I feel terrible for all the businesses out there suffering through this uncertain and indefinite period.
I look around the town that I love, and I feel even more sad.
Because it’s these small businesses that make my town, what it is.
Sure, people will flock and spend and visit and book things once this all blows over, but that could be months away… meanwhile, how do these places stay afloat?
Keep employees paid?
Keep paying rent?
Keep making money amidst further lockdowns, bans and imposed isolation to ALL?
I’ve been happy to see many businesses going online, getting creative and thinking of other ways to get their business out to people who can’t get out anymore.
Really if you think about it, this is kind of the best time in history that we could have this kind of pandemic. Because even though we may not be able to get out in public…
We can still get out and about online.
I’ve made a concerted decision lately that I will be one of many out there, to support local business. I don’t want the people who make this beautiful part of the world so unique and great, to go under, and I want to make sure they know they are supported, while also trying to send the really strong and important message…
Buy local. Wherever you are. Support small business. Keep them afloat. And tell your friends about it too.
Which is what I am here to do. 😉
First on one of my many support locals list… Kirks.
Of course, FOOD.
We have been there heaps of times before, (check out my Food Review from a while ago), it is a local favourite on the Esplanade, and no matter what, we seem to gravitate there, again and again.
They recently released a takeaway/delivery menu in the midst of no more in-dining within their restaurant, and I have to say –
WE WERE EXCITED.
Tonight we got a different kind of food delivery!
Instead of your basic pizza, or fish and chips, or drive-through, it was:
Prawn and Zucchini Risotto
Chicken nuggets and chips (for baby girl – okay kind of takeaway staple!)
and because we got two main meals in there, we were able to get a bottle of wine for $5.
It’s only the beginning of my loving local and helping local list, so stay tuned…
It’s going to be a big ride. Let’s get ready for the long haul.
And on an aside, it was Zoom night, part 2…
As we caught up with sis and bro-in-law!
Who said isolated Saturday nights were going to be boring? Like hell they are!