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Georgiana_Alumni
Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
Now that lockdown is lifting have you changed your activities? What have you been up to? Are you hooked on anything on TV or are you getting outside more? Would love to hear from you all 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Good topic 

    Nothing changed much for me yet as can't go out on my own 

    Waiting for family to take me sofa shopping but they had a death in family so that all takes priority 

    When restaurants open will take my son out shopping and food 

    Think lots of us are watching line of duty only 1 episode left have to find something else after 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    what channel is that? Is it available online? I've heard only good things about it. Are there many episodes

    What type of restaurant will you go to? That's something to look forward to 

    Sorry to hear about the death in the family. It will be nice to see your family and get a new sofa, I've been eying one up myself!

    I understand what it's like to not be able to get out I'm the same but its nice when the sun shines through the windows!
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Line of duty on bbc1 this is 4th series you can watch on catch up about 7 episodes per series 

    Any restaurant would be a treat after all this time 

    I have to block out the sun due to my vision issues so closed curtains and blinds and dark glasses for outside 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
    Line of duty is on series six now 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

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    I'm starting to get hooked on audiobooks, I've finished 2 so far in April and considering what to start next!
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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,968 Pioneering
    I’ve been spending time reading and I’ve just moved home too so that’s filled a lot of my time. 

    I’ve a few projects on the go at the moment, I’m doing some studying & im drafting a book. 
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @MarkN88
    ah what will the book be about if its not a secret? Good luck with it
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    what are you studying
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @Ross_Scope
    are they free to use? Can you listen on any device? Have you read anything interesting, Ive just discovered dictation software for my studies its brilliant read my textbooks out loud
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,968 Pioneering
    @Georgiana_Scope just some online content on advanced skills within IT like Excel etc. 

    Unfortunately the book is something I don’t want to comment on yet, just something I have toyed with for years and finally decided to start drafting. It will take a while and it’s not necessarily something I intend to try and get published, it’s just something I’m doing for myself right now. 
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @janer1967 @lisathomas50

    Ill definitely hve to catch up on line of duty why do you like it so much? I think I'll try an episode tonight 
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    edited April 28
    @MarkN88

    sounds great all the best with it 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

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    @Ross_Scope
    are they free to use? Can you listen on any device? Have you read anything interesting, Ive just discovered dictation software for my studies its brilliant read my textbooks out loud
    I can access a library of audiobooks for free through the RNIB because of my sight loss yeah, it's a super resource. You can indeed listen on any device, this month I've finished How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates and Freddie Mercury, His Life in His Own Words. Both really interesting books. 


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  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @Ross_Scope
    sounds great, enjoy and let us know what you decide to listen to next ! Do you find you get through books a lot faster
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

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    It certainly helps that they are in audiobook format @Georgiana_Scope, yes. Plus you can toggle the speed at which it is read which is nice. 
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  • MrsRFW
    MrsRFW Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I am getting back into The Bodycoach TV work outs. I feel exhausted in a good way afterwards. I am also getting a bit toned too. Bonus! Now if I can just stop eating junk food afterwards....
    I am also volunteering at a children's group (Covid precautions are in place). It's a nice thing to do.
  • Allymcd84
    Allymcd84 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Decluttering for me.

    meaning to do my room it’s been a Hoarders paradise I’m for over a year now.

    But I shall get there one day at a day.
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @MrsRFW
    well done you sounds fantastic. I really miss exercise (mobility problems) Its great that you are getting toned! Keep it up ! I am on  a diet myself! The volunteering sounds great what kind of thing are you involved in? Best of luck with it 
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @Ross_Scope
    sounds fantastic I find reading tiring so this would help. Are you familiar with claroread software I think its called or it might be dragon, I get the two mixed up, it reads text out loud I am getting it for university 
  • Georgiana_Alumni
    Georgiana_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 47 Connected
    @Allymcd84
    Good luck with that I know its hard work ! 

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