found. Since all this started, my husband has been doing our grocery shopping. So, I haven't stepped foot into a store since early March... it's crazy to think! I feel like I've been totally cut off from the world and really miss just running in to pick something up, like you were saying. I have been getting some enjoyment out of some online shopping though, I'm not going to lie! It's a great way to pick up some of the things that I need without having to go anywhere...

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    1. good for you with online shopping! For me online shopping is no fun and I do the online shopping out of necessity. You know, buy a spare or fix something or buy most of the grocery list like flour or milk.

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  38. So so true girl! I've never considered myself a huge shopper until now. I have SO many lists now- grocery lists, things to buy for the changing weather, lists of things to put away. I MISS being able to just go and grab a few items at the store. Now we need a list so we don't forget anything when we go out!

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  39. I used to be such a huge shopper but since I started studying about intentional living , I find that shopping is now just a necessity and only when I really need to get something.

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  40. Cool sweater. Nice post. We all are waiting for this to get over. Hopefully, soon.

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  41. The world is changing every day! We used to love to go grocery shopping... and now, here we are. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. You are so cute on your sweater. I think it is so much fun to do shopping at least once a week and take a long walk as an exercise.

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  43. I have come to loathe grocery shopping as well, just because it is hard to plan when the store doesn't have something while trying to dodge other customers and maintain distance. Thankfully things are starting to settle back down here, and shelves are actually being filled. But it is still my least favorite chore right now. Flour is impossible to find still. I'm curious when that will no longer be the case.

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  44. I can honestly say I have not stepped foot into a grocery store since this lockdown started. I'm a lover not a fighter, I would not be able to handle the "war" lol.

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  45. Your so cute, Lyosha! That bag seems so great!!
    Please stay safe!

    akiko

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