How to (virtually) make the most of life under lockdown in Halesowen

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020

How to (virtually) make the most of life under lockdown in Halesowen

Life under lockdown and respecting social distancing guidelines doesn’t mean you have no social life as this 2-minute read explains.


Across Halesowen people are getting creative and using technology in several ways to come together during a time when for the good of us all, we’re keeping apart.


Human beings are naturally social animals (some less than others you might say) so being able to keep a connection with colleagues, friends and family is healthy for us. Especially during anxious times like these.


And as Halesowen went under lockdown people have used technology to stay in touch.


Below are four ideas and links, to help you make the most of life under lockdown and bringing those close to you together – virtually.


Virtual book clubs:

Virtual book clubs have boomed since the lockdown. Probably because they are easy to do. Just get a group of friends, read the same chapters of the same book each week, then catch up on Zoom, or other video conferencing platforms, to discuss what you’ve read.


Virtual pub quiz:

Many of us miss a drink down the local, but many people have made the best of things by setting up online pub quizzes. See the link below for tips on how to create a perfect one. Cheers.


Murder mysteries:

Fancy gathering some friends and family for a game of whodunnit? Virtual murder mysteries give you the chance to get in touch with your inner Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot. You’ll be able to get creative with costumes, alibis, and a suspension of reality for a couple of hours. We’re in!


Kids’ (and grown-ups) birthday parties:

One of the saddest aspects of the lockdown has been how many children have missed out on their birthday parties. But technology now makes it possible to get your little cherubs around computers to take part in games, quizzes, dance contests and many other ways to have fun.


This all goes to show that where there is the will (and a good Wi-Fi signal) there’s a way to have fun, stay safe and stay socially active.
Here at Bloore king & Kavanagh we are embracing the virtual world ourselves by investing more in video tours and offering desktop and facetime or Whatsapp valuations and there is much more to come.


We have added virtual tours to our Rightmove account and are getting video tours anywhere we are able to (adhering to the restrictions of course) We are encouraging our clients to send us videos of their properties so that potential buyers can have a tour around and the results have been surprisingly good. 
These are not professionally shot wonderful quality virtual tours as that isn’t possible right now but our customers are telling us that they really enjoy the homemade nature of these videos as it feels more ‘real’. 


It’s also something to do while at home, something different to the norm and certainly something that we at Bloore King & Kavanagh will be embracing more and more in the new world that we will soon (hopefully) be let out into.


To find out more get in touch with us.


Thanks for reading, stay home, protect the NHS, save lives, and look after yourselves and each other.


PS: Here are those handy links.


Book Club: https://www.countryliving.com/entertaining/a32010726/virtual-book-club/


Pub Quiz: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/virtual-pub-quiz-tips


Murder Mysteries: https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/virtual-murder-mystery-party


Kids Parties: https://letsgowiththechildren.co.uk/birthday-party-ideas/

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