IT seems hard to remember now but there was a time before lockdown.

There was once a time where you'd leave your house more than once a day, go to work, meet your colleagues, see your friends for a drink or a meal afterwards and not think twice about it. 

But until it's absolutely safe to do so, all that remains a memory.

In the meantime, here are the top seven things every Glaswegian can't wait to do once the pandemic has passed:

1. Get to the pub (after seeing the family)

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Once you've done the rounds, gone to the parents, the grandparents, the uncles, aunties and relatives you don't think you saw that much of before lockdown, it's straight to the pub. We all know it, there's no point in denying it. In fact, if you can assemble all of the aforementioned in your favourite Glasgow boozer, then that's two birds with one stone. Sorted. A freshly pulled pint of Tennents will never taste better than the first one post-lockdown. 

2. A stroll through the park 

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We don't mean a government-approved, social distance powerwalk, run, jog or cycle - we mean a stroll. A leisurely stroll, maybe even with a friend or friends from outside your household. We'd even go as far, if it was sunny, as encouraging a wee sit-down on a park bench, or the grass - free from the fear of being papped as a lockdown-flouting lout by the neighbourhood watch. 

3. A trip to Glasgow's incredible museums

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In the above scenarios, we're picturing sunny days: going to the park, sitting in a beer garden weather. But we know our city well enough to know the first day out of lockdown will be bleak, drizzly and grey. Enter Glasgow's wealth of museums, art galleries and libraries. The announcement that Glasgow Life would close all museums, libraries and a whole host of cultural and sporting facilities across the city was a devastating if necessary step in fighting the outbreak. Our cultural centres of history, art and much more are part of what makes Glasgow great and we hope to see them packed with people taking in all the city has to offer - from Kelvingrove to the Riverside, the GoMA to the Mitchell - once lockdown ends. 

4. A day trip away 

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We love Glasgow, no one will debate that. But the thought of making a non-essential trip to Ardrossan, Troon, Largs or Millport has been getting us through the lockdown. If you really need something to get you through the "new normal", think of the sheer thrill you'll get sitting on a train, knowing your journey is anything but "essential" as you head towards your favourite out-of-town retreat. You'll never again take for granted a sunny day at Ayr beach or a fish supper followed by an ice cream in Largs. Basically, we want to get here: 

5. Enjoying the world going by in a Glasgow cafe

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Lockdown has got us missing some strange things but getting dewy-eyed about the times where you would pay over the odds for a tiny frothy coffee in a trendy cafe is one of the strangest things we've become nostalgic about from pre-lockdown life. There are, however, few keener joys in life than a relaxing Saturday morning spent with a good book, the paper, or catching up with a friend and watching city life pass through the window of a cosy cafe. Even if you have paid the same price as a pint for a coffee you can't pronounce.

6. Shopping for the non-essentials 

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Shopping has become one of the most fraught experiences of lockdown life. It's fast, tense and most of all essential. You better not have popped in for a few wee bits and bobs. We can't wait to hit Glasgow's wealth of great shops for all of life's essentials: books, records, clothes, bits for around the house or indulging in the near-extinct concept of "just having a browse". 

7. The hustle and bustle that makes Glasgow great

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Lockdown life feels slower. You hear the birds, the bees and city life seems to have all but vanished from our streets. This has its merits - people seem to have slowed down and are focusing on the little things but what we love about Glasgow is it's a city that feels alive. The hum and the buzz of the city is its charm and while we were glad to see empty streets when the lockdown was announced, it will be life-affirming to see them filled with people going to work, meeting friends and generally doing all the things that make life worth living.