'THROUGH THE KEYHOLE'…a weekly blog from Richard Morris
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Are these virtual gatherings the new normal in Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood for the foreseeable future?
Life under lockdown and respecting social distancing guidelines needn’t mean you have no social life as my latest 2-minute read explains.
Across Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood 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 Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood 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’s the will, and Wi-Fi, there’s a way to have fun, stay safe and stay socially active in Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood.
At Newton Fallowell we’re proud to say we’ve been forerunners in the property world when it comes to new ways of working and have been embracing video tours and remote property valuations, where needed, for a few years now. You can see the hundreds we’ve done over here on our facebook page where newly listed properties will often appear before anywhere else, including the portals. Go on give us a follow…you know you want to get ahead! https://www.facebook.com/newtonfallowellloughborough/
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.
Persistently banging on the door some 20 years ago with huge enthusiasm and a cheeky smile,
Richard landed the job of tea boy and trainee for then local independent Hartleys Estate Agents in Loughborough.
Armed with an exhaustive collection of industry knowledge later and Richard has ended up in the driving seat of his own
family run company Newton Fallowell, established in 2015 with offices in Loughborough, East Leake, Kegworth and Kegworth.