What a time to be alive. 😁
The past two years have been for lack of a better word a Pandemic. Some, if not all of us have lost someone dear to the blight that has been wrecking the planet.
So many lessons learned but above all we now know how precious and short life is. And so it’s very important to be in purpose.
If you were here yesterday you would know we went back in time and brought back childhood Christmas memories. You can find the stories here >>(I caught the festive bug)
Louisa in the comment section on DAY 1 of this 12 day journey asked if I could share the effects of covid on me and my family and I thought I would extend the question to more friends. So today I will be featuring different voices on Christmas and the pandemic.
Can you believe it’s a few days to Christmas and I can’t say I feel any of the Christmas cheer. I know that the older people get, the less they care for the holidays but now it seems more like the whole Christmas spirit is just fast eroding especially between COVID, Omicron, lockdown and an economic meltdown. The last time I was in the city of Harare they hadn’t done the Christmas Lights Lighting Ceremony let alone put up the Christmas light in the CBD streets.Uncle B
Beaton in Zim writes about his Christmas and covid experience in a blog post Of Coffee with E-thingies. I like how he moved from ranting about E-passports in Zim to his plan to lockdown the neighbours chicken in his fridge.
Next up is my beautiful friend all the way from Nigeria. She couldn’t care less about the pandemic. A wife and a mother of two and has never lost her christmas spirit.
Christmas after we grow up and loose the vibe becomes more about spending time with Family (& FOOD).
After a long ass year we all just want to whine down and spend the festives with our loved ones.
Well for me just looking forward to catching up with family. It feels like the same all over again after a long while of being apartTimothy Akolamazima
We all can’t deny how much covid has affected the economy
People lost jobs, businesses have closed down and transport has become expensive. In Uganda there has always been a lot of travelling during the festive season because most families are settled out of town. But now with the costs up it’s almost impossible for people to go home. Next up is Kevin who can’t travel to be with her family for Christmas
Ffe everyone is remaining wherever they are.Akwero Kevin
We can nolonger go to the village because it will be very costly for all of us to go. Our villages are very far, in the far north so transport fares are insane.
And we are scattered…eeeh! 😔
Then there is the fear of catching the disease. Some people are still traumatised and would rather be alone than go be with family. And what is Christmas without family.😩😩
This is what my anonymous friend had to say
Its just weird when you know someone who has travelled from another country and you dread meeting them because they might have brought in the virus ~ Anonymous
And then there is you🙃. What is your experience with the effects of covid on the festivities. What would you be doing now that you are not able to do because of the pandemic. Tell us in the comment section.
And that’s about it from me and my few contributors for today.
See you again tomorrow on another exciting thingy. This time it’s not about Christmas. It’s about business and I have a guest. A full Author 😁. I am excited
Be kind, be humble, spread love.💕