Ideas please

so I am trying to cut down on going out and boozing.

What can I do at home for free?  I find watching telly quite dull and I already read a lot, so other suggestions please.

Write. Poems, novel, blog, whatevs.


Mindful colouring books.

Educational podcasts on iTunes U

Learn to code on code academy

Take a free course on EdX



computer/video games

tv/documentary watching

online classes


colouring books

sewing and making stuff to sell

design your own website to sell your own stuff.

Find a hobby: Learn a language. Practise some art or drawing or learn calligraphy. Learn to sew or knit. Bake. Cook. Go and volunteer for something. Do some yoga. Get a pet. Go for a walk. Sleep. Repaint a room. Go to a film festival. Go to a museum. Go to an art gallery. Go out for a meal on your own. Get an allotment and start gardening (or get a window box or grobag and start from there).

Do a walking tour of the world on google earth streetview.  Pick a sot in every country and write a story about an imaginary adventure you had there.


Start a cult dedicated to Bungle from Rainbow.  Make it a death cult.

You can also get those cardboard VR headsets that your phone will slot into and do the google earth tour that way - it's freakily good.

Start following someone obsessively?

Unless it is me, in which case don’t bother as you will just end up spending more time in the pub than you do now.

To quote Richard Burton in ‘The Wild Geese’ - there’s a clause in all my contracts that my liver is to be buried separately with full military honours.

The piano is correctly said to be fundamental to founding a death cult.

I propose that the goal is to find the note which represents the resonating frequency of the human body, and once found, the death cult should start up the aforementioned adult entertainment telephone service, and sing the resonating frequency to every tenth customer, causing them to explode.

I have the ultimate solution which I have discovered recentl


Go out anyway and just dont booze.


I never thought I could do it before but after a while it was so much easier than I thought



So rather than ideas to help you relax in your flat the first question is why do you feel unable to relax in your flat currently? 

Lear’s, last time I was poking around the CIA website I found some declassified archive documents relating to research they did in the early 80s to find the resonating frequency at which the human body can achieve out of body experiences for intel gathering purposes. There was a whole study course and everything. 

Play fallout.  Reread books you love.  Brood about how unnecessarily empty your life is and wish that you were one of those people that wasn’t very clearly going to end up dying alone.

Works for me!