What Echo readers miss most about pre-pandemic life in Sunderland

The tough days of the coronavirus pandemic won’t last forever – but after months of restrictions, it is sometimes tricky to remember things as they were before.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 3:59 pm
You have been sharing some of the things you miss about life, pre-lockdown.

We asked the Sunderland Echo readers via our Facebook page to share the things they miss most about life before lockdown rules. While there are still difficult months ahead, let's all look forward to a time when we can once again be with our loved ones, eat out in a restaurant, watch the football in a ground (not on the television) and plan a trip when the world is much safer. Here are some of the things you miss most about pre-pandemic life in Sunderland.

We have all streamed plenty of films at home during the pandemic - but it doesn't compare to that big-screen experience.
Restrictions in force due to the coronavirus pandemic mean we have rarely seen those outside of our household or bubble.

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The arts industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with productions unable to take place.
Lockdown 3 rules in England mean you must stay home.
Meals out, coffee with friends and trips to the pub are a big miss for many of you.
That feeling of winning a line or a full house!
Yes, we can watch it on the telly. But it's not really the same!
It will be a while until we can enjoy these again - but we're looking forward to a time when it is safe.
Live music - whether you're watching or performing.
Planning, packing and jetting off for a break.