You can still celebrate the start of the weekend, even if you can’t go out.
By now, the days are starting to merge into one. If you’re on furlough, every day’s the weekend, and even if you’re not, the line between your work life and your personal life is probably starting to get a bit fuzzy. But fear not, because we’re going to tell you how to reclaim your weekends and make Friday the best day of the week once again.
1. Get a takeaway
You may not be able to go out for dinner, but you can sure as hell get a takeaway – you might even be able to get it from your favourite restaurant because many of the city’s independents are now delivering. From Senbon Sakura’s loaded bento boxes to My Thai’s heaving bowls of curry, this is what Friday nights are all about – delicious food to celebrate the end of the week. The catch? If you get one every day of the week, it won’t feel special, so you’d need to save your indulgence for Friday.
2. Do after-work drinks
The pub is off-limits, but don’t let that stop you. There are loads of boozy delivery services in Leeds that will help you stock up in your favourite brews. You can get a 5-litre bag-in-a-box of Crambazzled from Terminus or load up your make-shift wine cellar with a case of Wayward Wines’ finest. Make sure your friends stock up too, because what’s a drink without good company. Why not get together with the whole team for afterwork drinks or invite your besties for a games night on House Party?
3. Go out virtually
If you’re missing your Friday night culture injection, you’re going to love this because you can watch a slew of top shows from the best seat in the house – your house! That’s right, the West End is coming to you, and you can even catch shows from local institutions like Opera North and Northern Ballet. Swan Lake, Kinky Boots and King Lear are just a few of the options on the table, with oodles of live streams planned for the future. It’s the ultimate night out on your sofa.