What people in Northumberland are most looking forward to when the lockdown ends

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The end of the lockdown may still seem like a long way off - but lots of people in Northumberland are thinking about what they can look forward to.

It’s important to stress that current lockdown measures don’t look set to be lifted anytime soon, and it’s crucial we stick to government guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

There may also be a period of time for things to return to normality, but there are still plenty of things to be positive about.

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We asked readers on our Northumberland Gazette Facebook page what they are must looking forward to when restrictions have been lifted, and many people were quick to respond.

Many are looking forward to seeing family again when the lockdown ends.Many are looking forward to seeing family again when the lockdown ends.
Many are looking forward to seeing family again when the lockdown ends.

Here are some of the replies which included family reunions, trips to the beach, lots of hugs and more:

Lesley Christie: Apart from the obvious (going to hug my parents and have a cuppa with them) I’m going to get in my car and drive to Amble, have fish n chips and ice cream, walk along the harbour, then go to Warkworth and have tea at The Masons Arms, then sit by the river and watch the ducks 😍 and on the way home, stop at Druridge Bay and have a walk along the beach

Carly Homeschool: First thing we are going to do is explore our new home as we are moving 400 miles to Northumberland. Make friends as we have no family or friends up there. Cant wait for our new adventure.

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Jo Alderson: Come up to Northumberland to visit my son and daughter in law. One of the days we are up, we plan to visit cragside, as our national trust membership is nearly up

Faye Scantlebury: Spend time with my farm family enjoying a pony pamper day, fun, games, bbq, and maybe a glass or 2 of wine for the adults (those not driving obviously) to celebrate all our hard work with social distancing which caring for our fur babies xxxx

Krystyna Edwards: Go and visit my husband who is in a nursing home. As he is unable to stand I will ask them to put him onto the bed and I will lie next to him and give him the biggest cuddle and kiss ever. We have been married for 44 years and I have missed seeing him so much.

Sarah Murray: Go and see my parents and give them the biggest hugs ever. Then wander around alnwick Gardens and have a well deserved drink on the lawn.

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Sandy Douglas: Go for a walk along the beach, whatever the weather, then maybe a pub lunch.

Karen Watson: Visit my son, daughter in law and granddaughter and have some big hugs. Fish and chips at Carlo's Alnwick, walk on the beach at Alnmouth. xxxx

Sarah Chapman: Visit Caboose for a nice meal and view of the river (hope you guys are all ok), see both sets of parents for a squishy hug 😍, go back to the office to see the Crew, and head to the Lakes for a weekend ❤️

Gareth James Hedley: Already planned a huge family party at mine. Won't be happening until everything is definitely safe though!

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Jennifer Mclean: Plan a family Sunday dinner at my daughters . Have a few tears and hugs and enjoy watching the kids argue about who sits where and who gets the biggest Yorkshire puddings.. NORMALITY!!

Sarah Freebody: go straight to visit my parents and have the biggest hug as eeeh i miss them so much,yes we video call each day but its not the same xxxx

Linda Jane Addison: Hug my eldest son, my dad and grandad. First place I'm gonna bust is the rendezvous cafe in Whitley bay and run along the beach with my youngest son 🤗

Lynne Morelli: Go for coffee and cake at The Stable Yard with my friend as we’d planned the day after lockdown! And just generally looking forward to going for a drive somewhere nice out if town!

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Pam Kelly: Hopefully fly out to Saudi to see hubby 🥰 haven’t seen him since Christmas

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