Revisiting one of my old countdown to Christmas posts which is still relevant in these difficult times trying to amuse your children.
With a possible 4 more weeks to go here in France (or possibly more) I am working my way through the list.
Here are a few suggestions for things you can do alone or with your children from home.
Over the years I have tried many things, Astronomy, Photography, Painting both water colour and oil, walking, music the lists goes on and on. Some of them I loved and met many new friends, some of them where just not for me, but if you don’t try you will never know.
The camera can really be your friend when travelling alone, you don’t feel conspicuous when behind the lens of a camera. Get out in the garden with the camera, put the macro on and zoom in on insects and flowers. You can even get some good shots indoors capturing funny moments!
Astronomy is an alternative way to spend evenings outside, its a great deal more interesting than watching TV, and trawling the internet.
Both oil painting and water colours are things you can do both inside and out. Painting is a great way to completely distract your mind from all those negative thoughts.
Think about it, how proud would your children be, how much enjoyment you would have sharing and teaching your children. You never know you could encouraging the next David Bailey, Picasso or Brian Edward Cox OBE
The list of UK astronomy clubs and societies. Find local clubs in your area.
The Royal Photographic Society exists to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realizing their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. The Society also acts as a public advocate for photography and photographers.