Quarantine Fun Stuff!
Updated: Apr 22, 2020
We will keep updating this list with fun ways to stay entertained, simple store cupboard recipes and some health & wellness tips.
Fun Ways to Entertain Yourself & Your Loved Ones
For opera lovers the London Symphony Orchestra will be posting twice-weekly full-length performances. The Metropolitan Opera will also be streaming a free opera from its archives every day.
Animal lovers can access wildlife webcams to take a look at creatures from across the world. Watch bald eagles swoop through the skies in Iowa through the Raptor Resource Project or penguins waddle around in California with Aquarium of the Pacific.
The Natural History Museum in London has opened its doors to virtual viewers. See the Emperor penguin eggs brought back from some of the first Antarctic expeditions, marvel at the beautiful butterflies or see some of the oldest human skeletons ever found.
Every Friday Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming a musical for free in a new series entitled "The Shows Must Go On." The show will be available to watch for 48 hours after it is released.
For those of you wanting to dance around your living room, "Together at Home" is a virtual concert series brough to you by Global Citizen in partnership with the World Health Organisation. The series has already hosted Chris Martin of Coldplay, Common, John Legend and more.
Nasa has also provided us with a fantastic way to escape! The aerospace experts have pulled out all the stops to help everyone at home pass the time, from educational programs to pure entertainment.
For those of you looking to get creative "Think like an artist" prepares weekly lesson plans and online classes that use simple materials found at home.
Explore with Google Arts & Culture Enjoy virtual tours of hundreds of the world’s best museums and galleries.
Time Magazine compiles an annual list of the best podcasts to listen to.
For travel inspiration the May edition of Conde Nast Traveller is now available to download for free here.
For those of you feeling creative, here is a great selection of free art classes available online.
If you have young neighbours who may want a delightful distraction during their days of quarantine and distance learning, you can participate in a "bear hunt," — an international project popping up in cities all over the world.
If you are craving some mental stimulation, check through this list of 450 courses from Ivy League schools available online for free.
Whatever age you are Oprah Winfrey has compiled a comprehensive list of the best games that can be played online with friends and family.
TheiNaturalistapp can be used to take photos while you are out on a walk of the natural world. You can then share your findings with a community of nature lovers online. Think of this app as a mobile field notebook! You can even get help identifying some of the things that you discover.
The LA Times has compiled alist of 50 life skills that we can learn for free during self-quarantine. These range from teaching your dog to roll over to learning how to solve a Rubik’s Cube!
For the artists out there, Kennedy Center artist in residence, Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for hislunch doodle.
Google Street Artallows you to explore the stories behind the art. The Street Art Project gives users access to thousands of images and stories of graffiti around the world.
The Onassis Foundationin Greece has a wonderful selection of sold-out shows, new podcasts, educational programs, virtual cinematic experiences, online courses, and secret concerts. Tune into their digital channel and discover something different every day.
Pantry Staples Recipes
Our favourite Shakshuka Recipe
Our super simple, yet delicious Granola Recipe
Mediterranean Lentil Salad is perfect for a light and healthy lunch.
One of our favourite bloggers, Mostly Amelie, has been kind enough to share herrecipe for Jamu- an Indonesian medicinal drink, with us. I love this both hot and cold!
Chocolate Orange Oat Bars - make a great healthy snack or dessert.
Health & Wellness
Pranayama with Panos Some simple breathing techniques with our yoga teacher and Thai therapist Panos.
Morning Mobility Routine Nefeli Nine's very own coach Emilio has designed a simple mobility routine to keep you healthy at home.
If you are starting to miss the spa or the hairdresser, we have found a great selection of simple yet efficient recipes for your face, hair and body.
We have spoken a lot about physical wellbeing in isolation, but we must also look after our mental wellbeing. If you find meditation challenging, or are new to it, there arenow plenty of apps offering guided meditations for free. Ten Percent, a popular meditation app, also offers afree coronavirus sanity guide.
Please feel free to share anything fun that you are doing with us.