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Post by Pam » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:19 am

From the Internet Archive, a blog on things to do online using their resources:

7 Things To Do If You Can't Leave The House

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Post by Caroline » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:40 am

I was really pleased when I realised that I could stockpile kindle novels without depriving anyone else of anything!
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Post by Joyce » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:44 pm

Pam wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:19 am
From the Internet Archive, a blog on things to do online using their resources:

7 Things To Do If You Can't Leave The House
Pam, thank you, thank you ! There's a link there I wanted. I used to download Old Time Radio four or five computers ago and I'd forgotten how to find it. It was really interesting, with famous film stars on some of the soap operas and plays. I used to copy some of them onto data CDs. That was before smart phones, when we used to have to link up the TV or PC to speakers all over the house and garden if we wanted to listen as we moved about.
I've just been listening to an advert stating doctors recommend massaging Palmolive soap into the face for fourteen days, LOL. It reminded me of a similar advert on British TV when I was at school. I believed it and tried it myself, :an incident I'd totally forgotten.

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Post by Pam » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 am

Gosh, I remember Palmolive soap. And now I remember an early TV ad for another, called 'Knight's Castile', the lather was meant to give you lovely soft skin!

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Post by Pam » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:17 pm

Resources for Catholics and anyone else who wishes to use them, from The Tablet:

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/12590/ ... -catholics

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Post by Pam » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:21 pm

From the Apples of Gold blog - spiritual resources to use at home:

https://www.pickingapplesofgold.com/spi ... se-at-home

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Post by Pam » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:10 pm

If you CAN leave the house, but need to go somewhere where you can keep at a distance from other people, the RSPB are waiving parking fees so people can visit their nature reserves at no cost.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-n ... ronavirus/

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Post by Caroline » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:55 pm

On a more earthly level, Coast Magazine has produced a list of things to do when stuck at home.

One thing I am finding infuriating is being within 4 miles of the coast, and in sight of the sea, but not able to actually get to it!
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Post by Joyce » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:37 pm

Aren't you allowed to walk or cycle to it once a day so long as there's nobody else there ?

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Post by Caroline » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:10 pm

It's 4 miles in a straight line, so 5-6 miles by road, some of it very steep! Not something I could manage, unfortunately.
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Post by Joyce » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:55 pm

That's tough.

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Post by Ernest » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:04 am

I am exercising in the garden daily, bending and stretching (my osteopath gave me lots of things to do) to relieve my back problems, and walking gently up and down to get some exercise. Not a huge garden and it takes about 15 seconds to walk from one end to the other, working out my footsteps, it amounts to about half a mile a day. Enough for a workout, without wearing out. Quite a lot of the time I am online with administering my Church's facebook pages and hopefully engaging in a whats app group as well.

I am also cooking and cleaning, so plenty to do, wish I could be more active, but we are in the vulnerable groups so are stuck in for a good while longer.

My spouse cleaned the oven yesterday and did other stuff. We are getting to talk a lot, interacting with dispersed family and friends, and my SD engages with me weekly (and his other clients) via a round robin newsletter sent from his IPAD. Given that two years ago, he had never worked a computer as is in his eighties, this is a marvel to behold. Mind, you, I miss his handwritten letters, which were another wonder to behold.

Lots to do, if you give yourself time and rest is important as well, so no guilt about actually watching an old film or something on TV. Breathe!!
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Post by Pam » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:13 pm

I've just discovered Birsdong Radio from the RSPB.

Not quite as good as a walk in the country, but definitely good for the soul!

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Post by Jae » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:09 pm

I'm freezing fresh food as I get it and batch cooking to stock the freezer for lazy days now and for when the busy-ness returns.

I'm also de-cluttering which feels VERY good and I'm gathering a nice little collection for charity shops locally … I think they will need items when they reopen to be able to generate badly needed income which they will have been missing.
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And ineffable peace .....

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