Books, movies, podcasts, recipes and exercise routines are now more important in our lives than ever before. They’re keeping us sane during these insane times.
So here’s the weekly cultural round-up from #TeamAlice. This week, we’ve been:
- ‘A Royal Affair’ (if you look past the trashy promo image, it’s actually a well-made period drama, according to Darragh), the Oasis documentary ‘Supersonic’, and the classic ‘Jaws’ on Netflix.
- ‘Five Guys A Week’ on All 4.
- The RTÉ podcast, The Nobody Zone.
- The Teacher’s Pet podcast from The Australian (recommended here before, but worth reminding people of it during this period of lockdown!).
- Singer Foy Vance’s daily ‘Taking Cover’ series on his Insta Stories.
- David O’Doherty’s ‘Isolating With…’ podcast.
- The free Libraries Ireland eBooks app, BorrowBox, which allows you to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library.
- The Palace of Versailles app – for some virtual tourism.
- ‘Constellations’ by Sinéad Gleeson.
- ‘The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House’ by Ben Rhodes.
- ‘Actress’ by Anne Enright.
- ‘Stop Trying to Be Productive’ – sage advice from the New York Times.
- And, on a similar theme, these words of wisdom from Marian Keyes:
- A patchwork blanket for newly-arrived cousin Hugo (that’s Emma!).
- Comfort food like roast butternut squash, lasagne, veggie chilli, lamb tagine and carrot cake – with shout-outs to Miguel Barclay and GKStories on Instagram for recipes and general food-porn; and WellFest alumnus Max La Manna for his zero-waste cooking demos (perfect for reducing our trips to the shops!).
- New York’s Guggenheim Museum – thanks to this virtual tour.
Looking Forward To:
- Nialler9’s music quiz, taking place on YouTube this Sunday.
- House Party and Zoom gatherings with friends over the weekend.
- Making progress on our lockdown jigsaws 🙂
Stay safe and sane, everyone – and have as good a weekend as you possibly can!