Confined to Quarters

We are going to use this space for activities, articles, quizzes etc that will hopefully keep you informed and entertained during our period of containment.

We will be building  a set of quizzes to test/entertain/frustrate you.
Give them a try

The SILVERSURFERS website offers more ideas to alleviate Cabin Fever so have a look and sign up for their newsletter if you are interested. 
It does have quite a few adverts but also some useful articles


Songs for Our Times

Here are a couple amusing topical YouTube contribution found by Peter Ashton for the Sounds of the Sixties group (Warning there is some swearing in No1)

Sounds of the 50/70s

Here is a home-grown YouTube by Phil Davies of the Smooth 50s. He originally prepared it for the Sounds of the 50s/70s group but we thought other members might enjoy a wallow in nostalgia

Sounds of the Sixties

John Wilford has put together one of his presentions for your enjoyment. Much better watched on a large tablet or PC screen

Sound of the Virus

Dr Eric Rose found this one for us. It is fun but has a seriuos message

Keeping Fit

AgeUK has some advice on staying healthy and keeping fit

Keeping in Touch

If you are behind the times(like me!) and would like to use your ‘spare’ time to catch up with all this new-fangled technology there is a guide to using your smartphone/tablet/pc to keep in touch using video technology. Give it a try !

Technology - an alternative look

The two Ronnies discuss technology – a bit behind the times but still amusing. Thanks Ken

A Photo Collection

Peter Ashton has kindly offered to share with us his Flickr album covering a huge range of topics including a wide variety of overseas trips. pub signs, aviation, railways, wildlife, etc.  There should be something of interest to most people.


Free On-Line Learning Opportunities

If you are looking for intellectual stimulation then Hazel suggests that you look at the wide range of the free on-line courses offered by the Universities through Future Learn

Help Medical Research

Researchers at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital are seeking help in their research into the spread of the Covid19 virus and are looking for volunteers to daily report their health even when feeling fit and healthy. If you would like to find out more use the link below

(Thank you to Ian Harper for bring this to our attention)