Some Things To Do At Home

New Directions Support have linked in with Anglia Ruskin University to bring you this great guide on Stuff to do at home. There are some great things on here and we are very grateful to ARU for allowing us to use their great links.

New Links – 18th May 2020

  • Pixar’s YouTube channel has a series called “Cooking With Pixar,” where they have recipe tutorials inspired by all their latest films. And all your favourite characters will be there to help you along the way!
  • April is typically peak cherry blossom month (Sakura). This time of year is usually perfect for spotting the pretty pink flowers in London, but sadly we spent the entire Sakura season in lockdown. This Google Earth tool will take you to some of the world’s most scenic Sakura spots, recommended by locals who have reviewed them on Google Maps so you can take a look from the safety of your sofa.
  • You can now go on a virtual trail of all the best, most magical spots from the Harry Potter movies. Glide through Hogwarts(!), take a short-cut to Diagon Alley (without the magic dust, unfortunately), and run towards Platform 9 and ¾. Courtesy of Google Earth, you can take this wizarding tour of all the best spots. Diagon Alley, for example, can be viewed at its day job posing as London’s Leadenhall Market.




  • Bakery Bread Ahead offers baking tutorials on its Instagram page every day at 2pm.
  • Try your hand at origami with these beginner tutorials from Paper Kawaii.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Don’t miss Waga Wednesdays, where restaurant chain Wagamama’s will post videos on their Facebook, YouTube and Instagramchannels, demonstrating how to prepare their classic dishes. These will include katsu curry, gyoza, yaki soba and more.
  • ​​​​​​​LoveCrafts have lots of free knitting patterns here, including a rainbow caterpillar!
  • If you’re missing your trip to Pret, and wish you knew how to make their favourite snacks, then you’re in luck! They’ve released recipes for some of their most popular foods, so why not have a go at making them this weekend?

Exercise and mediation

  • For quiet meditation, try the Kettle’s Yard webcam.
  • Learn to dance by watching the Passion4dancingYouTube channel, which teaches styles such as salsa, rumba and tango.
  • Sign up to the Fitness Blender, which has 600 free workout videos including Pilates and kickboxing
  • The NHS have 10 minute workoutsyou can do at home without any equipment.
  • Relax with some