5 Things to Do in Self-Isolation This WeekendBy Angelica Malin
Looking for some great things to do in self-isolation this weekend? When you tire of TV (ok we included one show, because it’s the weekend), here’s our 5 things to do alone, with your partner or with the whole family:
Bikram Yoga London has a solid line-up of virtual yoga and wellbeing classes, if you need a stretch and sweat this weekend. They’ve got everything from Yin Yoga to Gong Baths, as well as Bikram Yoga at home (try up the heating?) and more. They have an introductory offer of £40 for unlimited classes or £12 per livestream class, sign up here.
If you need a book to get lost in this weekend, try Holly Bourne’s latest release. The book follows the story of April, who is kind, pretty, and relatively normal – yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken.
If only April could be more like Gretel.
Gretel is exactly what men want – she’s a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems.
The problem is, Gretel isn’t real. And April is now claiming to be her.
As soon as April starts ‘being’ Gretel, dating becomes much more fun – especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua.
Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending?
The Pilates PT Method is the much-hyped class designed by award-winning Pilates instructor Hollie Grant. Hollie is passionate about encouraging women to think of their bodies not by dress size, but by their function and ability to withstand illness. The Pilates PT Method involves a unique combination of Dynamic Mat Pilates and High Intensity Interval Training. The class boosts cardiovascular fitness, builds strength and definition, and improves posture, all in one fun, challenging workout. Pilates PT are currently offering online classes via Zoom for £10 (free for NHS workers) which can be booked through the Pilates PT App and these also feature their new ’The Bump Plan’ classes which are trimester specific for pre-natal women.
You don’t need much explanation for this one. Harry Potter is what we all need in our lives right now.
Earlier this month, Audible made hundreds of audiobooks available for free with the launch of Audible Stories. There’s more than 200 titles, specially selected to entertain children, teenagers and young adults, are now available to stream without needing to register an account, enter any credit card information or sign-up with an email address.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone has been added to that collection. The English version of the audiobook is narrated by Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee, and perennial member-favourite, Stephen Fry.
Photo credit: Quill London
Modern calligraphy is a wonderfully meditative and relaxing hobby, great for taking your mind off things. Quill London’s online classes teach you how to write beautifully using ink and nib, unlock your creativity and how to put a modern twist on the classic art form. Classes are currently running them via Zoom on Wednesdays at 11am and 7.30pm, and Saturdays at 10am. The ticket price includes all your materials to use in class and practice with afterwards, which they will post out to you. You’ll also receive a copy of Modern Calligraphy Step by Step Guide book which offers tips, tricks and techniques as well as a little goody bag of calligraphy supplies to help you with your practice at home after your class.
One for luck…
Photo credit: Netflix and Deborah Feldman
Unorthodox is a new mini-series on Netflix that everyone’s talking about, which is loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. It follows the story of a woman leaving her hassidic home and has captivated viewers across the world. There’s 4 episodes, making it the perfect show to binge on this weekend.