Rachael Challinor
Rachael Challinor

Lessons From Lockdown with Rachael Challinor, owner of People Like Us

Following an unprecedented seven weeks of living in lockdown, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel as we transition into alert level 2. As important as it is to look to the future, there is value in looking back and reflecting on this unusual ride. We briefly chat to Rachael Challinor, owner of People Like Us to look back and let us in on her lockdown experiences.


I’ve found the forced slow-down has allowed me to spend more time teaching my two children Dash, 13 and Scout, 10. Although, I have learned I would make a terrible school teacher! Some really simple things often get overlooked in our busy lives like cooking a meal from scratch, gardening, playing cards, and even washing a car. I’ve also loved living in my activewear from People Like Us.


I’ve missed seeing my friends and socialising the most and, I didn’t realise how much I loved Japanese food until I had to go without for weeks. This experience has definitely reinforced the notion to never take anything for granted – health, wealth or happiness.


What I’m most looking forward to in level 2 is a visit to the hairdresser as I have to admit, I’m in desperate need of a haircut and colour! I also can’t wait to see my friends and family in Australia when that can happen.