A new study of spending habits in 2020 has shown what people spent their money on in 2020.
Results show that 2020 was the year we collectively went outside very little and forgot how to wear shoes.
But now we’re back in a degree of normality, I’m starting to realise that my decision to prioritise entertainment, food, alcohol and exercise equipment (a meagre concession to self-respect) have left me in a strange situation as the weather turns for the worse.
It turns out that not buying the everyday things you would in a normal year leaves you in the lurch when we return to our old routines.
My boots need replacing, my raincoat has a hole in it, and my wardrobe is a mess of things worn long past their best. Hoodies and shorts are an excellent choice when you don’t leave the house, but a disaster when you have to go beyond the bakers.
That being said, this wasn’t a typical year. I think we all did pretty well.
BUT WAIT, one last thing: Want news from The Brussels Times in your inbox every morning? Sign up for The Recap, a free daily newsletter containing all the stories you need to know from the day before. It goes great with your morning coffee.
Belgium in Briefis a free daily roundup of the top stories to get you through your lunch break conversations. To receive it straight to your inbox every day, sign up below:
Brussels Beer Project says it is on track to start operations in its new brewery in December 2021, with the delivery of the last fermentation tanks to the new site bringing it one step closer to its goal. Read more.