Now that we are in lockdown and giving those at the front line as much space as possible to fight this pandemic, it doesn’t mean we should drive ourselves into insanity as we stare into space for four weeks.
I would love to take this time to thank all those in essential services who are doing their bit to keep us from going hungry (supermarket workers), keep us informed (news and media), keeping us healthy (healthcare workers) and much more.
With that being said, here are five isolation entertainment ideas, you’ll love.
1. Dalgona coffee
So you’re scrolling your Facebook feed one day and suddenly you see the creamiest, fluffiest looking cuppa joe you’ve ever seen. This is the infamous Dalgona Coffee trend that has been taking over the internet.
If you’ve never heard of this, it is a Korean recipe that makes a cup of coffee that mimics a traditional Korean sugar candy with the same name.
It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to whip up (literally) the foam topping for this, but with so much time on your hands now that we’re all in isolation, you have no excuse.
No more daily coffee shop order withdrawals, we’ve curated the best recipe for Dalgona coffee here.
Photo credit @mos_story on Instagram.
2. Knit Happens
One of our favourite pass-times as of late has been knitting, and no it’s not because we’re getting older by the minute, it’s genuinely so calming and therapeutic to knit something you love from scratch.
Forget knitting scarves, we’ve all been there and done that. Level it up and start building your DREAM autumn wardrobe one strand of yarn at a time.
You can find various knitting kits on Wool and the Gang’s website. With everything you need at a click of a button, your wardrobe and you (because you’ll be obsessed) will be thanking yourself in no time.
Photo credit @jayhawnknits on Instagram.
3. Say Cheese!
Firstly, go on Pinterest and find ALL the cheeseboards & grazing tables of your dreams. Then, proceed to make the best-looking and best-tasting cheeseboard for yourself (and your isolation buddy, if you have one).
There’s no method for making the best cheeseboard, so we won’t give you a pointless recipe or step-by-step instructions. Each board is unique, so go wild!
Photo credit: @spreadme.nz on Instagram.
4. Facetime Paint and Wine night
Don’t get your paint water and your actual wine glass mixed up. That’s all I have to say.
Arrange a Facetime Paint and Wine night with your gals and within seconds you’ll have either a gorgeous painting for your home or you’ll be laugh-crying and forgetting that you’re miles apart!
Either way, it’s a win-win in our books. Get your creative juices flowing and stay home!
5. It’s thyme!
This wouldn’t be a “things to do in isolation” post if I didn’t add gardening in. But it’s true, you should pick up gardening. With four weeks at home, you’ll be able to really appreciate the way plants work and grow.
Plant a few herbs to start off with, it’ll make your space smell great as well as your food taste great.
We love killing two birds with one stone; improve your gardening skills and MasterChef skills at the same time.