57 things Scousers are most looking forward to after lockdown

We asked ECHO readers on Facebook what you're going to do when the coronavirus lockdown, and your answers were amazing.

It's important we protect the NHS, our friends and family – and the best way to do that is to stay at home and practise social distancing.

But whilst we're indoors and safe, we can start planning past the weeks of quarantine that lie ahead.

And while we can all appreciate why the current measures are so vital, it doesn't stop us dreaming about what we'll do first when life returns to normal.

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In a post shared on March 31, the ECHO asked readers: "What are you most looking forward to when all this is over?"

From eating McDonald's chicken nuggets, to visiting a garden centre and buying pasta, some answers were hilarious.

But many were incredibly heartwarming including meeting your new grandchildren and giving your loved ones a proper send off.

Here are 57 things Scousers said they were most looking forward to doing once lockdown ends.

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Meeting newborns

1. Jackie Clarke wrote: "Meeting my first great nephew who is due in six weeks."

2. Cathy Unsworth said: "Looking forward to seeing my new great grandson (Archie Roger) who should arrive in the world today and obviously all my family."

3. Pat Percival wrote: "Seeing my first born grandchild. A little girl born on the March 26. I have her on FaceTime and get sent photos, but just want the cuddles off our new baby."

4. Gladys Mitchell said: "Seeing and getting a big hug off all my family seeing all the children and all my friends also seeing and giving a cuddle to our two new great grandchildren who are due in a couple of weeks."

5. Karen Henderson wrote: "Going to Australia to meet my new grandson who is due in April, I had to cancel all my travel plans and as this is my first grandchild I can't wait to see him."

Going out out

An abandoned Concert Square


6. Sarah Linhart wrote: "Putting my best clothes on, getting my hair done and having a nice evening out."

7. Courtney Hardie simply said: "CONCERT SQUARE."

8. Marie Jones said: "Coming to Liverpool for a good night out."

Getting some peace and quiet…

9. Cynthia Roberts said: "Him going back to work."

10. Shaun O'Keefe wrote: "Having a day off work without my whole family being off as well."

11. Robert Stevens said: "Bit of peace and quiet and time alone."

12. John Massey wrote: "Getting some time away from the fambo."

Watching your favourite artists

13. Emily Waring wrote: "To go see the Jonas brothers."

14. Luke Downing said: "Taking my granddad to the Cavern Club."

Kids going back to school

15. Sam Neale said: "My kid being back in nursery lol."

Seeing family again

16. Pam Richards said: "Holding my great granddaughter of two weeks and getting together with all the family who I miss so much."

17. Elaine Smith wrote: "Seeing my daughters and grandchildren – going to have a huge party and celebrate birthdays, Mother's Day etc that we have missed."

18. Kay Nolan commented: "Seeing all my nieces, nephews and the rest of the family – big get together with friends too as I will have probably had my baby by the time we are all able to meet up properly again."

19. Donncha O'Connor said: "Hugging my 16-year-old daughter. Who I haven’t seen in over a week because I’m in isolation waiting for my test results."

20. Jane Lynch commented: "Sitting having a coffee with my mum an dad, I feel I'm being robbed of precious time with them, I know we are all in the same boat and it's heartbreaking."

Life getting that little bit easier

21. Hayley Tee said: "Not having feelings of dread every time I go to work or touch anything."

22. Tracey Quantrell said: "Having a party. My son is terminally ill who is also disabled – been isolated for nearly three weeks. I think he deserves the biggest street party ever!!!"

23. James Lacey wrote: "Being able to get food supplies and everyday supplies without struggling."

24. June King said: "Getting our small Baptist church open and the church family back together."

25. Joshua Carvell said two words: "Toilet roll."

Trips to the pub

The interior of the Philharmonic Dining Rooms pub in Hope Street, Liverpool, ahead of it becoming a Grade I listed building.

26. Thomas Newcombe said: "Going to the pub have a little dance and sing song then sitting with the lads talking pub politics and blaming the world for everything and how we would have sorted this crisis out in days.

"And how we should be running the country and banks, then moaning about who's round it is then one by one drifting away until another day."

27. Andy Nicolls said: "Celebrating my birthday in pub with my mates – birthday was March 27."

28. Sara Harding said: "Going to the pub with my family – I think a drink will be needed."

29. Neil Parry said: "Talking rubbish in Wetherspoons again."

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Giving a warm send off to loved ones

30. Marion Daly said: "So we can celebrate my brother's life."

31. Nikki McIver said: "Having a wake for my mum to give her the send off she deserved rather than eight of us at the crematorium on Friday. Heartbreaking. "

Getting a haircut

32. Oz Oz wrote: "Getting my b***** hair done its driving me mad."

33. Lee Lacey said: "Getting a haircut."

Going back to work

34. Sally Edwards wrote: "Seeing my family! I also can't wait to get back in my little shop (after having to close after 2/3 weeks of being open) making orders up for everyone's special occasions and hearing my customers' feedback."

35. Matt Dowling said: "Going back to work, never thought I'd say that!"

Seeing Liverpool win the league

Liverpool FC team photo before the UEFA Champions League football match against Salzburg

36. John Griffiths said: "A big massive parade in the summer sunshine. Over a million people coming together to celebrate Liverpool winning their 19th League Title."

37. Another Facebook user said: "Never before has the league seen such runaway leaders, combined with great anticipation over when it's going to happen.
"It all leads towards one hell of a party."

38. Jey Scouse said: "Going to Anfield and pubs with my mate and celebrating our title with some great real ales."

39. Tracey Beadles wrote: "Watching Liverpool win the League albeit in the pub with a nice cold glass of cider."

40. Anoushka Pinkgin Higgs: "Obviously Liverpool lifting the trophy after so long because not even a pandemic can stop us from winning this season."

Getting out in the great outdoors

41. Simon Lewis said: "Getting out into fresh air and nature. Fishing."

42. Sarah Jeory commented: "Hiking the hills. I normally do an all day hike at least once a month and get a bit twitchy if I can’t."

43. Daniel Smith wrote: "Going back to my usual miss it all. Going for coffee and clothes shopping and seaside in Southport again."

44. Suz Green said: "Going to the beach with my girls."

45. Hilary Clay wrote: "To be able to go to Pickerings Pasture, Sefton Park and Calderstones Park."

Eating and buying food

46. Jonny Weir said: "A meat and potato pastie."

47. Chloe Bell wrote: "Casa Italia and Treaty Pie."

48. Terry Lee Regan said: "Doing a real shop again so I can get some pasta and beans and that."

49. Kieran Brodie wrote: "Some CHICKEN NUGGETS OUT MCDONALDS."

50. Rachael Claire Hartley joked: "Buying pasta, taking the kids to see their nannies. To go to work. To not be judged for what I buy from the shop. And hoping everyone sticks to being hygienic."

51. Catherine Percival said: "Maccies #missyou."

52. Ann Marie Byford wrote: "Being able to put ice cream in my freezer because we have no room for ice cream."

53. Anthony John Blore said: "Greggs Steak Bake."

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Travelling

54. Chris Cox said: "Going in the caravan at weekends."

55. Norma Speers said: "Going on my holidays."

Weddings

56. Helen Jessop said: "Unpacking my wedding dress, seeing my little mum and hugs and kisses with friends and the madness that happens when we are together."

Trips to the garden centre

57. John William Carroll said: "Going to the garden centre."

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