Okay so we think we are starting to get the hang of the social isolation and other than not remembering what day it is (EVER) and never having to make an effort with our appearance (except when work annoyingly sets up video calls!) its not too bad.
The fact that we are scared to brave the shops is new and luckily we have had Bristol stepping up with:
The Lockdown Economy website naming all the local independant businesses and what they are offering currently
A google map with links and details again of local businesses who are still going – here.
Resources for learning or basically anything by the look of it, based around ADHD but seems to have everything for bored kids! Chatterpack
and guess what ? Marshfields are doing home deliery on ice-cream .. yes you heard right!!
Anybody who wondered what the Big Brother house was like to be in? At least you don’t have an audience of people watching and commenting on your every mood swing so that has to be good – right?
There’s obviously not a lot going on and to be fair the phone autocorrected a word to be webinarse – and we can’t say we blame it so are making it the word of the month. Catching up with reading old fashioned books is working well and keeping us away from the screen, which is like a breath of fresh (or rather house) air.
Things to Like!
Some things that we’ve spotted that are now pretty accessible are:
The artificial intelligence festival – there are free tickets to limited talks or only $99 for access to all areas, remote of course! It’s running from June the 8th til the 12th.
Support Folding@home It is a project focused on disease research. The problems they’re solving require so many computer calculations – and need your help to find the cures! Be part of a bigger solution with your time and compute power (you don’t need to be a genius)
You have probably already gotten through all your boxsets and caught up on all your reading/housework/DIY this week so we’ve decided to put some activities together to keep you all busy during this time of self isolation.
Being a glass half full lot we think that if we actually had the time on our hands to do stuff during this time then what better way than to use the time to upskill. For companies closed or struggling with reduced workload its the perfect chance to upskill your staff. For those who are in other industries who are in shutdown currently – take a look at the free or affordable online training options.