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Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:54:25 AM »
Not seen a thread for this yet but thought might be good to have a place to share links to things you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home to help ease the situation even just slightly. My sister shared this link on FB for free stuff (for adults and kids) that Neil Gaiman is offering

https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2020/03/17/neil-gaiman-offers-tons-of-free-cool-stuff-for-free-for-you-to-kill-your-time-with#.XnSkb6-yQF1.facebook


Feel free to share any links or ideas

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 11:56:15 AM »
For anybody beer inclined (craft beer), Tiny Rebel in wales has come up with the idea to do a virtual beer tasting. £12 for the 6 beers + shipping unless you order enough to qualify for free shipping (lol)

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 12:02:00 PM »
Live virtual piano bar for anybody on FB that's interested (also love that Time Out has changed names temporarily to "Time In" so will likely start providing some good resources there too) -
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/maries-crisis-is-staying-open-as-a-virtual-piano-bar-every-night-031920?fbclid=IwAR32_nVVQAW5WvZND1tQkcQqsJr6V30ukAPlBRwpKFf6jiUZLxb5K-_mDKo

Some good podcasts as well coming out to take your mind off things as much as possible. I've just subscribed to "Staying In with Emily and Kumail" which is by Kumail and Emily Nanjiani.

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* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 01:46:10 PM »
Audible is doing free books as well.

Oops. That's what you linked in the article. Haha.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 02:13:09 PM »
Audible is doing free books as well.

Oops. That's what you linked in the article. Haha.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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Hahaha mine was misleading as was a link to the article that had the audible link so not obvious! Same wavelength!

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 02:18:41 PM »
Good idea KoD!

List of animal cams:
https://www.adventure-journal.com/2020/03/if-youre-stuck-inside-might-as-well-enjoy-this-list-of-animal-cams/

Virtual School Activities (museum tours, animal cams, other educational tours & visits)
https://virtualschoolactivities.com/



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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 03:52:07 PM »
Yes!! Heard about the museums!

Here's a link if you're like me and have sometimes just wanted to check out what's going on in Tokyo at the moment (shibuya scramble crossing) : https://worldcams.tv/japan/tokyo/shibuya-crossing

It can be nice background for falling asleep and people watching (though who knows if any people will be around really...)

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 09:32:44 AM »
Yes!! Heard about the museums!

Here's a link if you're like me and have sometimes just wanted to check out what's going on in Tokyo at the moment (shibuya scramble crossing) : https://worldcams.tv/japan/tokyo/shibuya-crossing

It can be nice background for falling asleep and people watching (though who knows if any people will be around really...)

Toward the end of last year, my husband discovered a page full of live web cams similar to the Tokyo one, and his favourite was Jackson Town Square, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Every once in a while, I'd say, "How are your people doing in Jackson?" and he'd excitedly click on that tab and check on them.  It seemed no matter what time of day or night it was, there was always someone walking by.  And, yet, it was never really very busy.  Just a weird quiet place.  But, yeah... live web cams are interesting.
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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 10:19:47 AM »
Anybody wanting a bit of music to party to, here are some free DJ sessions happening. Apparently it's organised by a pretty famous DJ but i don't know much about DJs lol

 https://www.brunchbounce.com/stream

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2020, 10:22:58 AM »
For those of you who love theatre (KF, looking at you!) https://stagedoorapp.com/streamdoor?i=98

Not sure if it's pay or free though

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* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019
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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 11:16:25 AM »
Toward the end of last year, my husband discovered a page full of live web cams similar to the Tokyo one, and his favourite was Jackson Town Square, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Every once in a while, I'd say, "How are your people doing in Jackson?" and he'd excitedly click on that tab and check on them.  It seemed no matter what time of day or night it was, there was always someone walking by.  And, yet, it was never really very busy.  Just a weird quiet place.  But, yeah... live web cams are interesting.
Jackson Hole is an amazing place. It's one place I have visited where I simply felt like it was home. And I don't get that feeling much.

The Grand Tetons are stunning too. Oh man. Makes me all homesick to think about that.

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 02:31:44 PM »
I recommend Kitten Lady for all our cat lovers. Cute as can be and educational too!   :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VvB6tmC4lu_WCx7hE0PZA



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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 07:38:55 PM »
Jackson Hole is an amazing place. It's one place I have visited where I simply felt like it was home. And I don't get that feeling much.

The Grand Tetons are stunning too. Oh man. Makes me all homesick to think about that.

Here's a link to the live cam if you want to see how it looks today.  My husband is pleased that you "share in the Jackson Hole love".  But maybe you shouldn't check the cam if you're feeling homesick.  It'd probably make it worse.  (I only think this because sometimes I "drive" around places I miss using Google streetview, and that makes me soooo homesick.)

Still, here's the link:  https://www.seejh.com/live
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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 08:10:37 PM »
Good idea KoD!

List of animal cams:
https://www.adventure-journal.com/2020/03/if-youre-stuck-inside-might-as-well-enjoy-this-list-of-animal-cams/

Virtual School Activities (museum tours, animal cams, other educational tours & visits)
https://virtualschoolactivities.com/
Try Africam, live cameras at water holes and gathering areas. Many with Infrared.


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