• Total “Lockdown” – How will you pass the time?

    Foxy Thread Starter

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    26 March 2020 at 7:31 pm
    26 March 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Long term and well respected member “Twyla” ….has suggested/requested this Topic –  which is a great idea!

    What will you do?

    Do people have any special Hobbies?  Reading? Music? Movies? Gardening? etc. etc.

    Cleaning out “stuff” that has been put off for years? Tidying drawers/cupboards/garages/spare rooms (if you have any?)

    Whatever you do – stay safe and best wishes to all ….

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  • Foxy Thread Starter

    Member
    26 March 2020 at 7:31 pm
    26 March 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Long term and well respected member “Twyla” ….has suggested/requested this Topic –  which is a great idea!

    What will you do?

    Do people have any special Hobbies?  Reading? Music? Movies? Gardening? etc. etc.

    Cleaning out “stuff” that has been put off for years? Tidying drawers/cupboards/garages/spare rooms (if you have any?)

    Whatever you do – stay safe and best wishes to all ….

  • Suze

    Member
    26 March 2020 at 7:55 pm
    26 March 2020 at 7:55 pm

    I will be gardening when it is not raining

    … weeds never stop growing.

    When it is raining I will be painting my home

    …. paint in readiness.

    • Twyla

      Member
      27 March 2020 at 1:24 pm
      27 March 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you so much for launching this site, Foxy.

  • Incognito

    Member
    26 March 2020 at 10:04 pm
    26 March 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Well I am lucky because I am used to staying home a lot, because I cannot afford to got out so I know how to keep busy. I have heaps of gardening too Suze, lots of grass growing between the plants, always a hassle and hard work. 

    Also going to get the veggie patch ready for winter crop.

    Studying, always studying. There are heaps of online courses you can do, some for free too.

    Reading, always reading. I have my own books to go through because library is closed.

    Watching the odd DVD if nothing good on TV, but I have quite a bit recorded from TV so won’t run out for awhile.

    Also I do surveys online to earn points towards gift cards and a few forums where you can win a gift card occasionally.

    Selling stuff I do not need on ebay, sold a few books lately I guess because libraries are closed. But anything I put on Gumtree is not even getting a look in, I guess people do not want to pick up anything.

    Making healthy food to eat and exercise always part of my day, I alternate with bike riding and a walk on the beach, plus a little yoga and stretching.

    I have heaps of boxes of stuff to go through too which I never seem to find time for, so won’t be running out of things to do to keep busy.

  • Suze

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 9:38 am
    27 March 2020 at 9:38 am

    This free app will alow you, your friends and family share screenshots on social media of themselves socialising via a video chat app, with groups laughing and sipping glasses of wine from behind their phones.

    Houseparty allows up to eight people in any one group conversation

    Saw it on the Current Affair last night

    … reviews are 5tar

  • ex PS

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 9:59 am
    27 March 2020 at 9:59 am

    I had a think about it overnight and apart from having a little under an acre of land to take care of, there must be at least half a dozen unfinished projects in my shed that could be seen to.

    I started a brew of stout yesterday and have the makings of an Australian Pale Ale waitingvto go.  Had a look through my seed collection yesterday but I am dissapointed at the amount of suitable seeds for this time of year I have.  I may have to start building that Hot House I have always wanted, it is good that my 45, 000 litres of tanks are all topped up.

    Musicveg, maybe you can advise me on some winter crops that might do well in South West Queensland, we do get the odd snap frost.

    No, can’t see myself getting bored, I am sure my wife can find a few things for me to do, I saw a definate gleam in her eye when she heard that my club had closed for the remainder of the emergency.

  • KB

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    27 March 2020 at 11:49 am
    27 March 2020 at 11:49 am

    I stay home a lot. reading   little bit of gardening  and trvia quizzes through life choices  when I have access to the computer.  My daughter will be working from home and will need the computer if and when we are in full lockdown. My daughter can do some of the essental grocery items asI am in a high risk  group of people.  Ceased going out. due to the virus.In South Australi  people are connecting with creativity such as buying instruments to learn or buying art supplies

  • KB

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 11:49 am
    27 March 2020 at 11:49 am

    I stay home a lot. reading   little bit of gardening  and trvia quizzes through life choices  when I have access to the computer.  My daughter will be working from home and will need the computer if and when we are in full lockdown. My daughter can do some of the essental grocery items asI am in a high risk  group of people.  Ceased going out. due to the virus.In South Australi  people are connecting with creativity such as buying instruments to learn or buying art supplies

  • PlanB

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 1:10 pm
    27 March 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I stay home most of the time –now that I am unable to get about much — used to love my garden and attending to it and painting my house and camping/hiking/swimming/ love nature hate crowds — always something to do — I have never been bored in my life — there is always something to learn, and much to do if you are able —

  • Twyla

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 1:22 pm
    27 March 2020 at 1:22 pm

    There are thousands of FREE online university courses (Massive Open Online Courses). To get a certificate of completion, one pays a small fee.  These courses cover all disciplines. 

    //www.mooc-list.com

    The Uni of Tasmania has a course ‘preventing dementia’ //www.utas.edu.au wicking.

    Open Culture also has free courses online.  Some are MOOCs, some are not.        openculture.com/free online courses

    Also there are interesting videos one can access.

    theguardian.com/from standup to the sistine chapel: the best online culture for self-isolation.

    the guardian.com/hottest front room seats:the best theatre to dance to watch online.

    So many interesting free programs/videos online, from languages to learning a musical instrument. 

    I intend to learn how to make a Bonsai Tree.

  • Ny19

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 1:32 pm
    27 March 2020 at 1:32 pm

    1. Get my house in to order, go through everything and throw out all unnecessary items. Super organise things. Lots of paper shredding going on at the moment ha ha. All of this is especially important if I’m going to die.

    2. Read years worth of journals and decide whether to keep or destroy them.

    3. Have lots of social interaction with family and friends by phone, email, face time and social apps but NOT Facebook which I hate and refuse to belong to. Was going to join What’s App yesterday but read the reams of privacy policy stuff and decided against it. 

    4. Blast the music and dance for at least an hour every day. Walk on the beach or up and down the street occasionally. Walk up and down the stairs at least 20 times in non stop sessions every day. Run on a running board. Factor exercise into every day.

    5. Watch my 50 million DVD’s, telly, Netflix and other apps. 

    6. Play games with my hubby, like scrabble etc.

    7. Read. Already do heaps of that on the net but will catch up with some unread books and re-read others.

    8. Talk to you guys, ha ha, you all take up a lot of my time 🙂

    9. Sit in the sun and drink in being alive, surrounded by nature and birds and enjoy how nice it is to have times of doing nothing at all.

    10. Guess I’ll have to factor in housework 🙁

    All that will do for starters.

    • Twyla

      Member
      27 March 2020 at 1:36 pm
      27 March 2020 at 1:36 pm

      NY19.

      Your life sounds wonderful!!

    • Incognito

      Member
      27 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
      27 March 2020 at 2:30 pm

      Wow you are so active, love that you put housework at number 10 lol.

  • Twyla

    Member
    27 March 2020 at 1:34 pm
    27 March 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I play Bridge and Scrabble online, also Solitaire.  And Chess (badly).

    I also purchased a stack of jigsaw puzzles.

    Lots and lots  of reading matter. 

    As our State Art Gallery has closed, their book club has gone online, which is great.

    Watching TV, I knit Penguin jumpers, Joey pouches and Trauma teddies.

    Does anyone else do cross-stitch tapestries?

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