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How is everyone doing in coping in the lockdown?

Tammyjane33
Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 761 Pioneering
edited April 2020 in Coffee lounge
Have you get any suggestions /tips on what to keep you entertained through the day? Low cost ?
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  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Hi. I have been doing a few things. I have been trying to learn a new language, There are great YouTube/online resources, I am looking at Japanese, I have been watching YouTube videos on Japanese writing as well.

    I have also been drawing which I haven't done since Art at school! Just with pencil.

    That aside I have been doing online board games and following some online fitness videos each day for the lockdown period.
  • deb74
    deb74 Member Posts: 777 Pioneering
    I am part of a local arts and crafts group. We have a shop and I am doing paintings to sell in the shop. (when it opens again). I am also playing games online.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,226 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm spending more time online on different forums trying to help people who have never claimed benefits before.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Tony60
    Tony60 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    I tried to learn to speak Indian once Sari seemed to be the hardest word. ha ha
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    I have been working this week part time as a tutor. And I finally finished my new book last night as well. I tidied up my flat too and painted the spare room this week. Today I made two batches of yummy chocolate chip cookies in the morning and virtually taught my next door neighbor’s fourteen year old child how to do a exam paper full of hard questions on brackets, indices, multiplication, addition and subtraction in addition via Skype this afternoon in addition. It was quite hard. I spent the best part of a hour teaching her. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,226 Disability Gamechanger
    @April2018mom goodness you have been busy ! hope you are staying safe and well ?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    I`m making masks. Using cotton fabric and cutting a hole in the inner piece and inserting a piece of kitchen paper. Respiratory specialist advice!

    Use once and then throw away kitchen paper, wash mask in hot anti bac solution.

    Re-use with fresh kitchen towel
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Tammyjane33   Making fabulous food for the freezer.

    Chilli Bolognese and Curry all cheap eats.

    As always put these on the forum.

    More importantly how are you ?

    If you struggling health wise know can always talk to me am here. PM if you wish to.

    Do a lot of time on my own see no one except delivery drivers and then is sometimes three months seeing no one.

    So use puzzles, word games, music and exercise sort of me in my marigolds and apron, wipes at stand by .

    House work a go go.  Back on the dance floor in my head and those club nights weekenders memories.

    Sweeping and keeping clean sterile.  Strutting shaking my tail feather and do funky moves.

    Please can I ask what are you  doing to cope happy to help with ideas anytime.

    @thespiceman


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  • DavidGS358
    DavidGS358 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    I’ve got an theology essay to write by the end of April as part of the part time course I’m doing also I’ve got a fair number of books online so I’m working my way through them at the rate of 1 a day 

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,614 Disability Gamechanger
    I’ve got an theology essay to write by the end of April as part of the part time course I’m doing also I’ve got a fair number of books online so I’m working my way through them at the rate of 1 a day 

    Theology sounds interesting. I did philosophy and there was a small section of theology in that course. 
  • TeaCosyFolk
    TeaCosyFolk Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Can you knit? There's a free to join in Mystery Tea Cosy Knit Along that starts on the 13th of April. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mystery-tea-cosy-knit-along 
    Every week you are emailed a knitting pattern part for you to work on, and at the end of 5 weeks you will have a stunning tea cosy. But no one knows what the tea cosy looks like - thats why its a mystery. 
    It's dead social too, because there's a facebook group with likeminded people who have all signed up to join in too.
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    Can you knit? There's a free to join in Mystery Tea Cosy Knit Along that starts on the 13th of April. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mystery-tea-cosy-knit-along 
    Every week you are emailed a knitting pattern part for you to work on, and at the end of 5 weeks you will have a stunning tea cosy. But no one knows what the tea cosy looks like - thats why its a mystery. 
    It's dead social too, because there's a facebook group with likeminded people who have all signed up to join in too.
    I’m interested! 
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    This is a non exhaustive list of activities: 

    Take pictures of birds with a good camera
    Fill out a online survey 
    Do some exercise like skipping
    Have a family game night 
    Plan a movie themed discussion night 
    Take part in a virtual event 
    Sort out your cupboards

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Some great suggestions! How is everyone doing? :)
    Scope

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