First Fortnight Quarantine HYGGELIG Community News Part V

Back for another range of some alternatives to boredom

We’re bacccccck!!! Open Call to Teenagers #YSIOpenCall Young Social Innovators are looking for young people’s ideas about how to tackle the problems in our communities as a result of coronavirus. No idea is too big or too small. Click here for more info.   Baking Bread Her website is titled The Survival Mom so we reckon we can trust her if you are joining the Bread Making Party and have no yeast! Here’s how you make your own.   Where’s Wally/Waldo and other games To get those eyes super active, here’s some online games to puzzle over.     Bastille are legends Bastille being a super sound band have set up a world film club- Distraction Tactics they are touring the world virtually each week watching films on instagram and folks are tweeting from across the world- the hashtag is #distractiontactics and the interactions are wholesome. Next one is coming up this evening from France!   For podcast/informative options while you work/relax:   HowStuffWorks is all about eh how stuff works- the subjects are wide and varying and informative and fun so if you feel like your brain is melting- maybe pop over there for 30 minutes.     The Hilarious World of Depression works to reduce the stigma around mental ill health with the support of the US Make It Ok campaign. The show talks to comedians with lived experience and also offers support such as coping skills.  They work to give people a new insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better. Mental Health Ireland Mental Health Ireland in partnership with the Office of Mental Health Engagement & Recovery are helping signpost to the work that’s being done by recovery colleges and recovery education services across Ireland.  These services have been leading out using innovative ways to connect, communicate, educate and reassure during the ongoing pandemic. Through online classes, peer support groups, information sharing, phone supports, materials, resources and partnership working, the services are now available to networks of people with lived experience of mental health challenges, supporters, families, providers and communities. To learn more, click here.     Online Distractions options include: Air BnB Online Experiences They aren’t free but they seem to range from €3 to €50 and they have some interesting mixes including a live workout and Q &A with an Olympian, guided meditation with sleepy sheep, sangria and secrets with drag queens, sabering a bottle of champagne or learning how to make the perfect steamed bun. For more info, see here.   Google Earth: We’ve shared links to explore galleries previously- here’s a way to explore the outdoors from the inside without the bug spray, map squinting or aching limbs. Google Earth have created virtual tours of the U.S. National Parks in Google Earth but it’s not just tied to the USA so you can do your own exploring world wide!   Greece has decided to embrace the powers of technology to bring Greece to you while you are at home via their Youtube channel “You’re at home, but that doesn’t mean your mind can’t travel. Greece means so many things to so many different people, so here’s your chance to experience it all. The archaeological sites and museums, the glorious sea, the mountains and lakes, the villages and traditions, even gastro and walking tours – exploring, sailing, hiking, rafting, tasting, discovering… all from the safety of your home.  Until we’re able to be together again, let’s stay inspired.”  We didn’t know countries had Youtube channels but there ya go. Greece has got game, well played Greece well played.   Fake Mars AKA The Habitat: With all the social distancing measure and self isolation and quarantining, shows like Big Brother are viewed a bit differently, since we are doing that ourselves, just minus the cash prize and cameras. So for a timely, alternative podcast about a truly unique, self isolation case, here’s one called The Habitat about a fake planet Mars in Hawaii. Six volunteers were secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they were to work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real.     IKEA: Secret recipes once guarded with the toughest of security are being shared- including the IKEA meatballs! They’ve even added drawings, identical to their furniture building manuals.   So to have an at home exciting IKEA day, tour laps around your house picking up random things you don’t need, guessing the measurements of things and arguing over colour schemes and what colour is off white exactly- until you feel exhausted, then cook some meatballs. #ikeadayunlocked     Please remember from Inside Out,  these emotions make us who we are and are all needed so it’s okay not to okay or if Joy isn’t your vibe today. Just be kind to yourself.

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