leisure, art, crafts
... and music
please help us to build this site by adding your suggestions
...if you have any ideas please fill in the contact form....
raffia basket....make one!
and loads of other craft ideas
write a poem .... a limerick perhaps. Poems don't have to rhyme...but a good tool is the online rhyming dictionary www.rhymezone.com
Spotify download is FREE
all tastes in music catered for...and most artists orchestras and musicians
Monet, Titian, Caravaggio, Hockney
Rembrandt, Warhol, Leonardo?
tidy that bookshelf!
many galleries are
missing your visits to art galleries?... it's not the same..... but you can wallow in images by your favourite artists online -Google - by name and then just click on images OR take a virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris AND Abu Dhabi
there are other galleries and museums offering virtual tours...try this one [laptops/PC's only]
artefacts from around the world with video
whitecube.com..details of past, current and future exhibitions
Anne from Paris suggests
the goodreads app create "a want to read list" - keep track of your reading and rate the books
Ben suggests "This is going to Hurt" by Adam Kay...the comical and emotional secret diaries of a Junior Doctor, tuned comedian.
Sue suggests 3 books "House of Trelawny" by Hannah Rothschild , "The Strawberry Thief" by Joanne Harris and "Lady in Waiting" by Anne Glenconner
see how to draw a 3D hand
in multi-colour .. our thanks to Sheffield Museums
... start or develop skills in embroidery, crochet, quilt, knitting and textile art. There are short videos to see if you wish to persue the craft and a subscription if you wish to continue
Join The Duchess of Cornwall's
play bridge online
[thank you Molly from Camberley]
... social, ACBL games, tournaments, Solitaire... and FREE
Enjoy classical music?
...you can watch and listen to concerts by a world-famous orchestra, every day. Just go to
www.digitalconcerthall.com and gain access to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra....
IT'S FREE during Covid-19
access to 500 concerts going back over 30 years
Petrenco, Rattle, Von Karajan, Abbado
you can either pay a small fee per concert, or
take out a subscription for a small fee of c £112/c130Euros...our thanks to Tony from Wrington for this connection
JIGSAWS, corners first!
........try the tactile route
or go online
is there a book in YOU?...if you have a novel idea this is a great online port of call
if you have a garden or yard... and a dog...teach it a trick...or two; again the answer's on..
"Done it !" 1,000 pieces FINISHED!
share your activities with family and friends- some may just need something to do!
Learn to JUGGLE with 3 balls !!! search
put some leaves on your family tree
who was my great, great,
grandmother and what did great Uncle Harry do in WW1?
.... don't think you can draw ?
well just try drawing, you'll be amazed
all you need is a pencil
... if that appeals to you... go to YouTube and search "drawing in pencil" - some very good free tutorials
- oven baked clay for modelling - Grannie Sue shows what she has been doing
Keith the "Guru" of letterpress printing
...since 1951 [!] gives an insight into this "artform" from his print room at home - 4 really interesting short videos
"How to knit - A complete
Introduction for Beginners
let's go to the movies
"Green Book" on Amazon Prime Video
"Wild Rose" also on Amazon Prim Video
"Mr Pip" Amazon Prime
"Official Secrets" Amazon Prime
"Under Suspicion" Amazon Prime
"12th Man"  Amazon Prime and YouTube
"Talking Pictures" Freeview 81 TV Channel - 24/7 .... old classics!
learn to play an instrument online ... piano, guitar, ukulele, bass..try this wonderful website... you can learn to sing too! www.yousician.com
there is a FREE trial.. if you want further "lessons" there is a charge
hat and bootees for
Baby Oscar in Geneva !