WHAT'S ON

More things to do: During lockdown

Locked down

Stay at home

So, you're patience is wearing thin region as the lockdown grinds on? You never want to see another slice of sourdough and that ukulele just doesn't make you sound like Jack Johnson. Here's a couple of extra things you could do if you've finished binge-watching everything you can get your hands on.

Spring cleaning: Get out your mop and bucket.

Spring cleaning: Get out your mop and bucket.

Spring cleaning

Ahhh, fresh

Well, it is nearly the season for it, so get in early. Open the doors and windows to let the air in. Move the furniture to do a proper vacuum. Lift and dust. Shake the doona, hang it out in the sun. Turn your mattress. Get in and clean the nooks and crannies that get overlooked - light fittings, ceiling fans, behind the TV. Break the job down into rooms. Extend your cleaning blitz to your car as well. How long has it been since you actually gave it a vacc or cleaned the windows on the inside?

Learn to Paint: Start by using what's around you.

Learn to Paint: Start by using what's around you.

Learn to paint

At-home Piccaso

Ok, it might be easier to learn to sketch if you don't have the art resources at home. Pick up a pencil and a piece of paper. It's all about start simply, then adding more detail until you gain confidence. Sit down a have a look around you - what's in the fruitbowl, the room you're seated in, or even grab an item off the pantry shelf. try and draw it, then each time add more detail Then try looking out the window. Is there a tree or a streetscape you can put down on paper? There are also many online tutorials that could guide you through the process.

Support the team: Be inspired by the Paralympics.

Support the team: Be inspired by the Paralympics.

Support the team

Tokyo Paralympics

From August 24 until September 5, these highly trained athletes from around the world will be competing against each other and the perception of their "abilities". You think Patty Mills and Australia's swimmers were inspiring in Tokyo? Just wait until you see our Paralympians strutting their stuff. Go you good things!

Future plans

For the calendar

Plan ahead for a post-lockdown life. How will you support businesses, communities and events? Search your community first then spread out a little further. Check out council websites for what's being planned or simply google "what's on [insert location here]".