As you all know, restrictions are getting stricter. We are not allowed to meet up with more than 6 people or with people from other households in our or their gardens. We can’t get together with people from more than 2 households outside, we need to wear facemasks on public transport, in shops and other areas where this is advised and pubs need to close at 10PM on the dot.
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But we’re trying to stay positive and think of the things we CAN still do. Think about activities like walking, rollerblading, playing junkyard golf or go bowling at the new bowling alley at Printworks that opened September 18 where graphics are projected onto the lanes.
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When you’re an animal lover, walking someone’s dog might be something for you. There are multiple organisations where you can become a dog walker. Or visit A Good Market, hosted every Friday until December by Old Bank NOMA. Go to the market for seasonal food, sustainable products and local beers.
Going to a festival seems like something we did ages ago. Now some festivals are going virtual, like the Chorlton Arts festival which is this weekend. Museums go virtual as well. Take a tour through New York’s Guggenheim, the National History Museum or the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb or Los Angeles.
And lastly, but not unimportant, food. There are many restaurants in and around Manchester with great offers such as Don Giovanni which offers 50% off your food from Sunday to Thursday and the Corn Exchange where you can get up to £10 discount. Archies gives you a 20% discount if you order delivery and Ciaooo Pizza offers free delivery. Want to challenge yourself a bit more, but can’t be bothered to get the groceries to make a nice meal? Order one of the many DIY kits to make burgers, check out the ones from Koffee Pot, or the hotdog kit from Grandad’s Sausages.
Stay active, stay positive and stay safe!
Article by Laura Van Alphen