Keeping in Touch

While we are in shutdown due to the COVID-19 we thought it would be a good idea to have a place on our website where we could, on a regular basis,  keep you informed, provide fun things to do, excite your mind, provide links to interesting places, inject some humour,  share some ideas and generally brighten up your day. So, on a regular basis while we are all sitting at home, our webmaster, Ian Handricks, will update this page for you and he would welcome your input, ideas and anything else you might like to share on the page and he will do his best to include your ideas in the next post. Ian can be contacted on Click on buttons below to go to a specific day or scroll down for a journey through the days

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Day 1


What’s the difference between COVID-19 and Romeo and Juliet? One’s the coronavirus and the other is a Verona crisis.

Nail salons, hair salons, waxing centres and tanning places are closed. It’s about to get ugly out there.

Finland just closed its borders. You know what that means. No one will be crossing the finish line.

I ran out of toilet paper and had to start using old newspapers. Times are rough.

So many coronavirus jokes out there, it’s a pundemic.

Time Fillers
You're Seeing Things! ... Optical Illusions Day

Which square is darker - A  or B ?

Stare at the grid above - do you notice black dots appearing and disappearing at the intersections of the white lines?

Ride the Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn Gondola in Switzerland

Royal Gorge Route Railroad – Driver’s Eye View

Menuhin Competition 2018, Senior finals - Diana Adamyan

Tranz Scenic Overlander Wellington to Auckland

Beethoven: Symphony nº 5 - Rubén Gimeno

Bijelo Polje -102 tunnels -96 bridges -

1029m altitude change from Sea to Mountains

... and something special from Lois !!!

Some useful apps and websites

Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets & mobile devices over the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, video, audio and images.

TeamViewer is a proprietary software application for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.

Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. 

Zoom Video Communications is an American remote conferencing services company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. 

FaceTime is a proprietary videotelephony product developed by Apple Inc. FaceTime is available on supported iOS mobile devices and Macintosh computers that run Mac OS X 10.6.6 and later. FaceTime supports any iOS device with a forward-facing camera and any Macintosh computer equipped with a FaceTime Camera.

Rediscover some fun websites
Credit Assessment
... and now for some real books that have been published over time ....
3D Photo Ring
Picture This
Smart Copy
Freeview TV Guide
Word map
Super Gold Card
Easy BackUp
Name Tag blue
Name Generator
Image by Álvaro Serrano
Letter Generator
Image by Pietro De Grandi
Remove Background
Fun With Words
Word Collage
Text Tools



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Day 2
Day 3
You're Experiencing Things! ... Travel & Music Day

The Mendelssohn Piano Concerto #1 played by 12 yr old Alexandra Dovgan - An exceptional talent!! 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Day 4
Ways to communicate and get discovered during the lockdown, humour to help your recovery and some links worth rediscovering ... of course, leaving nothing Un-COVID!
Day 5
Funny You Should Say That!
Words of wisdom, making money from writing, don't quote me ... and other fun with language.
Some iPad & iPhone Apps
... here's a pile of apps that you can explore
.. (click on app icon to learn more) ...
Some websites worth saving as desktop apps on iPad and iPhone on icon below to go to website the click on        button at top left of screen then choose "add to home screen" to make a desktop icon       

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