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Occupational therapy during lockdown

Ekelund

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” Rumi
I started learning Spanish.
T2andreo recommended Duolingo and that has been my primary learning app. I also do "Espanol con Juan" on Youtube - also recommended by a Forum member. I am a big fan of Juan. He is the best.
After 153 consecutive days of learning Spanish, I'm doing really well. I can read children's books and women's magazines on fashion, make-up and lifestyle related articles. My writing is almost without spelling mistakes. Now listening to native Spanish people is another story. My goodness, they speak fast! And they do not pause!
I can't wait to be back in Spain, practicing my Spanish and enjoying the Spanish culture. I think it is going to be some time before it happens and I can wait patiently knowing something good is in store for me.
 

Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
..... and as much walking as I can fit in, in the time that's allowed for exercise. A curse on this corona virus.

 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Learned how to pick a padlock
C19 mask production
Restarted my German language course
Passed my Amateur Radio Operator exam (call sign M7KEC)
Learned how to whistle with two fingers
Improved my harmonica playing (not by much)
Improved my ukulele playing (quite a bit)
Part way through scanning my collection of colour sides (2500 of them!)
Learned how to cut a deck of cards one handed in three different ways
Walked half way across Spain on a virtual Camino (approaching Boadilla today)
Learning Tai Chi (the warm up exercises are exhausting!)
Currently wallowing in nostalgia while I assemble a library of songs from my youth
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
I have been playing Words With Friends; an online Scrabble game; surprisingly I win quite often too!

I started playing with a forum member. We still play but I have added new combatants.

Will start improving Spanish soon with aforementioned tools and will watch Spanish language programs on tv.

I’ve been painting, cleaning, and decorating home within and without.

When, I am up late like now, 1:18 anti meridian, I listen to the roar of soon-to-be airborne engines as planes jettison down the runway at LAX.

I can only hear them in the wee small hours of the morning when the city is quiet, otherwise I live too far away.
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
I started learning Spanish.
T2andreo recommended Duolingo and that has been my primary learning app. I also do "Espanol con Juan" on Youtube - also recommended by a Forum member. I am a big fan of Juan. He is the best.
After 153 consecutive days of learning Spanish, I'm doing really well. I can read children's books and women's magazines on fashion, make-up and lifestyle related articles. My writing is almost without spelling mistakes. Now listening to native Spanish people is another story. My goodness, they speak fast! And they do not pause!
I can't wait to be back in Spain, practicing my Spanish and enjoying the Spanish culture. I think it is going to be some time before it happens and I can wait patiently knowing something good is in store for me.
A tip from my (German) language tutor - try listening to women speaking your target language. Their higher pitched voices can make them easier to understand.
 

Breda Timmins

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I plan to walk from Sarria to Santiago in September/October (2018)
I also try to improve my Spanish. I love "Espanol con Juan". He makes it such fun. Recently enjoying another very good site "Espanol con Vicente" There are so many great learning resources on YouTube. Juan did a video suggesting some useful sites for us. I sometimes watch some Spanish tv on www.rtve.es I find that documentaries are easiest to understand. Nunca es tarde para aprender.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles 2016 Camino Portuguese 2017 Considering Invierno late (2020) In lieu of VdlP (2020)
During lockdown I created this little Camino friend to amuse myself. Anyone else got amusing or interesting accomplishments to share?
Mixed and Laid a concrete path in my garden. Cleaned up reclaimed stone slabs and created raised bed for rasberry canes and rhubarb bed. Cleared out garden bed of tree stumps. Buggered Knee up so now definitely not doing a late Camino this year😞
 

Felicia V

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2017 Porto to SdC
Return to Camino Portuguese 2018 Tui To SdC
I have been painting rocks, usually with some saying of hope or inspiration. At least 5 days a week, I walk a 3 1/2 mile loop not far from me, isolated, but not park area. I start with my prayers. If I try to pray at home or in stillness, I fall asleep hahahaha, but I find prayer and meditation in motion works for me. It has evolved into my “mini Camino“. I leave my painted rocks for other Walkers/runners/bikers to find.
 

Betsy Beadhead

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
I taught myself how to knit, how to bookbind, and how to weave on a rigid heddle loom. I've made at least 3 examples of each craft so far. I've published 6 books since quarantine started - all things I've written in years past and not had time to assemble into book form. I started learning Irish on Transparent Language (free from my public library) but think I'll go back to learning German. I've organized all my clothes and craft room. I'm finally getting caught up on my to be read pile. And I retired after nearly 20 years of work for the library.
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
I have been learning Polish. My intention is to know how a Slavic language is and memorize some basic words. No more than this because it is very difficult for me.
 


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