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    Things to do in a Pandemic: Read a book

    Pubs and clubs closed, perfect time to reconnect with books!

    Not that I personally am a pub-goer these days, but I was looking for a change from netflix / sewing / teenager-stuck-at-home-&-driving-me-nuts issues.

    So, have you picked up a book / kindle lately?

    Mine was the always-engaging Arundhati Roy's Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Perhaps an even more important read in these times of 'save lives or save the economy' debates.

    Planning a less-depressing and somewhat lighter read for the next book. Maybe a Jack Reacher, although his latest is a disappointing rehash of the same plot from a few years ago. And every time I read one these days, I think Tom Cruise and get pissed at such poor casting.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...aid-bare-india

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    Learn Finnish.


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    Learn an instrument...

    Yousician has a few good packages at the moment...

    My son has been improving with the singing module and you can even learn ukulele.

    Grab a decent uke from here:

    https://www.funmusiccenter.com/produ...hogany-soprano

    That is really a very good price...

    Ukulele makes you happy.


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    Kimy66... tell me to piss off if I'm hijacking your post... this may appeal to primary or jh kids... or anyone!

    https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/0...y-of-congress/


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    I've read a couple of Reacher novels during this outbreak (Past Tense and Night School). Wouldn't usually be for me, very entertaining though. Got one more from the library before it closed again.

    Currently reading Remains of the Day. Good so far, a slow burner.


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    Spring cleaning, repairs around the house (stripped the mould glue from the sinks and glued them in a different colour) and my parents’, video calling family and friends here and everywhere


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    Anyone read The body keeps the score by van der Kolik ?
    Kind of fits the situation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chips:
    Learn an instrument...

    Yousician has a few good packages at the moment...

    My son has been improving with the singing module and you can even learn ukulele.

    Grab a decent uke from here:

    https://www.funmusiccenter.com/produ...hogany-soprano

    That is really a very good price...

    Ukulele makes you happy.
    This is actually a great idea to learn an instrument during all of the lockdown downtime and I thought of your post, when I noticed that Fender on my Facebook follow feed announced recently that they are giving away 500,000 3 month's worth of online guitar lessons FREE ! Be it acoustic, electric, bass or the ukulele. Which I thought was mighty nice of them.

    Here's another link below, look for the listed voucher, click on the link and then redeem the voucher code, and off you go lol.
    https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/music...ckdown-2634552
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chips:
    Learn Finnish.
    I tried. Probably more realistic to crack the cold fusion riddle in my kitchen.

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    I've been sewing, mending and knitting whilst here in the UK. I've also been the scullery maid (washing up, cooking etc.) and sleeping.


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