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    Take A Break From Everything And Check Out These Cool Things

    Animals that sing, pizza potatoes, beer subscriptions, and more.

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    1. Watch The Last Kingdom.

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    I recently binged the shit out of this underrated Netflix epic. Based on the book by prolific British novelist Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom follows Uhtred, a Saxon-born warrior raised by Vikings on a quest to regain his English land and avenge his adoptive father. It's perfect if you're a GOT or Outlander fan going through a dry-spell, and it's only eight episodes so you can polish the whole thing off in a weekend. (Be warned, the leading man has nearly unbearable hero-with-a-hot-head complex, but it's still good fun and the supporting cast more than make up.)

    Watch it on Netflix.

    If you'd like something a bit less violent, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is back with a new season a new theme song, also on Netflix UK.

    2. Read Saving Grace by Grace Wilson.

    3. Listen to this playlist with serious November vibes.

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    For an excellent not-quite-autumn-not-quite-winter soundtrack, look no further than this expertly curated list. There's something for everyone, so you're bound to find a new jam or two to get you through the cold.

    In other news, The Shins recently released their first single since 2012 and I for one couldn't be happier.

    4. Play Level With Me.

    This adorable game will keep you busy on commutes and is insanely addicting. It's simple enough: beat mini games to keep your surface level in the face of heavy bowling balls, dynamite, zombies, and more.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    Or check out Plants vs Zombies: Heroes.

    5. Cook this pepperoni pizza potato bake.

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    Get some winter warmth x 10 with this cosy and delicious mash up of two of your faves: pizza and potato.

    Recipe here.

    If you fancy dessert, how about these adorable mini Victoria sponge cakes?

    6. Try out this excellent craft beer subscription.

    7. Follow @HitsAnimales on Twitter

    Animals. Performing covers of your favourite (maybe) songs. What more is there to life than this? H/t to Alan for the suggestion.

    Follow @HitsAnimales here.

    Or follow @smrtgrls for a dose of hope.

    This is a weekly series. Let me know how you're killing time in the comments or @ me for a chance to be featured next week!

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