# 07 Weekly Update 2020

Rāmere, te 27 o Poutū-te-rangi, 2020

Autumn Projects 🍁 🍂

Just because we are in isolation does not mean that we should feel isolated

As we face lockdown and early school holidays, this will be our last newsletter for the term. We thought we’d make it a bumper edition by sharing a number of activities for you and your family to do.

1. Bake bread

This recipe reminds me of my nan. If you can read her handwritten recipe below, you’ll see she wasn’t very particular about quantities. “A carton of this and a pinch of that” would do. I’ve worked it out as the following:

  • 3 cups self raising flour (or 3 cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder)
  • One packet dry soup, like onion soup or similar
  • One cup grated cheese
  • One carton plain yoghurt (I belief a bottle of beer will work just as well, but it might be seen as a waste of good beer)

Mix all ingredients together. No need for a fancy mixer, a spoon will do. Tip it all into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 160 degrees for an hour.

2. Knit a beanie

Now this one does require that you have some yarn and needles readily available 🧶 But it is surprising what we have stashed away, saved for a ‘rainy day.’ This YouTube video is surprisingly easy to follow, even if you haven’t picked up your needles in a while. And it’s a great skill to pass on to other members of your household.

3. Go for a pre-dawn walk/ run

As Jacinda has pointed out, we do still need to get out and exercise, now more than ever. As long as we remain within our bubble of contact. Why not head out before sunrise? If you plan to do that, a headlamp is a great way to light your path. They sell them at your local New World and Countdown stores.

4. Learn a new language

You might have heard of Duolingo? If not, it is an app that helps you develop a language by giving you daily lessons. These can be customised to suit your routine. Unfortunately te reo Māori is yet to be included in the extensive list of languages on offer.

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective, and we have proof that it works.

5. Do Yoga online

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Always wanted to do those yoga and meditation classes? Follow this link here to free classes in yoga. There are many apps you can use, follow the link here to a review list from 2019.

6. What to watch next on Netflix

Looking for some recommendations for movies to watch? Kate Rodger is Newshub Entertainment Editor and Film Reviewer across TV, digital and radio. Follow the link here to her reviews for movies and check them out on Netflix.

Other links to watch online TVNZ on demand

7. Children’s emotional well-being

Debbie Rowberry is a Child Therapist specialising in trauma and anxiety. This video should help your child feel safer in these uncertain times. Visit Willow Therapy Farm for more information and enquire about online Emotion Regulation Therapy to help reduce your child’s anxiety as a result.

And Finally

If you are still looking for inspiration, All Events have compiled a comprehensive list of activities for children and for adults.

The turmoil of COVID-19 Coronavirus has affected everyone’s lives and being out there is the last thing we can promote at this point in time. But saying that, we don’t want you to get bored and have dull-drab time while you can’t move out from your cozy little home. If you are having these constant questions of how you can have some fun even in this time of shutdown then we are here to help you out. We have curated a list of some amazing activities that you can do even when you are at your home: Here is the comprehensive list of ideas compiled by All Events.

Kia Kotahitanga tātau

We are all in this together

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