Jamie Oliver: Keep Cooking & Carry On
Jamie Oliver shows us some recipes, tips and hacks tailored for the unique times we're living in, including pork stir-fry, steamed dumplings, and best mate, Jimmy Doherty's ultimate roast beef sarnie.
Kirstie Allsopp: Keep Crafting & Carry On
Kirstie Allsopp shows us more crafts and skills to help us navigate these unique times. She makes a cool light box, a beautiful spring garland and a fun painted pebble game.
Online Bridge Games
The English Bridge Union (EBU) has a vast selection of games online, including:
- Bridge Base Online
- Bridge Club Live
- No Fear Bridge
To find these games, please click the link below:
Online Cribbage Games
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more. It involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points.
Craft Box Subscriptions
Fancy doing something practical to keep busy? Craftiosity, Cosy Craft, and Makerly (amongst others) are offering monthly subscription boxes full of crafty ideas and projects for you to complete at home. It's worth noting that these subscriptions cost around £20-25 per month.
Cosy Craft: https://www.cosycraft.club/
Louise's Delicious Cauliflower Cheese (with leek!)
Louise, our tutor for The Supper Club, has sent us another delicious recipe to share. Why not try your hand at this Cauliflower Cheese (with Leek) which can be enjoyed as a side or as a main with vegetables.
Don't forget, if you want to share any recipes or pictures of what you've made you can contact us at email@example.com
Wildlife Trusts - Looking after yourself at home
Wildlife Trusts has some fantastic ideas for activities and projects that you can do from home:
- Make a bird feeder
- Build a hedgehog home
- Make a mini nature reserve
- Clean bird feeders
- Make your own compost
- Grow vegetables for wildlife
- Make a butterfly feeder
- Learn how to identify butterflies, bees, and moths
- Make beeswax wraps
- Make a nature mandala
- Tune into their Wildlife Watch YouTube channel
- Watch a webcam: peregrines, barn owls and kittiwakes are all putting on a show!
Click the link to see how to begin each project, or watch the webcams: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature
The RSPB have a great online resource of birds found in the UK, so why not make the most of this time at home and log the birds you see? You never know, you may see something rare or unusual in your own back garden!
Use this link for birds: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/
And this one for all wildlife: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/
Zoom Tech Support
Shania Jones from Connecting Generations is pleased to announce that this Friday's call is featuring Surrinder Bains from Playlists For Life (https://www.playlistforlife.org.uk/).
Surrinder is going to be discussing and presenting how to create your own playlist and to reconnect with music. This is a brilliant way for people to get involved and have fun. The charity is all about helping individuals (especially with dementia) reconnect with family and friends.
To join this interactive session please follow the link to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Friday at 10am. Please also send the link to anyone you know who may find the session helpful.
Meeting ID: 181 481 673
NHS Health at Home
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means you should only leave your home if it's essential, but it's still easy to get NHS help using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
This page contains information to help you:
- contact your GP
- order repeat prescriptions
- manage long-term conditions
- maintain your mental and physical wellbeing
If you need an NHS service, try to do it online first. If you cannot access what you need this way or do not have internet access, try asking a friend or family member to help you, or speak to your GP surgery on the phone.
Visit the Health at Home website by using this link: https://www.nhs.uk/health-at-home/
Meals at Home
BaNES Council is offering a meals-on-wheels service, information can be found here: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/care-and-support-and-you/staying-your-own-home/help-meals
View AgeUK's menus here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/wiltshire/aukw-community-meals-menus-2020.pdf
To place an order with AgeUK please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01793 687017 (Age UK Wiltshire)
To contact Bath City Farm - please email them at email@example.com
Below, we have included a number of live videos that you can watch and engage with from home. You’ll see that they are all linked by the free video chat application 'Zoom', which can be downloaded here. You can also use Zoom to stay in contact with family and friends, with video chats online for free!
Exercise Classes with Liz Coleman
Join Liz every Monday from 12-1pm live on Zoom for her weekly session. Click here to take part in a fun, friendly exercise class that you can do straight from your own home.
Staying in touch
For more information on using social media and other forms of staying in touch with friends and family, visit this BBC article.
St Mungo's Wellbeing Guide
Online resources and ideas to support positive mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak.
In the Wellbeing Guide, you will find useful online resources and ideas to support positive mental health and wellbeing whilst at home during Covid-19. Each resource is based around one of the 5 ways to wellbeing, which may help to maintain your positivity, gain a fresh perspective and give you a different focus during this difficult time.
Free access to exercise at home
In addition to the many online exercise videos on the internet right now (see below), we are also able to offer tailored exercises from 2 of our fantastic tutors:
Here is the brilliant Jules with some short mindfulness and yoga videos:
Visit Jules Yoga Wellbeing page on Facebook for online yoga tutorials.
Liz Lees Yoga programme is available upon request - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using YouTube (see Entertainment section below), you can stay healthy by following a number of online videos. We’ve got the following suggestions (just remember, they’re not for everyone, and only do what you can!):
BBC Exercising at Home – the BBC are offering tips on exercising at home, and The Green Goddess – “the original keep-fit queen of the 80s - is making a comeback on BBC Breakfast. Eighty-year-old Diana Moran will be doing exercises three times a week from self-isolation so viewers can follow along at home”.
Chair Yoga – for beginners and anyone wanting seated chair yoga.
General Work Out – aimed at older persons, can be done seated or