The Antidote to Isolation Newsletter | Week 8

We recently sent out the eighth of our series of weekly emails offering help, advice, messages of inspiration, deals, freebies and a chance to smile during this tough time. We will turn the email into a blog post each week for those people who prefer blog content.


The Antidote to Isolation | Free Beer & Funnies… Simple!

1.  Fun & Frivolous

Learn a Language for Free

Learn a new language for free with Duolingo through their fun, bite-sized lessons. You earn points for correct answers, race against the clock and level up. Duolingo features personalised learning, immediate grading and rewards. A study has shown that 34 hours of Duolingo are equal to 1 university semester of language courses. Plus, we’ll be ready for our next holiday when travel restrictions are eventually relaxed. Bonus!

Cards Against Humanity Online

Some pre-COVID-19 pastimes have transferred surprisingly well to lockdown (we loved our Couchella parties), whilst others just don’t. Playing card and board games with pals over zoom can be a bit of a struggle. TechRadar has come to the rescue to outline a few options to play Cards Against Humanity online. Just make sure to have a video call while playing, watching your pals cringe during the game is definitely the best part.

2.  You’ve Got This

45 Self-care Practices

Check out these 45 really quick and simple self-care practises for a healthy mind, body, and soul from Tiny Buddha. If you are struggling at the moment, small things can make all the difference. Try treating yourself to a small luxury or putting on your favourite song and having a dance. Here are a few of our favourites, we recommend you give them a go:

  • Go cloud-watching. Lie on your back, relax, and watch the sky;
  • Create a deliberate habit and routinise something small in your life by doing it in the same way each day;
  • Take a home spa. Have a long bath or shower, sit around in your bathrobe, and read magazines.

3.  Show me the Money

Free Pint from Brewdog

Brewdog is giving us all something to look forward to post-lockdown. All you have to do is sign up and they will send on a voucher code for a free pint when their bars reopen. In the meantime, they ask us to stay home and stay safe… fair enough, we’d say that is great advice. You can sign up here

Free Spotify 3-Month Trial 

Music is real salvation at the moment so we were delighted to see Spotify are increasing their free trial for new users to a massive 3 months. Jump onto their site to find out more…


Meme that made us laugh


Quote that made us think

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.” Plato.

There can be something quite comforting about looking into the sky, especially right now, to get a bit of cosmic perspective. 


Music that made us dance


Moments that made us smile

We don’t need any excuses to drop in a dog story so we were loving the coverage that trials are underway to confirm if sniffer dogs are able to detect Coronavirus in humans.

It should be known by September of this year if trials are successful.

Check out the full story here or watch the video below:

🙋 So be sure to say hello




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