It's March 24th 2020 and these are strange times. Last night the UK went into lockdown which will be reviewed in three weeks time.
I have been asking the #CrochetClan (lovely community for The Crochet Circle Podcast) for online suggestions of ways to keep ourselves entertained and focussed during the coming weeks.
We are a positive bunch and lots of great suggestions have come in already. They are all online activities, things to watch or ways of keeping active. Most are free.
If you have any suggestions, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org and title your email Things to Do) or add a suggestion to the Crochet Circle Group Ravelry thread 'Fun things to do online when at home'. Please make my life a little easier and provide a link.
I will keep updating this blog post and the Ravelry thread every few days with more links.
Watch the goings-on of some eagles on one of these live eagle nest cams -
Free live music!
Have a virtual visit of the aquarium at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago:
Poetry - If you enjoy poetry then Samuel West (actor son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales) is reading a poem a day on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-115260978 . He is choosing from poems requested by people on his Twitter feed. He has so many requests fellow actors and actresses have joined him in reading some.
Free screenings of Opera and Ballet - Free screening of ballet and opera https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home
Setting up a Zoom meeting - How to set up and manage a zoom meeting https://www.provenancecraft.com/blogs/news/a-guide-to-zoom-for-the-yarn-industry
Online fun bingo - Bongo’s Bingo https://www.bongosbingo.co.uk/
Online Pub quizes - Gooses Quizes https://www.goosesquizzes.com/
Free online theatre - Loads of theatre to watch for free: Musicals, Shakespeare, ballet, opera and more https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html
Virtual London museum tours - London museums - virtual tours
Online theatre - More online theatre links, including subscription ones
Free online classes - Brit & Co free online classes (illustration, business, photoshop, etc) with promo code SELFCARE until 31 Mar
Learn how to belly dance - Tamara's wonderfully talented & fun bellydance teacher Anna Chandler is now teaching an online beginners class on Mondays 7pm-8pm GMT. The first one is free (Monday 23rd). Why not give it a go and come shimmy with us!?
Belly dancing follow along video - And if you were too shy to try the online bellydance class mentioned above... you could follow along to this Facebook video :dancer:⭐:dancer:⭐
Free online exercise programme - https://jeanniedibon.com/ @jeannie_di on Instagram.
Free for 3 months, online exercise programme. Designed for those with EDS but should be suitable for most people.
Expand your knowledge - https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/here-are-380-ivy-league-courses-you-can-take-online-right-now-for-free-9b3ffcbd7b8c/?fbclid=IwAR1MBAVu5iR6qw5YinvdRDbJ-N3f8FhQo2lkrnHCTzkW3nNz2yqIW7oYKUA
Learn how to code - freeCodeCamp itself is a great resource to learn how to code!
Pub Choir videos - The (Australian) Pub Choir did an online version (“Couch Choir”). Everybody learns a part in a three-part harmony, then they edit all the videos in together. It’s worth a watch, and they’ve promised to do more. Follow them on Instagram if you’re keen: Pub Choir
Panda Cam at Edinburgh Zoo