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7 Ways To Entertain Yourself This Weekend

Everything you should watch, play, and eat.

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1. Watch Red Oakes.

Amazon Prime

This dramedy set at a country club in the 80s is perfect easy watching. It follows David, an NYU student who's lost his way after high school, and the entire gang of kids he graduated with who haven't quite figured themselves out either.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

Alternatively, Planet Earth II is now streaming on iPlayer.

2. Read the Young Writer of the Year Shortlist.

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Every year, The Sunday Times + Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writers of the Year Award celebrates ambitious published work by authors under 35. This year's shortlist features four stunning and varied books, worth reading no matter who takes home the award later this month.

More about the shortlist here.

If you're looking for something shorter, here's a really lovely and honest essay about living with endometriosis.

3. Listen to A Stab in the Dark.

UKTV

This crime podcast will keep you on your toes week to week and host Mark Billingham brings writers from literature, television, and film on each week to talk about all things crime and mystery.

Listen here.

Or check out Ailbhe's new obsession, Texan pop-punk band Waterparks.

4. Play Dashy the Cat.

This simple but addicting arcade-style game will have you sliding across shoots and down ladders to collect watermelon treats - just avoid the dead ends and spikes as levels get increasingly difficult!

Get it for iOS.

Or check out these de-stressing games.

5. Cook these apple and blackcurrant pastries.

Proper Tasty / Mat Cullum

This sweet breakfast, dessert, or screw it, meal for any occasion has your name on it.

Get the recipe here.

For a more savoury option, how about these simple but delicious appetisers?

6. Try a cheese toastie subscription.

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If you want to spice up your office lunch, check out this delightful subscription, Cheese Posties, which sends you sweet and savoury toaster-friendly sandwiches.

More about the service here.

Alternatively, Flo suggests picking up knitting: "It's super simple, and it's the best way to get off your phone. I recently rediscovered it after a 5 year break and it's all I can think about. I have knitted four hats this week. Everyone and their mother is getting a slightly shit hat for Christmas. I get bored just watching TV and always find myself scrolling through my phone. Knitting gives me something to do that isn't look at social media, yet it requires zero brain power. I am obsessed."

7. Follow @museelouvre on Instagram.

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There's no better way to combat the endless stream of FOMO-inducing snaps from your friends, or you know, babies, than to load your feed up with art. Get started by following the Louvre, which posts a mixture of artwork and stunning views around the museum. It's so refreshing.

Follow @museelouvre here.

If that doesn't do it for you, here's seven more suggestions of accounts you should be checking out.

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