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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2020, 08:38:35 PM »
Try Africam, live cameras at water holes and gathering areas. Many with Infrared.


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Omg... I was addicted to Africam in 2003ish. I was just wondering if it was still around.

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 02:52:36 PM »
Would love to see this idea adopted by more pubs/breweries. Like it could offer virtual booths so you could only chat with friends if you wanted with all thr music in the background and pub quizzes happening.

I think it wouls be a great resource for people with social anxiety even after COVID-19 blows over. I think this quarantine period could help companies think a lot more about those with social anxiety who want to get out and enjoy but also can't because of the anxiety.

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 09:52:27 PM »
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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Here's a treasure hunt I wrote for my cousins' kids,

Find...
1. A photo of you somewhere on holiday
2. A cuddly toy
3. Something that makes you laugh
4. Something red
5. A plant
6. A photo of you on a day out
7. An item that has more than two colours in it
8. Something very silly
9. Some art
10. An odd sock
11. Some dust
12. An item with 5 different colours
13. 10 items beginning with the letter B
14. Something that makes someone else laugh
15. Something that you love

Links from a person, Penny, who runs choirs for different groups that she's happy to share,

"Dementia choir - https://youtu.be/zQbdrm66vFE

I've done one for my Parkinsons group as well, and they're both up here - new ones uploaded each tuesday: https://singlouderthanguns.com/health-and-music/ 

And some of these might help too, which are shorter one-song learn-and-sing songs that I've been making for my other groups. https://singlouderthanguns.com/singalong-songs/

These are the kids songs, in case of use for the grandkids, I'd been on pause with this project but am starting it up again next week as the kids are off school: https://singlouderthanguns.com/auntie-pj/ "

I am setting up a Rhymetime by zoom, practising with my cousins first. If I can work out how to open up more widely, or work out how to record and upload, I will share.

Sending love to you all. Thinking of the many different situations everyone will be in.

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2020, 10:19:50 PM »
So nice to hear from you EmilyUK! Will definitely check out your choir links. I'm going to be needing to sing again to work on my lungs, so I've been hoping our local "sing for yourself" group comes up with a way!

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2020, 10:24:06 PM »
So nice to hear from you EmilyUK! Will definitely check out your choir links. I'm going to be needing to sing again to work on my lungs, so I've been hoping our local "sing for yourself" group comes up with a way!

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Hi Margo! Singing helps in so many ways. I sang along and did actions to the dementia choir link and it lifted my spirits. Zoom certainly seems to be an option a lot of people are using. Hope you manage to find a way with your local choir :)

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 10:44:53 AM »
Zoom only gives you 40 minutes free I'm told but i am also told "house party" app is good as an alternative (though think that might limit the amount of users iirc?).

We tested out using discord yesterday so our friend group could play a game together and that worked out well! I would recommend it.

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 11:03:58 AM »
Zoom only gives you 40 minutes free I'm told but i am also told "house party" app is good as an alternative (though think that might limit the amount of users iirc?).

We tested out using discord yesterday so our friend group could play a game together and that worked out well! I would recommend it.

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Interestingly, I just did a Rhymetime with my cousins and a message came up  to say they were removing my time limit. The sound doesn't sync well so fine for small chaotic Rhymetime gathering but no good for proper choirs 

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 11:07:22 AM »
Maybe try discord? It's slightly laggy but not too bad. Worth a try.

Good to know they are removing limits!

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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 #23 on: March 25, 2020, 01:21:13 PM »
My husband and I have been using Discord all week so we don't have to yell across the house.  We're currently playing Minecraft together.  We created a new survival world for this time, New Pandemia.  :)  It's progressing nicely.

But Discord is solid.  We use the app on our phones because the built-in mics in our laptops kind of suck, and the phones minimize the sound of our keystrokes and mouse-clicks.

We're also using Line (at the same time!) on our computers.  It's a handy way of sending links, photos, etc. if we want to share something easily.
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4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2020, 08:40:19 PM »
My husband and I have been using Discord all week so we don't have to yell across the house.  We're currently playing Minecraft together.  We created a new survival world for this time, New Pandemia.  :)  It's progressing nicely.

But Discord is solid.  We use the app on our phones because the built-in mics in our laptops kind of suck, and the phones minimize the sound of our keystrokes and mouse-clicks.

We're also using Line (at the same time!) on our computers.  It's a handy way of sending links, photos, etc. if we want to share something easily.
I have discord app as well and it does work well. Another one aside from line for people who use whatsapp is you can access whatsapp on desktop as well (only learned that recently)

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* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* 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
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2020, 10:34:00 PM »
Board game company sent me this if anybody wants some good, family quiz action.. like from photo is :
 https://bigpotatoltd.cmail19.com/t/d-l-mjdykky-juldjktlhk-r/

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* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* 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
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2020, 12:01:17 AM »
I have discord app as well and it does work well. Another one aside from line for people who use whatsapp is you can access whatsapp on desktop as well (only learned that recently)

Line has a desktop app, too.  My husband clued me in to that this week.  It's seamless between the phone app and the desktop app.  It's really helpful for us right now.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* 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
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2020, 05:02:47 PM »
For beer drinkers and pub goers (just shared in uk craft beer group) https://www.shortlist.com/lists/virtual-pubs-news-information-402039

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My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* 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
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

'Mommy, Wow! I'm a legit Brit now!'


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Re: Quarantine activities (for young and old alike)
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2020, 11:35:48 AM »
Free Nine Inch Nails albums if you're into NIN by any chance lol

https://nerdist.com/article/nine-inch-nails-just-dropped-two-new-albums-for-free/

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My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* 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
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

'Mommy, Wow! I'm a legit Brit now!'


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