At the start of the week, many of us anticipate when Friday is pulling up. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s hard to define what the weekend should look like. After all, bars are still closed and we are not allowed to move past curfew time. We are still in our houses, with the same people we have seen all week, and with limited options for activity, entertainment, and interaction.
Matooke Republic shares some ideas to help you enjoy your weekend on a small budget without being disturbed by police officers.
Use your home space
One of the easiest ways to ensure the weekends don’t smudge into the week is to change your environment, get creative with your space, turn the seats in the house toward each other, shift tables and chairs into the garden on a sunny day, or even throw some blankets and bean bags on the floor in the living room. In fact, one of the best ways to make a clean break is to change the room the family socializes in and play music using your TV and home speakers. I believe even the kids will love it although it takes some discipline to keep it as a weekend treat as they do ask for it starting around Wednesday.
Take it outside
You could even attempt abandoning the house entirely and enjoy the outdoors. Probably in the compound, depending on the amount of space you have and the weather of the surroundings.
Invite friends home
We believe that not everyone’s earnings remained the same after Covid-19 breakout. If you have neighbors or friends, invite them to your place and it is better to combine your money and agree on what drinks to have. You may even be able to buy a big bottle and a few chasers with your total amount.
Drinks are not expensive if you buy them around your home area and we can assure you that you will get enough drinks in your Shs 50k and won’t even be disturbed by Police for breaking the SOPs because you will be at your home.
Spend quality time with your family
It’s important to communicate, plan and set goals for yourselves as a family.
Sharing allows you to share and celebrate your achievements, understand everyone’s priorities and get your family’s ideas on what the weekend means to them.
For school-going children, a good chat also allows parents to chart their progress through an enormously disruptive time, and ensure their needs are met.
Drink from your local Kafunda
If it’s hard for you to enjoy your weekend from home, then just look for a kafunda (Small pub) near your home. But make sure it’s safe.