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    25 Mar 2020

    7 Ways To Entertain Yourself This Week

    Got loads of time to kill? This is for you.

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    1. Watch Elite.

    2. Read The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham.

    BuzzFeed / Clare Aston

    Clare wrote about this book and it's incredible author in this post.

    She said, "The Coconut Children is an all-time, new favourite read for me. Lately, I've not been able to keep engaged in a story, reading mostly because I have to, instead of for pleasure. That all changed with this book".

    The story is set in Cabramatta, following the life of Sonny and her friends in the authentic Vietnamese-Australian voice of Pham.

    Buy the paperback edition for $24.50 or the Kindle edition for $12.99.

    Alternatively, you could listen to it on Audible for $26.95 or for free with a 30-day trial.

    3. Play Animal Crossing on the Nintendo Switch.

    BuzzFeed / Sohan Judge

    Sohan got the game just when it came out and can't get enough.

    She said, "Animal Crossing is the wholesome, time-wasting distraction we all need RN. For those who don't know, it's kind of like a cross between Farmville and The Sims. It's reduced my overall anxiety by 9999%, it's super rewarding to play and you can even get social with it by visiting your friends' islands virtually and chatting. It makes the days go by so much quicker and I feel mentally better when I play."

    Buy it from Catch for $67.

    4. Make these delicious and adorable emoji cookies with Tasty cookie sheets and cutters.

    BuzzFeed

    These baking sheets are dishwasher safe and non-stick, so you can use them for all your baking needs. Make sausage rolls, scones, spinach puffs or whatever else tickles your fancy with ease. The emoji cookie cutters are perfect for gifting to family members. For instance, I will be gifting my sister poop emoji cookies for eating all my yoghurt.

    Buy the cookie cutter set and baking sheets from Big W for $20.

    5. Play Codenames with family or housemates.

    Amazon

    Codenames is a word-association game with super simple rules that are easy to follow. The game itself is complex and captivating, keeping you and your isolation buddies entertained for hours. It can get super competitive so make sure you and your fellow players have a safe word for hurt feelings, or let your competitive natures run wild and free — I'm not the boss of you!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.

    6. Listen to My Favorite Murder podcast.

    @myfavoritemurder / Via instagram.com

    If you're a fan of true crime and comedy (not comedic true crime), you'll love this podcast. Each week Karen and Georgia, the two hilarious and wonderful hosts, each talk about a case they found interesting. The conversation between these two ladies makes it feel like you're having a chat with your friends. Take it from someone isolating SOLO — it's great to have personalities around that you enjoy, even if they are just voices through a speaker.

    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and anywhere else podcasts are available.

    Alternatively, if you're a fan of comedy and not so much a fan of true crime, Karen has another podcast with comedian Chris Fairbanks called Do You Need A Ride, that's equally enjoyable without as much murder.

    7. Follow Charlotte Allingham (@coffinbirth) on Instagram.

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