The team here at anyExcuse created anyExcuse’s no excuses guide with the aim of giving everyone a mastersheet packed full of different things to do while in isolation. With lockdown now firmly in place with stricter restrictions we have decided to do a weekly roundup of our top picks from each category! If you haven’t seen the guide yet you can check it out here
TV Show -The Innocence Files
Details – Netflix, 1 Season
This is a much watch for anyone who loves true crime. The Innocence Files on Netflix follows the fight to overturn wrongful convictions in the US. It follows the heartbreaking stories of eight innocent men who were wrongly convicted under an unreliable, often corrupt criminal justice system.
Movie – The Great Escape
Details – Netflix
With leading men like Steve McQueen and James Garner this is one classic that I can watch time and time again and never get bored of it! For those who haven’t seen it, The Great Escape is a World War II epic that follows a group of allied escape artist prisoners of war trying to escape from an apparent escape proof prison.
Podcast – The Sunday Roast by Mark Mehigan
Details – Podcasts/Spotify
Mark Mehigan’s Sunday Roast is comedy gold. Released each sunday Mark makes a mockery of all things related to irish culture. From dating apps, first dates, weddings, coronavirus and teenage discos there’s always something hilariously relatable on his podcasts. This week he covers health and fitness during the quarantine and those suspicious 5km times.
Health and Fitness – 30 Day Fitness Challenge
Details – IOS and Android
As we get used to our new normal now is a great time to start a 30 day fitness challenge. Designed by professional fitness coaches, 30 Day Fitness Challenge helps improve fitness and health scientifically. Stick with the progress, you will see amazing results. By fully considering workout rules, 30 Day Fitness Challenge increases exercise intensity step by step, so that you can easily stick to training daily no matter what your level of fitness is!
Social Channels – Tadgh Flemming
Details – Instagram
Tadgh Flemming and his family are providing the hilarious content that is helping get me through quarantine. Their daily antics are guaranteed to put a massive smile on your face. You can get lost down a rabbit hole going through his old videos, especially the video that put them on the map involving his father Derry trying to get a bat out of their kitchen!
Recipes – The BBQ by Alex Hamilton
Details – Amazon (Downloadable)
We may be on lockdown but with the weather improving its an ideal time to get that BBQ back out! This cookbook is an ideal all rounder that takes the basics of BBQ ( burgers, steaks, chicken etc) and provides amazing recipes for marinades, salsas and salads to serve with them. An added bonus is that they have chapters covering fish and vegetables as well so you can have a well varied BBQ suited to everyone!
Children’s Activities – National Geographic Kids
Who doesn’t love National Geographic? Well theres now a whole website that is designed to be fun and educational for children with plenty to keep them going! Included on the website are quizzes, games, fun facts, science, education about animals and even education about coronavirus. National Geographic have outdone themselves here with finding a balance between fun and education!
Book – Evil has a Name by Paul Holes & Jim Clemente
Details – Downloadable on Amazon
This will have you hooked from the get go! This is the untold story of the Golden State Killer investigation. It delves into the true story of the monster who preyed on Californians from 1976 to 1986 who was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.
Online Courses – Maintaining a Mindful Life
Details – Click here to view course
Mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life. This course will show you how can embed mindfulness into all aspects of your life, and perhaps now, that is more important than ever!