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Five Entertainment Options You Should Try During The Pandemic Lockdown

While it is great news that the world is gradually returning to normalcy with the rollout of the vaccines, many people are still in lockdown situations due to the pandemic. If you are stuck at home, you may be getting short on ideas of how to keep yourself entertained. If so, here are five great entertainment options you should try.

Discover great new books

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Home entertainment options do not have to be limited to online. The lockdowns have allowed people to have the time to read more. So, now is the ideal opportunity to not only read more books but also check out new authors you have never heard of or have been meaning to check out for a while. Whether you enjoy chick-lit, young adult, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, or romance, you will find a plethora of great reads. You could even set yourself a challenge, such as reading the twenty best books by female authors. Whatever genre you are into, there is nothing like escaping into a book.

Play some fun games online

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Some land-based casinos are still closed and most others have limitations on occupancy, games, and amenities at present, so it is a great time to try playing the games on offer at an online casino. If you have not visited an internet-based casino before, you may be surprised at just how many games are available. In addition to classic casino table games like roulette, blackjack, and poker, you can play slot games or even participate in live casino games. The latter has become extremely popular in recent times. Why? Because online live casino games enable you to play in real-time with a real dealer who is located in a studio, making it an immersive experience that is pretty similar to visiting a land-based casino. Who needs Vegas when you can simply go online and start playing casino games within minutes?

Enjoy escapism through an online escape room

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For the last year, the whole world has somewhat felt like it is stuck in an escape room. But escape rooms are still an entertaining way of escaping the boredom of the pandemic lockdown. While many real-life escape rooms are still not open, there are plenty of fantastic fun online escape rooms for you to try. The premise of an online escape room is simple: you solve puzzles and riddles to escape a virtual room. Online escape rooms are a fun, thrilling, and sometimes entertainingly scary experience. So, if you want to get your adrenaline pumping and escape the real world for a while, find an online escape room to suit your taste.

Mix your own cocktails

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The lockdowns have enabled people to spend time learning new fun skills. One great option is to learn how to mix your own cocktails. That does not just mean pouring a few different drinks into a glass and stirring. It requires learning how to skillfully blend spirits and juices, use a cocktail shaker correctly, and how to finish your creation with a slice of lemon, a straw, or a cocktail umbrella. There are tons of different types of cocktails you could try mixing, from retro drinks like a Tequila Sunrise to modern cocktails like the Tommy Casual. Just do not drink too many in a single night! And if you do not drink alcohol at all, you can always experiment with mixing fruit-only cocktails.

Try new recipes

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Many people have turned to cooking to entertain themselves during the pandemic lockdown. And with an infinite number of recipes to try, you will never be short of ideas. Whether you enjoy making gourmet dinners or delicious desserts, head to the kitchen with a new recipe in hand to add another dish to your repertoire. Or if you do not know how to cook at all, you could begin an online cookery course. One great idea for newbies and master chefs alike is to make cloud bread. The high-protein bread alternative is made by whipping up egg whites and cream of tartar to create the fluffy texture of meringue. You can even add food colouring to create cloud bread with a rainbow of colours. Once you have made the cloud bread, share a picture of it with your friends on platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram before you tuck into the tasty food.

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