It feels a long time coming but the lockdown will end... one day.

And after so long in isolation, we all have our own idea of what we most want to do once life gets back to normal.

So from cuddling grandkids to going to the footie or having your eyebrows waxed, here are a few of the things you are counting down to…

James Millar (junior), Antrim

James wants to see his dad again
James wants to see his dad again

I can’t wait to see my Dad, my hero. He lives in assisted accommodation as he suffers end-stage 4 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and wet macular degeneration.

It’s been really tough on Dad as he had to take even further steps during lockdown because of his health. He’s been down in the dumps and I can’t wait to give him a big hug and try to cheer him up!

He’s been through so much these last four years and even having to give up our family home really got him down. Yet he never stops thinking of others!

That’s my Pops through and through. He really is my absolute hero and I love him dearly!

Here’s a photo of him and I messing about on Facetime recently. I would love to cheer him up by showing him his name in the Daily Mirror.

Maggie Vasquez, Blackheath, South East London

Maggie wants to get her eyebrows done
Maggie wants to get her eyebrows done

My eyebrows are crying out to be waxed! I go to work every day as a healthcare assistant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital but my eyebrows look like two slugs at the moment.

I normally get them waxed two or three times a month. I can’t wait for the ‘brow bar’ to open back up!

Halima, East London (Mum helped me type this)

Halima has been very busy in lockdown
Halima has been very busy in lockdown

My name is Halima and I am eight years old. This year I took part in the Clean Our Planet animation competition with Clean Planet Energy (you can see their videos on YouTube).

I just found out that I am one of the lucky winners so I can’t wait for the lockdown to end so that I record my voiceover and meet the other five winners.

It will be so much fun to see myself as a cartoon and as I like to teach people how to look after our planet. I am extra excited.

Rob Wildey & Leanne Sharred Tamworth, Staffs

Rob and Leanne want to spend time with family and friends
Rob and Leanne want to spend time with family and friends

We are looking forward to spending time with our family and friends, returning to St Andrew’s to watch our beloved Birmingham City.

We were due to tie the knot... but moved it to next year.

Leanne is a nursery nurse so she has been going to work as normal during this pandemic to care for children of key workers.

She’s an inspiration.

Colin White, Mansfield, Notts

Can’t wait to get back to the over-65s table in my bookmakers, where my mates and I put the world to rights, along with picking a few winners.

Peter Berry-Paxton, Anerley, South East London

Peter is looking forward to seeing his girlfriend again
Peter is looking forward to seeing his girlfriend again
Peter and Katrina had only just met
Peter and Katrina had only just met

I can’t wait to see my girlfriend Katrina again. We met on a dating website at the beginning of March. We met up within days and liked each other.

I went to visit her at her house and since then we have been missing each other.

We text every day and talk to each other on the phone every evening. We are so much in love, all we want is to be in each other’s arms again.

Linda Troake, Kingswood, Bristol

Linda wants to be with her mum and sister again
Linda wants to be with her mum and sister again

I can’t wait to be together again with my 100-year-old mother, Edna Williams.

Mum needs care 24 hours a day and my sister Carol and I used to share looking after her. But after lockdown Carol stayed with her in isolation and I haven’t been able to see her.

I, with partner George, can only stand and wave to her or blow kisses outside her home. I also salute Carol for taking on this wonderful task without my help.

I’m thankful we were able to celebrate her 100th birthday together on Valentine’s Day but I can’t wait to kiss and hug mum again. We will meet again x

Susan Thrussell, Essendon, Herts

Susan wants to give her family a big hug
Susan wants to give her family a big hug

I can’t wait to cuddle my daughter and grandchildren. My daughter Louise and granddaughter Ally are home carers and because of their jobs I can’t see them, even though they live a mile away.

I’m able to be with my son and his three children, who I’m living with, but not Louise and her three. I was only able to see them recently when I went to sing happy birthday to Louise.

Kathleen Blackwood, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Kathleen wants to cuddle her great-granddaughter, who was born on April 2
Kathleen wants to cuddle her great-granddaughter, who was born on April 2

I can’t wait to cuddle my great-granddaughter Amelie Grace, who was born on April 2.

I’ve seen photos every day but haven’t been able to hold her, even though she and her parents – my granddaughter Rachel and her husband Joe – live locally.

My son, Amelie’s grandad, also lives with me. She is his first grandchild but he has only seen her from the front door. She’s five weeks old and we are missing out on holding and cuddling her.

Brenda Guy, Telford, Shrops

Brenda is missing cuddles with her grandchildren
Brenda is missing cuddles with her grandchildren

I want cuddles from my five grandchildren, aged five to 15. Three of them live close by and I used to see my youngest, George, every week because I’d look after him after school.

My husband Bryan is 83 and has Alzheimer’s, so we had to self-isolate, we’ve done eight weeks.

Last week was my birthday but I didn’t get the usual cuddles. I can’t wait until it’s over so we can be together.

Jeanette, Matt & Scarlett Palmer, Holmfirth, West Yorks

The Palmer family want to watch their favourite football team again
The Palmer family want to watch their favourite football team again

It may seem really sad but we can’t wait as a family to watch our football team again at home and away.

We love Barnsley FC and one of our last memories was beating Fulham away in a fantastic match. This is my passion and I miss it so much.

Mike Horsfall, Warrington, Cheshire

Mike and his wife want to go back to their favourite Indian
Mike and his wife want to go back to their favourite Indian

My wife Prathuang and I can’t wait to get back to our local Indian, the Cinnamon Lounge, for a proper curry.

We miss everything, the food is out of this world and the staff are great.

I’ve been going there for 40 years, we had my 70th there last year and we normally go at least once a month. I make a mean turkey madras but it isn’t a patch on their food.