Readers have been sharing what they're most looking forward to in future.
And as Lockdown 3 continues, we have been asking you to look to the future and share your hopes for later in the year when things will hopefully become a bit safer for us all. Your messages of positivity and what you’re looking forward to at a later date – from seeing loved ones to dining out – gave us a real lift. Here is a round-up of your aspirations for a safer time. Thanks to everyone who shared a story.
Some of you can't wait to get out and about across the region with the camera when travelling further afield is allowed.
Weddings have gone ahead during the pandemic to date, but with reduced numbers.
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While pubs and bars did re-open to the public in the summer, they have been closed in the North East for many weeks.
That feeling of being with your friends at a gig or festival ...
Whether you fancy a trip abroad or a staycation, loads of you couldn't wait to get travelling again when the world is safer.
Having food cooked by someone else and enjoying it in a restaurant or cafe.
Going to your parents' house for tea, or round to your friend's for a cuppa.
Cuddling someone outside your household may be a long way off, but it is still something to look forward to in future.
Much of 2020 saw us stay connected with our loved ones virtually. Let's all hope for a time where we can be physically together again safely, soon.