By now its getting a little boring for you staying at home doing nothing, twiddling your thumbs. Over Netflix binging, why not have some fun? Here are some of the virtual things I’ve done…
Live stream a beach or hills in Hawke’s Bay
Just because your holiday got cancelled at the beach doesn’t mean you have to miss waking up and watching the beach with the waves and all its beautiful facets. Watch the crashing waves and the rugged hills, beam of sunshine with sunrises, sunsets and admire the breathtaking views. Tune in here to see the Taylor Broadband cameras
Join a Harry Potter-esque potion making class
Harry Potter mad? Hogwarts Is Here is an online social network created by fans who are now hosting live Harry Potter-esque classes. You sign up, choose your house and enrol in classes such as Potions, Charms, Transfiguration, Astronomy, History of Magic, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Herbology. Magic!
Become a champagne expert
If you have always wanted to become an expert in Champagne now is your chance. The Comité Champagne, the organisation that represents all Champagne houses globally, has launched its brand new online learning course, the MOOC, for wine enthusiasts, students & even sommeliers. Covering the Champagne making process, the terroir, economics, 300 year history of Champagne and crucially, tasting. Yussss. To sign up, visit www.champagne-mooc.com.
To enhance the learning experience further, The Comité Champagne has a unique 360 VR tour of the region which has recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site (available in 3D using VR headset) that you can access via app or on your desktop so you don’t even need to stress about that cancelled trip. To virtually visit, https://360.champagne.fr/
Learn some life skills from your favourite celebrities
Join Masterclass, Dubbed the “best educational investment” you can make, it is a hub of online courses taught by experts and celebrities in any given field. In short, your favourite celebrities are finally there, on-tap, to teach you how to be good at what they do. You can learn singing from Christina Aguilera or the art of producing and beat making by early 2000’s legend Timbaland or learn makeup with the BOBBI BROWN or cooking with F#$king Gordon Ramsay.
Join a virtual ‘day out’
‘Let’s Day In’ to all APPLE IOS users with an array of events that will be available to them to do – and all virtually. You can enjoy live cooking demonstrations, virtual parties, art classes, workout sessions led by trainers, themed online meetups etc. The events will be free-of-charge to the public, but all users will have the option to donate £1.00 ($2 NZD) to the World Health Organisation to help them find a cure for COVID-19 with their COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.