Cycling through Belfast city centre on a Black Friday weekend would normally have been nothing short of chaos. Scenes of eager shoppers packing Pandora and Zara like compressed sardines. Cheek to cheek, bag to bag, as the Kendal Jenner poster whispers “consume, consume, consume”.
Instead, pandemonium has been replaced with 'pandemic'. This is 2020, the time of Covid-19. What’s left is the remnants and the reality of a high-street savaged by lockdowns.
local sweet shop, Love, Treats and Shakes, has recognised that this Christmas is set to be a difficult time for many and have decided that instead of focusing on the negative effects brought about by the current pandemic to give back